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Report: Eagles will consider bringing in a defensive consultant

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After the 2010 season, Eagles coach Andy Reid decided to fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and replace him with the man who coached the team’s offensive line for 13 years.  Though Reid remains committed to Castillo — surely because to dump him now would mean that it was a mistake to hire him in the first place — the team is considering options for improving the performance of the defense.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Eagles will consider during the bye week the possibility of bringing in a defensive consultant.

The problem is that most defensive coaches who want to work have jobs.  Eric Mangini, who’s getting a buyout from the Browns, is working at ESPN — and he’s a specialist in the 3-4.  The Eagles use a 4-3.  Former NFL defensive coordinator, Syracuse head coach, and Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is, as far as we can tell, available, and he has 4-3 experience.

Perhaps the most intriguing possibility is former Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil (pictured).  The former hard-hitting NFL safety’s final season with the Packers coincided with Reid’s first year in Green Bay as an assistant.  Cecil currently is working as a college football analyst for ESPN and evaluating his coaching options.  (He also has something in common with Mike Vick, at least as it relates to the public display of the middle finger.)

The possibility of hiring a consultant apparently means that Castillo would stay put as the defensive coordinator.  Another possibility would be to hire a new coordinator, and to move Castillo back to the offensive line, where he would share the duties with Howard Mudd.

The fact that the Eagles are even entertaining the thought of getting help for Castillo strongly suggests that, if the Eagles had to do it over again, they either would have kept McDermott or hired someone who hasn’t been coaching on the offensive line for the last 13 years.

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  1. devinmr711 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:42 PM

    Sherman Lewis is the man for the job.

  2. trbowman says: Oct 10, 2011 10:42 PM

    “Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is, as far as we can tell, available, and he has 4-3 experience.”

    If you want to make that defense even worse, then yes, bringing in Greg Robinson is a brilliant idea.

  3. trbowman says: Oct 10, 2011 10:43 PM

    Juan Castillo won’t be fired until the end of the year at the earliest.

    Reid handpicked him, so firing him now would be admitting he made a big error.

  4. Andrew Glenn says: Oct 10, 2011 10:44 PM

    Here’s a better idea: consider bringing in a defensive coordinator.

  5. cletusvandam says: Oct 10, 2011 10:45 PM

    they should bring in a head coach consultant and maybe a qb who doesn’t turn the ball over 4 or 5 times a game

  6. jaystop says: Oct 10, 2011 10:47 PM

    It shouldn’t take a “defensive consultant” for Reid to realize that a wide-9 defense combined with average, undersized LBs is a recipe for disaster.

  7. marcsasharc says: Oct 10, 2011 10:49 PM

    this entire season is on Andy Reid. if he were smart he would find a new coordinator and take the hit to his image because his seat is getting rather warm. if they miss the playoffs he is fired, period.

  8. nrmeagles says: Oct 10, 2011 10:49 PM

    Jeff Fisher please!!!!

  9. iambadkid says: Oct 10, 2011 10:50 PM

    uh oh the world is ending, because texans lost to oakland

  10. vicktator says: Oct 10, 2011 10:51 PM

    Reid should just appoint Howard Mudd to defensive coordinator.

  11. cmr123 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:53 PM

    I am available.

  12. doggreeneagle says: Oct 10, 2011 10:55 PM

    Problem with Reid-complacency. He doesn’t have the “business like Tiger blood” mentality any longer when it comes to personnel decisions. i.e. -McNabb to skins instead of the Raiders, because he wanted what was best for Don. And now moving Castillo to D-coord., instead of firing him when he realized he wanted Mudd. The “nice thing to do” approach, doesn’t cut it in the NFL. Hence 1-4.

  13. jeffro33 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:58 PM

    Nobody saw this coming….

    I mean with no offseason and a bunch of new faces, whoda thought that a coordinator with NO professional experience would be successful?

    Andy Reid is a pompous fool for thinking this would work. If he were fighting for his job here, he’d have never made the move.

  14. culturalelitist says: Oct 10, 2011 10:59 PM

    Butch Davis. He has a bit of baggage, but is a solid, experienced defensive mind, and is available.

  15. jerruhjones21 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:59 PM

    Implosion…

    Oh you poor Iggles fans… A worse record than my Cowgirls makes me feel sorry for you…

  16. dopesimms says: Oct 10, 2011 11:00 PM

    How much does this consultant get paid? I got your consulting right here.

    1.) Nnamdi Asomugha is a man-to-man cornerback. Stop putting him in your stupid assed zone that doesn’t work.

    2.) Since ALL of your linebackers are undersized cause you all are dumbasses. You need to start implementing more blitz packages. They’re small and fast and young. Send them after the quarterback and make him run for his life, you have the cornerbacks to do this.

    3.) Get a VETERAN strong safety. Nate Allen doesn’t have experience, but he has enough talent to keep his starting role at free safety.

    4.) Get Rodgers-Cromartie a little more active. He’s good when you put him in the right situation (against small slot receivers that are his size)

    Now where is my check?

  17. cmr123 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:03 PM

    Hum, Phily 40 passes, 1 sack, 14 rushes plus 5 for Vick,

    Buff 27 passes, 33 runs 2 for Fitzpatrick

    go figure.

  18. gdive says: Oct 10, 2011 11:03 PM

    How about employing some defensive backs that can execute tackle football?

  19. phillybirds says: Oct 10, 2011 11:03 PM

    Anything helps… I think. But this team is absolutely retarded. Just do it the normal way. Why is everything so complicated? Andy Reid has taken years away from my life.

  20. scudbot says: Oct 10, 2011 11:03 PM

    Yes, that’s what they need. A consultant. And a new front office. And a new HC. And a different QB.

  21. jaydog76 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:04 PM

    I think this might be a job for Tiki :-)

  22. smellmyface says: Oct 10, 2011 11:05 PM

    move Castillo back to the offensive line, where he would share the duties with Howard Mudd.

    two offensive line coaches. Yeah that dream team is looking great.

    How about fire whoever thought it would be a bright idea to pay all that money to a corner and 2 lineman and a QB that will never play a full season while you’re stuck with a piss poor O line and LB’s

  23. schmedley69 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:05 PM

    Andy Reid has made some big blunders over the years, but the Castillo move was by far his biggest. He really needs to have his head examined. Reid is a mad scientist who needs to be stopped before he does any more damage. I’m sure that the Flabbot and Castillo Show is good comedy for the rest of the league, but it is a nightmare for us Eagles fans.

  24. MichaelEdits says: Oct 10, 2011 11:06 PM

    Hire me. I work real cheap.

  25. kwk69 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:07 PM

    LOL. Cause bringing in THE DREAM TEAM sure didn’t help!!! Get real!!!

  26. bleedgreen says: Oct 10, 2011 11:09 PM

    How about Jeff Fisher?

  27. maxvv says: Oct 10, 2011 11:10 PM

    Good. It’ll be nice to see them get back up on their feet. What a swell team!

  28. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 10, 2011 11:14 PM

    So, Juan, what would you say you do here?

  29. highwaiianjahwaiian says: Oct 10, 2011 11:15 PM

    they should move castillo back to the o line and bring in jeff fisher for a d coordinator hes used to having a strong wide 9 playing line and a solid secondary he can help coach up their lb core. if the eagles are really calling this year make or break via the superbowl they gotta go big.

  30. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 10, 2011 11:16 PM

    Greg Blatche is a possibility, too.

  31. joebloww says: Oct 10, 2011 11:16 PM

    Eagles suck! I love it!!

  32. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 10, 2011 11:16 PM

    How funny would it be if Reid brings in Cecil, who runs the 46?

  33. 5xchamp says: Oct 10, 2011 11:17 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA……JUST SAYIN !

  34. balzosteel says: Oct 10, 2011 11:20 PM

    A Defensive Consultant??? Really? LMAO! Sounds like a phony quack that a rich clueless owner would hire and make his players take mandatory therapy sessions with.

  35. billsfan27 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:22 PM

    Defensive consultant Joe Montana?

  36. talkintrashallday says: Oct 10, 2011 11:25 PM

    How about hiring a coach that ACTUALLY COACHED DEFENSE!!

  37. moochzilla says: Oct 10, 2011 11:27 PM

    Defensive experience? What are you talking about?

    We hire DC’s based on their knowledge of the offensive line.

  38. realnflmaster says: Oct 10, 2011 11:31 PM

    L-O-S-E-R-S

    LOSERS! YAY!!!!!!!

  39. phillyahole says: Oct 10, 2011 11:36 PM

    Bill Cowher! Coach Cowher? Has anyone seen Bill? Can Cowher coach 4-3? I know he specializes in 3-4 but I’m sure he can work some 4-3! I know! It will never happen….but if we make him D coordinator we can promote him to head coach next year or maybe he doesn’t want the stress of head coach? No? I know it will never happen….

  40. duncanthecat says: Oct 10, 2011 11:41 PM

    How can Reid fire Castillo when Reid was the one who thought it would be a good idea and convinced Castillo to make the move.

  41. benjaminwhite11 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:42 PM

    Oh no…..here come the “Bob’s”. They want you to explain what you do here, but what you’re really doing is interviewing for your own job.

  42. dailyrev says: Oct 10, 2011 11:42 PM

    Bag the season and everyone head out to #OccupyPhilly

  43. dmobey says: Oct 10, 2011 11:43 PM

    Maybe you need a QB that’s not a dog killer and and a turnover machine.

    Maybe.

  44. nflfollower says: Oct 10, 2011 11:46 PM

    The Lions brought in a defensive consultant the other year…..he helped them quite a bit. A guy named Suh.

  45. jkr32 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:46 PM

    you have 3 of the best dbs in the league! play them man to man dumb ass!

  46. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:46 PM

    Butch Davis..

  47. bmmayhew says: Oct 10, 2011 11:52 PM

    The Eagles are officially in Vinny Cerrato territory. From the offseason spending spree to bringing in coaching consultants.

  48. baddegg says: Oct 10, 2011 11:54 PM

    Start scouring the bingo halls.

  49. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 11, 2011 12:01 AM

    u can bring in all the coaches you want. clipboards cant make tackles. eagles lack the personel on defense to keep their team in the game. the offense has enough raw talent to get it done but the D doesnt give them a chance

  50. johnnyshore says: Oct 11, 2011 12:03 AM

    lol, loving the fact that the dream team is already out of the playoffs

  51. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Oct 11, 2011 12:05 AM

    Maybe they should try the offensive line coach.

    Wait, they already tried that.

    Let’s roll the dice on the kicking coach.

  52. jdbaker1860 says: Oct 11, 2011 12:12 AM

    That won’t change
    1 interceptions
    2 dropped passes
    3 fumbles
    4 interceptions
    5 poor tackles
    6 Vicks inability to pass in the pocket
    7 interceptions
    8 dropped passes
    9 inability to stop the run
    10 inability to cover anyone
    Did I mention interceptions or Vicks inability to be a 100 million dollar QB?

  53. dant10 says: Oct 11, 2011 12:13 AM

    Eagles should not have kept McDermot but hiring Castillo may have been a mistake. So far it seems to have been and if they don’t make some kind of change immediately their playoff hopes are essentially gone…this coming from an eagles fan. They NEED to win against the skins next week. If they wait until after the bye week it may be too late

  54. jdbaker1860 says: Oct 11, 2011 12:13 AM

    Forgot to mention……..Go Niners!

  55. bukes111 says: Oct 11, 2011 12:15 AM

    Bring back Buddy. The real bad a$$ Ryan.

  56. davidgq says: Oct 11, 2011 12:23 AM

    Panic Time !!!!!

  57. footballfanman says: Oct 11, 2011 12:24 AM

    I remember the Redskins did this in Zorn’s last year except it was offense. Ha!

  58. cincybert says: Oct 11, 2011 12:25 AM

    Maybe Howard Mudd can consult on defense?

  59. raiderpicksix says: Oct 11, 2011 12:35 AM

    Wow…

    The team is 1-4 and Reid is “considering” bringing in a defensive consultant? Your team is gettin’ rung up for an average of 30+ points a game. You need to “do” not “consider”…

    You don’t want to fire Castillo, (b/c you’ll likely close the coffin on yourself Andy) and you won’t change your defensive technique. For what? To show that your defensive technique can eventually get you your 2nd win somewhere around week 9 or week 10? Additionally, your personnel grouping for your defensive scheme is mismatched. But I guess you’re content to ride that out as well for the sake of hoping to say you were right. (which won’t happen)

    It doesn’t take a rocket science to see that Andy needs to be fired. Through 5 games, he’s just shuffled personnel around and stuck with the same old sorry defensive coach and scheme that is getting them abused week to week. The players don’t look disciplined and there is no accountability b/c Castillo is not being held accountable.

    My prediction: Eagles miss the playoffs by a wide margin, Reid and Castillo get fired at season end, Desean doesn’t get a new contract, and the “dream team” starts getting blown up…

  60. mrcosio says: Oct 11, 2011 12:40 AM

    My dad is a gynecologist and we talk about medicine all the time, it doesn’t mean I can deliver a baby (but I guess according to Andy Reid it makes me perfectly qualified to do so)

  61. sullybleedsgreen says: Oct 11, 2011 12:42 AM

    cletusvandam says:

    “they should bring in a head coach consultant and maybe a qb who doesn’t turn the ball over 4 or 5 times a game”

    Right on with the first part!

  62. skulz fontaine says: Oct 11, 2011 12:44 AM

    The Eagles would do well to consider giving Andy Reid the boot. Sure, Reid has got the Eagles close. So? Reid has been at Philly since 1999? Reid is incapable of closing the deal for Philly. Time’s up Andy.

  63. rudegger says: Oct 11, 2011 12:45 AM

    The Eagles are basically saying, “We know we have a problem, and we aren’t willing to do what it takes to fix it, we just want it to look better.”
    Andy Reid should not be a head coach, there is no discipline, just dysfunction. If I was an Eagle fan I’d be pissed.
    McNabb and Reid were made for each other, how did they both make it to a Superbowl? It boggles the mind.
    Neither has a sense of urgency or concern.

  64. jfw3 says: Oct 11, 2011 12:56 AM

    This is infuriating. In any real world situation hiring someone with no experience to a top level job in a critical position would be unheard of and would result in the imediate firing of the person doing the hiring. I mean this just isn’t done anywhere, let alone in the NFL. It’s insane. How Any Reid could be so colossally reckless and so unbelievably stupid, yet still have a job, is beyond me. I mean it’s really unfathomable. Now they are bringing in a consultant, which is an even bigger bone headed move. Any fool on the street can fix this problem in two seconds flat. Get rid of this dumb-ass Wide 9 crap. Get some half way decent BIG linebackers, put your press cover corners in press coverage instead of zone, and get a real safety or two. Seriously, does it take some high priced consultant to figure this out?? Are we to believe that nobody on this coaching staff grasps the reasons for what’s going on here? What the hell is this consultant going to tell them to do..Click their heals 3 times and say there’s no place like home?? Honestly, this is so basic and fundamental that any peewee league coach could fix this problem. Tell you what eagles front office. I’ll save you a hell of a lot of money. Give me ten bucks and 5 minutes and I’ll tell you exactly what to do. Jesus, this makes me so angry.

  65. Cowboys-Forum says: Oct 11, 2011 1:03 AM

    The Cowboys may be 2-2 but seeing the Eagles in such disarray is just epic.

    Way to go AR, out smarting yourself again, you da man bwahahahahaha

  66. rajbais says: Oct 11, 2011 1:12 AM

    Chuck Cecil???? … This guy destroyed the Titans’ defense right after Jim Schwartz left!!!!!!

    When I think of the “Wide 9″, I think of Andy Reid’s waist size!!!

    The Eagles will NOT make the playoffs!!!! Bye Bye, Big Red (Reid’s nickname), Howard Mudd, Juan Castillo, and whoever the hell coaches the linebackers and defensive backs!!!

    Hello, Joe Philbin and Darren Perry!!!! The “Green Bay Way” must come there one day!!!

  67. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 11, 2011 1:12 AM

    Headline: Any Reid elects to Ask Madden.

  68. upperdecker19 says: Oct 11, 2011 1:20 AM

    Is the captain of the Titanic alive and/or available?

  69. mh28102 says: Oct 11, 2011 1:21 AM

    Greg Mattison wont have trouble in the NFL. Although he had trouble in college, offenses like the packers are not on the level of Western Michigan.

  70. nflfan4life says: Oct 11, 2011 1:28 AM

    1. Cecil could have done a gig in Feb. Why now?
    2. He is probably busy fishing with Jeff Fisher.
    3. The bigger issues is: Get in line behind the University of Arizona, Cecil’s alma mater, as they fired Stoops their HC today.

  71. edenprairieballer says: Oct 11, 2011 1:32 AM

    a “defensive consultant” are you freaking kidding me? Isn’t that what your coaches are for? Philly must be on the verge of anarchy.

  72. bcjim says: Oct 11, 2011 4:37 AM

    BINGO!

  73. kevpft says: Oct 11, 2011 4:56 AM

    Maybe they should bring in a QB who won’t throw 4 interceptions in a must-win game.

    Vick’s record as starter for the Eagles: 9-8.

    McNabb’s record in his final 17 games with the Eagles: 11-6.

    Vick’s last seven games: 1-6.

    Ruh-roh…

  74. slick3 says: Oct 11, 2011 5:08 AM

    I have an even better idea, fire Reid.

  75. slick3 says: Oct 11, 2011 5:14 AM

    Reid doesn’t want hire anyone from outside the organization that he thinks could be a threat to replace him. That’s why he prefers to appoint dum-dums from within the club. The Lisping Limp-Wristed owner is an idiot too.

  76. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 11, 2011 5:23 AM

    Troubled times in the city of brotherly love…..for years many of us have been waiting for this team to have a bad year, to only win 4 or 5 games. Maybe this year the bottom will finally fall out. Here’s to hoping!

  77. weneedlinemen42 says: Oct 11, 2011 5:31 AM

    It’s hard to coach a defense when the front office has given you no starting calibre linebackers to work with.

    I am willing to bet most defensive coaches would struggle. The Eagles have got some really good pass rushers and 3-great cover corners. They don’t have a good defense. They’ve got the first chapter and the last chapter of a great book. They’ve just forgotten to address that pesky plot thing in the middle which links them together.

    The d-line is relatively light and built for pass rushing. It needs a beefy set of linebackers to plug the run, which the Eagles don’t have. They’ve got inexperienced and undersized linebackers. A double whammy, turned into a tripple whammy by the fact that none of them are that fast either. Moreover, they’re not getting much help from the secondary. At least two of those great cover corners are reknowned for being for reluctant tacklers. Asomugha is the only one with a reputation for defending the run and he hasn’t done that terribly well this year.

    Then there are the safeties, who again appear to have been selected for coverage. Where is the run plugger. I know they’re unfashionable and considered limited in “the modern game” but there are reasons why these guys are often fan favourites.

    This is a pretty good pass defense, but it isn’t surprising that it struggles against the run. Andy Reid has been pass happy on offense for years. Now that blind spot for the running game has filtered through on to the defense. It makes Jim Johnson’s career look even better. He must have been like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke. “No Andy, we still have to stop the run.”

  78. seabreezes51 says: Oct 11, 2011 5:33 AM

    Too little and too late, Andy.
    Better bring in a vacation planner too.

  79. bobbyhoying says: Oct 11, 2011 6:11 AM

    How about Jeff Fisher? He knows a thing or two about defense and Vince would love to see him again.

  80. firethewalrus says: Oct 11, 2011 6:12 AM

    Buddy forbid, Reid could have just gotten it right the first time and hired an ACTUAL Defensive Coordinator. But his extreme stubborness and fat arrogance makes him think he’s the smartest mammal to ever put on a coach’s headset… Didn’t you know, Andy Reid INVENTED football!

    Fire The Walrus

  81. thegonz13 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:22 AM

    How do you spell “panic button”?

  82. angrycorgi says: Oct 11, 2011 6:32 AM

    I’ll save the iggles some cash…here’s some advice, totally free of charge:

    Next time you decide to improve your team, don’t spend all your efforts stockpiling players at one position while all the other positions get downgraded through FA losses. Great CBs + Good DL + sub-par safeties + garbage LBs = FAIL. There’s only so far you can coach up your players. You can’t expect to make chicken salad out of chicken $*%! on a regular basis.

  83. tombrookshire says: Oct 11, 2011 6:36 AM

    Andy Reid reversing an Andy Reid decision. Ha! Never happpen.

  84. souldogdave says: Oct 11, 2011 6:43 AM

    Andy Reid, in his arrogance, hamstrung the team with the ridiculous choice at D-Coordinator.

  85. gpete1962 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:51 AM

    Let’s see whats broken !

    Defensive coordinator
    O-line coach
    Line backer talent
    O-line depth
    A QB that wants to be RB
    A shaky Kicker
    Best WR Unhappy and not paid
    Overpaid secondary
    Overweight HC

    l and 4 sounds just about right !!!!

  86. bigdicebuddha says: Oct 11, 2011 7:08 AM

    “Anybody know the number to the Bingo Hall?”

  87. sj39 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:13 AM

    They might want to consider cutting the dog killer and bringing in a real NFL QB.

  88. dd393 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:24 AM

    Yeah, that’ll turn things right around.

  89. gritsmaker says: Oct 11, 2011 7:37 AM

    the eagles haven ‘t had a defense since buddy ryan left.

    reid never cared about defense or running the ball.

    bring in gruden.

  90. myspaceyourface says: Oct 11, 2011 7:38 AM

    I don’t think Andy Reid has any fear of admitting he made a mistake. That’s why he’s a good coach. The fact that he’s bringing in some help already admits there are problems/mistakes.

  91. NFLJunkie says: Oct 11, 2011 7:41 AM

    I guess Chuck Cecil is the right choice if the objective is to help Castillo handle being constantly maligned by fans for being in over his head as defensive coordinator.

  92. my84cj7 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:44 AM

    Championship!

  93. channel124 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:44 AM

    Step one: scour the local bingo halls.

  94. eaglessuperfan says: Oct 11, 2011 7:46 AM

    Unless Cecil is 250 Plus and can tackle he is not gonna help.

  95. vickadelphiaphreedom says: Oct 11, 2011 7:51 AM

    What about that dude who played “Lattimer” in “The Program”?

  96. cleverbob says: Oct 11, 2011 7:52 AM

    Big Red just wants to let him down easy, without admitting that he shouldn’t have made him DC in the first place.

    Juan: Are you breaking up with me?
    Andy: Let’s just be friends.

  97. fastspecv says: Oct 11, 2011 8:05 AM

    I thought just a few tweaks would make everything perfect for the D! lol

  98. hendawg21 says: Oct 11, 2011 8:05 AM

    Here’s an idea bring in a Dream maker for the dream team…anyhow get the butter ready because they are almost toast…

  99. 1bigtex says: Oct 11, 2011 8:14 AM

    Any word on whether or not Andy Reid has plans for hiring a clock management consultant as well as a parenting consultant?

    I seem to recall asking the Eagles’ faithful about their shaky Oline and their sad group of LBs prior to the start of the season. I was told that the Birds would be so far ahead that their flaws would never appear. Quick question; How’s that working for you?

  100. pmac9102 says: Oct 11, 2011 8:15 AM

    Andy Reid no longer has Jim Johnson to cover his dumbass mistakes. He should be fired. @rajbais, Andy Reid came from Green Bay. No Gruden, no Cowher. Gruden won with Dungy’s team, and it took Cowher 15 years to win a Super Bowl.

  101. selldannysell says: Oct 11, 2011 8:34 AM

    Man, they’re turning into the Redskins by the second. Have they checked the Bingo halls yet?

  102. richm2256 says: Oct 11, 2011 8:34 AM

    Dream Team!

    I am enjoying this train-wreck Iggles season almost as much as I am the Yets, for the exact same reason; bunch of players and fans who thought they’d won a Super Bowl the first week of the pre-season.

  103. pappert says: Oct 11, 2011 9:11 AM

    if your a playoff contender your coaches should not need on the job training. Point is, Castillo has no exp. Eagles are not a playoff contender this year. I am an Eagles fan and have been a big fan of Andy Reid despite his terrible challenges and clock management through the years. At this point the team needs a new identity. Make a move before the deadline and pick up a LB PLEASE.. trade asante for one. Ooo and my last thought. Why is D.lewis returning Kickoffs. Do we not have a former probowler return man in DRC. Eagles really really seem to have their head up another part of their body.

    SIGNED A PISSED OFF EAGLES FAN

  104. bdl08 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:11 AM

    Who moves an offensive line coach to defensive coordinator? Everyone knows you move an OC to DC … Stupid seagulls

  105. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 11, 2011 9:13 AM

    Fire up the center, split the clit and get at the ball carrier!

  106. tundey says: Oct 11, 2011 9:16 AM

    A used car dealership ought to be thinking seriously about trading for Juan Castillo right about now. Because if he can convince a smart fella like Andy Reid that he (Juan) can coach the defense after having coached the offensive line for 13 years…boy he ought to be able to move used cars off the lot like hotcake.

  107. snowpea84 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    Well as long as this defensive assistant can play LB then they might actually improve.

  108. phillypfanatic says: Oct 11, 2011 9:47 AM

    Jon Gruden for HC!! Look Philly has the weapons on offense to contend, nobody disputes that. Bringing in a coach familiar w/ the West Coast offense, an offense that their current and talented personnel already know, makes sense. Couple that with the hiring of a good DC and all will be ok…

  109. mred163 says: Oct 11, 2011 10:42 AM

    All of you fans who suggested Jeff Fisher are probably correct but Andy Reid will NEVER hire anyone who is a threat to his job and Jeff Fisher is.

  110. bbrophy1 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:59 AM

    give it another week and Reid can bring in Jack Del Rio

  111. theharshestreality says: Oct 15, 2011 3:15 PM

    Wait a year – Rex Ryan will be available real soon.

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