Although Kansas Metropolis Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and HC Andy Reid are the faces of the NFL’s next-great dynasty, there’s one other one who deserves much more recognition for his position in Kansas Metropolis’s success.
With the Chiefs’ 25-22 win over the 49ers within the Tremendous Bowl, DC Steve Spagnuolo cemented himself as one of many best assistant coaches in NFL historical past. The 64-year-old grew to become the primary coordinator to win 4 Tremendous Bowls, securing three with Kansas Metropolis in 2019, 2022 and 2023 together with one with the Giants in 2007.
The trail to Tremendous Bowl LVIII was not a straightforward one for the Chiefs, as Kansas Metropolis’s protection was routinely examined towards the very best offenses within the league.
Kansas Metropolis confronted 4 of the 5 2023 MVP finalists (Buffalo’s Josh Allen, Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, San Francisco’s Brock Purdy and Christian McCaffrey) within the playoffs, in addition to the first-, second-, fourth- and sixth- ranked total offenses (Dolphins, 49ers, Payments and Ravens, respectively). But after these groups averaged 28.3 factors per sport within the common season, they averaged simply 15.8 factors versus the Chiefs within the postseason.
Sunday’s victory within the massive sport wasn’t the primary time a Spagnuolo-led protection excelled as underdogs. The three greatest groups by DVOA (Protection-adjusted Worth Over Common) to lose the Tremendous Bowl — the 2007 Patriots, 2023 49ers and 2019 49ers — all misplaced to opponents coached by the defensive coordinator.