Somewhere in the deep distance, Juan Castillo is smiling.
"The first (touchdown) was high school cover-3," Bowles said, via PhillyMag.com. "The ball was thrown down the middle of the field. We gave up a touchdown. Inexcusable. The second one was inexcusable, too."
"The second long one was a bust," Bowles said. "It was inexcusable. Shouldn't have happened. Everybody knew where they were supposed to be. They weren't there."
Bowles called it a "messed-up situation," a deadly accurate assessment.
Opposing quarterbacks have thrown 13 touchdowns and zero picks since Bowles took over. Passers were completing 52.3 percent of their passes under Castillo, but that's rocketed to 75.2 under Bowles. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is a man lost at sea of late. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been better, but a secondary -- whether you're running press-man coverage or zone -- must operate fluidly. That isn't happening right now.
Asked for some sort of explanation on how an NFL defense could fail to pick up a high-school-level scheme, Bowles was a deer in headlights.
"I wish I could tell you," he said.