A year ago today, Spagnuolo was not the most popular guy in town, as the Giants stumbled out of the gate losing their first two games to the tune of 80 points given up on defense.
Today, he's one of the most sought after coaches in the league, many of them wanting him to lead their team.
Antonio Pierce contends that this year he's even more brutally honest in his assessments of players, keeping the pressure on despite the Super Bowl glow.
"I think he grew a little taller. He was 5-7. He might be 5-10 now."The Giants, and their defense especially have carried over the momentum from last season into this one, and although their opponents have been less than impressive, they don't give half wins based on difficulty.
Spagnuolo deserves much of the credit, as he has managed to keep up a high level of production from a defense decimated by personnel lost to free agency, retirement and injury.
While the Giants still boast talented weapons such as Justin Tuck and Pierce, it has been Spagnuolo whoses schemes keep opposing offenses on edge.