Reid Out, Gruden In?

7 02 2011

A rumor spread like wildfire in Philadelphia on Monday morning that Jon Gruden, former coach of the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and current Monday Night Football commentator, would replace Andy Reid as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The rumor ran so rampant that the team felt compelled to issue a denial that said, “Early this morning we have received several inquiries regarding the rumors regarding Andy Reid and Jon Gruden. This was simply a rumor and there is no basis to it at all. It is simply not true.”


Juan Castillo: New Eagles Defensive Coordinator

2 02 2011

The  Eagles have have confirmed that they have moved offensive line coach Juan Castillo  to defensive coordinator.  According to, Castillo last coached defense at Texas high school in 1989.

In another interesting move, long-time and well respected Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd was coerced out of retirement to take over those some duties with the Birds.


Eagles Interview Joe Woods For Vacant Defensive Coordinator Position

2 02 2011

According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Eagles held an interview with Joe Woods, the defensive back coach for the  Minnesota Vikings, for their vacant defensive coordinator job yesterday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing league sources, said Woods was third defensive backs coach the Eagles have spoken with for the position formerly held by Sean McDermott.

The Inquirer, citing a team source, also reported that the team plans to interview at least one coach from either the Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

Woods has been on the Vikings’ staff for five seasons and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons before that. He also spent 12 seasons coaching in the college ranks.

The Eagles previously interviewed New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Dennis Allen and Chicago Bears secondary coach Jon Hoke. Allen was later hired by new Denver Broncos coach John Fox as his defensive coordinator.