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October 17, 2012
Here is Todd Bowles' resume as a player and coach: PLAYER Temple University (1982-85). Bowles was undrafted in 1986 but signed as a free agent with Washington. Washington Redskins (1986–90). Bowles started in Super Bowl XXII in 1988 when the Redskins beat the Denver Broncos, 42-10. San Francisco 49ers (1991). Washington Redskins (1992–93). COACH Green Bay Packers (1995–996, player personnel). Morehouse College (1997, defensive coordinator/secondary)
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January 31, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
HALL OF FAME cornerback Darrell Green played with both Juan Castillo and Todd Bowles. Green said yesterday he thinks they will work together well on the Eagles' defensive staff. "I think Todd will bring great value to an underachieving secondary," said Green, a Redskins great. "This may be the missing link, from a defensive standpoint. These are two good people. These guys have worked their butts off, and I pray nobody tries to pit them against each other. That wouldn't be fair to either of them.
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January 22, 2013
New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Monday hired Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator, and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense. Bowles was a defensive back and team captain at Temple when Arians coached the Owls in the 1980s. The Eagles promoted Bowles from secondary coach to defensive coordinator on Oct. 16. He replaces Ray Horton, now the defensive coordinator for Cleveland. Moore spent 12 years as Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator with Indianapolis.
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October 17, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Todd Bowles arrived at the NoveCare Complex on Tuesday around 5:30 a.m. He had just finished running on the treadmill with fellow coaches Duce Staley and Mike Caldwell, and he went to the cafeteria for breakfast when Andy Reid called Bowles to his office. Reid informed Bowles that the Eagles made a change at defensive coordinator, firing Juan Castillo and reassigning Bowles. Just like that, Bowles became a defensive coordinator for the first time in his NFL career. It is now up to the Temple product to resuscitate the Eagles' defense and perhaps save Reid's job. Bowles admitted to initial shock on Tuesday when he learned of his new role.
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October 24, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Andy Reid made other adjustments to the Eagles defense aside from firing Juan Castillo during the bye week, it wasn't evident on Monday when the Eagles reconvened for a light practice. The personnel on defense remained untouched, despite hints from Reid that there was change in the air. But if firing defensive coordinator Castillo and replacing him with Todd Bowles ends up being the only change Reid makes, it will still be a significant one. And yet, it was difficult to glean how the defense will look under new stewardship.
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October 26, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Todd Bowles' job would be easier if the Eagles defense was worse. If the Eagles simply were getting blown out under Juan Castillo, Bowles could look like a genius just by getting the defense to play respectably. It is easier to take a team, or part of a team, from terrible to mediocre than to take it from mediocre to great. As it is, the newly appointed coordinator has to find a way to get more production - sacks, turnovers, big plays - without compromising the soundness of the defense.
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October 29, 2012 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Talk about turnarounds. It took Andy Reid's new defensive coordinator only one game to figure out how to keep the Eagles from blowing a fourth-quarter lead. That progress was a bit obscured on Sunday, however, when the defense also made sure there was no chance of a fourth-quarter lead. The Eagles trailed by two touchdowns after the first quarter, on the way to allowing the Atlanta Falcons to score on each of their first six possessions. By the time Atlanta finally had to punt - for lack of interest in moving the ball more than anything else - barely five minutes remained in the game and the 30-17 final score already was tattooed on the foreheads of the Eagles.
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February 10, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
On paper, coaching the Eagles secondary would seem to be a job full of upside. The team has invested second-round picks in safeties each of the last two years and its top three cornerbacks have combined for eight Pro Bowl appearances. But the last few seasons have been hard on the Eagles' back four. The team has finished ranked 24th, tied for 29th, and 24th again in the NFL in touchdown passes allowed after giving up 27, 31, and 27 scores through the air the last three years.
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January 19, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles released Todd Bowles from his contract to allow the defensive coordinator to interview with other teams, an NFL source said. Several reports Friday said that Bowles was expected to get the defensive coordinator job with the Cardinals. He would be joining his former Temple coach, Bruce Arians, who was named Arizona's head coach on Thursday. Bowles, who was promoted by the Eagles midseason after Juan Castillo was fired, will replace Ray Horton, who left for the Browns.
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October 8, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Each week during the season, Todd Bowles pieces together a montage of clips from film study that he has deemed worthy enough for his players to watch in preparation for their coming opponent. "Cut-ups" they're called, and while every coach on every team employs the same practice, Bowles' defensive backs claim his are most effective because they simplify what can often be complex. "He's able to break it down and simplify things that another coach might say, 'Whoa, that team does too much.
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February 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles added former Jets assistant coach Brian Smith to their coaching staff as assistant linebackers coach, a new position for the team. Smith, 35, spent the last two seasons as the Jets' assistant defensive backs coach. The Wilmington native had been with the team since 2007. He started his coaching career at UMass, where he was Giants receiver Victor Cruz's position coach. Smith played for the Minutemen as a strong safety and cornerback. He will work with outside-linebackers coach Bill McGovern and inside-linebackers coach Rick Minter.
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October 24, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
There is nothing simple about what the Eagles will want and need center David Molk to do Sunday when they face the 5-1 Arizona Cardinals out in the desert. Because the Cardinals have been besieged by injuries on defense, they believe their best weapon against the Eagles, or any offense, for that matter, is deception. So when Molk reaches down to grab the football before the start of each Eagles play, he can expect to see planned chaos on the other side. Sometimes he'll see a 3-4 look, which is the Cardinals' base defense.
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December 1, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It makes for a tidy story, the second chances Bill Davis and Todd Bowles have taken advantage of as defensive coordinators. But both have been around the block enough to know they're only a five-game finish away from looking for another job. "I've been around the NFL long enough that you never assume security or the opposite," Davis said earlier this week as the Eagles prepared for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. "It's such a slippery slope....
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January 31, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - The bags under Juan Castillo's eyes still look heavy enough to require an extra fee at the airline check-in counter. Castillo ought to be happy in his new consulting gig with the Baltimore Ravens; he's here at the Super Bowl, and will assume the title of running-game coordinator for next season. In fact, Castillo is happy, or at least grateful, but like the rest of us, he's still a little traumatized by the final days of the decline of the Andy Reid empire in Philadelphia.
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January 30, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - Juan Castillo must have said the words hard work a thousand times during his tenure of less than two seasons as the Eagles defensive coordinator. So when he was fired and unemployed for almost three months, the coach who would often spend 20 hours a day at the NovaCare Complex found it especially hard. "I don't know that I've been through anything so hard in my life," Castillo said Tuesday. "And I think part of that is you keep going back and forth, 'What could I have done better?
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January 24, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - The Jacksonville Jaguars' new coach, Gus Bradley, reflected on a whirlwind week Tuesday as he watched a Senior Bowl practice. Bradley interviewed with the Eagles last week, left for Florida without getting an offer, found out a day later that Chip Kelly had gotten the job, and then ultimately accepted the Jaguars offer. Bradley said he didn't know that Kelly had reentered the picture when he left Philadelphia without a deal. "I knew that they just needed some time," he said.
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January 24, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
MOBILE, Ala. - The "Gus Bus" seems like a relic already, but really, as Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley stood at the Senior Bowl Tuesday and reflected on a dizzying NFL hiring process, he was only a week removed from news helicopters chronicling his arrival in Philadelphia. Nine days previously, Bradley had run the Seattle Seahawks' defense in their playoff loss at Atlanta, the day after Bradley first talked to the Eagles about their head-coaching job. Bradley acknowledged Tuesday that he was preoccupied with the looming playoff game that first time around, that the interview did not have his full attention.
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January 22, 2013
New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Monday hired Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator, and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense. Bowles was a defensive back and team captain at Temple when Arians coached the Owls in the 1980s. The Eagles promoted Bowles from secondary coach to defensive coordinator on Oct. 16. He replaces Ray Horton, now the defensive coordinator for Cleveland. Moore spent 12 years as Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator with Indianapolis.
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January 22, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Chip Kelly said Monday that he couldn't describe his ideal defensive coordinator with just one word. But given the opportunity to describe the one dominant characteristic he is seeking in the leader of his defense, Kelly invented a word. " Shutoutability ," he said. "That would be the one overriding quality. And I have no idea how we can define that. " Webster's might define it as "the ability to shut out one's opponent. " But Kelly, who was in Alabama for his first week of Senior Bowl practices as the Eagles' new head coach, likely had something else in mind.
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January 20, 2013
The Eagles refused to confirm reports out of Oregon that James Harris, an assistant athletic director, and Josh Gibson, the director of football operations, will be joining former Ducks coach Chip Kelly with the Eagles. Multiple reports said Harris would become assistant general manager. A source close to the situation said that would not be the case. Harris' bio on the Oregon website seems to indicate his expertise is in nutrition. The Eagles said they won't confirm any hirings until Kelly's entire staff is assembled.
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