Saturday, January 17, 2009

St. Louis Rams Hire Steve Spagnuolo

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has announced that the St. Louis Rams have hired Steve Spagnuolo as their next Head Coach. The link to his forum post is here. This is great news for the Rams. Steve Spagnuolo was my top choice from the beginning. Hopefully the St. Louis Rams will make an official announcement soon, I will keep you posted.

His post can be found below:
NY Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo will be the new head coach of the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams and Spagnuolo are currently negotiating the terms of his contract and indications are that we can expect the announcement of the hiring later today.

At this time no news conference is planned for Saturday at Rams Park.

Spagnuolo, 49, was the Giants defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008 and came up with the game plan that resulted in five sacks of Tom Brady and a shocking upset of the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Before that, Spagnuolo learned his trade under acclaimed Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, working as an Eagles defensive assistant from 1999-2006.

Rams GM Billy and Spagnuolo have been friends for many years and that relationship obviously created a trust factor that helped Spagnuolo feel comfortable about taking the Rams job.

Spagnuolo wowed the Rams' brass with a presentation in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Congrats to Devaney and Rosenbloom.


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