Dispatched defensive coordinator Juan Castillo tells NBC10's Vai Sikahema that he feels bad for Andy Reid even after Reid fired Castillo after 18 years with the Eagles. Castillo says would still do anything for Coach Reid.
Will defensive coordinator Juan Castillo keep his job?
Former Eagles offensive line coach/defensive coordinator Juan Castillo could go from seemingly falling on the sword for Andy Reid to Super Bowl champ all within one season.
"The thing that hurts is that I let (Andy Reid) down, I let the organization down...I let the city of Philadelphia down," Castillo told NBC10’s Vai Sikahema soon after he was fired from his unsuccessful stint on the defensive side of the ball. "My job was to bring a championship and I didn't get it done."
Well, he is getting a quick second chance to make that happen and it will only take just a couple a weeks of work to make it happen.
Castillo joined the Ravens this week to serve as a two-week Super Bowl consultant and then running game consultant starting next season. His relationship with fellow former Eagles assistant, and current Baltimore head coach, John Harbaugh likely got Castillo the gig.
Castillo and Harbaugh coached together from 1998-2007 as assistants with the Eagles before Harbaugh left to become the Ravens' head coach.
Making Castillo an official employee who could earn a Super Bowl ring (no word if he would get a ring if Baltimore beats San Francisco) doesn’t seem as shocking when you learn that he’s basically been hanging out with the Ravens for the past few months.
His addition to the staff doesn't come as a surprise considering that Castillo has been a guest of Harbaugh's at Ravens home games at M&T Bank Stadium since being dismissed by the Eagles.
So there you have it, from an Eagles fan perspective you can root for your former coaches in Harbaugh and Castillo (and former player Sean Considine and Eagles legend, now Ravens RB coach, Wilbert Montgomery) with the Ravens or go all in for the greatest kicker in Eagles history David Akers, ex-Bird Chad Hall and brother of an Eagle Garrett Celek with the 49ers.