Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says the role of new assistant Steve Spagnuolo is simple: Make a good coaching staff even better.
Harbaugh said today that Spagnuolo, who was hired last week with the title of senior defensive assistant, will “assist where needed” and “adds to an already very strong staff.”
Harbaugh praised Spagnuolo, who was fired in January after one year as the Saints’ defensive coordinator, as a coach who can bring a great deal of experience to the defensive meeting rooms.
“He’s obviously a tremendous coach, great experience and his accomplishments speak for themselves,” Harbaugh said, via the Carroll County Times. “The more great coaches and great players that we can build into what we’re doing, the better we’re going to be. . . . And he can really work with any position, so that’s a big plus for us.”
Prior to last year with the Saints, Spagnuolo spent three years as head coach of the Rams, two years as defensive coordinator of the Giants and eight years as an assistant with the Eagles, where he worked on the same staff as Harbaugh.