Eagles owner Jeff Lurie admitted Tuesday that he had serious reservations about Andy Reid’s decision to promote his longtime offensive line coach, Juan Castillo, to defensive coordinator last year.
``Yes, I did,’’ he said. ``But I let Andy make that call. I respected his decision. He felt it was the best thing to do at the time and I don’t interfere in that area.’’
And just to be clear, the decision Tuesday to fire Castillo six games into his second season as defensive coordinator also was Reid’s and Reid’s alone.
``I will never do that,’’ Lurie said when asked if he had anything to do with the decision to replace Castillo with secondary coach Todd Bowles. ``The way I operate, a coach is responsible for his staff. Succeed and fail based on who he chooses and his own performance. I don’t trigger that.’’