You may have heard that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are teeing it up Sunday in something called the Super Bowl. News of the big game has gone viral everywhere except Egypt, where everybody suddenly is impersonating tackling dummies.
By the way, it’s not just dumb luck that landed the Steelers and Packers in this year’s Game of the Century. They sport two of the NFL’s smartest defensive minds in Pittsburgh’s Dick LeBeau and Green Bay’s Dom Capers and two of the best defenses in the league.
Meanwhile, the defense apparently rests in Philadelphia, where the Eagles have strangely and absurdly promoted offensive line coach Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator.
I know Andy Reid loves his organization almost as much as he loves cheeseburgers. But this is about a half-dozen exits beyond insane. Reid must be looking at this through a straw. How else to explain his extreme narrowing of focus, like sighting down a rifle barrel? He obviously is too myopic to see how stupid this is.
There were plenty of experienced defensive coordinators available Reid could have plucked to stop his defense’s hemorrhaging.
What huge, brimming reservoir of craziness prevented him from doing so?