Report: Juan Castillo firing called a 'miscalculation'

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Around the League Writer
  • Published: Nov. 6, 2012 at 08:34 a.m.
  • Updated: Nov. 6, 2012 at 09:01 a.m.

A "team decision-maker" said the Philadelphia Eagles' firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was a "miscalculation," according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.
Sure is easy to say that now.
The Eagles have been porous defensively the last two weeks under the promoted defensive backs coach Todd Bowles. The Atlanta Falcons scored on their first six possessions two weeks ago. The New Orleans Saints' offense put up 371 yards and 21 points during Monday night's win as the Eagles repeated failed to make plays.
We all knew Castillo was the sacrificial lamb. Coach Andy Reid needed to change something somehow after the Eagles folded and lost to the Detroit Lions in overtime. The defensive coordinator was walked into the guillotine. And that was easy enough from a public perception considering everyone questioned Castillo's credentials anyway after being promoted from offensive line coach before the 2011 season.
The Eagles issues, however, go far beyond Castillo.