Todd Bowles agreed to become the Eagles' interim defensive coordinator before an early Tuesday breakfast.
|Interim Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.|
"I just got off the treadmill and went in the
cafeteria," Bowles said. "It’s my morning ritual. I get here about 5:30 and I’ll work out with
Coach (Duce) Staley and Coach (Mike) Caldwell. Then I’ll go get something to eat. He called
me up (to his office) and that’s when I found out.”
For Bowles, it was less dramatic than taking over as interim head coach of the Dolphins when they canned Tony Sparano last season. Reid told Bowles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was finished. Bowles told Reid he was in.
"He said he's going to go with his gut and he felt it
was the right thing to do," Bowles said. "I sat in his seat for three games last year and
being a head coach is not easy. You’ve got to make unpopular decisions at the
time and hope they become popular. It’s no different than everybody else that
has to make decisions when you’re in that seat. You’ve got to make that call.
was a call he made, and I don’t think he had any help from anybody. It’s just
something that he told me."
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