Steve Spagnuolo is surely on the New York Giants wish list for their vacant defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo was the Giants defensive coordinator for their third Super Bowl championship back in 2007. The Giants will have to be patient if they want to hire their beloved coordinator back as he is currently the Baltimore Ravens secondary coach.
The Ravens have every intention of making a deep run in the NFL Playoffs. The Ravens play the New England Patriots on Saturday which is a team that they have beaten 2 out of 3 times in the playoffs since 2009.
Spagnuolo has had his hands full all season as the Ravens secondary has been a mess all season (due to injuries and poor play from key players), a mess that he has been responsible for coaching up each week. The Ravens win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week speaks to Spagnuolo’s ability to do more on defense with less.
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He would be the perfect candidate for the Giants. The Giants are still built to be a 4-3 team, a model that Spagnuolo has had much success with.
It was his ability to orchestrate midline pressure on Tom Brady that was so instrumental in the Super Bowl victory against the undefeated Patriots at the time. His genius on the big stage attracted the St. Louis Rams so much that they made him their head coach in 2009.
The Giants have had success with Spagnuolo before and Tom Coughlin may be inclined to give him the defensive coordinator postilion once again. The Giants however will have to be patient though as Spagnuolo is working towards another Super Bowl championship with the Ravens.