Lurie Wasn't Sure About Castillo in the First Place, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistOctober 17, 2012

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Owner Jeffrey Lurie of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field during pre-game warmups before their game against Pittsburgh Steelers  on September 21, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has admitted that he had reservations about turning offensive line coach Juan Castillo into the team's defensive coordinator prior to the 2011 season, but he left the decision to Andy Reid

Lurie also said Tuesday the decision to fire Castillo was completely in Reid's hands, per Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News.

So why did Reid make the decision now? CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher wonders if it came as the result of pressure, while Les Bowen of the Daily News suggests it was panic

Regardless of what 'P' word you use, the reality is that Reid is likely considering the ultimatum he received from Lurie prior to the season.


Here's what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

From Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Jerry Jones says the Cowboys are still championship contenders.

From's Tim MacMahon: Trent Dilfer has come down hard on Tony Romo for his decision to throw a short pass in the middle of the field late in Sunday's game.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Mathias Kiwanuka became a defensive end again in San Francisco.

From Newsday's Tom Rock: Ahmad Bradshaw has reinvented himself as a battering ram.


Philadelphia Eagles

From's Sheil Kapadia: Andy Reid still won't commit to Michael Vick.

Also from Kapadia: Expect some tweaks to the defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: The offensive line is exceeding expectations thus far.

Must-read: Awesome oral history of Robert Griffin III's 76-yard touchdown run, produced by the Washington Post.