Archive: February, 2012
Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
Still mulling the fallout from Andyfest yesterday.
I must have been a little less excited about the Steve Spagnuolo revelation than some folks were. It was exactly what most of us figured must have happened. I think the Eagles knew from the get-go that Spagnuolo, given a choice, would prefer something in a new city with a no-doubt, slam-dunk top contender. Remember, Spags and Andy share the same agent, Bob LaMonte. There were no secrets there, on either end. He knew what the Eagles had in mind, they knew what he wanted. Whether they pushed hard or didn't push hard probably didn't matter. Spags was only coming here as a fallback, which is pretty much how the Eagles ended up with Todd Bowles, after he didn't get the head coaching jobs in Miami or Oakland.
Reid apparently was not going to part with Juan Castillo or Jim Washburn. Whether those factors were dealbreakers for Spagnuolo, well, I think we'd have to fly down to New Orleans, break into the Saints' practice facility and inject Spagnuolo with truth serum to find out for sure. A year from now, we'll either be lauding Andy for sticking to his plan or explaining how these loyalties ended his reign.