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The Philadelphia Eagles have fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and replaced him with secondary coach Todd Bowles.
The Eagles made the move Tuesday with the team stuck at 3-3 after blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter of a 26-23 overtime loss to Detroit.
Coach Andy Reid made the surprising switch before last season of making Castillo the defensive coordinator after 13 seasons of coaching offensive linemen. Castillo has been under the microscope in Philadelphia, with nearly every move he's made being scrutinized intensely.
Reid says six games into the season, ''average isn't good enough. I know the potential of our team and insist on maximizing it.''
Castillo joined the Eagles in 1995 as an offensive assistant under coach Ray Rhodes. He was promoted to tight ends coach in 1997, and then offensive line coach in 1998.
The Eagles have a bye this week.
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Those that expected fired Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo to step to the microphone and call the team and it’s coach Andy Reid out, are going to be deeply disappointed.
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In what could prove to be a butt-saving moving Andy Reid has fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.
In a media statement that was released to Players View on Monday, Reid refuted the idea that Castillo was out the door.
“That’s the way I’m looking at it right now,” Reid said. “That’s the way I’m looking at it as I stand right here.”
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“I can understand their frustration, absolutely. I clearly understand that. I feel the frustration. I mean, I understand. I’ve got it. My job and responsibility is to get it better; not only for them but for this football team, to get it better. They have my word that I’m going to do that. I’m going to get it right.”These were Andy Reid’s words on Monday when asked if...
The firing of Juan Castillo is the first of what many believe will be several changes made to the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Andy Reid said at his press conference addressing the personnel change Tuesday, “I’m going through and evaluating our football team, both coaches and players. This is one of the moves. We’ll see where this goes from here.”The Eagles have a bye...
Photo: Clem MurrayPhiladelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo ultimately became a victim of his own ambition. Because of his desire to advance up the coaching ladder, he desperately wanted a shot at being Andy Reid’s defensive coordinator.Once Reid fired Sean McDermott after the 2010 season, Castillo started putting a bug in Andy’s ear about taking over the defensive...
The Philadelphia Eagles have come back down to earth in a hard way. They started off so well at 3-1 looking to be the team with dreams of playoff games and a NFC East Title. Yet after losses to Arizona, Pittsburgh and now the Detroit Lions, they are now 3-3 heading into their bye. It was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that if the Eagles do not make the playoffs, it could very...
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Never one to shy away from verbal jousting, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel on Tuesday spiced up the subplot for the Falcons meeting at Philadelphia, his former team, on Oct. 21, with Twitter posts in response to the Eagles firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.
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It would not be surprising to come across the news that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has taken off to an exotic island to clear his head during the team’s bye week.After losing what should have been a runaway game to the Detroit Lions, a large section of the Eagles fanbase have become pretty resolute in the theory that they want to see what backup quarterback Nick Foles can...
Asante Samuel must be having himself a good laugh over the current panic in Philadelphia.
The Eagles shipped Samuel to the Falcons during the offseason for just a seventh-round pick, which the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane said at the time was due to the cornerback falling out of favor with head coach Any Reid, who reportedly thought Samuel was in "...
Asante Samuel blasts Andy Reid on Twitter
The Philadelphia Eagles are once again underachieving, and we now have the season's first casualty.
The Eagles announced Tuesday that defensive coordinator Juan Castillo has been dismissed from his duties. Todd Bowles, who had been serving as the team's secondary coach, has been named the new defensive coodinator.
The move is somewhat surprising, as Castillo...
Eagles: 31st ranked scoring offense. 13th ranked scoring defense. So they fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo (a former offensive line coach).
It sounds like former Eagles CB Asante Samuel blames Andy Reid for the team’s failures.
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