Doug Pederson: “Not everybody” played hard on Sunday

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The Eagles lost for the third straight week on Sunday and the margin of victory for their opponents has gotten steadily larger over that streak, which isn’t a trend that coach Doug Pederson would surely like to stop as soon as possible.

His chances of making that happen will increase if he can get everyone on the roster giving their maximum effort on a weekly basis. Pederson said that wasn’t the case when he was asked if everyone was playing hard in their 32-14 loss to the Bengals.

“Not everybody. Not everybody, and that’s the accountability that I talk about,” Pederson said in his Monday press conference. “You know, I hold coaches accountable for that. I hold myself accountable for that because it all starts with me and I pride myself each week to make sure the guys are ready to go. But at the same time, it comes down to a mentality by each individual player. You know, this is a business where we have to be ready to go every single weekend because every team in the league — I mean, there’s some teams that are better than others, obviously — but for the most part, anything can happen each weekend.”

Pederson said at another point that he didn’t see any quit in the team, but that may matter less than the fact that some engines never turned over in the first place. Pederson said he doesn’t have any doubts about his job security and that “it’s been 100 percent support on everything” from owner Jeffrey Lurie and General Manager Howie Roseman, but there’s no quicker way for that to change than losing games with lackluster effort from the roster.

19 responses to “Doug Pederson: “Not everybody” played hard on Sunday

  1. Still can’t believe Philly ditched Andy, then hired a guy from the Andy coaching tree.

  2. I’m ashamed of the Eagles players without pride or heart, disappointed with Jim Schwartz and frustrated with Pederson & Wentz.

  3. Once this team knew it wasn’t going to beat Green Bay, they considered it the start of the 2017 offseason

  4. It’/ a shame that Carson Wentz has been subjected to this. Hope the trash playcalling, scrub WR core and putrid running game doesn’t ruin him moving forward. He threw 60 passes yesterday. SIXTY. After Doug said we need to commit to the run game. He has no clue what he’s doing.

  5. eagles really miss jordan matthews. strange but true.

    i think they end 9-7 or 8-8. lose at balt, but win 2 or 3 of the 3 at home vs div.

    eagles can hurt nyg’s and wash’s playoff hopes, which they will do.

  6. Yea uhh it’s not just the WR’s, Carson Wentz isn’t very good if you haven’t being paying attention. You don’t get to label him a victim when he airmails every other pass: Sorry

  7. Defenses have figured out Wentz now that there is significant amount film of him. Defensive coordinators have made adjustments and now Wentz looks like Nick Foles 2.0.

  8. I think Wentz will be very good in the long run. I would be willing to make a large bet that he has a better career than Prescott, although I have also been impressed with Prescott.

    The Eagles organization needs to get their head around whether or not Pederson is the right guy for the job. I have seen a lot of troubling signs, almost like he has many of the bad Andy qualities and way too few of the good.
    To see a team sleepwalk through a game like they did yesterday is an indictment of the entire organization.

    Cox sure seems to have dialed down the effort now that he has been paid. Ertz is a very, very soft tight end who is not playing up to his new contract. McKelvin is a middling, agent talent. These points, and more, call Howie Roseman in to question.

    Positives are we have a potential franchise QB, the foundation of a good O-Line, and some needed parts on defense.

  9. cowboysfan83 says:
    Dec 5, 2016 1:55 PM
    What a shocker!!! A guy from the Andy Reid coaching tree sounds EXACTLY like the walrus himself…

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    Andy Reid *never* said anything like what Pederson said. He would clear his throat and say “that’s on me” so many times that it became hollow…especially when they went from 10-6 to 8-8 and then 4-12 in his last year, when his message was stale and his players stopped playing for him.

  10. Having you rookie QB throw the ball 60 times and only running the ball 19 times for 53 yards is a recipe for disaster – especially with our receiving corps. I think the consensus is that the ceiling on Wentz is high, but having him throw the ball that much [against any team] is poor play calling and game management.

    We went from Andy – to a polar opposite whack job offense – and basically back to Andy. I’m a huge proponent in stability, but I don’t believe Doug is the right man for the job. I want to be wrong, but my gut says no.

  11. As an Eagles fan, I’m really not angry. I am concerned, disappointed and somewhat confused by what I’m seeing. Doug and Wentz were bound to make some mistakes. There were bound to be transition woes, and we know the roster wasn’t ready to really compete yet overall. Before the season, we were saying 8-8 or 9-7 or maybe even 10-6.

    What I don’t understand is how a team that looked so good before the bye looks so awful now. I mean “awful” in every respect, from play calling, to penalties, to fundamentals, to protection, to missing throws, to basic efficiency and communication, to kicking. Doug seemed to have a steady offense at minimum, with a great rookie QB and lots of room to grow. The preseason and early season was marked by efficiency and good decisions, good management, etc. After the bye, it all went to hell. It can’t just be about the quality of the opponents, either.

    My biggest concern is not losing games now, or even bad mistakes, or some bad play calling, or even the roster. It’s that I am now legitimately questioning whether Pederson can be a successful head coach. I’m not sure he knows how to motivate and inspire these guys. The team quit during the Green Bay game, and never showed up at all in CIN. I guess we’ll wait it out and see what happens.

  12. I still think Wentz will be something special in this league but for crying out loud get the kid some help. I didn’t watch much football yesterday, Cowboys played Thursday, but it seems like when I do watch the Eagles his WR are drop-happy. You take a kid out of college, give him “ok” receivers, little running game help, and ask him to throw 60 times?? A healthy OL and better WRs would go a long way on this team.

    -Cowboy fan

  13. As a Cowboy fan I can take off the blue and silver colored glasses and admit Wentz is the real deal. It will take a couple of years to get over Chip’s egotistical dismantling of players that did not bow to his feet. Get the O-line like it was when Kelly got there, and the receiving core as good as it was when Kelly arrived, and it’s Game On. NFC East is returning to prominence. Biggest question in the division is “Is it time to think about the future QB in NY.” A decade ago the East was putting 3 teams in the playoffs. Could happen again soon.

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