Did the Eagles Make the Right Call on Castillo?
The Eagles announced that they have retained the services of Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator, and hired former Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles as DB's coach.
This is an interesting move for the Eagles as it seems even though owner Jeff Lurie said not to factor to heavily the final four games of the 2011 season, that's exactly what they did. The Eagles defense was not very sound in the first month of the season and never really seemed to find a rhythm - that is until the final four games of the season.
However, the Andy Reid decided to give his long-time assistant coach and friend another shot at calling the defense. The Eagles let Castillo kind of hang-out-to-dry for a month before finally announcing that he was coming back. They reportedly spoke to former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo before he decided to head to New Orleans.
Today, the bring in Bowles, who is a Temple guy and is well respected in NFL circles. He was the head coach in Miami the final three games of the season, going 2-1, losing to the Patriots. You would also have to assume now if the Eagles get off to another slow start, Bowles could slide over and become to the defensive coordinator.
So the question remains, did the Eagles make the right call by bringing back Juan Castillo? ESPN.com NFC East blogger, Dan Graziano joined the Sports Bash to answer that questions and more.