Report: Bills fire OL coach/run game coordinator Juan Castillo

January 01, 2019 - 7:27 pm

Bills' head coach Sean McDermott has reportedly made his first coaching staff change of the offseason.  CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday evening that offensive line coach and Run Game Coordinator Juan Castillo was let go after his two seasons with the club.

Bills have fired offensive line coach Juan Castillo

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 1, 2019

The Bills had a tough time running the football in 2018, finishing 21st in the NFL in yards per carry with 4.24.  They did finish ninth overall in rushing yards per game at 124.0, however, the bulk of those numbers came from quarterback Josh Allen who led the team with 631 yards, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.  

Bills’ running backs had a tough time getting going all season, and it was an especially tough year for LeSean McCoy, who finished with this worst rushing totals of his nine-year career, gaining only 514 yards and averaging only 3.2 yards per carry.  McCoy broke the century mark only one time in fourteen games played.

Castillo and McDermott had worked together in Philadelphia under Andy Reid from 2001-2010 when Castillo was the offensive line coach and McDermott was the team’s defensive coordinator.  McDermott was let go after the 2010 season and Castillo actually replaced him, making the rare switch from offensive line coach to defensive coordinator.

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