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Former Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo headed back to the Super Bowl. It’s a process, but we’re working through it.”Daly won three rings in New England, but he’s just getting started in Kansas City.That, too, is something Reid might say.But when asked if his three Super Bowl championships with the Patriots gave him additional credibility with Chiefs players, Daly echoed another Chiefs head coach.While it probably won’t go down as the worst locker room sign in franchise history — Todd Haley’s infamous “Losers assemble in small groups and complain about the coaches and other players.
“They’ve done a really good job trying to pick up the scheme, to understand the different calls and the different adjustments within the calls. A year ago Jon Beason got hurt, and we kind of lost leadership. Spagnuolo says he is “still hurt” that the performance of the defense contributed to Coughlin’s ouster after 12 seasons on New York’s sideline. This year, he’s been making those kinds of plays—a game-clinching interception in a Week 9 game against Philadelphia, for example.
“That doesn’t normally happen when you are new, coming from [other teams]. This year’s Jaguars are one example, and everyone remembers the Eagles’ ill-fated “Dream Team” in 2011.
Steve Spagnuolo has lived through the abnormal life cycle of the NFL coaching business. “Absolutely. But the circumstance that doomed last year’s unit was a glaring lack of talent, so much so that team co-owner John Mara said after last season, “We do not have enough championship-caliber players.” Now, with a defense that ranks third in the league in points allowed, the Giants are on their way to the postseason for the first time since 2011.Spagnuolo says he still gets a text after every game, congratulating him on the job he’s done. You are going to need more than eight months to develop guys, we didn’t [get that], and that’s OK. Now that we have had the chance to do that here, I think it is working out pretty good.”In the secondary alone, Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and rookie Eli Apple have changed roles throughout the year based on injuries, matchups and performance. “You learn that you’ve gotta keep faith,” Spagnuolo says. He was fired following the 2011 season, and then got one year in New Orleans to try to turn the Saints defense around.