Originally written on Jb Smooth's Spot  |  Last updated 10/18/12
The Eagles the last season and a half have not been the team that their high priced payroll and flashy names would suggest. The defense was being helmed by Juan Castillo who was previously the teams offensive line coach. After losing 8 games in 2011, many of which they led in the 4th quarter, and starting off 3-3 in 2012, with the defense struggling Andy Reid and the Eagles decided to go in a different direction. Castillo is replaced by Todd Bowles, who was the teams secondary coach. The Eagles face a ton of pressure which declarations from management that have said if the team doesn’t make the playoffs they would make a change at head coach and quarterback. While the team is in a bye week which should make for a good time as any to make a change. It was a radical move to hire Castillo in that role in the first place, so his firing could be seen as a sign of panic by Reid. I question, if this doesn’t work and spark the players to perform better, where does Reid go from there?
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