With rumors and reports swirling that Steve Spagnuolo could land in Philly as the defensive coordinator if/when (when) he’s fired as the head coach of the Rams, there’s an important factor to consider regarding the possible return of Spags to Philly.
Defensive line coach Jim Washburn and Spagnuolo may not be able to co-exist. Washburn, we’re told, is wired tightly and requires a fairly wide berth. His players love him because Washburn spends so much time and effort trying to get them stats, even if a sack-friendly approach like the “Wide Nine” (Jason Babin has 18.0 and Trent Cole has 10.0) invites running games to gash the interior of the defense.
There’s a theory making the rounds that Spagnuolo wouldn’t want to take a job in Philly if Washburn stays. And coach Andy Reid may not want to dump both defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and Washburn.
So don’t pencil in for Philly the ethnic name the surely gets routinely misspelled when written in graphite, ink, or any other liquid used for communicating in document form.