When the St. Louis Rams hired Steve Spagnuolo as their head coach Saturday, it had ripple effects with the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
Both teams could wind up losing valuable coaches to Spagnuolo. Those familiar with Spagnuolo’s thinking say he would like to hire Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator. Spagnuolo and Shurmur both joined the Eagles in 1999 and worked together until 2006, when Spagnuolo joined the Giants.
If Spagnuolo can’t hire Shurmur, he would like to add Eagles wide receivers coach David Culley, who also joined Philadelphia’s staff in 1999.
Yet the problem that Spagnuolo will encounter is that none of the Eagles assistant coaches’ contracts are up after this season. With the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, the last thing the Eagles are worried about is whether to allow a coach out of his contract.
Spagnuolo also would like to bring in Giants linebackers coach Bill Sheridan as his defensive coordinator.