Castillo Talks Eagles, Why He Passed On Reid Reunion


Reports surfaced yesterday that new Kansas City head coach Andy Reid offered his old pal and his former defensive coordinator in Philadelphia an assistant head coaching position with the Chiefs.

Castillo, who was also reportedly offered jobs by other teams, opted instead to join former fellow Eagles assistant coach John Harbaugh in Baltimore where his team is set to play in the Super Bowl this Sunday.

So why would Castillo opt to pass on a reunion with Reid? You know, in case the obvious answer that Reid foolishly put Castillo in a role he wasn’t ready for in 2011 and then unfairly scapegoated him in 2012 when it appeared he was doing a decent job is not sufficient.

“I think it’s just better for me and coach. One day I’ll come back to him,” Castillo told Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

While that remains to be seen, Castillo was nothing but class when asked about how things played out in Philadelphia after his departure. The Eagles, of course, finished 1-9 after Castillo was fired.

“What was hard was that I wasn’t there to help somebody that I respect and love fight for his job,” he said.

Castillo, who has been helping the Ravens prepare for Sunday’s clash with San Francisco, will assume the position of run game coordinator after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/magniaj Jeff Magnia

    I know Juan through his coaching days at Texas A&M-Kingsville and he was nothing but a class act. I am very happy to see he is continuing his NFL coaching career in some capacity.