In recent days, reports of Steve Spagnuolo’s impending termination as St. Louis Rams head coach have swept the Internet. The inevitability has led to much speculation about his next destination, with most concluding -and some even reporting- that he’ll land in Philadelphia as the Eagles’ next defensive coordinator.
NFL “expert” Sal Paolantonio disagrees. In fact, Sal Pal believes the New York Giants are a serious candidate to bring back Spags as their defensive coordinator.
“If the Eagles want Spagnuolo to come back to Philadelphia, they’re going to have to make a huge pitch to do that,” Paolantonio said. “I think Spagnuolo has a better chance of going to New York than Philadelphia.”
Sal Pal also hinted that should the Giants bring back Spags as DC, it will be done under the premise that when Tom Coughlin ultimately leaves New York, Spags will assume the role of head coach.
“He’d be the head coach in waiting,” Paolantonio added. “That will peeve their pitch to Spags.”
With current defensive coordinator Perry Fewell in the final year of his contract, the Giants could technically look to bring back Spags without firing him, but Coughlin generally tends to be very loyal to his coordinators. It will be interesting to see if Sal Pal hit this one on the nose or if he was, again, just blowing a lot of hot air.