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Eagles Fire DC Juan Castillo; Todd Bowles to Run Defense

The Eagles have canned defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, replacing him with secondary coach Todd Bowles.

The move comes after the Eagles blew a lead last week vs the Steelers, losing 16-14, and Sunday they were up 10 on the Lions, and lost 26-23 in overtime.made

Coach Andy Reid made the surprising switch before last season of making Castillo the defensive coordinator after 13 seasons of coaching offensive linemen. Castillo has been under the microscope in Philadelphia, with nearly every move he’s made being scrutinized intensely.

Reid says six games into the season, “average isn’t good enough. I know the potential of our team and insist on maximizing it.”

Castillo joined the Eagles in 1995 as an offensive assistant under coach Ray Rhodes. He was promoted to tight ends coach in 1997, and then offensive line coach in 1998.

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  1. ed

    October 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I think that Reid is going to be the next one to get fired and I wrote an article talking all about it here!! http://halftimechat.com/andy-reid-out-in-philly/

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