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Last week Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid replaced defensive coordinator Juan Castillo with veteran defensive coach Todd Bowles. Third-year defensive end Brandon Graham sounded off on why Castillo was to blame for the Eagles troubles late in the game. Graham told Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com that Castillio's inability to make changes to the defense late in the game ultimately was the reason for the Eagles fourth-quarter collapses. Graham also said Castillo would often have the players practice different things, then he would just revert back to the same thing on game day. “I think we started running the same stuff over and over and not switching it up as much,” Graham said. “A lot of time we ran the same coverage, stuff like that. I listen to the calls every play – ‘Coach, what do we have this play? What do we have this play,’ and it was always pretty much the same stuff.” Graham said new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles addressed the exact thing to the team. “That’s what he talked about, not being predictable in the fourth quarter, because by the fourth quarter everybody knows what we’re going to do, and that’s how we get beat,” Graham said. “I think Coach Bowles, it’s going to be fun to see what he’s going to be doing, because I think everything we run in practice we’re going to actually really run in the game.” In 22 games under Castillo the Eagles defense have given up a total of 450 points with 36 percent of them coming in the fourth quarter.
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Linebacker Casey Matthews hinted at what he thought of Juan Castillo’s coaching when he summed up the first meeting of the Philadelphia Eagle defense in the Todd Bowles era on Monday: “We’re not going to be predictable anymore.”
Brandon Graham took those comments further on Wednesday by blaming Castillo for the Eagles defensive woes in the games of which he presided. Graham...
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham told the media that former defensive coordinator Juan Castillo became too predictable with his play-calling, which didn’t help them hold on to leads in … Continue reading »
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This week is going to be, to put it mildly, interesting.
The Eagles are coming off a bye week in which Andy Reid replaced his DC and there are widespread rumors of problems in the entire front office.
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Brandon Graham better buck up or shut up.
He threw former Eagles coordinator Juan Castillo under the bus, which I commend him for, but he seems more like Freddy Mitchell than Terrell Owens when he said what he said.
“I think we started running the same stuff over and over and not switching it up as much,” Graham told CSNPhilly.com. “A lot of time we ran the same coverage, stuff...
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