New York Giants Make Sudden, Unexpected Coaching Change
The New York Giants made a sudden, unexpected coaching change this week.
Penn State assistant Sean Spencer is reportedly coming on board as a defensive line coach.
Spencer has served under James Franklin for nine years as an assistant, originally going back to their days together at Vanderbilt.
Now he is stepping up to the next level.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Rittenberg reports that new Giants head coach Joe Judge has added Spencer as the d-line coach – the same job he has held on Franklin’s staff since 2011.
Spencer, 49, has never coached at the NFL level before.
Despite working in football for 25 years, he has only spent nine years at Power Five programs.
He will report to defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Patrick Graham.
Can confirm longtime #PennState defensive line coach Sean Spencer is expected to join the #NYGiants in the same capacity, per sources. @JonSauber and @seanfitz247 first reported the move. Spencer has been on James Franklin’s staffs since 2011. Had talked with NFL teams before.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 31, 2020
“Can confirm longtime #PennState defensive line coach Sean Spencer is expected to join the #NYGiants in the same capacity, per sources,” Rittenberg tweeted out.
“@JonSauber and @seanfitz247 first reported the move. Spencer has been on James Franklin’s staffs since 2011. Had talked with NFL teams before.”
Defense has been a big focus for Judge thus far since getting hired.
It is easy to see why – New York has ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in defense for the past three seasons.
Last year, New York allowed 451 points. That mark was the second most in franchise history and placed them 30th overall in the league in the category.
Will Spencer be able to turn things around for the Giants?
Time will tell.