Spagnuolo clear: It's his sideline

September, 15, 2009
9/15/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

A quick observation while replaying the Rams-Seahawks game: Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo isn't a very big guy, but he can have a forceful sideline presence.

Running back Steven Jackson had just gained 10 yards up the right sideline with about 2 minutes left in the first quarter when Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux tackled Jackson at Spagnuolo's feet. Backup running back Samkon Gado confronted Babineaux, blocking the safety's path back to the field. Spagnuolo reached between Gado and Babineaux, placing his left hand on Gado's upper chest and moving him backward. Spagnuolo then walked toward Gado, admonishing him and forcing him deeper into the sideline.

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