Steve Spagnuolo Explains Why He Chose New Orleans (Not Really)

There has been a lot of speculation as to why Steve Spagnuolo chose the New Orleans job over Philadelphia. Anthony Gargano went straight to the source and got an exclusive with Spags in a special piece for SportsWeek. Unfortunately, Spags was about as forthcoming as you'd expect.

"I don't know how to say it," he says. "It wasn't picking one team over the other. I was blessed to have a few opportunities. When it was all said and done, coming to New Orleans seemed like the right thing to do. I didn't make a ledger and compare head coaches and quarterbacks. I just felt like for my wife, Maria, and I, at this moment in time, New Orleans felt like the right thing to do."

Spags told Gargano that he "anguished" over the decision.

"I anguished over the decision," Spags says. "I love it there. It's as much my home as anywhere I've been. I have strong ties to that organization. The relationships I have there with Andy, Jeffrey Lurie, Joe Banner, the city. They run deep. I spent 8 years with that team. It was a very hard decision. I had to remove the emotional part of that attachment to make the decision, and let me tell you that was tough to do."

I gotta say, this sounds very much like someone turning down a marriage proposal or something. "It's not you it's me!"

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