Originally posted on NBC Philadelphia  |  Last updated 12/19/11

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles coaches against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
You may be surprised to hear this, but the Eagles are two more solid defensive efforts away from retaining defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. One can see how the notion is going to start gaining momentum. Since the Eagles left Seattle in disgrace, their defense has played two straight good games, albeit not against world-beaters. Over the final two weeks, they play two teams that they held to a combined 20 points the first time around. Now you’ve got a “strong end to the season” storyline that lends to the idea that Castillo just needed time to work things out -- especially with the lockout. Avoiding collapse means the players will rally to this storyline and writers will throw around the fact that Sean McDermott got a second chance. Inside Novacare, Andy Reid’s already on a make-or-break 2012 season, so he might as well go out with his guys. Joe Banner and Howie Roseman will let Reid dig his own grave -- and, voila, Juan, Season 2 is born. (Just to head everyone off at the pa...
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