Andy Reid said on Monday that he was willing to tear things up in order to fix this team and he wasn’t playing. The Eagles announced on Tuesday morning that Juan Castillo was fired as the team’s defensive coordinator and replaced by Todd Bowles, previously the secondary coach.
In a statement issued by the team, Reid said of the move:
“I want to make it clear that I have nothing but the ultimate respect for Juan Castillo as a coach and as a person. He’s one of the finest football coaches that I have ever worked with. He has served this organization extremely well for 18 years and letting him go was a difficult decision. I know he will continue to be a successful coach in this league and wish he and his family nothing but the best.
“We’re six games into the season and average isn’t good enough. I know the potential of our team and insist on maximizing it.”
Reid seems willing to admit that he was wrong in his decision to appoint Castillo in order to save his own job with the team.
How will Reid address the issues plaguing the team’s offense? Are more drastic moves in the mix? Much more to come.