Andy Reid actually hires next guy to walk through door

February 3, 2011 by  
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Eagles offensive line coach Juan Castillo became the team’s new defensive coordinator after Andy Reid followed through on his promise to hire the next person to walk into his office.

“After interviewing several candidates and carefully weighing our options, I decided that this whole thing has been one giant pain in my ass and that I’d hire the next guy I saw,” Reid said at a Thursday press conference. “So, that’s when Juan [Castillo] came in to show me some new iPhone app and I gave him the job.”

This marks the first time that Reid has hired anyone in this manner since hiring Sean McDermott as the Eagles defensive coordinator in 2009.

Report: Eagles to interview Panthers’ McDermott for DC job

January 25, 2011 by  
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Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is scheduled to interview for the Eagles’ defensive coordinator job this week, according to a league source.

The Eagles interviewed Dennis Allen over the weekend but the former Saints secondary coach was hired as the Broncos new defensive coordinator, leaving the Eagles with very few viable targets to fill their own defensive coordinator post. The Eagles also tried to lure Dick Jauron and Jim Mora to run the defense, but Jauron was hired by the Bills and Mora opted to stay out of football rather than to work with the Eagles defense.

Eagles sources indicate that recent reports that McDermott was ever fired from the Eagles are false and that the team isn’t just showing interest in the Carolina coordinator because they have no other choice.