Doug Pederson takes hands-on role in correcting Eagles’ special teams mistakes

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spends most of his time working with the offense, but since Saturday’s game he has taken an increased role in working with the special teams.

Pederson said after the Eagles lost the ball on a muffed punt and missed an extra point Saturday that he has met with special teams coordinator Dave Fipp twice since that game to figure out how they can correct those issues.

“It’s just something we’ve just got to keep coaching our players,” Pederson said, via Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. “I talked to Dave again today and yesterday about it, and we’ve just got to make sure we keep talking. We had some young guys on those plays that were exposed for kind of the first time in that situation, and we’ve just got to keep talking to our players and keep coaching them up.”

Pederson said he told Fipp to make sure the players understand what they have to do to avoid special teams mistakes.

“A lot of times it is about awareness and just being aware of the situation,” Pederson said. “As coaches we try to put our players in positions to be successful, and then once the play goes and the play and the snap of the ball, then it’s kind of up to the player to execute the plan and the details of their work. A lot of times, as much as I stand up here and talk to the guys about weather and wind and it’s cold, it’s sunny, it’s hot, and ball security, this, that and the other, it’s part of being a professional athlete sometimes, being aware of the situation and what we’re trying to get accomplished.”

The only touchdown the Eagles gave up on Saturday was set up by that muffed punt. Pederson doesn’t want to see that kind of mistake again.

32 responses to “Doug Pederson takes hands-on role in correcting Eagles’ special teams mistakes

  1. Doug Pederson is a subtle next level thinker ,the iggles have themselves an excellent head coach going forward ,it’s gonna be very hard for the rest of the division to wrestle the top spot from him for the foceable future

  2. But Mike Lombardi said this was the worst head coach in the last thirty years, completely unprepared for the NFL (then I guess he must be really unprepared to coach in the NFC Championship game)

  3. Doug Pederson is a subtle next level thinker ,the iggles have themselves an excellent head coach going forward ,it’s gonna be very hard for the rest of the division to wrestle the top spot from him for the foceable future

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    Who are you and what have you done with the real elmerbrownx2?

    In all seriousness, I appreciate when a divisional rival’s fan acknowledges a rival’s positives/strengths.

    On another forum, I had to eat crow and acknowledge E Manning’s skills when he overcame all the naysayers (including LT) and beat the Pats the first time…

    And Coughlin turned out to be a far better coach than Andy Reid ever was…

  4. whenwilliteverend says:
    January 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Whereas Tomlin would declare a moral victory and bury his head in the sand.
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    What other choice does he have? In order to address his team’s biggest mistakes Tomlin would have to fire himself.

  5. I have to say I am very happy with Peds. He just seems to “get it”. What he’s done with this team despite losing so many of the team’s best players is pretty amazing. Yes, he’s made some questionable play calls/challenges/non challenges but on balance he’s done a phenomenal job.

  6. Special teams will be big this week as these two teams are very evenly matched. The Vikings had a punt blocked for the first time this season and it was a huge turning point in the game. They also had their first touchback of the season and a missed field goal. Something like that could be the difference in this game.

  7. I spitball during the regular season it’s just a lot more fun that way,, but come playoffs the only way to enjoy them is to spit the truth !

  8. When your a fan of another team you look at other teams with no emotional connection in this case the iggles ,so when Wentz went down panic hit the streets of Philly,, rightly so,,I get it ,,it would have the same effect on me if it was my team ,but I can honestly say this,,, that it never affected me like the iggles would be done ,believe it or not I was the one talking to some iggle fans off the ledge and trying to get their swagger back ,they pretty much had the two home playoff games in the bank at the time of the injury ,,bottom line anybody that thought this iggles team could not rally at home to win two games don’t know football ,,as far as the big game goes once your there, my team was one of the biggest underdogs in SB history to a Tom Brady undefeated Patriots team ,,and guess what folks I think the iggles could smoke the Pats I actually think the Jags would be the harder matchup if they would advance !

  9. Hey Doug, while you’re in “clean-up” mode, how about addressing the situation that allowed 26 seconds to runoff, only to have a false start penalty and have to burn one of your two remaining timeouts. You’re doing a phenomenal job Coach Pederson! Bring it on home!
    COY!

  10. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    When your a fan of another team you look at other teams with no emotional connection…
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    While some of us can summon objectivity I have to call bs on your ability to do it with any consistency. Your posts on some other teams shows a more than mild amount of unhealthy emotion/obsession. Spitballing is poor euphemism for base and infantile trolling.

  11. “I went over not missing extra points with the kicker and not dropping punts with the return man. I think they understand now that we want to try and limit those mistakes.”

  12. fumunda that makes me feel better and I would not want your thoughts any other way !

  13. I had an uncle up in New Hampshire. Big Sox fan. But when his team was no longer playing, you root for who else is in your division. And in the latter parts of the 70’s that was the Yankees. I will never forget watching Reggie Jackson hit THREE homers in one WS game. So if the team I support is no longer playing, I will root for whoever represents the NFC. Best luck to oth teams because their fans deserve a Championship.

  14. commentwaiting deletion do you ever have an original thought of your own in a form of a statement or you just stand on the roof and throw rocks at everyone else’s

  15. famunda that’s a great point but I think Wentz would have made Ben look like a genius lol

  16. Oh it’s all coming into shape here commentwaitindeletion is a Pats fan and my Giants beat them twice in the big game and I got the iggles beating them in the big game it all makes sense now !

  17. “Hey Doug, while you’re in “clean-up” mode, how about addressing the situation that allowed 26 seconds to runoff, only to have a false start penalty and have to burn one of your two remaining timeouts. You’re doing a phenomenal job Coach Pederson! Bring it on home!
    COY!”

    Yeah, they were straddling the fence on trying to maybe score, but not give ATL any clock to tack on a FG. 10-6 was a perfectly acceptable halftime score, so try a little to make it 10-9, but by all means necessary, prevent it from being more than 10-6.

  18. The Philthydelphia team is getting arrogant – I want their smiles smashed in – I’m not a Viking fan, but they need to stuff these jerks.

  19. sayormills49 says:
    January 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    “I went over not missing extra points with the kicker and not dropping punts with the return man. I think they understand now that we want to try and limit those mistakes

    The return man didn’t drop the punt. It hit lb braman, i believe, in his leg. I’ve been waiting for barner to break off a big return. I think he’s due. Hopefully this Sunday is the day.

  20. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    January 16, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    The Philthydelphia team is getting arrogant – I want their smiles smashed in – I’m not a Viking fan, but they need to stuff these jerks.

    How so? Have they been guaranteeing a victory or criticizing their opponents? Maybe i missed something. Or maybe you just can’t stand watching them celebrate and be happy after a win. I think that’s basically the definition of a hater.

  21. Im not one to say “what if”, but I was just thinking how strong our team would be if we still had sproles, peters and wentz. I know my confidence level would be a lot higher. I still think my eagles can win this Sunday but its gonna be tough. Should be a great game though. I’m thinking it might resemble last year’s low scoring turnover fest between eagles-vikings.

  22. “The return man didn’t drop the punt. It hit lb braman”
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    Never let a punt hit the ground .

  23. Pederson might not want to see those kind of mistakes again but we sure as heck do! Skol baby, let’s go Vikes. Good luck to the Eagles as well. Whomever wins the game, it’s been a hell of a ride for both teams this year. I hope it’s a good clean game with good officiating too. SB52 is on the horizon for one of our fan bases.

  24. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Agholor inserted as a punt returner . Nellie did it in college, he’s their best athlete and can really be a key in this game against possibly the best d in football . That play on Saturday was not all on barner but he been very sloppy back there of late .

  25. Arrogant? We lose our QB, our all-pro O linemen and a whole lot more, not favored in a home playoff game after a 13-3 season and they’re arrogant?!?! That’s rich. Confident in abilities. All about execution, and out executing your opponent right now. Vikes-Eagles about as close as can be. I really didn’t know who was going to win, in both games. Going to be a battle.

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