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The Philadelphia Eagles hired former Miami Dolphins head coach Todd Bowles as defensive backs coach Monday, and will stick with Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Bowles, 48, coached the final three games of the season for the Dolphins on an interim basis, going 2-1 after the firing of Tony Sparano. He interviewed to become Miami's permanent head coach before the team chose Joe Philbin for the job.
Bowles has been a secondary coach in the NFL going back to 2000 and was serving in that capacity under Sparano this past season before his promotion.
Meanwhile, the much-maligned Castillo had a rough first season as Philadelphia's defensive coordinator, with fans calling for his firing throughout the Eagles' disappointing 8-8 season.
Head coach Andy Reid took heavy criticism for the unconventional hiring, since Castillo was serving as Philadelphia's offensive line coach for more than a decade and did not have any noteworthy experience coaching defense.
Under Castillo, the Eagles' defense struggled mightily in the first half of the season, but improved down the stretch to finish eighth in yards allowed.
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"We're going to go through and look at all that," Reid said. "We really haven't gotten to that point ... We're analyzing the free agents, we're analyzing what we did, we went through our team then we're going to analyze the draft and then you kind of put all that together and talk through it, where you have a feel on kind of the whole picture of...
Eagles coach Andy Reid spoke to the media today, breaking his silence about the team since the end of the season.
Philadelphia coach Andy Reid's job may be tied to the success of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. (NBC Sports)
According to the Associated Press via NFL.com, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid offered Steve Spagnuolo a job to coach on his defensive staff before Spagnuolo ended up signing with the Saints to become their new defensive coordinator.
Today Reid said that he didn’t give Spagnuolo any specific title when he spoke with him.
Reid also said that he planned on keeping defensive...
Perhaps the Eagles’ biggest offseason decision is whether to retain free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who held out of the start of 2011 training camp before posting three-year lows in receiving yards and touchdowns, and a career-worst punt return average. In his first media appearance since Week Seventeen, Eagles coach Andy Reid sat down…
Castillo gets a shot to prove he's learned.
So 29 days after the Philadelphia Eagles’ season officially ended, they finally put an end to any defensive coordinator speculation once and for all. The city had it out for Castillo before midseason, and the pundits had him all but gone before 10 games had been played.
But now, less than a week away from the Super Bowl, the Eagles’...
Before Steve Spagnuolo became New Orleans' defensive
coordinator, the former Rams coach was offered an unspecified
position with Philadelphia, according to coach Andy Reid, who
wanted his old friend t