Mike Nolan is now the Defensive Coordinator in Atlanta. Gregg Williams is headed to St. Louis. Steve Spagnuolo is set to interview in New Orleans on Wednesday. He met with the Colts on Monday, although we’re unclear as to exactly what he was interviewing for.
Could it be…is it possible…might Juan Castillo return as DC in 2012? It seems that just might be possible.
Some of you have supported this notion. Others are now looking for a cement wall to pound their heads against. I’ve already written that I was in support of a change, whether that was hiring a new DC or just bringing in a veteran coach to oversee things.
Now, I’m just speculating. The Eagles could still be preparing to make a significant hiring. The team just seems to be awfully quiet right now. We can read that one of two ways (maybe more). It could be that the Eagles did want Spags, but he didn’t want us. If so, he’s a stoopid jerk and I hate him 4eva!!! I didn’t even want him back, anyway.
The other possibility is that Andy Reid doesn’t want a new DC. I’m not sure what to say about this. Sam pointed out to me the other day that when Reid makes an odd move that doesn’t work he normally over-corrects by going with a safe, smart choice. Who could be safer than Spags? Heck if I know.
I guess it is possible that Andy told Spags to go look around the league and see what’s out there. Steve doesn’t need to interview here. He is a known commodity. The only question would be money and the specific title. Just DC or DC/Assistant HC? My hesitation with buying this is that it just seems like Spags isn’t all that excited about returning to Philly. He does know McNabb is gone, right? (just a joke…no need to get offended #5 fans)
For now, SpagsWatch 2012 continues. Doppler radar shows him on the way to New Orleans, but stay tuned. There are some strong winds that could shift him in a number of directions. Just hide ‘n’ watch.
The one thing we do know for a fact is that the Eagles need a new CBs coach. Todd Bowles is still on the market and would be my preference at this point. He’s in a holding pattern for now. He has interviewed with a couple of teams about the HC spot. Doesn’t seem like he’s going to get it, but I don’t blame him for waiting. This has already been a crazy offseason.
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I don’t want to get too much into talking about what the return of Castillo means until we know for a fact that will happen. We’ll have plenty of time to break that situation down when Reid signals that is what’s going to happen.
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Big personal news. I am making my first ever journey to the Senior Bowl next week. I’ve followed it online and on TV for more than 15 years. Going down there in person should be a great experience.
I promise to do as much
spying research as I can to find out who Eagles scouts are talking to. I don’t know if Big Red will be down there. If he is, I break into his room and whisper “draft Luke Kuechly” for several hours each night. I just hope he doesn’t get confused and try to snuggle with me. I’m willing to do a lot for Kuechly to be an Eagle, but even I have some limits.
Special thanks to long time readers Matt and Brenda for making donations that will help cover the airfare down to Mobile. Much appreciated.
I’m not sure what kind of a posting schedule I’ll have next week. I’ll get information up as quickly and as best I can.
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Former Eagles scout Matt Russell is now the Player Personnel Director in Denver. If Andy Reid has a coaching tree, maybe Tom Heckert should have a personnel guy tree. Russell, Ryan Grigson, and Jason Licht are doing well around the league in large part due to spending time under Heckert in Philly.
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Marty Mornhinweg is going to interview for the Raiders HC job. Good luck to Marty. Seems like a longshot out there, but Reggie McKenzie is trying to turn the Raiders from Al Davis’ personal project to a true organization. Marty has spent time in SF, GB, and here. He’s been part of some great organizations. And he’s generally been associated with good QBs. I’m excusing his time in Detroit because that organization was problematic before and after Marty.