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Archive: February, 2011

Spagnuolo: Great move by Andy

Friday, February 4, 2011, 6:07 PM
DALLAS -- You may think Andy Reid’s decision to promote offensive line coach Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator is crazy. But Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo doesn’t. Spagnuolo, who spent eight years on Reid’s staff as a defensive assistant under Jim Johnson before becoming the... Read more

Commish: Vick Says No Link to Party

Friday, February 4, 2011, 9:11 AM
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in on the Michael Vick Super Bowl party business today at Goodell's annual preSuper Bowl news conference. Goodell said he has spoken with the Eagles' quarterback three times in the last two weeks about Vick's Super Bowl week plans -- which seems like a lot of... Read more

Castillo move looks desperate but isn't

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 12:24 PM
Some day-after thoughts on Juan Castillo becoming the Eagles' defensive coordinator: *When I think of Juan, I think of hard work, at the most basic level -- put your hands here, step that way, bend your knees. I see a technician, not a strategist. A mechanic, not a design engineer. Maybe I don't have... Read more

Party time for Vick at Super Bowl

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 9:57 AM
Michael Vick is having a Super Bowl party in Dallas on Friday night. We all remember what happened at Vick's 30th birthday party last summer, when one of the co-conspirators in Vick's dogfighting ring was shot. Vick said he had nothing to do with the shooting and no charges were filed. However, Vick... Read more

Journey from McDermott to Castillo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 8:19 PM
Here is a look at how the Eagles went from Sean McDermott to Juan Castillo as their defensive coordinator: Jan. 15: Reports indicate that the Eagles have fired McDermott days earlier. There is no formal announcement of comment from Andy Reid, who is on vacation. Jan. 16: The names of Dick Jauron... Read more

Eagles introduce Juan Castillo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 6:50 PM
Juan Castillo called himself “a defensive guy that’s gotten stuck on the offensive side” as he was surprisingly introduced as the Eagles’ new defensive coordinator. Castillo replaces the fired Sean McDermott, who would later become defensive coordinator with Carolina. “It’s... Read more

Jaworski stunned too

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 6:26 PM
Former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski was as shocked as everyone else when he heard that Juan Castillo was moving to the defensive side of the ball as coordinator. Jaworski called the move a "head-scratcher." "I kind of thought it would be a high-profile person that they would go for," he said.... Read more

Castillo to become defensive coordinator

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 4:32 PM
In a shocker, the Eagles ended up staying in-house for a defensive coordinator. Juan Castillo, considered among the best offensive line coaches in the league, will take over the defense and replace the fired Sean McDermott. The Eagles also will hire Howard Mudd to coach the offensive line. Mudd was... Read more

Polamalu Likes Horton, Perry for Birds

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 1:53 PM
The NFL's defensive player of the year is well-acquainted with Ray Horton and Darren Perry, two possible candidates for the Eagles' defensive coordinator position. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said he thinks either man would be a fine choice. First, Polamalu on Horton, his current secondary coach:... Read more

DeSean Jackson takes heat from Giants fans

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 11:12 AM
Whenever DeSean Jackson runs into a Giants fan this offseason, all they want to talk about is the game-winning punt return against their team. "All the New York fans have been giving crap the past 3-4 weeks since the season has been over," Jackson said during an appearance last night on "Lopez Tonight"... Read more
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