Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo said today his month-long limbo after the season wasn't that big a deal.
Castillo, questioned after Eagles coach Andy Reid's long-awaited, 48-minute-plus season wrapup address, said he found out he definitely was going to be the 2012 d-coordinator "probably when y'all heard it." That would have been yesterday, when the Eagles announced that the addition of secondary coach Todd Bowles completed their staff.
Castillo was a tad evasive on this point, though; at one point he opined that when somebody wants you gone, they usually tell you. The inference seemed to be that as time passed, he had a pretty good idea he was still the coordinator.
Reid acknowledged having offered a job to fired Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, who eventually opted to become defensive coordinator in New Orleans. Reid said he never talked titles with Spagnuolo, and that Castillo would have remained, regardless, presumably as defensive coordinator. Of course, that would not have precluded coming up with some fancy title for Spagnuolo like "assistant head coach/defense."