New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has reportedly signed a three year contract, worth about $6 million, which will make him one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the NFL.
Spagnuolo had been interviewed by Washington Redskins for their head coach position, which has been vacant since Joe Gibbs resigned on January 8th.
However, “Spags” would not have been able to choose his coaches because Redskins chose them three weeks after Gibbs left.
Redskins signed former Seahawk quarterback, Jim Zorn to be their new offensive coordinator, and Greg Blanche, an assistant coach, was promoted to defensive coordinator.
By The Numbers
In 2006, Giants pass defense was ranked 29th in pass defense, and 14th against running plays. After Spagnuolo’s first season with the Giants those number improved to 11th against passes, and 8th against runs.
Then they won the Super Bowl, against a team with a perfect record.
Hooray for Giants — for hiring Steve Spagnuolo, and then for signing him through 2010.