Yet Castillo, who's been preaching the value of patience throughout his first year on this new job, has no defense for the two giant steps backward his unit took against the Patriots Sunday night.
Neither does Reid.
So now they have a situation where their most explosive receiver refuses to dial his game up, their most explosive quarterback of all time refuses to dial his often reckless running and passing game down, their defensive coordinator is in over his head and the other coaches know it and may even deep-down resent it.
Other than that, everything has come together quite nicely for The Dream Team.
Pity, too, because not everything Reid has done has backfired. Washburn has made the defensive line better, and Howard Mudd has installed a system with the appropriate young personnel that could make the Eagles offensive line dominant for the next decade, if it isn't already.
But they're all likely to go if Lurie has the pulse of the fans, because if Reid is forced out, they'll likely follow him in a show of support.
In the meantime, this season continues to die a slow, lingering death as we appear to be edging closer to a future without Reid but not a future without the risks that come from trying to line up a better alternative.
But the Eagles don't realistically have another choice. This is how far they've fallen.