Nobody was a bigger scapegoat for their team's failures than Juan Castillo was this season. It seemed like a given that he would be given the axe or at least be demoted back to some type of position coach on either side of the ball.
Now with Steve Spagnuolo taking the vacant defensive coordinator job in New Orleans, it doesn't seem likely that the Eagles will make a change at defensive coordinator this offseason. Cue the angry blogs and hate mail.
Most Philadelphia Eagles fans want Castillo gone because it makes them feel better about the 2012 season. The new coordinator will automatically fix everything by turning the run defense into one of the best and leading the Eagles to that elusive Super Bowl title.
Castillo is still the right man for the job for many reasons. He proved himself as a good defensive mind in two dominating performances against the Dallas Cowboys and another on the road against the New York Giants. The potential for Castillo taking this defense to the next level is there; he just needs more time and a full offseason to get it done.
He should get his shot in 2012.