Found December 29, 2011 on
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Should Juan Castillo remain as the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator for the 2012 season or should he be replaced?
That is the big question looming as the 2011 season comes to a close. We may have an answer by this time next week, or within the next two weeks for sure.
It’s my biggest question, anyway. Some folks are probably still hoping beyond hope that Andy Reid will be the one fired, but I have come to the conclusion that he will be back for yet another season.
So, assuming that Big Red is manning the sidelines in Philly next season, should he be accompanied by Juan Castillo or someone else to run the defense?
After losing to the Seattle Seahawks to drop to 4-8 on the season, most people were 100% sure that Castillo had to go (along with Andy Reid). Three weeks and three wins later, that notion has cooled a bit.
That’s the impact that winning games against the likes of Matt Moore/J.P. Losman (Miami), Mark Sanchez (New York Jets), and Stephen McGee (Dallas) has had.
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The Philadelphia Eagles played a meaningless game this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas, which they won 20-7. The Eagles found out early that their playoff hopes came to an end after the New York Giants beat the New York Jets 29-14 earlier in the day.
The team did show some signs of life [...]
Mike Shanahan said earlier this week that he sees marked difference in his team now compared to the Redskins squad that he took over two years ago, and Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid agrees.
Shanahan on Monday cited improved youth and depth as signs of improvement. And Reid, whose Eagles on Sunday host the Redskins in the regular season finale, said it’s evident that Washington’s...
As the Dream Team disintegrated to 4-8, the options facing coach Andy Reid became clear — he’d have to relieve first-year defensive coordinator Juan Castillo of his duties, or Reid would be fired. But something happened on the way to an ultimatum. The Eagles’ defense has improved. As a result, Castillo’s status remains unclear. Players…
Questions abound:1. Will owner Jeffrey Lurie fire Andy Reid?2. If the answer to question 1 is no, will Jeffrey Lurie make Reid choose between being the GM and the head coach?3. If the answer to question 1 is no, will Andy Reid fire or demote defensive coordinator Juan Castillo?4. If the answer to question 3 is yes, will perhaps soon-to-be-former Rams head coach, former Giants...
Eagles head coach Andy Reid refused to comment on the report that Rams current head coach Steve Spagnuolo will become the team’s defensive coordinator after he is fired by the Rams at the end of the season. It’s not a shock that Reid would avoid responding to the report.
Eagles safety Kurt Coleman has been placed [...]
Thanks, Dennis Green, As much as the Philadelphia Eagles, coaches and players say how important it is not to have a losing season and the players want to save Andy Reid and Juan Castillo’s job. Bull. Does it really matter if they win the game or not? Or that LeSean McCoy wins the rushing title? I will admit it is nice that McCoy, Jason Peters and Jason Babin were awarded for outstanding...
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.''...