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Eagles’ Castillo says LBs “will be ready to win the Super Bowl”

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With rookie Casey Matthews, second-year player Jamar Chaney and third-year player Moise Fokou starting at linebacker, the Eagles are inexperienced at the position. But Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo isn’t ready.

In fact, Castillo believes that by the time the Super Bowl rolls around, no one will be saying the Eagles’ linebackers are inexperienced.

The linebackers will be ready to win the Super Bowl,” Castillo said, via Andy Schwartz of CSNPhilly.com. “Remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it, there’s time to develop. You can say that there’s not, but the key is, who’s playing or fundamentally who’s the best come Week 8, 9, 10 – and during that crunch time. And over the years we’ve been pretty good during that time, and we’ll continue to do that. The young kids will get better just because they’re working the proper fundamentals.”

So Castillo doesn’t necessarily think the linebackers are ready to win the Super Bowl now. He just thinks they will be five months from now.

“It takes time to develop kids,” Castillo said. “It’s a process, and it’s our job to develop the kids and make them better.”

Of course, if it takes too much time to develop, the Eagles won’t be in the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. But the Eagles seem to think the rest of their team is good enough that getting to the Super Bowl shouldn’t be a problem.

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  1. richm2256 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:38 AM

    Another moron heard from… did this guy used to play for the Jets????

  2. eagleswin says: Aug 22, 2011 7:45 AM

    Poor choice of words but it’s amazing how everyone is looking for quotes all the time from the Eagles just so they can mock them.

    I call it the reverse Favre effect from the media.

    The media spent so much time and energy over the last several years apologizing for Favre and hanging on his every word that now that he is gone they are lashing out like a wounded exgirlfriend. They want someone to take out their pain and anguish over the loss of their beloved Favre that they are taking the energy they spent previously supporting Favre into trying to tear down someone else.

    Then again, the Favre watch is on in Indianapolis. Thanks Irsay.

  3. rpiotr01 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:47 AM

    Hm. What an odd thing to say. Spoken like a coach who truly has his head up his arse.

  4. daburgher says: Aug 22, 2011 7:47 AM

    Castillo may be as crazy as VY

  5. tombrookshire says: Aug 22, 2011 7:51 AM

    Yeah, and I just say a pink pig flying over Lincoln Financial Field.

  6. jacunn2000 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:52 AM

    This is the kind of talk that is going to make the Eagles look like complete idiots. Just ask the 2010 Dallas Cowboys.

  7. cowboysfan18 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:56 AM

    Castillo: “Man, I have this extra foot I don’t what to do with. Wheeere could I put this? Ahh, here we go.” (Insert into mouth)

  8. calloustongue says: Aug 22, 2011 7:59 AM

    Wow, that made me squirt a little milk out my nose laughing. Is Casey Matthews suddenly going to gain 20 lbs of muscle and learn how to take on blocks? TE and and up the gut running game is gonna kill the Eagles. That, and Vick throwing a pick every 4 passes.

  9. arm57romg says: Aug 22, 2011 7:59 AM

    Funny, Eagles fan thinks they have been the only ones ever targeted for “Super Bowl” quotes. Welcome to being Paper Champs.

    -Cowboys Fan

  10. wawa33 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:59 AM

    It sounds like the idiotic ramblings of an offensive line coach turned defensive coordinator. If Castillo had skis, he would be over his.

  11. broncobeta says: Aug 22, 2011 8:02 AM

    Juan Castillo… he may say crazy things… but his name sounds crazy cool.

  12. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 22, 2011 8:03 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I sure hope eveybody is ready for the Superbowl.

  13. skoobyfl says: Aug 22, 2011 8:05 AM

    29 other teams beg to differ, the Bengals have no plans & the Bills’ owner is making final arrangements.

  14. kevsright says: Aug 22, 2011 8:10 AM

    “The linebackers will be ready to win the Super Bowl,”
    ***********************

    Sorry, Juan. Not while Bad Newz is imitating a QB.
    Half wacky Vince Young gives us a better chance than Vick. Or Kafka. Or me. :mrgreen:

  15. duncanthecat says: Aug 22, 2011 8:12 AM

    The LB’s are the weakest in the NFC East and first they have to make the playoffs.

    Blitz Vick on Defense and on Offense run the ball against their small front seven and keep their Offense of the field.

    Then one considers not only their marginal starters at some positions; also, consider the drop in talent in the backups. Depth is not present other than CB and DE.

  16. mavajo says: Aug 22, 2011 8:14 AM

    O rly?

  17. udontknowjaq says: Aug 22, 2011 8:16 AM

    Funny how an organization with no SB’s in the trophy case & actually played in only 1 & signes a couple high profile players think the SB is a given! It’s called humble yourself! Cause they play the games 4 a reason! Better teams have failed b4

  18. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 22, 2011 8:17 AM

    eagleswin August 22, 2011, 6:45 AM CDT

    Poor choice of words but it’s amazing how everyone is looking for quotes all the time from the Eagles just so they can mock them.

    I call it the reverse Favre effect from the media.

    The media spent so much time and energy over the last several years apologizing for Favre and hanging on his every word that now that he is gone they are lashing out like a wounded exgirlfriend. They want someone to take out their pain and anguish over the loss of their beloved Favre that they are taking the energy they spent previously supporting Favre into trying to tear down someone else.

    __________

    It could also be the fact that they’ve said some controversial/interesting stuff. Like you know, calling your self the dream team based off of nothing but acquisitions, having their best player fight for a law to be passed, their new DC saying their LB corps will be ready to win the Super Bowl and also everything about Jackson and Maclin.

    There are tens of thousands of people out there reporting for the 32 teams right now. And people want to hear interesting stuff. So if the media thinks people might read/listen to it, it will be reported. In that sense your quite wrong People aren’t looking specifically for Eagles quotes “so they can mock them.” It’s just that they say interesting stuff.

  19. jimmysee says: Aug 22, 2011 8:19 AM

    Another genius heard from. Trouble with that is if you don’t win now — you may miss the playoffs and never have a chance to advance to the Super Bowl.

  20. bigbillinocmd says: Aug 22, 2011 8:19 AM

    It’s a total 180 in philosophy for the eggles. I’m loving it. Juan Castillo is coach of the year so far in my book. First the “dream team” and now their junk “linebackers will be ready for the superbowl”. Is Juan having a party at his pad or something? I’m just wondering what they will be ready for because they wont be in Indy with that linebacking crew.

  21. pjxii says: Aug 22, 2011 8:25 AM

    First Vince Young’s ridiculous comment, then Andy Reid’s “Avant…best slot receiver in the league” line and now this. I am an Eagles fan but I wish they’d just shut up and prove it on the field first

  22. reidstinks says: Aug 22, 2011 8:27 AM

    I think he meant to say these linebackers are ready to win the godaddy.com bowl.

  23. angrycorgi says: Aug 22, 2011 8:27 AM

    Newsflash: If your LBs and safeties suck eggs for 16 weeks before they learn how to play their positions properly, then you aren’t going to have to worry about how they play in the super bowl, cuz they won’t be attending one. They better grow up a LOT fast than that.

  24. lakeviewbc says: Aug 22, 2011 8:29 AM

    This is such a hack job article. The question posed to the coach referenced the Super Bowl run and the coach simply answered the question. The question asked about the linebackers being ready for a Super Bowl run and he said they would be ready to win the Super Bowl. This site loves to take things out of context.

  25. tigrrrr says: Aug 22, 2011 8:30 AM

    LOL only the eggles…. What a mess they r!

  26. woodyg says: Aug 22, 2011 8:30 AM

    It’s going to be fun watching the Feagles flame-out in 2011 ….. The QB position will doom them to a non-playoff record of 9-7 ……

  27. udontknowjaq says: Aug 22, 2011 8:32 AM

    They making themselves the Heat of the Nfl & everyone not an Eagles fan will be jus as happy to see them fail just like the Heat! If they get that far! IMO.. Pitt,GB,NE are better! IMO they on the Balt,NYJ,Atl,& NO tier of teams!

  28. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 22, 2011 8:33 AM

    Ok, first off this is not what he said! This is a flat out lie……………….what he said was his guys are young, they are learning fast, and it will take them about half a season learning as they play and will be ready for a playoff run!

  29. gustwo says: Aug 22, 2011 8:35 AM

    Wonderful ! This is just what the team needed Castillo. First they have to deal with that “Dream Team” nonsense echoing around, and now a defensive coordinator using the words “Superbowl” and “linebackers” in the same sentence. Win a few games first, get some decent play out of the young linebackers, and then maybe you won’t sound like such a fool.

  30. typicaleaglesfan says: Aug 22, 2011 8:38 AM

    Castillo: “Man, I have this extra foot I don’t what to do with. Wheeere could I put this? Ahh, here we go.” (Insert into mouth)

    Somewhere in NY Rex Ryan is turned on after reading this comment an thinks to himself 3 feet?!!!!

    Seriously this guy better have a game plan that protects his young linebackers or we willl bbe screwed

  31. itsmammoth says: Aug 22, 2011 8:42 AM

    So when you’re in the snow… with 0:04 left.. and your new kicker hits the upright, and ends your season.

    or you know…

    all those other factors that could come into play during an NFL SEASON…

    These morons act like it’s already January.

  32. fordman84 says: Aug 22, 2011 8:44 AM

    Ready? Yes. Able? No

  33. readysethike says: Aug 22, 2011 8:44 AM

    As if the added pressure of the media superbowl expectation wasnt already enough

  34. dramah says: Aug 22, 2011 8:48 AM

    Dear media, thank you for taking the spotlight along with all early predictions to Philly. Also…thanks to EA for putting Peyton Hillis on the cover of Madden 11. Those two things combined make me feel a lot better about the Packers chances to repeat!

  35. rollolarson says: Aug 22, 2011 8:48 AM

    I think coach C meant they’ll be ready with the chips and dip to watch it on the big screen

  36. baugh316 says: Aug 22, 2011 9:00 AM

    These comments were taken out of context. I saw this press conference and what he said was “The linebackers will be ready. To win the super bowl…” At first glance it may not have been easy to discern his intent but after a second watch it is clear.

  37. hanifmiller says: Aug 22, 2011 9:05 AM

    As an Eagles fan I hate the hype. Truth be told most of it is coming from a the media. If everyone in the Eagles organization and team were proclaiming superbowl, then I would have a concern. But this is really a non story. Right now almost EVERY team has superbowl aspirations. If they didn’t that would be more noteworthy than a coach who is confident about his team. Oh, andI’d rather have my d-coordinator talking about the superbowl than one who takes shots at a specific opposing team by calling them the “all hype team” and proclaiming he’s going to kick someone’s _______! It’s the difference between confidence and just being obnoxious.

  38. hanifmiller says: Aug 22, 2011 9:11 AM

    OK , here’s some CLARIFICATION: A defensive coordinator mentioned the Eagles going to the superbowl and a backup (possibly third string QB) said “dream team.” How does anyone draw the conclusion that the Eagles as an organization or team are hyping themselves up up. ITS ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ORGANIZATION SAYING THINGS.

  39. snowpea84 says: Aug 22, 2011 9:13 AM

    I hope they will be “ready” to be on the field constantly as the Vick led offense consistently goes three and out and leaves the opposition with great field position every time they face a decent team.

  40. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 9:23 AM

    Poor choice of words but it’s amazing how everyone is looking for quotes all the time from the Eagles just so they can mock them.

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    It’s amazing how Eagles personnel are saying a lot of mockable things.

  41. seanpatrickmac1 says: Aug 22, 2011 9:24 AM

    It’s funny how badly this quote was taken out of context. It was more like “We will be ready. To win games and win the super bowl, you have to be ready.”

  42. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 9:24 AM

    This is the kind of talk that is going to make the Eagles look like complete idiots. Just ask the 2010 Dallas Cowboys.

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    Only nobody on the 2010 Cowboys said anything even remotely close to that.

  43. seanpatrickmac1 says: Aug 22, 2011 9:28 AM

    Correction: The linebackers will be ready. To win the Super Bowl. Remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then it’s really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it, there’s time to develop. You can say that there’s not, but the key is, who’s playing, or fundamentally, who’s the best come Week 8, 9, 10, and during that crunch time. And over the years we’ve been pretty good during that time, and we’ll continue to do that. The young kids will get better just because they’re working the proper fundamentals.”

  44. supashug says: Aug 22, 2011 9:34 AM

    this is the dude that had a chalkboard hanging from his hip. I think maybe its hime that isnt ready

  45. dallasux says: Aug 22, 2011 9:43 AM

    kevsright says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:10 AM
    “The linebackers will be ready to win the Super Bowl,”
    ***********************

    Sorry, Juan. Not while Bad Newz is imitating a QB.
    Half wacky Vince Young gives us a better chance than Vick. Or Kafka. Or me.

    ——————————————-

    Stupidest thing I have heard all year. Please Stop posting

  46. nestofdeath says: Aug 22, 2011 9:43 AM

    Thanks to all the Cowboys fans for the advice on being paper champs. See u Oct. 30th. Can’t Wait!!!!!

  47. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 9:44 AM

    Hilarious that people are saying that it was taken out of context when the quote appears EXACTLY THE SAME on the Eagles official website in the “Eagles quotes” section.

    On whether the linebackers are just as ready as some of the other positions: “The linebackers will be ready to win the Super Bowl. Remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it there’s time to develop. You can say that there’s not, but the key is, who’s playing or fundamentally who’s the best come week eight, nine, ten, and during that crunch time. And over the years we’ve been pretty good during that time, and we’ll continue to do that. The young kids will get better just because they’re working the proper fundamentals.”

  48. db3300 says: Aug 22, 2011 9:48 AM

    The obvious thing that Juan must be missing is that these 3 no-names had better come around loooong before the playoffs if they even want to sniff at them. The Eagles may have signed some big names but they still haven’t addressed their OL or why they’re playing these 3 guys at LB.

    Plus, how many of these big names that they signed were only highly sought-after because they played well during a contract year? I’m looking at you, Babin.

    They might be the “dream team” but I think I’ll take the under on wins with this OL and LBs. Vick had better pick this season to finally learn how to read a blitz.

  49. greymares says: Aug 22, 2011 9:51 AM

    was it a poor comment, absolutely. but it’s like hearing over and over that your wife is ugly. sooner or later you have to defend her honor.

  50. bullcharger says: Aug 22, 2011 9:54 AM

    Philly are setting themselves up for colossal failure. Anything can happen in a season. Romo went down for the season early and the Cowboys were done for year.

    With all this talk, there will be some extra hard shots on Vick. You can count on it. It’s not like other teams have to collapse the pocket to hit him. He’s right out there and he doesn’t know how to slide.

    He gets hurt every year anyway, so this year with a target on his back I doubt he’ll play every game. VY isn’t going to win anything if Vick goes down.

    That’s just one scenario… even at their best Philly might not win their division and certainly is not any better than New Orleans, Atlanta or Green Bay. Way too much talk just like the Jets.

  51. jnks10 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:04 AM

    Hahaha people who comment on here are hilarious. The BACK UP qb said dream team and every other eagle said no way are we the dream team. Juan is asked a qb involving the super bowl and answers it and then gets hos words taken out of context. Everyone on this board knows this but just wants to hate for the sake of hating. Its preseason hahaha come on. You think people would use logic over emotion.

  52. seneca1ss says: Aug 22, 2011 10:10 AM

    The Saints are going back (and I’m a Bucs fan)

  53. turk2875 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:37 AM

    OK really, can we stop over-exagerating everything thats said by anybody from the Eagles. Tomorrow its going to be “Eagles stadium janitor promises Super Bowl!!” Let’s stop looking for story lines with comments any coach would have said. Of course Reid is gonna say Avant is one of the best slot recievers in the game, of course Castillo is gonna say his linebackers will be ready, but VY needed to SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

  54. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 10:38 AM

    OK , here’s some CLARIFICATION: A defensive coordinator mentioned the Eagles going to the superbowl and a backup (possibly third string QB) said “dream team.”

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    And the team president said “we’re all in”.

  55. rahavort says: Aug 22, 2011 10:41 AM

    Ooooook Eagles, It’s getting to the Superbowl that matters; take it easy now there LBs

  56. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 22, 2011 10:44 AM

    They have small linebackers, they cant see over their defensive line. Casey Matthews I like, But he’s a rookie, and no where near as good as Clay. Fokou me…….Fokou YOU! Eagles make the playoffs. No superbowl until you take a linebacker in the 1st or 2nd rd.

  57. laeaglefan says: Aug 22, 2011 10:47 AM

    By the time that the 2011 season is history, Andy Reid is either going to be called a genius or a total idiot. There is no middle ground on this one.

  58. scudbot says: Aug 22, 2011 10:57 AM

    laeaglefan says: “By the time that the 2011 season is history, Andy Reid is either going to be called a genius or a total idiot. There is no middle ground on this one.” Of course there is. There are way too many variables and unpredictable bounces in the course of a season to put it all on a coach, either way. however: going from consistent also-ran to success in one season doesn’t justify a “genius” label.

  59. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 22, 2011 11:00 AM

    Jeeeziz.. I dont know where this team is getting the idea they have enough talent on D to get past the NFC championship game (or into the playoffs)..

    My fellow Eagles fans.. y0u are in for a rude awakening if you believe that we are gonna sniff 12+ wins.. I see us as 10-6 at best.. & thats if teams decide to not run the ball right up the gutt for 4 yds a pop.. Pittsburg set the gameplan up , the rest of the teams just need to follow it.. i wouldnt be surprised at an 8-8 finish.

  60. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 22, 2011 11:03 AM

    Ok so the linebackers will be ready, the question is will Castillo’s fresh as a newborn baby play calling be ready to win the Super Bowl. Not saying its not possible but I find it extremely hard to believe an o-line coach for the last decade is gonna be spot on with d-coordination in this shortened offseason. And despite his lack of luck the last 2 years on the injury front, letting your best linebacker in Stewart Bradley walk for a rookie prob wasn’t in the Philly d’s best interest. Defense wins championships and I personally don’t think this unit is up to the task, we’ll see…

  61. sportsfuhnatic says: Aug 22, 2011 11:08 AM

    Say it with me boys and girls…MORON!

  62. pigskinswag says: Aug 22, 2011 11:09 AM

    Who the hell are these guys?

  63. turk2875 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:14 AM

    @myeaglescantwin

    What kind of fan are you??? It’s fans like you that make me sick. If your not confident in your team, you need to find another squad bro. Hell, even Panthers fans have hopes for Super Bowl ,it’s nothing new. So what if we think were going to win a Super Bowl… ITS CAUSE WERE FANS AND WE BELIEVE!!!!!

  64. glennski51 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:30 AM

    Here is the whole quote and how it should’ve actually been punctuated.

    “The linebackers will be ready. To win the Super Bowl, remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then, really, whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it, there’s time to develop.”

    It will probably be hard to hear this over the din of the national media looking to further pump up the “dream team” talk. Remember, if you hear it on ESPN or read it on a blog, it must be true.

  65. NoPayneNoGain51 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:30 AM

    Superbowl? We should call em the Keep Dreaming Team! The only ring Reid will have in his hand this year is an ONION RING!

  66. iggles07 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:33 AM

    I wish the Birds would just shut up about the Super Bowl already. I cringe when I hear dream team, or any references to a SB because the Birds haven’t even played a down in the regular season yet!

    I’m a huge Birds fan, and on paper, they look to have a fairly solid team, with the exception being RT and LB. But those are pretty big exceptions. At the same time, there’s a rookie defensive coordinator, and a ton of new and young talent on the roster. There’s simply too many question marks, regardless of talent, to honestly know for sure if this team will be good or not.

    So please Juan, and all other Eagles players and brass, just shut up about the SB – let your level of play speak for itself…rather than your mouths.

  67. deenice810 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:35 AM

    Way to go Juan Castille, don’t put too much pressure on the young LB More talk like this and Andy might slap him with one of those cheesesteaks he keeps in his desk.

  68. laeaglefan says: Aug 22, 2011 11:43 AM

    “thats if teams decide to not run the ball right up the gutt for 4 yds a pop”

    Have no fear. I read somewhere that Jeremiah Trotter is staying in good shape…..just in case he gets yet another emergency call from the Eagles!

  69. bigbwoy000 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:49 AM

    dallasux says:
    Aug 22, 2011 9:43 AM
    kevsright says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:10 AM
    “The linebackers will be ready to win the Super Bowl,”
    ***********************

    Sorry, Juan. Not while Bad Newz is imitating a QB.
    Half wacky Vince Young gives us a better chance than Vick. Or Kafka. Or me.

    ——————————————-

    Stupidest thing I have heard all year. Please Stop posting
    ————————————————

    Your coach (that cannot coach ever in a big game) says they have the best slot receiver in the league, the GM says we are all in, a newly signed player says we are the “dream team”, your new defenseive coach that is your old offensive line coach (and your O line has sucked for a long time, no doubt he’s a second tier coach with a big mouth) says that rag tag bunch of LBs are ready to win a SB.

    And what you read here by fans is the stupidest thing you heard all year?? Seriously??

    No sir, the stupidest things said all year come from within your organization & from the rest of your Eagle fan counterparts.

  70. rabtam says: Aug 22, 2011 12:41 PM

    As always Spin wins over Context!!

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2011/8/22/2377278/juan-castillo-super-bowl-misquote-goes-viral

  71. rebelphotographer says: Aug 22, 2011 12:46 PM

    I am am a huge Eagles fan. I was originally caught up in the hype after we signed so many great FAs, but stuff like this really takes the wind out of your sails. As if dealing with the “Worst Fans in the NFL” moniker (which isn’t entirely unjustified, I’ll admit) wasn’t enough, now we have to shake this “Dream Team” label. Funny enough, it came from a guy who not only has a reputation for being one of the biggest screwballs in the league, he had only been on the team for a matter of days. It’s going to be an uphill battle.

  72. kevbow85 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:49 PM

    If you watch the press conference, the exact manner in which the quote is presented is completely different than the way it’s presented here.

    Here’s the link to the video: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/multimedia/videos/Press-Pass-Juan-Castillo/de67278e-9a95-4918-a636-8f1272b46548

    He says, “The linebackers will be ready. (pause) To win the Super Bowl, remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it there’s time to develop.”

    Watch the video and it’s clear as day. But media and sites like this twist quotes just to get a story. Amazing what a difference punctuation can make huh?

  73. kevbow85 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:49 PM

    Haha Rabtam beats me to it!

  74. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:05 PM

    Delusions of grandeur are something that plagues every pro athlete and coach in Philadelphia. And given that it doesn’t leave them even once they go to other teams and/or retire, I’d assume there’s no cure for it.

    You were warned Steve Smith SMH.

  75. deep64blue says: Aug 22, 2011 2:15 PM

    “The linebackers will be ready.

    To win the Super Bowl, remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it there’s time to develop.”

    Big difference isn’t it ….

  76. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 3:16 PM

    Go to philadephiaeagles.com, click on “news” then select “Eagles Quotes” out of the drop-down menu. Then click on “Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo” and look at the 7th paragraph.

    On whether the linebackers are just as ready as some of the other positions: “The linebackers will be ready to win the Super Bowl. Remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it there’s time to develop. You can say that there’s not, but the key is, who’s playing or fundamentally who’s the best come week eight, nine, ten, and during that crunch time. And over the years we’ve been pretty good during that time, and we’ll continue to do that. The young kids will get better just because they’re working the proper fundamentals.”

  77. zeussuperman says: Aug 22, 2011 3:30 PM

    This is what he actually said:

    “The linebackers will be ready. To win the Super Bowl, remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs….”

    But don’t let that get in your way of ridiculous, pathetic Eagles hatred!

    Reading is fundamental, morons.

  78. zeussuperman says: Aug 22, 2011 3:36 PM

    bullcharger says: Aug 22, 2011 9:54 AM

    Philly are setting themselves up for colossal failure. Anything can happen in a season. Romo went down for the season early and the Cowboys were done for year.

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    The Cowboys were done LONG before Romo got hurt last year.

  79. zeussuperman says: Aug 22, 2011 3:38 PM

    myeaglescantwin says: Aug 22, 2011 11:00 AM

    Pittsburg set the gameplan up , the rest of the teams just need to follow it.. i wouldnt be surprised at an 8-8 finish.

    ————————-

    That’s a great gameplan. “Pray Dixon and Patterson are hurt and don’t play. Without their run-stuffing DTs, they’ll have to rely on a MIKE who has chronic amnesia, and ALWAYS plays as if he’s had only 25 days of practice in an Eagles uniform!”

    Step away from the gun. Every team in the NFL has the same record right now.

  80. wicky888 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:31 PM

    I wonder if I can bet online what week Castillo will be relieved of his command. I say week 10

  81. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 5:00 PM

    This is what he actually said:

    “The linebackers will be ready. To win the Super Bowl, remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs….”

    But don’t let that get in your way of ridiculous, pathetic Eagles hatred!

    Reading is fundamental, morons.

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    Yeah but the only people putting it that way are Eagles fans. How are you going to “read” a sound bite, anyway? Moron, indeed.

  82. kamikazex8 says: Aug 22, 2011 8:00 PM

    And Katy Perry will be ready to be my girlfriend….I hope our LBs turn out good…but right now they need some SERIOUS work

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