Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/16/12

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles works on the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
It was common place last year, fourth-quarter losses, but this was a year for progress, not learning. After a horrible, horrible 26-23 loss to the Detroit Lions at home, the Eagles fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and replaced him with assistant coach Todd Bowles. In most fans views, Castillo should have been gone the beginning of last year, not even hired. A former high school coach who had the fortitude to be prepared to ask former Green Bay assistant Andy Reid for a job on the offense before Reid even got the Eagles job. Offensive line coach was OK. Defensive coordinator position was not. Most of us guys, like me, have some experience playing organized football, but do not have the experience to be defensive coordinator of an NFL team. I give you Juan Castillo. Castillo, to his credit, was OK at times. His high water mark was the last four games of the 2011 season, which the Eagles won, and owner Jeffrey Lurie had later termed “fool’s gold.” It is almost like Andy Reid s...
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