The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly wanted Steve Spagnuolo of the New York Giants to be their defensive coordinator. They didn't get him, and all indications are that Spagnuolo will return for the second season of his second stint with the Giants. The Eagles today hired Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.
Let the Spagnuolo-Schwartz comparisons and arguments begin. There were some Giants fans who clearly expressed the idea that they wanted Schwartz instead of Spagnuolo. We will just have to wait and see which DC ends up getting the better results.
Schwartz was the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2009-2013. He was the defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans from 2001-2008 and the Buffalo Bills in 2014.
The Giants continue to try to fill out their coaching staff. Three coaches -- linebackers coach Jim Herrmann, wide receivers coach Sean Ryan and special teams assistant Larry Izzo -- have taken new jobs. Three other coaches have reportedly been let go -- defensive line coach Robert Nunn, offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, and strength and conditioning coach Jerry Palmieri. Head coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday that interviews to fill the coaching staff are ongoing.