St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is likely to make changes to his team, firing Steve Spagnuolo and Billy Devaney after the season. Talk of changes at Rams Park surfaced again yesterday in the San Diego Union-Tribune which reported that Norv Turner will be fired and A.J. Smith will likely join him. Coaching rumors today suggest a possible landing spot for Steve Spagnuolo after the season: the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator.
Pro Football Talk cites sources who say that embattled Eagles head coach Andy Reid must end his ill-fated experiment of Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator in order to keep his own job. The hot rumor circulating in Philly is that Steve Spagnuolo could return as Reid's defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo has deep roots in Philly, where he worked for Reid from 1999 to 2006.
Reid wanted Spagnuolo as Jim Johnson's successor before the Giants hired him. According to one report, Reid would not let Spagnuolo out of his contract in 2006 to take the defensive coordinator job in Minnesota.
Speaking of landing on one's feet, that same report speculated that Billy Devaney could be a candidate for the Chargers general manager position. It also said that A.J. Smith could be on Kroenke's short list of general manager candidates.