A day after Eagles head coach Andy Reid denied reports that the team had been looking for a defensive consultant, Philadelphia’s first-year defensive coordinator Juan Castillo said Thursday he’s blocked out all the talk and remains focused on stopping Washington’s potent run game.
"Well, you’re working 19, 20 hours, you’re not watching TV. I have a TV where I watch the tape. I’ll go home tonight to see my kids, then I’ll go to sleep because I have to get back early in the morning, but I haven’t really been paying attention to the TV or radio. I’ve got an iPod, you know, I’ve got some music there I listen to, that my boy likes. I’m focused on one thing, that I have a responsibility to [Head] Coach [Andy] Reid, to [Eagles Owner] Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie, and to the city of Philadelphia."-Juan Castillo, Eagles defensive coordinator.
Keeping the Redskins’ offense at bay will be no small task. Washington comes into Sunday’s game with a 3-1 record, eighth in the NFL with 126.8 rushing yards per game. By contrast, only Indianapolis and St. Louis have allowed more rushing yards per game during the Eagles’ disappointing 1-4 start.