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08:04 AM ET 01.24 | On Monday, Juan Castillo could be found on the sidelines of a practice at the Senior Bowl in Alabama. He was wearing a long-sleeved T-short that read "Philadelphia Eagles" across the front. So was Castillo there as the Eagles' defensive coordinator? Will he still serve in that capacity for the 2012 season? "I'm just working," Castillo said, when asked those questions, and some others that occasioned equally nebulous answers. He said he would defer to Eagles coach Andy Reid on any announcements about his status. "Coach Reid has to talk to you," he said. ... [Castillo] wants another chance. Now that Steve Spagnuolo has decided to cast his lot with the New Orleans Saints, chances for that to happen seem pretty good.

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January 24, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Dream On Philly...

January 24, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Even if Spags isn't available, they can do better than Castillo.

New Orleans, though ... add a Spags defense to that offense and you've got a scary team.

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January 24, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

good news

....for the rest of the NFC East, I assume. Chaos in Philadelphia. You could make a video game just from the title. Try to collect all the cheese steaks while dealing with Santa-haters and battling a screen-filling Fat Andy.

January 24, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

good news

This... ^^^^^^

Unrest with the Iggles is always a good thing.

January 24, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Interesting headline - using maligned, shot, and Philly could send subliminal messages to some of the fans.

January 24, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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....for the rest of the NFC East, I assume. Chaos in Philadelphia. You could make a video game just from the title. Try to collect all the cheese steaks while dealing with Santa-haters and battling a screen-filling Fat Andy.

That sounded like a big dig there debbie..might be fun but not as fun as Boson one.

Your billy bellachick trying to pahk your cah with a drunk giant's receptionists wife while pat fans stumble around like marky mark but soft as vin baker, then you have to get past the sinister lite brite level before even getting into the stadium where the really hard levels begin as you have to carefully get brady to carry you on his back without upsetting him so you dont get shaken off

I know it sounds hard but there are a lot of *cheat codes...

January 24, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

New Orleans, though ... add a Spags defense to that offense and you've got a scary team.

Ditto this.

If FA treats them kindly, they should be at the top of the short list of NFC contenders. Good stuff.

January 24, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Spagnuolo "threw in his lot" with New Orleans? They make it sound like he's some kind of traitor or something. Who in their right mind would pick coaching in Philly (who just finished 8-8) with Vick as a QB when they could coach in New Orleans (13-3) with Drew Brees at QB?

January 24, 2012  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That sounded like a big dig there debbie..might be fun but not as fun as Boston one.

Right you are. Don't forget to have Tim Thomas dissing some fool who lives in a white house.

And how could you, how could you, not bring up Bill Buckner? And the snowplow? And the Tuck Rule?

January 24, 2012  11:37 AM ET

As bad as Philly started off they were one game away from the Playoffs, I would keep him in there,
They have a shot @ the Division Next Year!!

January 24, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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Right you are. Don't forget to have Tim Thomas dissing some fool who lives in a white house.And how could you, how could you, not bring up Bill Buckner? And the snowplow? And the Tuck Rule?

As much as you prob have on Philly I have to ration my quips ;)

January 24, 2012  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Even if Spags isn't available, they can do better than Castillo.

i assume that jeff lurie has a certain level of success that he expects next year (conf. championship maybe?) from andy, otherwise he's gone.

i think that any established d coordinator would have a hard time signing up for that potential one year gig.

add to that the fact that the coordinator will have to work within the wide 9 system that's in place and they may have a hard time filling the position, should they fire castillo (which i doubt they will).

January 24, 2012  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

As bad as Philly started off they were one game away from the Playoffs, I would keep him in there,They have a shot @ the Division Next Year!!

As much as I would love to disagree with you, I can't. They drafted well last year and have plenty of youngsters that just had a year of seasoning.

They will be reckoned with with in 2012.

January 24, 2012  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

As much as I would love to disagree with you, I can't. They drafted well last year and have plenty of youngsters that just had a year of seasoning. They will be reckoned with with in 2012.

True. They , like all teams, have some decisions to make. VY is UFA and Vick does not appear to be a full season guy. Jackson is good, but is he worth big money good?
Not sure they draft all that well, that is why they keep hitting FA hard. They move around a lot but for what purpose? Never did replace Dawkins.

January 24, 2012  12:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

As much as I would love to disagree with you, I can't. They drafted well last year and have plenty of youngsters that just had a year of seasoning. They will be reckoned with with in 2012.

Nearly all of their top players, with few exceptions, were all drafted by other teams. Not sure why they have gotten a pass on drafting. Average. Very average.

January 24, 2012  01:42 PM ET
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Nearly all of their top players, with few exceptions, were all drafted by other teams. Not sure why they have gotten a pass on drafting. Average. Very average.

who is giving them a pass besides the owner?
eagles fans are well aware that they have drafted poorly under reid.

January 24, 2012  01:52 PM ET
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who is giving them a pass besides the owner?eagles fans are well aware that they have drafted poorly under reid.

True. Is it him or the GM? Reid is a good coach, but even good coaches get let go at a certain point. Superbowl coaches have been fired at some point.
They do a good job with the cap though , so far. That is what has saved them, they have the space to go the FA route.

January 24, 2012  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

And how could you, how could you, not bring up Bill Buckner? And the snowplow? And the Tuck Rule?

I recently saw Buckner on an MLB network show about the greatest games or whatever. He said he hadn't watched the play that he is infamous for until just recently and he saw what led to him missing the grounder (something about his glove - made perfect sense and he wasn't making an excuse). I felt so bad for the guy. He seems like a good guy who got screwed by fate and his manager who should have put in the defensive replacement he usually did.

 
January 24, 2012  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

True. Is it him or the GM? Reid is a good coach, but even good coaches get let go at a certain point. Superbowl coaches have been fired at some point.They do a good job with the cap though , so far. That is what has saved them, they have the space to go the FA route.

For all intents and purposes Reid is the GM. Howie Roseman has the title but I doubt many decisions are made without Reid's seal of approval.

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