Spags vs Harbaugh

Posted: September 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 5 Comments »

Things got a bit testy between Big Red’s former lieutenants on Sunday as the Ravens blew out the Rams.  Check out the story.

Luckily, all’s well that ends well.

5 Comments on “Spags vs Harbaugh”

  1. 1 Anonymous said at 4:45 AM on September 29th, 2011:

    I feel bad for Spags this year.

    Wk 1 – vs Andy Reid, former boss.
    Wk 2 – vs Tom Coughlin, former boss.
    Wk 3 – vs John Harbaugh, former co-worker, good friend

  2. 2 Anonymous said at 6:23 AM on September 29th, 2011:

    With Andy being one of Walsh’s many disciples and so many of just Big Red’s assistants running teams how many current NFL teams are part of the Walsh family tree?

  3. 3 Anonymous said at 6:58 PM on September 29th, 2011:

    WALSH disciples / long distance relatives

    NYJ – Rex Ryan coached under Brian Billick, a Walsh disciple.
    CLE – Pat Shurmur is a Reid guy.
    CIN – Marvin Lewis coached under Billick.
    BAL – John Harbaugh is a Reid guy.
    JAX – Jack Del Rio coached under Billick.
    HOU – Gary Kubiak is a Shanahan guy, also coached in SF.

    PHI – Andy Reid
    WAS – Mike Shanahan coached under George Siefert in SF.
    GB – Mike McCarthy coached under Ray Rhodes in GB. Also worked w/ Montana in KC.
    MIN – Leslie Frazier is an Andy Reid guy.
    TB – Raheem Morris coached under Jon Gruden, a Holmgren/Rhodes guy.
    CAR – Ron Rivera is a Reid guy.
    ATL – Mike Smith coached under Billick and Del Rio.
    STL – Steve Spagnuolo is a Reid guy.
    SEA – Pete Caroll coached under Bruce Coslet.

    Sean Payton spent a year working under Jon Gruden and was heavily influenced by him, but Gruden wasn’t the HC at the time.

  4. 4 Anonymous said at 1:59 PM on September 29th, 2011:

    I’ve always been surprised at Spagnuolo’s success, given how unremarkable our LB corps was while he was in charge. I guess it’s just that he had nothing to work with, but I always thought it was the coach’s job to “coach up” and get the most out of what he has. I can’t recall a single one of our LB draft picks under him playing anything better than average-to-mediocre, but please correct me if I’m missing someone.

  5. 5 Anonymous said at 2:58 PM on September 29th, 2011:

    Tommy – your thoughts after reading this on CSN Philly – “Under Review: Asomugha improperly used”…Castillo seems way over his head as a DC – we have 4 great CB’s and we still don’t know how to play them……my thoughts- if only Fat Reid had hired a guy who came from the defensive side of things, and not an ex OL coach…jeez even McDermott would have been an upgrade – we even had a shot at hiring Dick Jauron – any chance Spags come here as a DC if he is let go in STL…I know I am over reacting – I did read your column on your evaluation of Castillo – that it was too small a sample size – but c’mon who here thinks Castillo is the right man for the job….on another note heard Gocong is doing a great job with the Browns and got a 3 year extension…