Obvious question, New York Giants' fans. I know it's on your minds, so I will just ask it and give you the opportunity to discuss it. Do you want Spagnuolo back as defensive coordinator of the Giants?
I am not advocating a change. In fact, I think there is little to no chance the Giants would make this move. Yet there is, undeniably, dissatisfaction in the fan base with current defensive coordinator Perry Fewell after the Giants finished 31st in the league in defense last season and missed the playoffs. The Saints, though, were the worst defense in the league, surrendering 440.1 yards and 28.4 points per game, compared to 383.4 and 21.5 for the Giants.
There is also the small matter of at least one New Orleans' player publicly lambasting Spagnuolo, saying:
"He does have that good-guy persona, but he is a control freak and treats people like crap," the player said. "(He) has no patience and zero personality. (He) has a way of pissing players and our defensive coaches off with how he says and does things."
Not all Saints' players were that strongly opposed to Spagnuolo.
"Spags was a good coach, and an even better man," Saints cornerback Jabari Greer said. "I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have played for a man of such strong faith, and wish him well in all that he does."
Spagnuolo failed as coach of the St. Louis Rams after leaving the Giants and followed that with the colossal flop in New Orleans. Still, he had that tremendous two-year run with the Giants in 2007 and 2008.
Is that enough for you to forgive his recent failures and want him back running the Giants' defense once again?