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Reid touts Castillo for head-coaching jobs

ANDY REID, JUAN CASTILLO AP

Last month, Eagles coach Andy Reid fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.  Now, Reid is trying to get Castillo hired.

To be a head coach.

Reid’s remarks specifically came in the context of an opening at UTEP, but Reid was sufficiently broad in his remarks to allow them to apply to any head-coaching job, at any level of the sport.

He would do a great job.  He would be the mayor of El Paso,” Reid said of Castillo, via Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com.

“He would do a phenomenal job.  I was hoping for him because I think he’d be a good head coach.  He had a chance at that the last time [the UTEP job was open].  He and I actually went down and worked out a couple players there once, so he knows the area.  He’d be great.”

He wasn’t great as a defensive coordinator.  Then again, some Eagles fans already have grown nostalgic for the performance of the defense under Castillo.

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19 Responses to “Reid touts Castillo for head-coaching jobs”
  1. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Nov 24, 2012 10:08 AM

    Castillo >>>> Bowles

  2. cheddarrob says: Nov 24, 2012 10:18 AM

    Ok Andy, that makes sense. Lets use him as our scapegoat since it was obviously his fault that the team was under performing (sarcasm), then turn around and promote him as a head coach after you and your staff had him fired. I see an ESPN job in your near future.

  3. 1standinches says: Nov 24, 2012 10:23 AM

    since Jim Johnson passed away the Eagles defense has never been successful. which is sad because I like a challenge, being a Redskins fan.

  4. mancave001 says: Nov 24, 2012 10:24 AM

    Next game? Wearing a bag over my head.

  5. bathroomben7 says: Nov 24, 2012 10:26 AM

    This is where Andy betrayed the owner’s trust and went a long way towards getting himself fired. When the defensive coordinator job came open Jeffrey Lurie trusted Andy to hire the best person for the position. Instead Andy used it as an opportunity to hook up one of his scumbag friends.

    Reid has only himself to blame when he’s gone at the end of the season.

  6. flowadelph says: Nov 24, 2012 10:53 AM

    Maybe he can have your job after the season is over Andy

  7. enrifer says: Nov 24, 2012 11:02 AM

    Looks like they miss him more as o-line coach, because they look terrible

  8. gabe77 says: Nov 24, 2012 11:13 AM

    Andy isn’t exactly well-qualified to know what a good head coach looks like. If he said someone was mediocre and going into a favorable position of weak opponents for the next decade and a half, I’d believe him then.

  9. fitnesstrainer6788 says: Nov 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    If you’re an Eagles fan, Castillo would be an AWESOME H.C..!!! …. For the Cowboys, Redskins, or Giants!!

  10. lovedabirds says: Nov 24, 2012 11:47 AM

    Sounds like Reid is trying to position himself for a job as Juan’s OC!

  11. lovedabirds says: Nov 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    bathroomben7 says:Nov 24, 2012 10:26 AM

    This is where Andy betrayed the owner’s trust and went a long way towards getting himself fired. When the defensive coordinator job came open Jeffrey Lurie trusted Andy to hire the best person for the position. Instead Andy used it as an opportunity to hook up one of his scumbag friends.

    Reid has only himself to blame when he’s gone at the end of the season.
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    Marcus??

  12. thelastpieceofcheese says: Nov 24, 2012 11:51 AM

    Juan Castillo is perfect for Jets head coach next year.

  13. pacificnw7722 says: Nov 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    “He would be the mayor of El Paso,” Reid said of Castillo.”

    Yeah, and you could be Mayor McCheese….

  14. snowpea84 says: Nov 24, 2012 12:08 PM

    He wasn’t great as the D coordinator??? Really? When you look at the difference between having him and not having him you really have to start wondering about that. Sure, the Eagles werent in the top five, but its really looking like that was never an option. It increasingly looks like he was getting as much out of them as they were giving.

    All the complaints at the time about how Namdi was being used are starting to look completely different.

  15. eaglesfanalways says: Nov 24, 2012 2:12 PM

    Am I missing something…Big Red fires Juan as DC then suggests him as head coach??? Just when I thought the Eagles’ season couldn’t get more bizarre…thanks for the memories, Andy!

  16. thousandcasts says: Nov 24, 2012 10:06 PM

    Marty morningwood would make a great head…oops, wait a minute. Schwartz may have made a mistake, but nothing that compares to winning a coin toss in OT then defering so he could “take the wind.” Never mind the fact that the defense hadn’t stopped anyone the entire game and…well…we all know what happened next.

  17. rollore says: Nov 24, 2012 11:48 PM

    A while back, some Eagles’ ticket holders told me that if the season went in vain, they were going to hold a “dozen egg night” at their next game. Looks like it’s going to be pretty soon (Monday Night).

  18. cherrybop says: Nov 25, 2012 1:52 AM

    Who would you rather have as a coach – Andy Reid or Marty Schottenheimer(sp)?

  19. smokingto says: Nov 27, 2012 10:10 AM

    You so called fans have been spoiled for way to long. Andy is a Great coach and will turn this around. I don’t beleive he will be fired, I think Jeffery L. is much smarter than you idiots and will give Andy a chance to fix the problems. Wait and see!!!

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