On Tuesday morning, the Eagles announced the firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo in a move that head coach Andy Reid described as “my decision and my decision alone.” Castillo was assigned to the position of defensive coordinator last season after spending the previous 15 as an offensive assistant in Philadelphia. The unit has not improved significantly since he took over, and its inability to hold off the Lions on Sunday was apparently the final straw.
After the news was announced, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel took what appeared to be a shot at Reid on Twitter.
Sometimes you have to blame yourself. You can’t try and always point the figure at someone else
— Asante Samuel (@pick_six22) October 16, 2012
As if that message wasn’t clear enough, Samuel added the following: “I’m just saying…ain’t no decline over here. #riseup.” That is an obvious reference to Reid saying the former Eagles corner’s skills are in decline back in August.
Samuel hasn’t exactly returned to his play-making form with Atlanta, but it’s not surprising to hear that he still has negative feelings toward the Eagles. He also happens to think he is still one of the best corners in the league, so it’s no shock that we would feel the need to gloat and take a shot at his former coach.
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