For Some Strange Reason, Juan Castillo Says He Would Still Take a Bullet for Andy Reid, Who F$%@ed Him

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Lovable. Hard-working. Mexican-American. Juan Castillo has canine loyalty. 

Speaking to NBC 10’s Vai Sikahema, Castillo said he would still take a bullet for his master Andy Reid:

“The thing that hurts is that I let him down. I let the organization down. You know the way you and I were brought up. When somebody gives you an opportunity, you produce. And I let them down. I let the city of Philadelphia down. My job was to bring a championship and I didn’t get it done.  

I feel bad for coach Reid, that I didn’t get it done for him, for the city, and for Mr. Lurie.” 

You said once, you’d take a bullet for him.

“I’d still do that right now. All we ask in life is an opportunity. And I had an opportunity. And what hurts is you got to take advantage of opportunity, that’s life. That’s what you have to do, and I did not take advantage of opportunity. It hurts my family, it hurts coach Reid, it hurts Mr. Lurie, it hurts the city.” 

 

It's hurting me. I'm crying over here. 

If I were Juan, which I’m not, I’d be upper-decking every one of Big Red’s toilets right now. WHAT? IT’S JUST WATER. IF I CAN SHIT IN ONE SIDE, I CAN SHIT IN THE OTHER!! IT’S ALL THE SAME, RIGHT ANDY? ALL THE FUCKING SAME. WATER IS WATER. FOOTBALL IS FOOTBALL. THE GUY WHO COACHES THE OFFENSIVE LINE CAN JUST HOP RIGHT UP TO RUN THE DEFENSE, YES? HOW THE FUCK DO YOU LIKE IT, FLIPPING SHIT AROUND ON A WHIM? IT’S NOT THE SAME, ANDY!!!!

Anyway, that’s me. Juan is decidedly more forgiving. 

Heartbreaking video after the jump.


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23 Responses

  1. Andy let him keep his job for more than a decade.. Some of these coaches barely make it in NFL.. Juan was a class act just took on a job he shouldn’t have and cost him in long run.. But he made some nice money for him and his family

  2. “If I were Juan, which I’m not, I’d be upper-decking every one of Big Red’s toilets right now.”
    Just laughed out loud in class

  3. that was taking a bullet –
    let’s do a little reminiscing about some losses
    2011 Atlanta – Maclin drops easy TD pass on goal line late 4th q
    2011 SF – running back runs to the 1 and throws the ball away – a WTF play for the century –
    2011 Buffalo – 2 Avante TOs late – “They JUMPED”
    2012 fumbles, INTs, FGs instead of TDs, can’t run off a clock for shit, wasted timeouts…
    all these losses were Juan’s fault
    for a guy who never should have been hired, a lot of those losses had nothing to do with him
    Andy Reid: “It’s my responsibility. I gotta to a better job.”
    Juan – you’re fired.

  4. I’m not a Reid apologist in any sense, but this reaction is ridiculous. If everyone remembers, Castillo begged and pleaded to be moved to the defensive side of the ball. I too, hold Reid ultimately responsible for the hire and he should (and in January, probably will) pay for the foolish decision with his job…but this reaction from Kyle and others seems to imply that Reid put Castillo in a position against his will (see: the Stockholm Syndrome comment). That’s just untrue.
    Again…not defending Reid. I like Castillo and he seems like a great guy. But ultimately, they’re both responsible and at fault. One promoted someone to a job he wasnt qualified for and the other asked for the job, and then didnt perform. Castillo worked under someone for many years who he respected and gave him opportunities. His reaction to the firing is commendable but not outrageous.

  5. Hey Andy, even if Castillo begged for the job of DC, Reid did not have to give it to him. It’s been made pretty clear that he shouldn’t have given it to him. When I was a kid I wanted a bullwhip after I saw Raiders of The Lost Ark, guess what my parents didn’t give me one. Reid should have known better and this whole pile of crap is his own fault.

  6. Matt, I hear you (and thats pretty funny) but I don’t think you can compare the desires of a child to the professional world.
    Say you’re a corporate lackey who’s worked for XYZ Company for 10 years. Every annual review you tell your boss you want to be moved into management. You tell him why you’d be great there, show your accomplishments at XYZ Company over the years, your dedication, etc. One day your boss finally ‘rewards’ you and gives you the job. If you ultimately fail – its on both you AND the person who put you into the job.
    Reid is at definitely at fault too. Heck, he bears more than Juan because it was such a head-scratcher to begin with. But Castillo is a big boy…he got an opportunity and failed. He’s taking it like a man and I don’t see why theres such sentiment to remove all blame from him.

  7. Pfft! Castillo simply chose not to burn any bridges so he would be considered for his next job with another team. GM’s and owners don’t like fired coaches blasting their former bosses once out the door. Nothing more, nothing less.

  8. Juan begged for the job and Andy made the one of the dumbest coaching hires in NFL history by letting an average o line coach run the defense. Juan Castillo’s coaching career was living on borrowed time for a while now.

  9. he’s not being loyal you dumb fucks
    its called being professional and taking the high road so he gets another job in the league
    what the fuck is wrong with you morons
    NO LOVE,
    Beez Nutz

  10. Juan Castillo should have never been in control of the “D”. Andy Reid should have been shit canned back when McNabb was still here. It was obvious to most people with half a brain that Andy Reid can’t even manage the clock let alone an entire team. Until somebody clubs this fucktard walrus look alike to death or he’s fired, the Eagles will surely almost be a great team. Never anything more. Mike Vick is not going anywhere behind a weak O-line because he can’t think fast enough to do anything smart with the football. He is also a Fucktard. Of course Juan isn’t trashing Andy, the dumb ass gave him a shot to run a football team in the NFL. A shot he did not deserve obviously. Fucktards should not run a defense. Ever. This makes me want a drink. SOMEONE GET ME MY ROCK & RYE! Fucktards, I’ll tell ya.

  11. Get the fuck out of here Big Juan. Back to cutting grass and being a mule for the cartel.
    At least Andy admitted that one of his square pegs didn’t fit.

  12. Kyle, how in the world did Andy “F$%@” Juan???
    -In 99, when Reid became coach he retained Castillo
    -Reid employed/managed Castillo for an additional 12 seasons as O-line coach
    -Reid promoted Castillo to his dream job in 2011, shocking the football world
    -Despite public criticism following his first year as D-Coordinator, and the availability of Steve Spagnola, Reid kept Castillo in place for the start of a 2nd year
    -Finally, after some gut-wrenching defensive collapses as well as criticism from their highest paid defensive player, Castillo is dismissed 6 games into this year.
    So I ask you again…how did Reid “F$%@” him? I generally really enjoy your blog and am not coming at you for the sake of being an a-hole. I honestly feel like this site is more TMZ lately than actual sports blogging…

  13. Rome had the Coliseum now there’s a stadium in every city.
    it’s Entertainment for the masses.
    the average joe likes to live vicariously through his hero sports icon, legend,celebrity etc etc.
    same as it ever was.

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