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Spagnuolo helps out St. Louis tornado victims, and runs into ridiculous NFL lockout rules

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St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo pitched in to help tornado victims this weekend. The NFL lockout prevented him from calling on his players to get involved. Stupid lockout.
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo pitched in to help tornado victims this weekend. The NFL lockout prevented him from calling on his players to get involved. Stupid lockout.

St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo took a break from draft prep to pitch in for families impacted by the Friday tornadoes that rocked the St. Louis area. Spags sat down in a cubicle (first time ever?) to take calls for the Salvation Army in conjunction with Fox 2. Joining Spags were La'Roi Glover and Aeneas Williams.

For man from Massachusetts and who did most of his NFL coaching work on the East Coast, tornadoes are something a little different. 

I drove by the devastation Saturday morning on my way to work. Holy cow. This area of the country, how quickly things get destroyed. The amazing thing, no one got killed or seriously hurt. Incredible.

Welcome to the Midwest Spags. 

The occasion was also another reminder about just how ridiculous the lockout is. Spagnuolo wanted to call his players to get involved and help out, but because the lockout rules prevent ANY contact between coaches and players, no dice. Honestly, I would have liked to have seen a coach push the rules here. Let the NFL try to swat back at a coach for contacting his players to help out with area fans impacted by natural disaster. 

If you want to help, the Salvation Army of St. Louis is taking donations for families impacted by the tornado.