Steve Spagnuolo: I’d like to get another crack at a head-coaching job

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When a Chiefs coordinator gets brought up for a head-coaching job, it’s usually Eric Bieniemy.

But defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was once a head coach. And apparently he would relish the opportunity to become one again.

“I’d like to get another crack at a head-coaching job,” Spagnuolo said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “But I will not, listen, I don’t stay up nights thinking about it.”

Spagnuolo was the Rams head coach in St. Louis from 2009-2011, with the club going 10-38 in those three seasons.

“I’m a competitor like anybody else,” Spagnuolo said. “It didn’t go as great as we wanted to in St. Louis, except for that one year. It’s a proving ground, the NFL is the greatest proving ground of all sports. So that part of it, I’d like another shot.”

The Chiefs have gone to consecutive Super Bowls since Spagnuolo came on as defensive coordinator in 2019, replacing Bob Sutton. The Chiefs have finished in the top 10 in points allowed in each of the last two years.

Spagnuolo feels he would be a better head coach with the benefit of more experience the second time around. But he’s also happy where he is, working under Andy Reid and competing for championships.

“My total focus is on what’s going on now and I’m glad we’re still working and coaching in February, that’s always nice,” Spagnuolo said.

16 responses to “Steve Spagnuolo: I’d like to get another crack at a head-coaching job

  1. The logic of trying to find the right fit would be wise. Yours seems to be as a defense coordinator. That is actually the same answer for several who seem to keep getting head coaching jobs over and over with the same result. Not everyone is head coaching material. Good luck to you but if things are clicking why leave.

  2. His “Four Pillers” approach and his need to micro-manage mundane tasks like assigning numbers to players doomed him in St Louis…unless that changes he should stick to DC…

  3. No Steve, you really don’t.

    Steve Spagnuolo: “I’d like to get another crack at a head-coaching job”

  4. as a chiefs fan, id like you too get an HC job somewhere else…
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    you have clarke, jones, mathheiu, sorensen…and youre top 10 in points allowed…?

  5. “It didn’t go as great as we wanted”…. bro, unless you were the Cleveland browns a few years ago, it didn’t go well at all. 10-38 is about abysmal as you can get so no…. you probably shouldn’t get another chance at all.

  6. As a Rams fan who suffered for many years from 2005-20017, the Steve Spagnuolo and his “4 pillars of winning” era was one of the worst.

  7. Rams were a disaster organizationally, that W/L record wasn’t all his fault.

    But he wasn’t an inspiring leader back then either.

  8. It didn’t go as great as we wanted to in St. Louis, except for that one year.
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    He had 10 wins in 3 seasons….what was the one year that went great?

  9. “It didn’t go as great as we wanted to in St. Louis, except for that one year…”

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    That one year? You mean that one year where the Rams went 7-9 (instead of 1-15 the year before or 2-14 the year after) and only managed to finish 2nd in the NFC West because that division was a joke for years?

    Call it for what it was. Things weren’t great any year in STL when he was coach. Good coordinators don’t always make good HCs.

  10. Chiefs fan in LA says:
    February 2, 2021 at 10:17 am
    as a chiefs fan, id like you too get an HC job somewhere else…
    .
    you have clarke, jones, mathheiu, sorensen…and youre top 10 in points allowed…?

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    Be careful what you wish for. Finishing in the “top 10 in points allowed” means that the Chiefs allowed fewer points than at least 22 other teams. They were one of the 10 best, not one of the 10 worst.

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