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Lurie had early reservations about Castillo

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08:04 AM ET 10.17 | Well, this experiment, now over, won't look very good on Andy Reid's resume. Guess who else thought [Reid] had lost his marbles last year when he came up with the bright idea to promote Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator? That's right. None other than Reid's boss, Jeff Lurie. Lurie was asked Tuesday whether he had reservations about making a longtime offensive-line coach who never had coached defense in the NFL the defensive chief 20 months ago. "Yes I did," Lurie said. "But I let Andy make that call. I respected his decision. He felt it was the best thing to do at the time, and I don't interfere in that area." ... "The way I operate, a coach is responsible for his staff. [He needs to] succeed or fail based on who he chooses."

Philadelphia Daily News

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October 17, 2012  08:20 AM ET

"The way I operate, a coach is responsible for his staff. ([He needs to) succeed or fail based on who he chooses."

I'd have to agree with that philosophy. But that brings us to the next question. WTF was Fat Andy thinking?

October 17, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Way to invoke the hindsight clause, Jeff.

October 17, 2012  08:23 AM ET

The dark ages are returning to Philly...

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October 17, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Somebody has to take da Fall!!!

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October 17, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Another Juan bites the dust.

October 17, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Another Juan bites the dust.

Groan

October 17, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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The dark ages are returning to Philly...

When they bench Vick, it's REALLY going to get good.

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October 17, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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Somebody has to take da Fall!!!

And as we see, Lurie did the classic 20/20 hindsight CYA statement. As for Reid " I take full responsibility" What a joke. No, you just had your DC take that.

October 17, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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When they bench Vick, it's REALLY going to get good.

Any time in the next couple of weeks would make me happy.

October 17, 2012  09:09 AM ET

The problem has not been their defense anyways. They are pretty good. Sometimes very good. They have scored the FEWEST points of any team in the entire NFL that has played six games. The Browns have score 31 more points than they have. Jeesh!

October 17, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Is that the sound of goats I hear in the background of the Eagles press conference.

October 17, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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but we like the turnovers

There will be more.

October 17, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Any time in the next couple of weeks would make me happy.

I think if he comes out bad (whoever they play) this weekend, Andy may pull him by half time.

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October 17, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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There will be more.

If the offensive line can't protect for a mobile Vick, imagine a glass house clip holder back there.

 
October 17, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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The Reid era is over.Vick's football career is over.I hope he didn't squander his money from the new contract.

I think he's spent most of that money paying back the debts of his bankrupcy.

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