Less than a week from the NFL's infamous Black Monday and the coaching rumors are already swirling. Reports out in the last 12 hours say that both Jon Gruden and Jeff Fisher could be candidates to replace Steve Spagnuolo as the St. Louis Rams next head coach. And what about Spagnuolo? He could be on his way back to Philadelphia to claim the defensive coordinator job along side his mentor, head coach Andy Reid.
The same report from Kevin Acee that reported Jon Gruden would leave ESPN and was a strong possibility as the Rams next head coach also had a little info on Spags. Citing "league sources," Acee says that "it is all but certain" that Spags will replace Juan Castillo as the Eagles' defensive coordinator.
Reid's decision to make Castillo, an offensive line coach, his defensive coordinator gave him headaches all season as fans and the media mocked the decision. Castillo's defense has been playing much better recently, but missing the playoffs with a high priced unit like that will make him Reid's sacrificial lamb.
Despite his record in St. Louis, I'm sure any number of teams would love to have Spagnuolo as their defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo was seen as a replacement for the late Jim Johnson before he took the job with the Giants, and it looks like that's coming full circle soon.