Good morning. What a Juanderful time of year this is. We’ll be working with a reduced schedule this week (translation: I’m eating leftovers, playing video games and drinking Limoncello for the next three days), but CB will still be on top of the most interesting stuff, the Winter Classic (rain?!) and our top ten Philly sports moments of the year list.
This one qualifies:
According to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune – while the Eagles beat writers are apparently asleep at the switch – Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who is mentioned because he may hire current Chargers GM A.J. Smith – is planning on cleaning house after the season and firing head coach Steve Spagnuolo, among others. Then this:
League sources have said for weeks that Kroenke plans to clean house after the season, firing both head coach Steve Spagnuolo and General Manager Billy Devaney. League sources also said this week that it is all but certain that Spagnuolo will join Andy Reid’s staff in Philadelphia as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator. Devaney, who was the Chargers Director of Player Personnel from 1990-2000, will not be a candidate in San Diego.
Now, with a game to go, you can probably count the seconds until the Eagles deny this report, but it is certainly interesting.
There are several knee jerk reactions here: 1) Spagnuolo has that impossible misplaced o— a blogger’s nightmare. 2) It’s a report from San Diego that seems to know the Eagles thinking, something most Philly folks can’t get a handle on. 3) Despite our most venomous attacks, it’s worth noting that the Eagles have only given 36 points in three consecutive wins. It would appear, at least, that perhaps Juan is doing something right. Of course, on the flip side of the coin, the NFL isn’t a place for on-the-job training, and the defensive struggles early on are the lone reason why the Eagles aren’t going to be a dangerous team in the playoffs.
Plus, there’s this report from earlier in the month which says that if Reid doesn't fire Castillo, he himself will be fired.