Monday, January 30, 2012

Long-awaited Andy Reid presser is Tuesday

Andy Reid ... one D-coordinator ago.
The Eagles upgraded their coaching staff Monday.

Veteran assistant Todd Bowles is the new secondary coach.

More importantly,  Juan Catillo returns for his second season in the role of defensive coordinator.

Head coach Andy Reid will be asked Tuesday why the coach with the most defensive coordinator experience (Bowles) is backing up to the guy with one year on the job (Castillo).

The addition of Bowles was Reid's hire. It  also likely met the approval  of team president Joe Banner and owner Jeffrey Lurie.

Bowles was a standout NFL player with a fruitful stop in Washington. He's also a longtime NFL assistant with experience as a defensive coordinator.

This past season the 48-year-old product of Temple University also was interim head coach of Miami. Bowles took on the job the week after the Eagles defeated the Dolphins, triggering the firing of head coach Tony Sparano.

With Lurie calling the Eagles' recent 8-8 season "unacceptable," Reid could be on a short leash in 2012. If it doesn't work out, the Eagles won't have to look far to transition.

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