City Paper is not for tourists
We’re getting conflicting reports about exactly why NYG D-Co Steve Spagnuolo is not being announced right now as the new head coach of the Washington Redskins.
The following comes from the Newark Star-Ledger:
Spagnuolo’s agent, Bob LaMonte, said his client was not offered the Redskins’ head-coaching job, though the gig was probably his if he wanted it.
“His heart was in NY City!” LaMonte wrote in an e-mail.
And this comes from the AP:
Spagnuolo left the Washington area Wednesday night after more than 16 hours of talks over two days at Snyder’s house. Spagnuolo called Snyder on Thursday morning to withdraw.
The person familiar with the Redskins’ process said Spagnuolo and the team mutually agreed the coach is probably a year or two away from being prepared to become a head coach.
OK, so those reports are not completely incompatible. But pretty. One has the Skins feeling that Spags needed more seasoning on the upper levels, and the other has them wanting Spags but Spags wanting to stick it out in NY.
What do you believe?