Giants hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator
The New York Giants hired Steve Spagnuolo as their new defensive coordinator.
The move marked him reuniting with a team he helped win Super Bowl XLVII.
Spagnuolo was the Ravens' assistant head coach and secondary coach this past season.
Spagnuolo replaces Perry Fewell as Giants defensive coordinator after the team went 6-10 and finished 29th in total defense.
"I was hoping to take the next step, God willing, and be a coordinator again. I'm ecstatic that it's with Tom Coughlin," Spagnuolo said. "Tom is the highest-character guy I know. The feeling I have is one of excitement. We're going to work our butts off, and hopefully we will do great things together."
The Giants also interviewed former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and current Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, and former Giants linebacker Pepper Johnson.
"We spoke to a lot of very good candidates," Coughlin said. "The energy, enthusiasm and strong personality that we saw before in Steve Spagnuolo, all of that was very evident again. His desire to be a Giant again was very, very obvious."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun