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Week 6 Meltdowns Fire Up Hot Seats

NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat

Following his team's unforgivable second-half disintegration against Denver, San Diego's Norv Turner was all set to sit atop the throne with the hottest seat for embattled NFL head coaches.

But then Andy Reid displayed Tuesday how much the heat is getting to him in Philadelphia.

Reid's firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo reeks of desperation. It also reflects poorly on Reid. He was the one who so adamantly insisted that Castillo could make a successful transition from handling Philadelphia's offensive line — and being quite good at it — after having not coached on the defensive side of the football since the mid-1980s or possessing coordinator experience outside of his days at Kingsville (Texas) High School.

Reid stubbornly stuck with Castillo last season as the 2011 Eagles fluttered to a 4-8 record. When the unit finished the year strong, Reid retained Castillo, but fired secondary coach Johnnie Lynn. Lynn’s replacement, Todd Bowles, is now the new defensive coordinator.

If he wasn't fully convinced that Castillo could capably handle the job, why not fire him in the offseason and hire Bowles for the coordinator spot rather than make this change in mid-October? —Alex Marvez, FOX Sports (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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