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Report: Reid could keep job by firing Castillo

Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:52 am
Edited on: December 4, 2011 11:53 am
Does Reid stay around if he dumps Castillo -- the guy he hired in the offseason? (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Eagles are the most disappointing team of 2011. This is not up for debate. In August, they were the dream team. Now, 13 weeks into the season and sitting at 4-8, they're a nightmare. It's gotten so bad that head coach Andy Reid, who has won 60 percent of the time during his 13 years in Philly, could be out of work in January.

One way Reid could save his job: a league source tells that Reid will need to dump defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. (Also known as the former long-time Eagles offensive assistant and the guy Reid inexplicably hired to replace Sean McDermott as the team's defensive coordinator.)

"Reid’s future will hinge on his willingness to admit that it was a mistake to shift Juan Castillo from offensive line coach to defensive coordinator,"'s Mike Florio writes. "If Reid concedes that he erred, and rectifies the blunder by firing Castillo, Reid will stay. If he refuses, Reid will be gone. "It’s an easy way for Reid to get out with a buyout, if he chooses to dig in his heels. And we’ve seen other head coaches refuse to fire assistants, setting the stage for a termination."

It's an amazing turn of events for Reid, whose team looked primed for a deep playoff run just three months ago. Now, with key players injured (Michael Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jeremy Maclin) or underperforming, and the defense getting outplayed on a weekly basis, the Eagles are in last place in the division behind the hapless Redskins.

It could be worse, however; Reid could be Norv Turner.

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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:49 pm

Report: Reid could keep job by firing Castillo

I have to agree juan will be the fall guy for all the changes pushed thur without any input. I dont really want to see andy fired ( I remember alot of bad coaches),but who is going to do the drafting.i believe all the problems can be changed during the off season with a bunch of PROPER WELL THOUGHTOUT DRAFT AND TRADE CHANGES    &nbs
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Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 1:55 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 1:24 pm

Report: Reid could keep job by firing Castillo

I could not agree more. This recent draft class has been awful. Actually Reid's record at drafting in the first round has long been spotty at best. Brandon Graham, Brodrick Bunkley, Shawn Andrews, Freddie Mitchell and Jerome McDougle all come to mind. I'll never forget the trade of their first round pick in 2007 to divisional rival Dallas for picks that they used to draft Kevin Kolb, Stewart Bradley and CJ Gaddis (all gone). The Cowboys drafted defensive end Anthony Spencer who has been a solid starter for them. Yes Reid has drafted Jeremy Maclin but he has yet to prove that he can make a key grab in a clutch situation. Donovan McNabb was a good pick. Lito Sheppard and Corey Simon were serviceable picks but I would argue that they were more of a product of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson's sytem than anything else. Which takes me to my main point that Reid would not of had all of his success if it weren't for Johnson running the D. Since his death the Eagles have greatly slipped. Reid has been making the last call on roster moves and coaching hires. Ultimately he has to take the blame for this year. Time to clean house!

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:53 pm

Report: Reid could keep job by firing Castillo

why is juan the one calling the offense of plays of throw throw throw with the best back in the league right now? did juan draft the players and do the signings the past 5 years? did juan even come up with this bs wide 9 cover 2 scheme or jim washburn ? really drafted clays little sister to play middle linebacker call the plays....get rid of the whole staff!

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