KC Chiefs vs Bucs in Super Bowl LV – What to Watch: Spagnuolo vs Brady
Steve Spagnuolo is no stranger to big games against the future Hall of Fame quarterback. The big game that comes to mind is Super Bowl XLII all the way back to February of 2008. You might remember this as the game when the Wild Card Giants upset the, at the time, undefeated New England Patriots in the final game of the season.
In this game, Brady only threw for one touchdown in a season he had Wes Welker and Randy Moss. Brady was also sacked five times for an average of 7.4 yards lost per sack. Let’s hope Spagnuolo can dial up pressure and make Brady uncomfortable in Super Bowl LV.
When Brady and the Patriots beat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship back in the 2018 season, it was primarily due to the defense. The nightmares Chiefs Kingdom still has from Dee Ford lining offsides and then the Patriots offense receiving the ball first in overtime, driving down for the game-winning touchdown, and punching their ticket to the Super Bowl are still prevalent.
Mahomes never got the chance to take the Chiefs to the Super Bowl until the next year. After that, the Chiefs gave Ford to the 49ers while also firing then-defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and replacing him with Spagnuolo.
What a great move this has been, as the Chiefs defense has helped lead the team to back to back Super Bowl appearances, and hopefully back to back Super Bowl wins. Spagnuolo is 3-1 against Brady and 2-0 against him while the defensive coordinator of the Chiefs.
If all goes as planned, the Chiefs will have had their revenge against Dee Ford and Tom Brady, the two that cost them a trip to Super Bowl LIII.