John Harbaugh, who worked with Castillo in Philadelphia from 1998-2007, has brought on his old pal to serve as – ready for this? – the Ravens' “run-game coordinator” for the Super Bowl.
Castillo is an intriguing pickup. The Baltimore Sun reported he has spent time with the Ravens in recent weeks and will travel with them to Super Bowl XLVII in his new role. Not a bad turn of events for the man who was scapegoated in Philly just months ago.
Add RGC to offensive line coach and defensive coordinator, and Castillo becomes a renaissance man, of sorts. The most interesting hombre in football, some say. While Andy Reid is searching for the best BBQ joint in KC and the Eagles are working on rebuilding their franchise, Castillo, who became a martyr last year, will coach in the Super Bowl. I’m sure he’s just so happy and proud to be given this opportunity by Mr. Harbaugh.
Of course, this sounds like more of a token appointment, a hey, you got screwed by our old boss, so come get fitted for a ring hire if there even was one. But, since Castillo has now coached on both sides of the ball in the NFL, he might be able to help out. What a Junaderful story this is.