I love Andy Reid – he just scapegoated the defensive coordinator that he never should have hired in the first place.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 16, 2012
Juan Castillo, who was put in an impossible situation by Andy Reid has been fired by the Eagles organization:
“My job was to bring a championship and I didn’t get it done.
I feel bad for coach Reid, that I didn’t get it done for him, for the city, and for Mr. Lurie.”
You said once, you’d take a bullet for him.
“I’d still do that right now. All we ask in life is an opportunity. And I had an opportunity. And what hurts is you got to take advantage of opportunity, that’s life. That’s what you have to do, and I did not take advantage of opportunity. It hurts my family, it hurts coach Reid, it hurts Mr. Lurie, it hurts the city.”
Barring a miraculous comeback, Andy Reid is done. The last time we made the playoffs and won a game: McNabb was our starter and Kurt Warner, Chad Pennington, Jake Delhomme and Tavaris Jackson were QBs starting for playoff teams. We went to the Super Bowl in the 2004/05 season.
Castillo has been in Philly for years (since 1995). A bit longer than Reid actually, so this is a big big move. I believed from the beginning of the season, the Eagles would be 7-9. This doesn’t give me confidence to reach even 7 wins.