One day after firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, Eagles head coach Andy Reid, told reporters, “We’re not done yet. We’re going to keep on firing people until we figure out why this team can’t seem to win a Super Bowl.”
Reid, who has coached the team since 1999, has watched the squad regularly melt down late in the season or in the playoffs, and he is intent on discovering the reason why.
“There’s something wrong here fundamentally, but I can’t put my finger on it,’ Reid said, while reviewing a flow chart of the team’s power structure. “We’ve fired Castillo, and hopefully that will help. But there’s something else, I’m sure of it. An assistant coach maybe, or one of the trainers. Could be there’s a weak link in the scouting department.
The 3-3 Eagles will use their bye week to regroup, before taking the field Sunday October 28th against the 6-0 Falcons. Reid has promised that if his squad fails to improve its performance, more changes will come quickly and decisively.
“I don’t want to see any more issues with the team being poorly prepared, with game plans lacking a strong strategy, with unimaginative play calling, or with poor clock-management. So help me, if we continue to struggle in those areas, then whoever is responsible will answer to me, as soon as I can figure out who exactly that is.