Report – Eagles Want Steve Spagnuolo as DC
The Philadelphia Eagles may not have wound up with Tom Coughlin or Ben McAdoo as their head coach, but that doesn't mean their finished going after New York Giants coaches.
According to a report, the Eagles are interested in trying to bring on Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to be their defensive coordinator. Per the report, Spagnuolo is the top choice for the Eagles.
Both Spagnuolo and new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson were assistant head coaches under Andy Reid, but did not work together on the same staff. Although, Pederson was a quarterback for the Eagles in 1999 when Spagnuolo was first hired to the staff.
Spagnuolo then went to the Giants in 2007 and won a Super Bowl while running their defense under Tom Coughlin before being hired by the St. Louis Rams to be their head coach.
Spagnuolo was shortly fired thereafter and resurfaced with the Giants in 2015 after stints in New Orleans and Baltimore.
While with the Rams, Spagnuolo hired both Pat Shurmur and recently hired Eagles assistant Ken Flajole to be his coordinators. It is unknown whether or not Shurmur will be retained by the Eagles in some capacity, while Flajole is expected to run the Eagles linebacker group.
The Giants would have to allow Spagnuolo to leave his position due to it being a lateral move.