It’s no surprise to me, I felt and had heard this was the way Andy was leaning. I don’t think he wanted to change anything because he wants to prove he was right about Castillo.
The promotion of Castillo as defensive coordinator may have been the most criticized more Reid has ever made, so I think he’s intent on proving all of us who criticized him, wrong. I think Castillo will improve, but he really has to do better than that to secure Reid’s position as head coach.
Bowles will have the job of utilizing the team’s cornerback talent, much better than a year ago. Nmandi Asomugha, Asante Samuel and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will need to have much better season than they did in 2011.