Reid Still Has Issues, But Juan Castillo Is On the RiseBREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, News Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
The most nerve-racking moment of last week’s game was when Michael Vick brought the team down within 1-yard of taking the lead with less than two minutes in the game. Three downs, best running back in the NFL, and only one yard to go. The cameras flashed on Andy and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and I saw them both with that same look of “What Should I Do Next?”
Of course, we saw a pass. There is no reason whatsoever to put the team in that position after rallying to come back down the field with a shot to win the game. Vick’s pass easily could have been a turnover and cost the team a chance to win the game. If Reid starts thinking screen pass or trick play, he needs to just run McCoy.
Reid ran the ball consistently throughout the game. Everyone in the city was happy with that, I am looking for Reid to make the right calls late in the game. The team is talented enough to win big this year and ultimately it is going to come down to coaching in the playoffs. Will this be the year that Andy can control himself, manage the clock, save timeouts, etc? We will find out soon but, this game easily could have gone the other way and this was total luck that the team is 2-0.
A major reason the team is sitting at 2-0 is due to Juan Castillo’s defense. For anyone who doubted Juan or his intensity doesn’t know football or Juan Castillo. Juan lives at the NovaCare Complex during the season and a lot of time is spent in the off-season working to improve his defense. His ability to coach up players with inferior talent has been noted for years with his offensive lineman, and now we are beginning to see what his efforts will translate to with the defense. He struggled with personnel last season and has made adjustments. Having talent and “fastballs” on the defensive line doesn’t equate to success. Lets give Juan his due.
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