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 stated that the former DC’s inability to change his play calling in the fourth quarter was exactly the reason for the collapse the Birds experienced so many times in the last moments of games in 2011 and 2012.
Specifically, Graham stated
“I think we started running the same stuff over and over and not switching it up as much. 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.”
He’s got a point there.
Graham looks forward to predictability not be an issue that plagues