Doug Pederson saw Jaguars play it safe vs. Patriots, vowed not to do the same

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Just before halftime of the AFC Championship Game, the Jaguars had the ball with two timeouts, and the chance to score and extend their lead over the Patriots. But Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn’t want to take any chances, so he told Blake Bortles to take a knee and run out the clock.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson was watching, and he wasn’t impressed.

Pederson writes in his new book, Fearless, that he was watching the game in the locker room before the Eagles played in the NFC Championship Game, and he was shocked that Marrone didn’t play more aggressively.

“I was there thinking, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me right now,'” Pederson writes, via Vito Stellino. “It made me mad because Jacksonville had New England right where they wanted them. I was screaming at the TV in my office. When they knelt right before halftime, inside I was like, ‘I’ll never do that.’ It fueled me. They could have least tried for a field goal. They took it out of their quarterback’s hands, and they didn’t give to their big back Leonard Fournette. I thought, ‘If they lose this game, this is why.’ Sure enough they would go on to lose the game.”

A few hours later, Pederson’s Eagles had the ball at their own 20-yard line with 29 seconds until halftime against the Vikings. Pederson got aggressive, calling three straight pass plays that went for 11, 36 and 13 yards, moving the Eagles into field goal range. The Eagles kicked a field goal as time expired in the first half and went on to win the game and win the Super Bowl two weeks later. Coaching decisions like that can be the difference between winning a championship and losing a close playoff game.

93 responses to “Doug Pederson saw Jaguars play it safe vs. Patriots, vowed not to do the same

  1. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it !
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    4 actually. Jeffrey’s “catch” hit the ground if you look at it logically, but there was no good camera angle. The Philly Special was on an illegal formation. Clements and Ertz’ TDs were in no way, shape, or form legit catches. And, on top of all that, they got away with not one, but two holds, on the Blount TD run. It was pathetic. As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.

  2. Yea and the Falcons did the same and ended up blowing a 28-3 lead. There is no one proscribed way to accomplish success, each year, each game, each play requires thorough preperation and execution to succeed not just simply being aggressive (and a little luck at the right time doesn’t hurt either).

  3. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm
    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it !
    Go Red Sox!!

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    Almost as much as filming other team’s practices and illegally deflating footballs.

  4. Zimmer played it safe and it cost the Vikings as it always does. I wonder if he’ll ever learn the offensive side of the ball or develop any killer instinct. You can’t always but the game in the hands of your special teams and defense.

    I know it’s preseason, but he had a chance to go out and win the game against the Jags. With about 2:30 left, up three… Three runs, a punt and an easy touchdown. Game over.

  5. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm
    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it

    Well it did help to cheat in the pats SB wins didnt it?

  6. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    Lets be honest, BB benched Malcolm Butler for the SB, take it and be happy Dougie,
    you lucked out

    BB was out coached by a guy whose previous head coaching experience was at a high school.

  7. briang123 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    4 actually. Jeffrey’s “catch” hit the ground if you look at it logically, but there was no good camera angle. The Philly Special was on an illegal formation. Clements and Ertz’ TDs were in no way, shape, or form legit catches. And, on top of all that, they got away with not one, but two holds, on the Blount TD run. It was pathetic. As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.
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    1. Absurd. If there was no camera, you didn’t see it.
    2. The Philly Special formation was checked with the official. You’re just wrong.
    3. Ertz TD wasn’t even questionable. He was a runner and broke the plain.
    4. Clement had control before tucking the ball. You’re wrong again.
    5. Holding? LOL. You’re down to uncalled holding. Pathetic.

  8. “As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.”

    I guess it’s a good thing that your opinion doesn’t count.

  9. I hope Peterson remembers his book if Carlson Wince doesn’t win the Superbowl…you watched Nick Foles lead this team to the Superbowl…so why would you change what worked…? When has changing what worked ever succeeded Peterson…?

  10. As a die hard Jags fan …Pederson is rite on. You don’t win big playoff games by playing conservative and playing not to destroy your opponent even if winning by multiple scores. Yes the refs bailed out the Pats a few times but either way that’s how you end up loosing a game you had won already.
    #SaxsonvilleAllDayLong

  11. Pats fans blaming the refs when they’ve benefited more than any other team. Pats fans are the most Crybaby whiny hypocritical delusional fans. Get your binky and it will be better.

    Plus cheating other teams by video and deflated balls gives Pats fans no reason to argue they were screwed.

  12. with all the whining about the eagles’ 2 tds that we’re upheld ( Ertz’s was a no brainer) , what is lost is a clear strip and fumble by Amendola that was claimed to have been blown dead . Add to that the Myles Jack forced fumble in the AFCCG couple with some really headscratching penalties and you really have no basis to complain .

  13. Yep. Cowboys fan here, but so much respect for how the Eagles did this. It still took an all-time-great game from Foles, the baffling Butler benching, and a lot of good luck and good bounces, but I do believe the boldness of Eagles decision-makers was the key variable that set the necessary elements in motion. I was really impressed.

    The way the Eagles played that game is how the game should be played. Bravely, going for it, daring instead of waffling. That’s what we as fans want to see. For all the crap that Belichick gets, this is a cornerstone of his success as well, and it’s kind of amazing that it took so long for another team to commit to their own courage this way.

  14. the Jags played it safe at the end of the first half for precisely what happened at the end of the game;

    everyone knew the GM’s pet quarterback would’ve turned the ball over just as he did at the end of the game, given the Patriots a scoring opportunity at the end of the half and turned the momentum of the game in their favour;

    having learned buck nothing about Bortles’ complete inadequacy as a franchise quarterback, they actually stuck with him and preseason has seen him revert back to his old mediocre ways;

    the Jags will be lucky to win 10 games with him under centre, and if they do the defence will be completely worn out at the end of the season doing it;

  15. So you run illegal plays and formations. Wow. Takes a big man to not play it safe.

    Hopefully your dumb as a box of rocks QB will continue to share your opinion, coach Pedo, and not play it safe. Those two IQ points don’t need to do much work when he just puts himself out there to get hit.

  16. jimnaizeeum says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm
    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it

    Well it did help to cheat in the pats SB wins didnt it?

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    Right, right—and the Easter bunny and tooth fairy are involved too. And Kraft paid the refs in an alley after the game, and….

  17. briang123 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it !
    ___________________________________________________________________
    4 actually. Jeffrey’s “catch” hit the ground if you look at it logically, but there was no good camera angle. The Philly Special was on an illegal formation. Clements and Ertz’ TDs were in no way, shape, or form legit catches. And, on top of all that, they got away with not one, but two holds, on the Blount TD run. It was pathetic. As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.
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    Hilarious that a Pats fan is complaining about instant replay, no calls, etc. Must have forgotten about the 3 overturned TDs that ended up in their favor during the regular season. Or go back to the Super Bowl against the Falcons and check out the 2 WRs blocking while the ball was in the air on the 2 point conversion. And it goes on and on…

  18. Good Lord are the jealous haters out today. The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles would like to once again remind you that a second year coach, a back up QB, and a team with 7 major injuries schooled the sad Pats! It’s so sweet to read all of these sad and angry comments. All trying to make sense of just how did the Belicheats get out coached and out played. It just makes the win better every time. Enjoy watching the replay of your loss Dbags, it never gets old. 41-33!!!!!!!!

  19. .
    @eagles19804

    “I’m an Eagles fan and who cares. Let’s talk about the 2018-2019 season, players and teams. Thanks”
    _____

    I’m a Patriots fan and you’re exactly correct. Last season is over. The results are in the books. If questionable calls were made, tough. That’s the way football goes. Philadelphia fans should be “on to Atlanta”. New England, “on to Houston”.
    .

  20. The free touchdowns were real, deflating footballs and taping other teams practices never happened . Don’t let the facts get in the way though!

  21. Doug isn’t wrong.

    With all the season ending.injures got he Patriots defense (7 starters total), they didn’t belong their.

    Brady and Belichick once again overachievers.

    But they could have won it all again, has Dough been more conservative.

  22. well having ice in your veins a brass set is what dougie is all about!
    ALL WE GOT/ALL WE NEED

  23. Wow why is Doug Peterson throwing Marone under the bus? Hind sight is 20/20. Who really knows what he would have done. This is a unnecessary cheap shot at another coach.

  24. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Pats fans blaming the refs when they’ve benefited more than any other team. Pats fans are the most Crybaby whiny hypocritical delusional fans. Get your binky and it will be better.

    Plus cheating other teams by video and deflated balls gives Pats fans no reason to argue they were screwed.

    This is coming from some bitter fan of some team that was beaten by the Patriots. At least say who your favorite team is.

  25. plum54 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm
    The free touchdowns were real, deflating footballs and taping other teams practices never happened . Don’t let the facts get in the way though!
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    Right, and the league took away draft picks and fined your owner and suspended your QB because it never happened.

  26. This is coming from some bitter fan of some team that was beaten by the Patriots. At least say who your favorite team is.


    I’m an Eagles fan. Yes I’m bitter you beat us in preseason. Lol

  27. Massachusetts supports the following people

    Ted Kennedy- Elected 40 years despite committing man slaughter
    Belicheat- spygate
    Brady – deflategate
    McDaniels – reneged on verbal agreement

    Lol, Mass is the no character or morals state

  28. Truthfully, who exactly is Malcom Butler a second Deion Sanders ? The Eagles played that game without their starting left offensive tackle, their starting middle linebacker and just for show their starting QB who was having an MVP season. The Patriots covered no one and continue to cover no one. DP was lucky sure but he went for it over and over and totally out coached BB . Darrell Sproles would have added to that score but like Butler he didn’t play.

  29. This Super Bowl took 60 years to win and it will take another 60 to stop talking about

  30. Kind of funny that people still believe the deflategate fairy tale Goddell has sold us. Says more about them and their ignorance than patriots fans, who actually read the wells report and became informed

  31. Remember when the iggles Super Bowl was beating the Cowboys in a regular season game ?

  32. Calling out another coach like that is classless. Yes, Doug, you won the SBowl by the skin of your teeth on some questionable calls and some well executed trick plays. Act like you’ve been there. A repeat of the Seahawks implosion is next. You ain’t no Bill Belichick Doug. Far from it.

  33. Wow, I thought they had decent schools in Philly,apparently I was wrong, since like the NFL they still don’t understand the basic laws of physics!!
    Living in the northeast one would think they would understand cold weather causes footballs ( and tires) to lose pressure!

  34. briang123 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it !
    ___________________________________________________________________
    4 actually. Jeffrey’s “catch” hit the ground if you look at it logically, but there was no good camera angle. The Philly Special was on an illegal formation. Clements and Ertz’ TDs were in no way, shape, or form legit catches. And, on top of all that, they got away with not one, but two holds, on the Blount TD run. It was pathetic. As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.

    27

    169

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    The Ertz TD was legal. He made a football move, so he was fine. Yes, the Clement incompletion, as plain as day, as he shifted arms do to the perfect coverage by Marquis Flowers, the jostling and space seen between his forearm and ball, along with the clear illegal formation the ref apparently approved of Jeffrey not lining up correctly, were both wrong and there is no debate.

    Goodell cheated. And, these obnoxious Philly turds, who are the worst winners in human history, still can’t enjoy their title and shut up about it.

    Unbelievable.

  35. thereyougo2 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Truthfully, who exactly is Malcom Butler a second Deion Sanders ? The Eagles played that game without their starting left offensive tackle, their starting middle linebacker and just for show their starting QB who was having an MVP season. The Patriots covered no one and continue to cover no one. DP was lucky sure but he went for it over and over and totally out coached BB . Darrell Sproles would have added to that score but like Butler he didn’t play.

    5

    2

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    Pats had more key injuries and lost Chung and Cooks in the game. It’s part of the sport, but McClellin’s concussion history, Jon Jones great STs play, and slot work (would have played in place of the 103 passer rating Butler), Hightower the captain of the D and crucial in 2 SB wins, and the best MLB in the AFC, their starting RT, the second best rated blocking Tackle inn the NFL, etc, etc. It’s not even remotely close in that department.

    Chung had Ertz silenced for example, until the concussion. Why can’t you people just enjoy it and why is your coach still talking about last year like an arrogant bum? Horrible leadership there in Philly.

  36. Ted Kennedy- Elected 40 years despite committing man slaughter
    Belicheat- spygate
    Brady – deflategate
    McDaniels – reneged on verbal agreement

    We’ve all been witness to the legions of Patriot-hating yahoos that come up with some crazy crap over the years, but this must be the 1st time anyone has tried to denounce what the Pats have achieved over the last generation by including Ted Kennedy somehow in the lame attempt at an actual insult.

    Thank you – I actually laughed.

  37. It’s funny how people can create any narrative they want. I keep hearing about the benching of the legendary Malcolm Butler as the sole reason the Eagles won. I guess there’s no way Pederson would have adjusted at all if Butler was in there. Ohh and the Eagles were missing the QB many felt was the MVP, a hall of fame offensive lineman, their starting middle linebacker. It goes on.

    Ohh and the classic “you needed a trick play” defense. Of course the Pats would never stoop to trying a trick play in the Super Bowl. Has Tom Brady caught that pass yet? Oops.

  38. I click on the comments of every Eagles article just to see the bitter and delusional comments from the Pats fans. It’s amazing how clueless that fanbase is. Like the one right above mine mentioning injuries. I’m not positive, but I think the Eagles might have been missing a player or 2 as well. I can’t even make sense of their thought process’.

  39. Pointtwo- awww you sound butt hurt still, apparently you don’t know what a catch is either but nah, it didn’t help as much as running a dummy walk through since he knew the cheats had spies around.

    Sox are going down also, no team leading the majors in HRs has won the series in 12 years…13 after this year.

  40. Just another example of Philadelphia’s World-Champion acumen at work. The schedule is stacked against us this year and we lost a couple key players, but this is another example of DP’s strong understanding of the other team- usually more than they understand themselves. Well, 17 times last year anyways. And yes, I counted the 2nd dallas game as a W for Philly. It would have been if we wanted it.

  41. Why is Pederson watching another football game right before the biggest game of his life at that time, when it might be his last game of the season? Incidentally, the Patriots win consistently by taking calculated risks, just as the Jags did to close out that first half, even it they might have been too risk-averse in that instance. It’s also a petty criticism coming from a SB winner.

  42. Shut up tyla, Patrick Chung is terrible, just like the rest of that bogus defense that got shredded by a backup. So sad about the injuries incurred, we had none of those except for a HOF tackle, MVP qb, special teams stud, starting LB, jack of all trades RB…but yeah, shame a couple players on the pats had boo-boos

  43. funny how the ‘officials” tried out new rules for the biggest game of the year.
    That was no accident. Selective application of these new rules benefited the Iggles.

    They won, but not w/o controversy and a little help from their friend, Fraudger

  44. Lol Patriot fans making excuses. Crybabies. Wah wah wah

    Btw, Seahawks defense was decimated by injuries in the SB. Brady sucked until Lane and Avril went out. And don’t forget Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor came into the game with injuries that required surgery after the season. But Patriot fans forget about that.

  45. 4 actually. Jeffrey’s “catch” hit the ground if you look at it logically, but there was no good camera angle. The Philly Special was on an illegal formation. Clements and Ertz’ TDs were in no way, shape, or form legit catches. And, on top of all that, they got away with not one, but two holds, on the Blount TD run. It was pathetic. As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.
    ____________

    You are an idiot . . . At least the Eagles don’t have the label of “cheater” attached to their . . .
    SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!

  46. 2018-2019 is upon us Quit whining!!!!! Y’all lost!!! Bad calls and injuries happen in just about every game!!!

  47. markwri says:
    August 20, 2018 at 7:20 pm
    Wow why is Doug Peterson throwing Marone under the bus? Hind sight is 20/20. Who really knows what he would have done. This is a unnecessary cheap shot at another coach.

    It isn’t hindsight. He is talking about his thoughts while watching the game

  48. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    August 20, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    This Super Bowl took 60 years to win and it will take another 60 to stop talking about

    ————

    LOL Elmer that’s the funniest thing you’ve ever said. And I’m an Eagles fan.

    BTW the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl!

  49. Music to my ear poor Patsies,Hahahaha If Malcom Butler played the Patsies cudda, Shudda, won Bella cheat don’t know how to coach cause If Butler had played….hehehehe he let a High School coach beat him 😂 I quite frankly have moved on to our Birds repeating this season with Carson’s winning his first SB. But I still really enjoy reading you Haters, Winers, and cudda, Shudda, clowns whine ing…hehehehe yea baby.

  50. Ohhhh before I forget… while watching the Jags game I felt exactly the same as Big Balls Doug, immediately the Jags decided to run out the clock I felt it could prove to be their undoing especially against Brady what was Marrone thinking… that his Defense would close the deal against a player like Brady after a half….I felt the same as Doug and as an Eagle Fanatic… B.B Doug expressed my feelings exactly the way Philly likes to play. No One Likes us and We don’t Care.hehehehe.

  51. Chung had Ertz silenced for example, until the concussion. Why can’t you people just enjoy it and why is your coach still talking about last year like an arrogant bum? Horrible leadership there in Philly
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    Lol what? Midway through 4th qtr ertz had 5 catches for over 50 yards. Chung was still in the game. You just type lies and hope nobody notices. Why dont you just take the L like a big boy and quit crying on every eagles article. You clearly have nothing going for yourself. I think that’s why that loss hurt you so much because your pats are the only positive thing going for you. At least they WERE until Philly beat them. And the eagles 8 pt victory is a bigger margin of victory than you guys have ever had in a SB and Philly could have won by more if they didn’t just run it 3 times and settle for the fg after the strip sack so you pats fans need to quit acting like the eagles luckily slipped by with a victory.

  52. Goodell cheated. And, these obnoxious Philly turds, who are the worst winners in human history, still can’t enjoy their title and shut up about it
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    You DO realize you’re on an eagles article, right? If you don’t want to hear it from eagles fans then why do you constantly join the conversation and run your mouth and cry on our articles. Save your whiny little crying for your fellow pats fans. And it seems to me like you guys are the worst losers. And speakin of cheating?. . . . .you guys have some nerve calling other people cheaters.

  53. You are idiots. These are excerpts from his book. He’s not talking about it right now I’m a press conference. He’s focused on this season. Stop acting like this was just written last week. Eagles fans, we won, move on, let the trolls troll.
    Pats fans you act like because you lost it this year that the world is always against you, stop. You’ve won 5, no one feels sorry for you. Move on, new season starts in a few weeks.

  54. jucam1 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    Good Lord are the jealous haters out today. The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles would like to once again remind you that a second year coach, a back up QB, and a team with 7 major injuries schooled the sad Pats! It’s so sweet to read all of these sad and angry comments. All trying to make sense of just how did the Belicheats get out coached and out played. It just makes the win better every time. Enjoy watching the replay of your loss Dbags, it never gets old. 41-33!!!!!!!!

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    Win with some class or don’t, most pats fans don’t really care.

    With 7 superbowls and 5 SB wins and not a losing season in almost 20 years, there is nothing the pats owe their fans and no amount of ridicule can ever take that away.

    Good for the Eagles that they finally won one and played a great game but it really doesn’t harm the pats legacy too much.

    When Jax comes to Phili in October, pederson might end up wishing he’d learned something from BB and not talked smack about an upcoming opponent. If he ends up eating crow, like Pittsburgh did, he is going to wish he hadn’t given them this bulletin board material.

  55. briang123 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm
    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Well , it did help to get two free touchdowns though didn’t it !
    ___________________________________________________________________
    4 actually. Jeffrey’s “catch” hit the ground if you look at it logically, but there was no good camera angle. The Philly Special was on an illegal formation. Clements and Ertz’ TDs were in no way, shape, or form legit catches. And, on top of all that, they got away with not one, but two holds, on the Blount TD run. It was pathetic. As far as I am concerned, the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl.

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    You people dont know football. The ball did not hit the ground on the Jeffrey td, zach ertz was clearly a runner on his TD (caught the ball at the 6, you telling me the process of the catch is 6 yards?), ball movement does not equal loss of control on the Clement TD, and on the philly special, Jeffrey was NOT on the line, however he pointed to the ref and the ref gave the go ahead for whatever reason which then made it legal, otherwise he would of told Jeffrey before the play started.

    Please learn football before commenting. I know Philly winning the SB hurts you so much and you are bitter but please use your brain if you got one.

  56. Clement TD was explained by the ref mic’d up beautifully. Ball secured. Jeffery TD did not hit the ground. What game were you watching? How about the none calls with Jeffrey’s being held on potential TD and 2 point conversion? Clement clearly held on 2 point conversion. Stop your whining.Just plain ignorance. Throw in the name calling just shows your classy self. Turds? Check yourself.

  57. Right. Pederson is a bum with low IQ. Get a grip. Chung had Ertz silenced? Okay. Talk about Philly fans being classless? Take the loss with some class yourself.

  58. Ooooh, he’s soooo smart! He also doesn’t know how to keep his mouth shut, like some of the players on that team. The Jags aren’t on the Eagles schedule this year. If they were, that would have been redacted.

  59. Jeez, the Pats have 5 SBs in the last two decades, they lost 3, take it easy…you wonder if some people will ever just let it go.

  60. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Pats fans blaming the refs when they’ve benefited more than any other team. Pats fans are the most Crybaby whiny hypocritical delusional fans. Get your binky and it will be better.

    Plus cheating other teams by video and deflated balls gives Pats fans no reason to argue they were screwed.

    You’re right, thinking NE won on uncalled penalties is almost is stupid as believing that despite the confession by the NFL that they had no proof of ball deflation or that the guy who told a fake story about taping practices lied when he admitted he was lied to about it.

    Delusional hatred and jealousy abounds indeed.

  61. Pederson has to be a little embarrassed at making Marrone look bad. This is what happens when a coach “writes” a book. The real author pulls it out of them and embellishes a little too much.”Screaming at the TV”? Puleeze.

    The only thing worse is when a coach writes a book and goes on corporate business speaking tours. A company is in trouble when they take business advice from a coach.

  62. this was an article written by a writer not an Eagles Fan, We’re not bringing this up and constantly talking about this. but we will when we have to Defend the Eagles WIN as legit. I am ready to start this new Season and leave last season as a Great Memory and something to build on. but Haters are the ones that never want to let it go and I can’t lie I enjoy the sweet taste of their Tears . Go Eagles !!

  63. “Haters can’t let it go”??? I’m not a hater , I’m a fan of the five time world champion New England Patriots led by the greatest quarterback of all time , I just like to remind Eagle fans that the win was not legitimate !

  64. Lol Patriot fans making excuses. Crybabies. Wah wah wah

    Btw, Seahawks defense was decimated by injuries in the SB. Brady sucked until Lane and Avril went out. And don’t forget Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor came into the game with injuries that required surgery after the season. But Patriot fans forget about that.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    The irony of calling others out for making excuses then going on a long excuse making diatribe in the next paragraph is beautiful. Leave it to a Philly fan.

  65. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    August 20, 2018 at 9:15 pm
    Pointtwo- awww you sound butt hurt still, apparently you don’t know what a catch is either but nah, it didn’t help as much as running a dummy walk through since he knew the cheats had spies around.

    Sox are going down also, no team leading the majors in HRs has won the series in 12 years…13 after this year.
    ———-
    Outside of the fact I love hockey and therefore enjoy your screenname, stick to hockey. The Sox aren’t even top 5 in team HR by the way so I guess they have a chance by your summation.

  66. He didnt call out Marrone, he called out the concept. This is another BS example of inflammatory headlines to draw clicks and create a story that takes on a life of its own which benefits the writer, bogus. Besides, Pederson is right and everybody knows it. We’ve all seen it 1000 times, playing not to lose is losing. This was an honest account of what led him to be aggressive in the SB and they won so to all those calling him classless… go back to New England, get over it and work harder on your incognito practice filming skills.

  67. Of course he called out Marrone. He mentioned him by name. If you call out the concept, you kust say you have to be aggressive vs the Pats because Brady can come back and bite you at any time, or no lead is safe, etc

  68. tommyuggs says:
    August 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm
    Why is Pederson watching another football game right before the biggest game of his life at that time, when it might be his last game of the season?
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    I’m sure that’s why they only squeaked by with a 31-point victory.

  69. Whenever you play not to lose you usually do. That was the action of a loser. Doug Marrone was in effect saying, “you Patriots are so good that we better be passive and not risk a turnover”. Winners win by playing to win 100% of the time between the whistles. You beat the Patriots by placing your boot on their throat and then never letting up. They never beat themselves so you have to beat them and beat them up in the process. The best way to beat the Patsies is to take it to them physically and mentally. Taking a knee like that says that you are scared or that you are intimidated at the very least.

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