ATL Fun Fact #73: The phrase "Fire Juan Castillo" returns 14 pages of results on Google.
This includes two Facebook pages singularly devoted to the dismissal of the embattled Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator.
There were plenty of reasons behind the Eagles' 8-8 disappointment last season, but Castillo was cast as the scapegoat. The Eagles' defense underperformed, and Castillo -- a first-year defensive coordinator who had previously served as offensive-line coach -- was thought by many to have been badly miscast.
"You never forget that, as long as you live," Castillo said of Reid's faith, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. "You'd take a bullet for him, you know? Just like he does for us."
"Last year's gone," Castillo said. "It's about this year. It's about us getting off to a good start, and starting where we left off last year."
Castillo is lucky. If he had been "one-and-done" as a defensive coordinator, it's unlikely he would have gotten such an opportunity again. With Reid's patience comes plenty of pressure ... but it's far better than the alternative.