Spagnuolo Returns to NFL Giants as Defensive Coordinator

Steve Spagnuolo is back as the New York Giants’ defensive coordinator, a position the former St. Louis Rams head coach held with the franchise during its run to the Super Bowl title after the 2007 season.

Spagnuolo, 55, replaces Perry Fewell, who wasn’t retained following a 6-10 season in which the Giants allowed the fourth-most yards in the National Football League. The Giants’ defense gave up 375.8 yards and 25 points per game this past season while surrendering at least 400 points for the fifth time in franchise history.

“The energy, enthusiasm and strong personality that we saw before in Steve Spagnuolo, all of that was very evident again,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “His desire to be a Giant again was very, very obvious.”

Spagnuolo was the Giants’ defensive coordinator under Coughlin for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before taking over as coach of the Rams. He had a 10-38 record in St. Louis and spent the past two years with the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he was an assistant head coach and secondary coach this season.

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