It is obvious that Andy Reid is running out of scapegoats. From Juan Castillo to Jason Babin to the two PR directors, the makeup of the Eagles on the field, on the sidelines, and in the front office is radically different from the Eagles team that was projected by many sportswriters to contend for the division and make a deep playoff run before the season began. Now that the season is a train wreck with no chance at the playoffs, expect more firings and cuts to take place before the end of the season as our long-time head coach continues to shift the blame after each loss.
Eagles defensive end Jason Babin has been cut Tuesday afternoon. Babin has four sacks this season, but registered 18 last year en route to his second career pro bowl. This comes on the heels of a 7-game losing streak and the firing of two Eagles public relations directors. Also, DeSean Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after fracturing multiple ribs during Monday night’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. Jackson is the team’s leading receiver, with over 700 yards receiving this year.
After nearly a month without posting anything due to school work, illness, and general unenthusiasm due to Andy Reid and Barack Obama, I’m back! And how surprising is it that the Eagles still haven’t won anything since? Losing to the Panthers 30-22 Monday night, the Eagles’ lone bright spot is rookie running back Bryce Brown, who rushed for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns. Brown and Shady McCoy look to be a formidable backfield duo for the next few years. Meanwhile, the rest of the team continues to languish in mediocrity. After falling to the Panthers, the Eagles fall to 3-8, including 7 straight losses. The Eagles will face the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday night.
The Eagles played dead on both offense and defense in the week 8 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Andy Reid’s 13-year streak of winning after the bye week has been snapped due to poor coaching by Reid and horrible play on both sides of the ball. Led by Michael Vick, who leads the league in turnovers with 14 (8 interceptions and 6 fumbles), the Eagles gained 5 total yards in the first quarter and ended up allowing nearly 400 total offensive yards. Fans at Lincoln Financial Field chanted “Fire Andy” after halftime. The Eagles will face a tough challenge next week as they take on Drew Brees in the Superdome.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced Tuesday that Juan Castillo, former offensive line coach and defensive coordinator since the start of the 2011 season, has been fired from his position of defensive coordinator after a 3 game streak where the defense blew 2 4th-quarter leads and the entire defensive line, including pro-bowlers Jason Babin, Trent Cole, and Cullen Jenkins, failed to record a single sack. Defensive backs coach Todd Bowles was named Castillo’s replacement.