With Todd Bowles in place as the new defensive coordinator, the Philadelphia Eagles were back at work and eager to move forward following a tumultuous bye week.
First, players had to deal with questions about Juan Castillo.
''You know, it's a part of the business of football,'' cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said Monday. ''We all respect him. I respect Juan as a man, as a coach. Obviously, he's going to land on his feet and he's going to do well. It was tough, at first, to hear it because you've pretty much grown so much with a guy and seen him grow so much. But you know that he's going to be fine wherever he ends up.''
Asomugha's thoughts on Castillo's dismissal were particularly noteworthy because he publicly questioned his playcalling following Philadelphia's loss to Detroit last Sunday. Two days later, Castillo was fired after his defense blew consecutive fourth-quarter leads.
''I had a tough time last week when those stories came out, to be honest,'' Asomugha said. ''It was mor...