The Philadelphia Eagles announced the firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo today after the team’s 2nd straight loss to Detroit on Sunday.
The defense, which was solid early in the season, struggled late in fourth quarters in two straight weeks and facilitated collapses that took the Eagles from 3-1 to 3-3.
Head coach Andy Reid said the following in a press conference regarding Castillo’s firing, saying:
“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.”
Former secondary coach Todd Bowles was promoted to the interim defensive coordinator position and will serve the role until the end of the season.