If you were to step back and look at both sides of the ball and the special teams, the Eagles defense has played better than either one of the other two units. At this point in the season, the one coordinator position which should have been the safest should have been the defensive coordinator’s position.
If Andy Reid was going to fire Juan Castillo, he had plenty of reasons to do a year ago as compared to now. The Birds defense wasn’t the main reason the team lost the last two games. The offense has underperformed more than any other unit on the football team. The reason Castillo was let go was because he had the most capable replacement in place, Todd Bowles. He was brought in here to replace Castillo and now he has.
If you want to point to someone who has performed badly enough to be fired, then look no further than Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Marty has been calling a great game for the Birds if they had Jason Peters and Jason Kelce still lining up. The problem is they’re injured and unavailable.
Dallas Reynolds is showing us that he’s not an NFL football player. He’s been stealing money in the NFL. Right guard Danny Watkins is officially a bust and I know the Eagles wish they hadn’t given all that money to Evan Mathis.
Winning obviously isn’t the number one goal of Mornhinweg. It seems he’s more eager to get another shot at being a head coach rather calling plays for the talent he has rather than the talent he wishes he had.
The Birds have turned the ball over 17 times in only six games. They’ve got one of the lowest scoring offenses in the league. This is plenty of reason to give Mornhinweg his walking papers.
Truth of the matter is that special teams coordinator Bobby April is in the same situation and he has been a horrible special teams coach, since he got here. Where did he get the reputation of being such a good special teams coach?
The Lions special teams were supposed to be the worst in the league, but they outplayed the Eagles. Rookies Damaris Johnson and Brandon Boykin have been terrible as return men. Johnson has been so bad that they deactivated him for the Lions game. The coverage units have been horrible. They had to release the punter. What does that say about the job April has been doing?