Castillo, Spagnuolo, make coaching presence felt

Castillo, Spagnuolo, make coaching presence felt
July 27, 2013, 7:00 am
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Juan Castillo has been a visible and forceful coaching presence early in training camp. Running the offensive line drills. Giving hands–on instruction, teaching technique, correcting players when they do something wrong, and high-fiving players when they do something right.

The Ravens have added two experienced coaches in Castillo and Steve Spagnuolo. Castillo, a former offensive line coach and defensive coordinator with the Eagles, is the Raven’s run-game coordinator. Spagnuolo, the Rams’ former head coach, is the Ravens’ senior defensive assistant.

Both bring a wealth of NFL knowledge, and head coach John Harbaugh says he will not hesitate to use them as resources.

“Juan and Steve are going a great job,” Harbaugh said. “Juan has added so much to our offense in terms of scheme. He has helped us make some major adjustments in our pass protection and our run scheme. “Steve has added a lot from two perspectives. He’s added a lot from the head coach perspective. He’s helped me tremendously – a lot of different ideas, training camp ideas, in-season ideas – things like that we’ve incorporated. Obviously, he’s been a big help to our defense as well.”

Super Bowl-winning teams often lose members of their coaching staff during the offseason. However, the Ravens’ coaching staff has gotten deeper. Just another reason why the Ravens believe they can have another special season.