New Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles hasn’t called signals for an entire side since he was at Grambling more than 10 years ago.
But while there’s been a general sense he wants to mix things up, he said there’s a limit to what he can do.
“I’m not gonna reinvent the game,” Bowles said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.
While some players suggested that former coordinator Juan Castillo had become predictable, Bowles downplayed the notion.
“We had good defensive statistics before, we just have to close out, finish ballgames,” Bowles said. “You try to tweak things that you can tweak and keep the base together, keep your core together, . . . There are times when they’re going to have to make plays, and there are times when we’re going to have to make calls to help them make plays.”
Bowles said he also doesn’t know whether he’s going to work from the sidelines or the press box, but what’s most important is changing the results for a side that wasn’t good enough to make up for the Eagles’ real problems.