Beasley’s Commentary: Eagles Name New Defensive Coordinator

By Beasley Reece

The Eagles have hired a defensive coordinator and in a shocker of a move, its respected offensive line coach Juan Castillo.

Okay Eagles fans, I know this is a tough sell. That’s why the Eagles posted reaction from three friendly NFL head coaches applauding the move. But, Juan Castillo played linebacker in college and as a pro in the USFL, and don’t laugh at the USFL because I can name NFL Hall of Famers out of that defunct experiment like Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker and many more.

Don’t give up on the season or try to run Juan out of town because no coach works harder than Juan. No coach studies defense in greater detail than offensive coaches.

Also, the Eagles waited so long to make a decision that their choices were limited. I believe Andy Reid must win a Super Bowl within the next two years to keep his job. It’s difficult to convince a big name defensive coordinator to move his family into a situation that may have a short shelf life before dismissal.

I have the unique perspective of having played on both sides of the ball in the NFL. I was a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys my rookie year. The next eight years I played defensive back. That year of offense was a tremendous advantage for a defensive back. I understood what the offense was trying to do as a unit and how receivers are taught to read defense. That knowledge made me a defensive captain and respected like a coach on the field by my employers.

It’s not the perfect scenario, but the hiring of Juan Castillo as defensive boss is not an automatic formula for failure.

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  1. Ty martin says:

    Andy is a winner, i don’t care if it weak NFC, he always makes the right decision!!! When we needed a Wr we got thrash,when we needed LB Harrison,Woodley,and Mathews(all playing Sunday) we got Earnie Sims, Dt to stop the run we got bunkley,Babins sack total was not enough we got rid of the slacker(the jerk only got 12.5 sacks this yr)when we go to battle in war they send the airforce and the army,we just send airforce why risk the army,brilliant, this is the game of inches,when u need a great clock management,Andy is our MAN!! when it is 3rd and 2 or 4th and 1 u have complete faith in andy reid cause u know he will pass and we always get the first down cause our RB only ave 5.2 yds a carry,save the army,but at the end of the day i can go to sleep knowing andy reid is our coach

  2. BEASLEYS BROTHER IN LAWING HERE KIDS says:

    WITH THESE WORDS OF WISDOM, AT LEAST MR REESE WILL BE WELCOME IN THE EAGLES LOCKER ROOM.

    ITS A PIPE DREAM TO THINK BIG ANDY HAS TWO YEARS TO WIN
    DONT YOU KNOW SIR, ANDY HAS PHOTOS OF MR JEFF AND HIS SIDEKICK
    MR JOE. IN A SOMEWHAT . HEHEHHEHE UNUSUAL SITUATION. ( RUMOR HAS IT
    THEY WERE UPSET AT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY TO COUNT )

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