Chiefs DC Steve Spagnuolo Makes Surprising Admission After Signing Extension – ‘I Want To Be Head Coach Again’

Despite signing a extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, DC Steve Spagnuolo makes a surprising comment regarding his coaching future.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has played a massive role in the team’s recent success. Fresh off a second straight Super Bowl title in which the Chiefs’ defense, led by Spanuolo, looked to be a real strength of the team, the coach was rewarded with a brand new contract to stick around and secured his future with the organization.

However, despite recently putting pen to paper to stay in Kansas City for the foreseeable future, Spagnuolo was surprisingly honest about how he sees his future and what he hopes for it. Even if that move means it may ultimately take him away from being the Chiefs DC.

Steve Spagnuolo Makes Plans for the Future Clear

Before Spagnuolo was the defensive signal-caller for a championship Chiefs defense, he was once a head coach with the St. Louis Rams. Spagnuolo spent three seasons with the Rams as the head guy, but it didn’t go exactly how he planned, as he finished with a 10-38 record over three seasons.

Since then, Spagnuolo has only had one other shot to be a head coach in the NFL. That came in 2017, when he acted as the interim head coach for the New York Giants following the midseason firing of Ben McAdoo.

However, despite the lack of sustained success or opportunity he has had since then, Spagnuolo made it clear that he would once again like to be a head coach in the NFL someday if given the chance.

During an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo this weekend, Spagnuolo acknowledged that he’d like another chance to run a team.

“I’ve been asked this question a lot. I’ll answer it the same way,” Spagnuolo said.

“Absolutely would want to. We’re prideful guys in this business. It wasn’t a success when I was in St. Louis, although I think what gets lost in this is when we went from Year 1 to Year 2, in that second year in 2010, had we won the last game of the season we’re in the playoffs and hosting a playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

“It didn’t happen, then we hit the lockout, and things didn’t go well, and we were gone. The answer to the question is yes, but I always follow up with this. If it never happens and it’s God’s will that I continue to do what I’m doing, I’m a blessed man.”

Spagnuolo Has Earned His Stripes

Spagnuolo is a four-time Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator who just led one of the best units in the NFL this past season. Whether he gets another opportunity to lead a team again, it seems as if the well-respected and highly successful coach will be ready for whatever is brought his way.

While Kansas City’s offense had moments of sputtering out this season before eventually finding their footing, it was their defense that was credited at times with keeping the season on track and the team in games.

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In the meantime, being the defensive coordinator for a perennial Super Bowl contender with Patrick Mahomes at the helm is not a bad consolation prize.

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