Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Interesting Passage

The folks at Sirius Radio sent me a passage from an interview with Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo regarding his successor at the Giants, Bill Sheridan.

"Bill, I think, is as knowledgeable a football coach as I’ve ever been around," Spagnuolo told Movin' the Chains hosts Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwin. "I tremendously leaned on him when I was there. Matter of fact, I e-mailed him this morning to just kind of hang in there because I know it’s not easy. It’s a tough setting and the expectations are high there and they should be. But I do believe they’ll bounce back.

" I did talk to Tom Coughlin (Tuesday) morning just to kind of see how he was doing and, you know, their season’s not over. You know how that is. These next three weeks, especially in the NFC East, anything can change. Although, Philadelphia looked pretty strong the other night. I do think Bill will rally the troops. There’s talent there. At some point all those guys gotta step up and play and I know that they will. I have a lot of confidence in that crew. And it’s not just Bill, guys. That whole staff – Peter Giunta, Dave Merritt, Mike Waufle, the whole crew that’s there, they work their tails off, they know football, they’re smart and they’ll get it straightened out."

Spags seems to have more faith than a lot of the Giants faithful who have watched the defense flounder over the last half a season. Then again, he's got his own problems at 1-12.



  1. It doesn't seem like Spags would bad mouth the team that enabled him to get his current job.

    Wish he was still the defensive coordinator though. We wouldn't be in this mess with him at the helm of our defense.

  2. Agreed! Please come back Spags!!!

  3. I heard more forthright answers at the press junket for Did u hear about the Morgan's.

  4. "Matter of fact, I e-mailed him this morning..."
    Maybe Sheridan can get Spags to email him DURING the games, you know, with advice, "what should I do now Steve?"

    Lord knows Bill needs the help.

  5. A rookie coach on a team with very little talent, a record that's horrible, that will most likely get sold and have a new owner who may or may not want Spags - sounds like a very smart man not burning any bridges just in case the Rams job doesn't work out. I would say that interview was more "Hey, Mr. Mara, I would love to come back if I get fired by the new owner so I'll pile it sky high just to show you I'm still a loyal soldier" than a ringing endorsement. If Sheridan was such an influence, why didn't Spags ask Reece for permission to interview Sheridan for the St. Louis job? Smart man staying in the good graces of his old employer.

  6. "......they’re smart and they’ll get it straightened out."

    In week 15?