Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo revealed his feelings about being overlooked for head coaching jobs in an interview with CBS Sports Radio host Zach Gelb on Tuesday.
“It’s an interesting question,” Steve Spagnuolo told Gelb. “Would I like the opportunity again? Yeah. I mean, it’s a deal to be proud of and, you know, I think second time around is always better for a lot of people. It has been demonstrated.
“Would I like another chance? YES. But I’m happy for those other guys.
Both Philadelphia Eagles coordinators earned head coaching jobs after a 38-35 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Offensive coordinator Shane Steichen took over from Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday after a long search for a new head coach, while defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon took a job with the Arizona Cardinals after Kliff Kingsbury was fired at the beginning of January.
“Jonathan Gannon was with us with the Rams,” Steve Spagnuolo continued. “He was a professional scout for us at the time, so I’m happy for him. And I wish all those guys good luck.
“I know this: I have a really good job. God has blessed me with the experiences I’ve had, and if it’s God’s plan for me to be a head coach down the road, I will be. It will have nothing to do with anything else. And if that happens, I will be happy. And if not, I’m very happy with what I’m doing now.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was able to secure an interview with the Colts and will interview for the offensive coordinator job with the Washington commanders on Thursday. Bieniemy has worked for the Chiefs organization since he was hired as the team’s running backs coach in 2013, a position he held until he was promoted to coordinator in 2018.