It seemed odd when the Eagles hired Juan Castillo, a former linebacker and defensive assistant, to be a low-level offensive assistant coach under Ray Rhodes.
Odd, but not that big a deal. It doesn’t matter that much who breaks down film for the real coaches to pore over. And no one ever loses a game because the tight ends coach isn’t good enough.
But this? This is a bizarre and possibly job-threatening move by Andy Reid. Moving Castillo to the defensive side, to coach the linebackers or something, would make some sense. But putting him in charge of running the defense for a team that desperately needs a great defensive coordinator is just beyond understanding.
Castillo is a legendary workaholic. He’s a really good guy. If it is in his interest to vary his resume in order to improve his chances to become a head coach, then that’s a fine thing.