Andy Reid will hold a press conference today at noon, so I’ll hold off on commentary until I hear what the Eagles have to say, but here were Andy Reid’s words on the firing, through the Eagles’ PR staff:
“I want to make it clear that I have nothing but the ultimate respect for Juan Castillo as a coach and as a person. He’s one of the finest football coaches that I have ever worked with. He has served this organization extremely well for 18 years and letting him go was a difficult decision. I know he will continue to be a successful coach in this league and wish he and his family nothing but the best.
“We’re six games into the season and average isn’t good enough. I know the potential of our team and insist on maximizing it.”
That last sentence… Ouch.
If there’s a time to make this move, the beginning of the bye week would make sense, as would two days after a game in which the team blew a 4th quarter lead for the second consecutive week. More to come…