Report: Saints hire Spagnuolo

Former St. Louis Rams head coach, Steve Spagnuolo. (REUTERS/Sarah Conard)

Former St. Louis Rams head coach, Steve Spagnuolo. (REUTERS/Sarah Conard)

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The New Orleans Saints have decided on Steve Spagnuolo as their next defensive coordinator, according to a report by FOX's Jay Glazer.

Spagnuolo spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, but was fired on January 2 after completing a dismal 2-14 campaign.

He finished his brief tenure with a mark of 10-38. The Rams were 1-15 in his first year, then took a big step forward at 7-9 in 2010 before regressing this season.

This year's team was expected to contend in the NFC West, but started with six straight losses and never recovered. The Rams' lone wins came against New Orleans and Cleveland in a three-week span, and they finished the year with a seven-game losing streak.

He will replace Gregg Williams, who left New Orleans earlier this week to become the defensive coordinator of the Rams under new head coach Jeff Fisher.

Prior to becoming the Rams head coach, Spagnuolo spent two seasons as the New York Giants defensive coordinator, helping New York to a Super Bowl title after the 2007 season against the undefeated New England Patriots.


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