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Juan Castillo takes the blame for Eagles’ D, won’t be fired

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Eagles head coach Andy Reid confirmed today that he will not fire defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, a day after the Eagles’ defense struggled again and the Eagles lost their fourth straight game. That’s not exactly a surprise, but it will come as a disappointment to a growing number of Eagles fans who think Castillo is to blame for the team’s lousy start.

Those fans may be interested, however, to learn that Castillo agrees with them: He thinks he’s to blame, too.

It’s my responsibility,” Castillo said. “We have the answers.”

So what are the answers? Castillo said his players need to get better at tackling and stop making mistakes, like the crucial offside penalty on fourth-and-1 that gave the Bills a first down and allowed them to run out the clock.

“Right now we have to stop that because we have no room for error,” Castillo said. “We’re getting better, but the thing is we have to win.”

And that’s the thing the Eagles haven’t done in four weeks.

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  1. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:09 PM

    Wide 9 Technique….you need a GREAT not good..BUT GREAT Pass rusher…You need DTs who are disrupters…you need incredibly fast LBs so you can stack them.

    Castillio you may have the answers, but you don’t have the personnel.

  2. favreforever says: Oct 10, 2011 2:10 PM

    The Four-Four-Two alignment with the goalkeeper playing high in the box, which worked so well for Juan in Mexico, does not seem suited to the current NFL.

  3. hollaatyaboy says: Oct 10, 2011 2:10 PM

    “We’re getting better, but the thing is we have to win.”

    —————-

    Ya think, Juan!

  4. greengob1in says: Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM

    “We’re getting better, but the thing is we have to win.”

    Umm…no you’re not. Every week, this team gets gashed up the middle for huge yards. Every week, there is no answer. This whole scheme blows and it does not fit our team at all. Whoever thought it was a good idea is a moron and this season is lost 100% because of the coaches. Pay a shut down corner big bucks and then use him in zone? Unbelievable.

  5. orakpownd says: Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM

    Not to mention your O-line…..that Castillo should be coaching. Kerrakpo likes their chances.

  6. drmonkeyarmy says: Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM

    The poor defense is putting way too much pressure on the offense. I believe that is why they are making mistakes. For all the talk of the mediocre LB’s and poor safeties, the scheme has really been a problem. The players are not being put into a position where they can succeed. There is talent on this defense, but it just isn’t being maximized. For instance, on a 3rd down play in the red zone, the Bills leading WR, can’t recall his name off the top of my head, was lined up in the slot being covered by Chaney. That cannot happen. The QB sneak because nobody was in the middle cannot happen. Even with all that, if they could tackle they would be ok. That, to me, is the the most disappointing thing…the lack of fundamentals. Castillo preached that when he was hired and promised a more fundamentally sound, disciplined team. It hasn’t happened. That being said, I think there was some progress in the second half of the Bills game. Hopefully, for their sake it is something they can build off of.

  7. notrelated says: Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM

    Blame him all you want but let me know what QB can throw 4 ints in a game and as a team turn the ball over 5 times and still win a game? You give an offense enough tries, and of course your defense is going to look silly. Vick will once again get another pass, nothing is ever his fault, he’s perfect blah blah blah. Had enough of that, you can’t throw 4 picks in a game.

  8. judgejuday says: Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM

    this guy sucks

  9. jerseysportsbullies says: Oct 10, 2011 2:12 PM

    Juan Valdez Montero Castilla was a terrible OL Coach that Reid promoted to DC. Does this shock anyone?

    He has Nnamdi, a man CB, playing zone a majority of the game. And they have 230lb LB’s trying to play in a wide 9. You can’t play a Wide 9 if you don’t have LB’s that can shed blocks.

    This team won’t succeed until Reid and his “outsmarting everyone else” ways are out of town.

  10. tenteamparlay00799 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:13 PM

    The Eagles will fire Castillo on their bye week.He can’t coach defense.

  11. dcbassguy says: Oct 10, 2011 2:13 PM

    Juan Tortilla needs to go, and so does the “Wide 9″ defensive line. Tortilla isn’t to blame for the D-line system that Washburn teaches, but having 6 DB’s on the field in a running situation is his fault. The CB’s in Philly haven’t liked to tackle for years, it’s just being exposed now because the LB’s are so undersized, and the scheme opens gaping running lanes that lead right to the CB’s.

    The Eagles signed a back up RB, and a WR4 that there was no need for, and ignored the fact that a big beastly MLB is needed for the system they run. Tulloch was available and so were a few others, but they ignored that and figured a 235 rookie could handle it.

  12. waxedagain says: Oct 10, 2011 2:15 PM

    I don’t see how Andy Reid keeps his job without replacing Castillo ASAP. Clearly this guy is over his head. The Eagles D hasn’t been this bad in many years, and Juan was Andy’s choice.

  13. hashsview says: Oct 10, 2011 2:15 PM

    What a way to cap off the the worse Philly sports weekend in my 24 years of being a Philly sports fan. I guess I can become a Flyers fan.

  14. newagerocker says: Oct 10, 2011 2:16 PM

    Well if Andy said he won’t fire him, then he’s as good as gone.

  15. rdhome2 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:18 PM

    Not sure its a fair shot for Juan…I think Andy needs to go for even putting him in this position. Yet another poor judgement decision by Andy. The eagle were trying to buy a superbowl, just like the yankees, phillies, and cowboys. Your team has NO chemistry and your fans are going to turn on you SOON.

  16. tos420 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:19 PM

    How about not making the offensive line coach the defensive coordinator?

  17. davidgq says: Oct 10, 2011 2:20 PM

    AR should be blamed for promoting his Oline Coach. If anyone needs to be fired, it’s AR. The Buck stops there.

  18. realdeal12 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:21 PM

    What if each defensive player carried a burrito in one hand and a chillupa in another and then when the ball is hiked just start throwing. I think they might have a better shot at stopping someone especially if they top em off with some habanero sauce, just sayin.

  19. danno1212 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:27 PM

    Who said you can’t buy a team? or a “Dream Team”?

  20. davem23 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:27 PM

    HTTR!

  21. trbowman says: Oct 10, 2011 2:28 PM

    As someone who hates the Eagles, I hope they give Juan an extension!

  22. pacash80 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:30 PM

    We should get #firejuancastillo trending on Twitter. But hey, at least the Flyers are 2-0. They must be Philadelphia’s real dream team.

  23. myeaglescantwin says: Oct 10, 2011 2:32 PM

    oh course he takes the blame..

    but why shouldnt Andy step up.. he took a whole month to pass up PROVEN talent..

    Whats scary is that I really dont think us even going 4-12 would be enough to get Andy fired..

    is there any hope??

  24. terrellblowens says: Oct 10, 2011 2:32 PM

    Some of these comments are very racist… But I agree that Juan has no idea what he’s doing. Putting nnamdi in zone is dumb. Having undersized LBs behind a wide nine front is dumb. The playcalling his horrible. I don’t get why the eagles don’t stack the box and let teams beat them through the air. If someone wants to find an opening on Nnamdi, Asante, or DRC, make them pay by sending a blitz to rush the throw. We have good cover corners, let them do their thing.

    I also don’t understand Juan’s preaching of sticking to the fundamentals. Guys are missing tackles, can’t shed blocks, and are committing stupid penalties. Those are the fundamentals, so I had to wonder what Juan is teaching them

    Castillo’s inability to coach the D reflects more on Reid than on himself. Reid was the genius who outsmarted everyone by hiring his OL coach to coach the entire D. Isn’t any surprise that Reid won’t fire the guy he handpicked for the job? His pride is getting in the way of this team and if there are any changes to be made to the coaching, it has to happen from the top down.

  25. axespray says: Oct 10, 2011 2:34 PM

    Another Preseason Champ bites the dust.

  26. cowboyhater says: Oct 10, 2011 2:35 PM

    notrelated says: Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM

    Blame him all you want but let me know what QB can throw 4 ints in a game and as a team turn the ball over 5 times and still win a game? You give an offense enough tries, and of course your defense is going to look silly. Vick will once again get another pass, nothing is ever his fault, he’s perfect blah blah blah. Had enough of that, you can’t throw 4 picks in a game.

    ——————————————————

    One pick was your QB’s fault, but two were on your receivers, and one was on your offensive line. With the way Vick is having to play, he will not make it through the season, and now you have my Skins coming at you with Orakpo and Kerrigan will not help matters. Good luck.

  27. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 10, 2011 2:35 PM

    Here it is, 2011, and you still can’t mention a guy named Juan without getting some terribly unfunny Mexican jokes in the comments. Step your game up, people.

  28. geniusfan says: Oct 10, 2011 2:35 PM

    Thanks to Castillo it looks like the Eagles could go Juan and 15….

  29. yevrag3535 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:38 PM

    Forget this clown, he is way over his head. Fire the idiot who hired him in the first place. Andy Reid’s time in philly is done, thanks for the memories now don’t let the door hit that fat ass on the way out. It unfortunately won’t happen for a couple of more years. Jeffrey can squeeze the ink off of a dollar, he only looks at the bottom line.

  30. myeaglescantwin says: Oct 10, 2011 2:38 PM

    anyone blaming theses losses on Vick either has not watched these games, or doesnt know ish about football.

    OL – LBs & the head coach. leave everyone else out of the conversation.

  31. east96st says: Oct 10, 2011 2:38 PM

    As a Giants fan, when I heard the O line coach was going to be the defensive coordinator, I immediately thought, “WTF? How will that work? It doesn’t make any sense!”. But I had enough grudging respect for Andy Reid as a head coach that I figured he had to know something, that no one else did, about this guy and Andy would make sure it worked out. For the first time in his life, Andy bit off more than he could chew. From Giants fans everywhere, “Thank you, Andy.”. Nice to know our head coach is not the only one who can hire an absolute idiot as a defensive coordinator.

  32. grudenthediva says: Oct 10, 2011 2:38 PM

    LOL its funny because he’s hispanic and the logically ensuing jokes made out of frustration are primarily aimed at his ethnicity! How original and cutting edge!!! You guys must LOVE Carlos Mencia!!

    “White people do THIS. Black people do THAT. Mexicans go ARRRIBAAAA!!”

    Oh you guys SLAY me!

  33. sullybleedsgreen says: Oct 10, 2011 2:38 PM

    Firing Castillo won’t fix anything! There isn’t anyone else out there right now to come in and replace him. The issue here is the decision that was made in making the offensive line coach the defensive coordinator! That is Reid’s problem not Juan’s… Juan may be replaced in this coming offseason but hopefully for us Eagles fans its because the head coach got fired too!!!

  34. phillyrick22 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:39 PM

    My only hope is that Spagz gets canned by the Rams and hired by the Eagles!!!

  35. jikkle49 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:42 PM

    I blame Reid more than anyone since he was the one who put him in the situation.

    Why in the world would you think a long time offensive line coach would somehow make a good defensive coordinator is way beyond me.

  36. djteknision1200 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:44 PM

    “Eagles head coach Andy Reid confirmed today that he will not fire defensive coordinator Juan Castillo”

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    This is code for “He will be fired once we find a suitable replacement”.

  37. realitypolice says: Oct 10, 2011 2:44 PM

    It seems obvious to me that the Eagles are playing a style of defense to which their personnel are not suited.

    Of course, what do I know, I’ve never been an offensive line coach.

  38. realitypolice says: Oct 10, 2011 2:45 PM

    notrelated says:
    Oct 10, 2011 2:11 PM
    Blame him all you want but let me know what QB can throw 4 ints in a game and as a team turn the ball over 5 times and still win a game?
    ============================

    Has Vick done that in the other 3 losses where Castillo’s defense got steamrolled?

  39. upperdecker19 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:46 PM

    Juan + Andy = Dream Team

  40. jgo304 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:47 PM

    This guy should have stuck to the oline. The eagles have great talent at the dline and corners yet they play this stupid wide 9 with zone coverage behind. Why they dont run a press man coverage is beyond me. You play to what your talent is not what you want them to be.

  41. sullybleedsgreen says: Oct 10, 2011 2:47 PM

    notrelated says:

    “Blame him all you want but let me know what QB can throw 4 ints in a game and as a team turn the ball over 5 times and still win a game? You give an offense enough tries, and of course your defense is going to look silly. Vick will once again get another pass, nothing is ever his fault, he’s perfect blah blah blah. Had enough of that, you can’t throw 4 picks in a game.”

    This game was in now may at all Mike Vick’s fault. 4 int’s are not good for any team. but without his 90 rushing yards and 315 passing yards, this team would have been blown out. Wr’s are dropping balls, having balls bounce off of them leading to Int’s & fumbling balls away. Turnovers are a whole team problem for the Eagles right now, not just a QB problem!

  42. bombacim says: Oct 10, 2011 2:50 PM

    So none of this goes onto Reid’s head for hiring an offensive line coach to coach the defense. Or onto Vick’s for the four INT’s… Man you Philly people are football stupid.

  43. ud1hens says: Oct 10, 2011 2:50 PM

    It’s not like we are talking about Juan bad play, or Juan bad game…soon it’ll be Juan bad season.

    See what I did there…

  44. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Oct 10, 2011 2:51 PM

    and all the giants, cowboys, and redskins fan say…sweeeeet!

    on a side note– with a name like juan castillo shouldn’t he be coaching soccer?

  45. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 10, 2011 2:52 PM

    pacash80 says:
    Oct 10, 2011 2:30 PM
    We should get #firejuancastillo trending on Twitter. But hey, at least the Flyers are 2-0. They must be Philadelphia’s real dream team.

    ——————————————

    LMAO – Last week it was something to the tune of at least we have the Phils, WORLD SERIES!!

    There’s always some drunken hoopla being slurred from a disappointed Phillies fan.

    It’s unwarranted and getting old real quick, much like the Eagles constant media coverage.

  46. angelosdraftboard says: Oct 10, 2011 2:54 PM

    I’m not an Eagle fan but watching Juan Castillo throw those 4 interceptions yesterday leads me to believe he should be fired asap. Its really hard to win when your defensive coordinator turns the ball over like that.

  47. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:55 PM

    Does anyone have the clip where Andy Reid slammed the mic and stormed off after the press conference yesterday?

  48. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:56 PM

    “Spagnola” ain’t going back to that loser franchise.

  49. angrygreenbird says: Oct 10, 2011 2:57 PM

    The only good news from yesterday is that Jerrod Page got a stonger and may not play this week.

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:58 PM

    Iggles fans know how we felt with BILL SHERIDAN now.

  51. snowpea84 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:59 PM

    They cut or let walk away all the defensive leaders on the team. They came into the year with what? One slightly abover average LB in Chaney and a bunch of special teamers. The Eagles might as well be playing a 4-1 front.

  52. Deb says: Oct 10, 2011 3:06 PM

    Maybe this isn’t the most bizarre promotion ever. Maybe bizarre promotions like this happen every day and we just don’t hear about them. I mean, Castillo was a college defensive coordinator 22 years ago. But still … how does he wind up getting promoted from more than two decades as an offensive assistant to defensive coordinator in one jump??? Why in the name of Chuck Bednarik would Andy Reid, at the most crucial point of his career, put what amounts to a novice in charge of his defense? If he wasn’t happy with McDermott, why not go out and hire a real defensive strategist with some serious credentials??

    I’ve always liked Andy, but this move was just nuts.

  53. wcdunkenfield says: Oct 10, 2011 3:10 PM

    Apparently, even with all his money, Lurie has yet to buy a clue regarding this bunch of clowns.

    51 years without a title is only 2% worse than they were before. That’s the only consolation in this entire mess…

  54. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 10, 2011 3:12 PM

    The Eagles are 1-4 and this defense flat out stinks out loud… Honestly..didn’t see that Juan coming

  55. zbigern says: Oct 10, 2011 3:13 PM

    If I could do it all over again I would chose to be either one of Andy Reids kids or a coaching desciple of his…these guys have the world by the balls. the Philadelphia Egos have had a long way to go for several years and this year was supposed to be the fix.

    Hey at least it all comes flying under the radar and nobody is really talking about this. NFC east is a joke.

    hey Philly…at least you have the Sixers…crap…

  56. 7to10for6allday says: Oct 10, 2011 3:14 PM

    I’m an eagles fan and I’ll be the first to tell you, Andy and Juan need to go open a taco bell chain together. Period. Hopefully they go 1-15 so the ownership can finally wake up and realize it’s for a change.

  57. canadianhonky says: Oct 10, 2011 3:16 PM

    Blaaa blaaa blaaa…. the bottom line is the Bills are better. Face it.

  58. kingjoe1 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:21 PM

    Reid really outsmarted himself with this choice. This has been a consistent problem for Reid, one that he will never get away from. For this reason alone, the Eagles need to move in a new directions for coach and GM.

    Play calling, poor time management, LB/Safety emphasis(or lack of) and hiring JC as the defensive coach, all are things that Reid cannot overcome.

    In every other business this certainly would be viewed as career limiting issues. The Eagles simply need to move on and find a better coach/gm /owner partnership.

  59. alewatcher says: Oct 10, 2011 3:22 PM

    geniusfan says: Oct 10, 2011 2:35 PM

    Thanks to Castillo it looks like the Eagles could go Juan and 15….

    ————

    Best line of the day.

  60. das14 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:25 PM

    Only one thing can save their season. They must bring back Santa and make up for booing him. THE CURSE OF SANTA!

  61. howley1 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:26 PM

    Castillo blows as a DC but it’s the position coaches that are playing the wide 9 and making Nnamdi play zone.

  62. 5xchamp says: Oct 10, 2011 3:30 PM

    Well, at least you still have the Phills , EVERYONE says they are sure fire pennant winners with four aces an all…….
    OH YEAH!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  63. sasquash20 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:31 PM

    Also for the record Mike Vick sucks under pressure. Last season was a mirage, this turn over machine is what he is. Hes a dumb, careless, loser. I’m an Eagles fan too.

  64. caseysarasota says: Oct 10, 2011 3:32 PM

    im sure im the odd man out here…BUT…let me say this: Juan does not do the TACKLING…the players do, Juan does not cover, Juan does not jump offsides on a hard count, Juan does not throw 4 picks and keep the defense on the ground to get tired. He needs HIS players to step it up. Many times they had players stopped in the backfield…tackles let them get the big yards. Im not saying he isn’t to blame, but even if we bring in a new D.C…it won’t change the foundational elements they NEED to do. if they actually tackle and cover good and STILL suck then we call for his head.

  65. Nevis says: Oct 10, 2011 3:32 PM

    Joke promotion that should have never happened. McNabb was apparently more responsible for winning than Reid.

  66. razorbyrd says: Oct 10, 2011 3:36 PM

    glad I’m not the only one who sees that Howley1…

    JC needs to be fired NOW!!! how the hell does running an O-line for 13 years prepare you to run an entire defense?! it’s bullsh*t!!!

  67. shamburg says: Oct 10, 2011 3:37 PM

    Where are these Eagles fans that are “blaming Castillo??”

    You’re clearly out of touch with the fan base. Everyone is blaming Reid, not Castillo. Yeah Castillo sucks, but we expected that. Reid is the one that hired him… Reid made all the personelle changes. And called for a Run/Pass option with Ronnie Brown against the 49ers, and an onsides kick against the Bills. Andy is the one who should be fired and that’s what EVERY Eagles fan I know thinks, myself included.

  68. tdurk34 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:40 PM

    He might not be getting fired, but changes are being forced down his throat. Good, bad or indifferent there were changes made. As painful as it might be, go back and compare the defense from the first half to the second. First, Page the human slice of swiss cheese was benched, Coleman was in his place. Namdi was man up, took a receiver where ever he went. If receiver was in motion so was Namdi. The wide 9, wasn’t so wide. After the Bills went up 28-7 TV has a shot of Andy talking to Juan. I am not a lip reader, but it appeared he said, you had one more series, make the change.

  69. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 10, 2011 3:41 PM

    bombacim says:
    Oct 10, 2011 2:50 PM
    So none of this goes onto Reid’s head for hiring an offensive line coach to coach the defense. Or onto Vick’s for the four INT’s… Man you Philly people are football stupid.

    ————————————–

    In their defense, they have been ripping Reid.

    But what I am perplexed about is why doesn’t their seem to be any accountability for Vick? 4 int’s and a fumble…? His attitude and sense of values..? His ego..? His poor leadership on and off the field..? His self loathing sense of self..?

    It seems that the Eagles nation does not want to put any blame on Vick because it will just confirm that they made a mistake in gambling on him and giving him that BIG MONEY.

    Get rid of Vick, Juan as DC, and Andy Reid. Only then can you guys start to rebuild. Andy Reid cares more about his legacy as a Eagles coach than he does about his own children, THAT should tell you something about his leadership abilities.

    Poor decision making, leads to mistakes, mistakes made and not learned from lead to failure, and finally failure follows the EAGLES. At least until change is made.

  70. getyourownname says: Oct 10, 2011 3:41 PM

    Don’t know about coaches, but D line jumping offside, when everyone in the stadium and watching on TV knew NE was just trying to draw them offside and had no intention of running a play, is not exactly a sign of player discipline.

  71. moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 3:48 PM

    Eagles defense, there are 2 outcomes on every play:

    1) Sack
    2) 7 yard run or slant pass

    And they aren’t getting many sacks now that Cole is out.

    This is a total failure of planning, personnel, and coaching. And there words don’t equate to accountability. Action does.

    The Redskins have 3 RB’s that may each surpass 100 yards next week.

  72. lucky5934 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:50 PM

    The players are not disciplined and the defense is missing tackles like crazy. He is putting guys in position to make players and they choke. NFL Live did a great film breakdown of that today. I don’t see how a coach can receive this much blame when the players are dropping the ball. Not to mention that Andy Reid and the Eagles promoted this coach from an Offensive line position (for the last 13 years) to Defensive coordinator. Too many variables to place the blame on one guy. So until someone finds a way to blame Castillo for Vick’s four picks (including the deciding Pick Six), back off the dude and assign blame to EVERYONE who is under-performing.

  73. mancave001 says: Oct 10, 2011 3:51 PM

    Last week I thought about repainting my Eagles-themed Man Cave to Phillies red. Now I’m thinking Flyers’ orange.

  74. seabreezes51 says: Oct 10, 2011 4:01 PM

    This is just the latest version of Andy Reids “I am smarter than everyone” game. He does this crap all of the time.

    And again, but on a huge scale……. It blows up in his face.

  75. moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 4:02 PM

    And the offense is no longer is running a ‘system’.

    We’re not even running the Mike Vick HS offense he ran when he was in Atlanta.

    We’re running the Randall Cunningham offense from Buddy’s era. Vick just drops back, every WR goes deep, and he takes off.

    Compound that with the fact that the offense, realistically, MUST score on every possession because of the all-time worst Eagles defense (in my lifetime), and you get ridiculously risk-embracing Vick. And the execution is sloppy – check out the fumbles in addition to INT’s! And he gets nailed EVERY PLAY.

    And it cannot be a FG, as they’re too far behind…plus Andy cannot live with a rookie kicker despite it being HIS DECISION to let Akers go and draft this kid.

    Look at the film. Teams get 7 yards almost every time on 1st or 2nd down. The run D, exterior and interior, is non-existent. The coverage is soft as cool whip so slants are always open. It’s unlike anything I have seen ever.

  76. armchairqb says: Oct 10, 2011 4:06 PM

    FINALLY … is this the year the wheels finally come off the Eagles?

    I will be sad to see Reid and his crew go … it would be a shame to see someone competent get the HC job there. It’s fun to watch Philly’s expectations come crashing down every year.

  77. moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 4:08 PM

    “NFL Live did a great film breakdown of that today.”

    Did they also show the segment where they said we were wrong about McNabb, and that he would bring the Redskins to a division title and the Super Bowl?

    Who cares what the talking heads say? The personnel is not suited for the defensive system. Plain and simple. And every offense we’ve faced realized it and stomped us.

  78. dfeltz says: Oct 10, 2011 4:09 PM

    Maybe the Bears will just sign a season ticket holder to be the quarterbacks coach, I mean that almost has to be the equivalent of a O-Line coach switching the D Coordinator.

  79. brintfatre says: Oct 10, 2011 4:15 PM

    They are in the same boat Minnesota was in at the beginning of last season!

  80. woodyg says: Oct 10, 2011 4:20 PM

    Look at all the Eagle fans with all the answers ……. The same ones that made ridiculous SB predictions even before game 1 of the season ….. The same ones who screamed with ‘glee’ at every FA signing …… The same ones who actually believed they had a ‘dream team’ ……..

    Eagle Fans deserve this lost season ……. Maybe in the future you’ll think before you step up on your soapbox & declare victory over the entire NFL ……

  81. drshakedown74 says: Oct 10, 2011 4:25 PM

    I am starting to think Juan is very very dumb.

  82. pissedphillyphan says: Oct 10, 2011 4:37 PM

    On a side note, has anybody noticed how big Andy Reid is.

  83. briang123 says: Oct 10, 2011 4:37 PM

    Sorry I don’t have any Mexican jokes. All I can say is that the mistake of hiring the OL coach for DC should have been realized immediately. He has no experience to draw back on when things get tough. That’s what it takes years to get to the pinnacle of one’s profession in almost all cases. Mistakes need to be made and learned from. An NFL team, especially one that should be much better than the Eagles are, can’t be in the business of training its coordinators. That’s why pretty much all coaches start at Roast Beef State University or somewhere similar.

  84. dawkattack says: Oct 10, 2011 4:38 PM

    @ raiderlyfe last I checked Cole & Jenkins are great passrusher. Smh lol

  85. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 10, 2011 4:46 PM

    brintfatre says:
    Oct 10, 2011 4:15 PM
    They are in the same boat Minnesota was in at the beginning of last season!

    ——————————————–

    Philly was deemed as a “Super Bowl or bust team”. The Vikes, ehhh, not so much.

  86. mhalt99 says: Oct 10, 2011 4:55 PM

    A real Defensive Coordinator would have realized that his defense will not work by say the third game. He also would have accepted that his linebackers are too young and not ready to start in the NFL (hopefully by the superbowl….. 2014).

    A real D Coordinator would have realized that he has 3 pro bowl caliber cornerbacks and just made lemonade out of lemons and ran the nickel as a base defense – still would have trouble with the safeties but maybe they pull one or two of those games out.

  87. realitypolice says: Oct 10, 2011 4:56 PM

    howley1 says:
    Oct 10, 2011 3:26 PM
    Castillo blows as a DC but it’s the position coaches that are playing the wide 9 and making Nnamdi play zone.
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    So he’s the coordinator, but he has no say over how the linemen line up or how the secondary covers?

    What does he do, coordinate the catering in the locker room after practice?

  88. deadmanwalking47 says: Oct 10, 2011 5:01 PM

    as a redskins fan i’m hoping they give the guy an extension! knowing the eagles,it would make sense!

  89. moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 5:01 PM

    The same ones who said take Sapp over Mamula.

    The same ones who said Levon Kirkland was no replacement for Trotter.

    The same ones who said to take Reggie Wayne over Freddie Mitchell.

    The same ones who said to take Jason Witten over LJ Smith.

    The same ones who said that Kotite wasn’t an upgrade over Buddy.

    The same ones who said they should re-sign Reggie White, that he was worth the money.

    The same ones who said Pinkston and Thrash weren’t good enough at WR.

    The same ones who said McNabb was fininshed.

    The same ones who said counting on the Andrews sisters would end in disaster.

    The same ones who said we need a big back to hammer the ball in on goal line.

    And clowns like you, the national media, and the Eagles brass told us we were wrong in each of these instances, that we were “just fans” who should pay our money, shut up, and cheer.

    We were right every single time.

  90. moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 5:03 PM

    The same ones who said letting Dawkins go would kill the run defense and leave a leadership void in the locker room.

    Yep, the same ones.

  91. Deb says: Oct 10, 2011 5:12 PM

    Just curious, but did Nnamdi know when he took this job that he was passing up the opportunity to work with Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson as his position coach in exchange for working with an offensive-line coach as his coordinator?

  92. granadafan says: Oct 10, 2011 5:16 PM

    Yeah, putting a coach in a crucial position where he’s never even coached at any level let alone on the other side of the ball was a great decision.

  93. drew05 says: Oct 10, 2011 5:22 PM

    All of the problems this team has had…and you all watch sportscenter…so you obviously know what you are talking about…

    If the WR’s stop fumbling…they will win the NFC East.

    It seems that’s a big IF at this point, but the only team stopping the Eagles…is the Eagles.

    Buffalo made some good plays, and I don’t discredit them…Byrd’s stripping Avant was nice, both times…though the 2nd was lucky to be kicked and caught by Barnett, but them’s the bounces.

    All the hate for the coaches is laughable…I was in an “arguement” with a fellow “fan” on the Iggles site…Dude blamed Castillo for Parker jumping off-sides.

    5 games in the books…my Iggles have dug a sufficient hole.

    11 games remain.

    The Eagles will win the NFC East.

    Go Eagles.

  94. rmm9090 says: Oct 10, 2011 5:25 PM

    That post game interview with AR storming off the stage is without a doubt the best thing I’ve seen lately from Philly. Maybe if AR kept his big mouth trash talkin’ players like Vick & Young in check, then he may not have this big a problem. Say what you want, a lot of players got pissed at all that trash talk and got juiced up to prove Vick and Young otherwise. And, they are doing a good job so far….

  95. dkeyser says: Oct 10, 2011 5:27 PM

    ud1hens says:Oct 10, 2011 2:50 PM

    It’s not like we are talking about Juan bad play, or Juan bad game…soon it’ll be Juan bad season.

    See what I did there…
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    The only thing that could make that better is adding ” and he’ll be Juan gone” to the end of it

  96. drbob117 says: Oct 10, 2011 5:53 PM

    @woodyg: Eagles fans that know anything about football didn’t do that. Last years defense featured Quinton Mikell and Allen/ Coleman at S, Hanson at CB , Broderick Bunkley at DT, Ernie Sims at LB, Juqua “Offsides” Parker at DE. So, yeah, after they fired McDermott and most of his staff, and brought in Jim Washburn , who media people have consistently said is the best in the game as D line coach, and replaced the above players with Rodgers- Cromartie, Asomugha, Matthews ( already replaced by Rolle), Jenkins , Babin, we knew there were still 5 players that sucked ( the 2 safeties and all 3 LB’s, but we figured they have to improve , since they brought in guys that have been to Pro Bowls. The holdovers, Chaney, Fokou, Patterson, Samuel, Cole, Allen never reminded us of the ’85 Bears, but they were good enough to get the team to the playoffs. Castillo wasn’t the greatest choice at DC, but that doesn’t give any of these so called ‘stars’ an excuse. They are surely talented enough to give up less than 27 points a game. On O, they brought in a new OL coach, a backup QB, a backup RB, a 4th WR and replaced Nick Cole with another bad OL who they drafted in the 1st round; not exactly earth shattering changes. The problem on that side of the ball, is that the so called ‘stars'( Jackson, Maclin, Celek, Vick) , who managed over 400 points last year have not played up to the standards they set for themselves last year. Eagles fans knew they had flaws, but 1-4 is absurd for a team with this talent. How many teams have 11 great players on either side of the ball? None, right? Well, the Eagles are that way too. So yes, we had reason to be optimistic( not crazy) then, and we have every right to be pissed off now.

  97. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Oct 10, 2011 5:57 PM

    Obviously the D was responsible for the 5 turnovers.

  98. lionsfanatic84 says: Oct 10, 2011 6:15 PM

    nice tupee

  99. kamikazex8 says: Oct 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    We’re getting better, but we have to win…..duh…In other news, the wind blows, the sun is hot, and water is wet

  100. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 10, 2011 7:22 PM

    ALL Eagles fans were bragging. Shut up. They do it every year.

  101. wicky888 says: Oct 10, 2011 7:59 PM

    Why is everyone so surprised to see the wrong guy get promoted? Don’t any of you work?

  102. jazz607 says: Oct 10, 2011 8:36 PM

    Typical Andy Reid, Friends before Buisness = 1-4!

  103. cadillacin says: Oct 10, 2011 8:44 PM

    Where is Jon Gruden ???

  104. 23yankees says: Oct 10, 2011 9:46 PM

    Pick four Vick, and you blame Juan?

  105. howley1 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:05 PM

    So he’s the coordinator, but he has no say over how the linemen line up or how the secondary covers?

    What does he do, coordinate the catering in the locker room after practice?

    ————————————————

    Good question. Maybe Andy in his infinite “I’m smarter than you” wisdom thought he was giving Castillo a boost to a better job somewhere and pulling Howard Mudd out of retirement at the same time. I think everything’s built around Washburn.

  106. howley1 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:14 PM

    Just curious, but did Nnamdi know when he took this job that he was passing up the opportunity to work with Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson as his position coach in exchange for working with an offensive-line coach as his coordinator?

    ———————————–

    Or better yet, he could have played for the guy that spent 5 years coaching him up to be the one of the best cornerbacks if not THE best in the NFL… Rob Ryan. No Pro Bowls, no All-Pro selections until Rob Ryan got there. But he’d have to have taken less money. No way the Cowboys could pay him $13 mil per season.

  107. madd5555likesthedudes says: Oct 10, 2011 10:17 PM

    I blame Juan’s stupid haircut.

  108. 5xchamp says: Oct 10, 2011 10:28 PM

    Romo throws three picks and the media rips him for the entire week, This loser vick throws 6 picks in two weeks and all they can do is blame my landscaper & fatboy ? PLEASE !!!! vick suxx !
    the egirls are in for a LONG season, I have never seen a so called QB cry and whine more than this punk, nothing is ever his fault…. vicky is just laughing all the way to jeff laurie’s bank , got ya jeffy !!!!! GOLD STANDARD ! hahahaha

  109. moochzilla says: Oct 11, 2011 11:16 AM

    “I have never seen a so called QB cry and whine more than this punk, nothing is ever his fault…”

    See: McNabb, Donovan

  110. kafkaforpresident says: Oct 11, 2011 5:27 PM

    moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 5:01 PM

    The same ones who said take Sapp over Mamula.

    The same ones who said Levon Kirkland was no replacement for Trotter.

    The same ones who said to take Reggie Wayne over Freddie Mitchell.

    The same ones who said to take Jason Witten over LJ Smith.

    The same ones who said that Kotite wasn’t an upgrade over Buddy.

    The same ones who said they should re-sign Reggie White, that he was worth the money.

    The same ones who said Pinkston and Thrash weren’t good enough at WR.

    The same ones who said McNabb was fininshed.

    The same ones who said counting on the Andrews sisters would end in disaster.

    The same ones who said we need a big back to hammer the ball in on goal line.

    And clowns like you, the national media, and the Eagles brass told us we were wrong in each of these instances, that we were “just fans” who should pay our money, shut up, and cheer.

    We were right every single time.

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    Amen, brother!

    Though “the fans” also clamored for Ricky Williams (not talking about those “dirty 30″ d-bags), we can’t be right 100% of the time.

    The fans are now absolutely right when we say that Reid has to go.

  111. choice1329 says: Oct 12, 2011 4:52 PM

    @noterelated, T. Brady threw four interceptions just a couple of weeks ago, when in fact it should have been seven, but I guess you missed that huh, or you wouldn’t have made that comment.

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