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Frustration builds about Philly’s lack of plan on defense

Andy Reid, Juan Castillo

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, left, talks with defensive coordinator Juan Castillo during NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Ron Jaworski makes his living as an ESPN analyst. But he’s also a Philadelphia-area resident that considers himself a fan of the team.

Like a lot of fans, he’s getting restless regarding the radio silence coming from the organization.

“I’m a little bit surprised that Andy Reid hasn’t stepped out and said, ‘hey, here’s what we’re doing,’” Jaworski told “We’d really like to know what is going on rather than rumor and innuendo.”

We point out these comments in large part because it’s such a departure for Jaws. He is usually very supportive of Reid and the Eagles organization. If Jaworski is starting to voice his displeasure, it’s a sign the Reid era is really in the crosshairs in 2012. Jaws’ frustration speaks to a larger confusion in Philadelphia about the team.

Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo continues to twist in the wind, unsure if he actually remains the defensive coordinator. It was at this time last year when the Eagles made the surprising decision to elevate Castillo to his position.

“The quiet is speaking volumes,” Jaworski said.