Will Changing From Castillo To Bowles Be Enough To Allow The Eagles To Win The NFC East?
WIP Audio Roadshow Producer / The School Philly@And_Porter
Enough to win the NFC East? Let's win one at a time. Winning the NFC East will likely mean finishing the season at least 10-6, and for the Eagles, that means winning 7 of their final 10 games. Ha!
Winning 7 of 10 games is a tall task for any NFL team, never mind a 3-3 team in shambles, with a potential QB controversy, and a new defensive coordinator. In order to go 7-3 in their final 10 games, and essentially win the division, the Eagles will need many more things to change other than the defensive coordinator.
With that being said, I think the change could help. If nothing else, hopefully the switch can provide the Birds with a little extra motivation and emotion going forward. I think the players have a ton of respect for Bowles, the 48 year-old New Jersey native and former NFL safety and Temple alum. The firing of Juan Castillo should be a "wake-up" call for the under-achieving team going forward. Who knows, maybe the Eagles get a sack this week?
As far as winning the NFC east goes, unless Bowles is going to prevent Michael Vick fumbles and errant throws, persuade Andy to run the ball more often, refine the struggles of the offensive line, and improve the special teams, winning the NFC East is, at best, an ambitious task.
Big Daddy Graham
94WIP Overnight Host @BigDaddyGraham
I believe the change will improve them, but not enough to win the division.
They have too many holes on the offensive line and we Eagle fans are still in the middle of a life sentence with Andy Reid.