Sep 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo talks with players during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Ravens 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Philadelphia Eagles DC Castillo Joins Ravens Coaching Staff

In a move flying under the radar, the Baltimore Ravens quietly added former Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo, as the running game consultant. Castillo, best known for his offensive mind, will now have the opportunity to get his first ring.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh worked with Castillo while in Philadelphia, and was a huge reason Castillo got the job in the first place.

With Castillo running the show in the “run game,” this can bode well for the San Francisco 49ers. It seems very likely, that the Ravens are scheming for a run heavy game-plan and a heavy dose of running back Ray Rice. If this is the case, you can bet 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and company will be prepared for whatever the Ravens throw at them, as they may have tipped their hand, a little too early.


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  • Keeping_It_Heel

    I thought the NFL put a stop to this after Josh McDaniel was hired by the Pats in the same type of scenario a couple years back b4 the SB? Teams shouldn’t be able to do this with displaced coaches, if they want to hire him fine but he shouldn’t be allowed to be involved with the team until next season. At the very least this should count as one or two of the allotted four roster moves during the playoffs. Castillo sucks anyway, if you are right and they go run heavy then the Niners will shut them down IMO. The only times teams have run on the 49ers have been with big bruising backs, Ray Rice will not be able to go up the middle or get around the edge much if you ask me. Hopefully we can knock them off their game plan and force them to go pass heavy and eat them alive, control the clock on offense and get this 6th SB ring!!!!!!!!!!!