Facing a 1-4 record and a firestorm of criticism from local and national media, fans and -- most damagingly -- opposing players, Andy Reid had little new to offer today in the way of explaining how he plans to turn around a season nearly over after just five games.
Reid said Juan Castillo would remain the team's defensive coordinator, saying the defense improved in the second half Sunday. He said the "wide-nine" front that has been gashed all season will remain in place (even after the Bills boasted about how they knew they could exploit the system with runs and shovel passes). The system puts tremendous pressure on linebackers and safeties, the weakest part of this roster, but Reid again cited second half improvements Sunday, declining to say what changes were made other than to say that the defense tackled better.
He was asked about the defense, about correcting the team's turnovers and penalties, and answered all with the normal coach speak: fundamentals, hard work, keep plugging away.
"We’ve gotta keep working is what we need to do and make sure we're putting guys in the right position," Reid said.