Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Guess who's back, back next year, Spags is back, tell a friend
In what can only be considered great news for Giants fans, Atlanta is most likely going to sign the Jags' D Coordinator to be their head coach.
What does this mean? It means that the Giants true MVP, Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (not to be confused with the "defensive coordinator" at the 51st State Bar in DC; aka, the guy who talked into his blow up headset before every play and used a bar menu to pick defensive schemes) will remain with the team for at least another year. This eerily resembles 2000 when we had a head coach (Fassel) on the brink of losing his job and a young up and coming coordinator who everyone knew would be a solid head coach. Everyone hated to see Fox leave because they knew that it was only a matter of time before Fassel got canned. Let's hope this same situation doesn't come back to bite the G-men in the ass.
Speaking of Fassel, good to see him in serious discussions with the Redskins about a head coaching job. My guess is that the job is still Williams' but that they'll ask Fassel to hop on board as the Offensive Coordinator. The fact that Fassel hasn't recently been a head coach again since his Giants stint sort of blows my mind. The dude had a lot of shortcomings as a coach (most notably, teams with good expectations sucked) but he also did a lot of positive things with the Giants. (Teams with no expectations almost always made the playoffs.) And if Norv Turner can get 3 chances to be a head coach, shit, if Greg Williams, who sucked in Buffalo, can get a 2nd chance to be a head coach, shouldn't Fassel, a coach who reached the Super Bowl, be given a 2nd chance?