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Juan Castillo's eyes grew red and watery and his voice quivered slightly when he was asked if he ever lost confidence in himself during a rough first season as a defensive coordinator. "The only thing for me is: I don't want to fail my head coach," Castillo said. "I don't want to fail him, man. I don't want to fail my boss." The Philadelphia Eagles aren't going to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and just the fourth time in coach Andy Reid's 13 seasons. Since his surprising switch to defensive coordinator after 13 seasons coaching the offensive linemen, Castillo has been under the microscope in Philadelphia. It's no surprise, then, that Castillo's job security is in question entering Sunday's season finale against the Washington Redskins. But all Castillo cares about is right now. "I just want to see us keep getting better," he said. "I think that going through the year, we started slowly, and that's not the way we wanted to start. But we're finishing up where we wanted to finish up and we wanted to be able to do some of the things that we're doing." Source: NFL.com
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Juan Castillo's eyes got red and watery and his voice quivered slightly when he was asked if he ever lost confidence in himself during his struggles as a first-time defensive coordinator.
''The only thing for me is: I don't want to fail my head coach,'' Castillo said. ''I don't want to fail him, man. I don't want to fail my boss.''...