Doug Marrone on Doug Pederson criticism: No problem with it

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In his new book, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was critical of the lack of aggressiveness that the Jaguars showed while playing with a lead against the Patriots in last season’s AFC title game.

The man who made the decision to implement that game plan said on Tuesday that he has no problem with Pederson’s critique. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that losing games opens the door to being questioned and doesn’t sound ready to lose sleep over Pederson doing just that.

“Hey, Doug won a Super Bowl,” Marrone said, via ESPN.com. “Doug did a great job of coaching. I’m sure there’s a long line of people that have the same questions or feelings. It’s just what you’re going to do. I read a book in the offseason by Mark Manson, the New York one, No. 1 bestseller on the Times [New York Times‘ bestseller list], so those things happen and that’s it. But I respect the hell out of him and his team and he won a Super Bowl. We lost, and when you lose you question everything so I don’t have a problem with it.”

The name of the Mark Manson book that Marrone referenced is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life and the coach’s response to Pederson suggests he’s gotten something out of the title at the very least. The two Dougs will have a chance to exchange any other thoughts when their teams square off in London on October 28.

59 responses to “Doug Marrone on Doug Pederson criticism: No problem with it

  1. No offense to Marrone, but he’s just not a head coach in this league. Anyone could have told you that from his time in Buffalo. The tough guy act doesn’t get you far.

    I hope he enjoyed the peak season of his career.

  2. Think we will learn a lot out of both head coach’s ability to be successful, long term fixtures based on how their teams succeed as teams with targets on their back. I’m concerned with the eagles, the more thought I give it…Vaitai saying he wasn’t prepared for the patriots game was a bit worrisome due to the simple fact that he might not be the only guy in that lockerroom feeling that way. On the other hand, his preparedness or lackthereof could serve as a wake-up call

  3. I’m having a really difficult time who’s been the more aggravating narcissistics since the SB win, Philly fans , the players or the coaches .

  4. Can’t wait for the regular season to start so the Eagles can stop talking about the Patriots. Its starting to get really creepy. I don’t remember the Pats talking this much about the Eagles after wiping the floor with them in 2004….or the other 4 teams the Pats have beat in the SB. Act like you’ve been there before Philly, even though its widely known you have not.

  5. As a Jags fan, they got scared. Just own it. Marrone was happy with the lead at halftime and didn’t trust Blake which is why he took a knee with 55 seconds. Then in the 4th quarter they were playing against the clock and not the Patriots which is why they ran up the middle every single play, then pass on 3rd for incompletion and then punt. I had 10 people over my house watching the game and everyone yelling at the TV. Oh and just in case you forgot Myles Jack wasn’t down. If refs didn’t blow whistle, Jags are in SB.

  6. Way to take ownership. It’s quite obvious he did in fact read that book. Actually majority of you should read that book.

  7. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Has Coach Pederson sent BB a gift yet for benching Malcolm Butler?

    Which we all know is the real reason the Eagles won.

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    Why not just send a box of chocolates to Goodell for handing over 2 free TDs that were clearly not Tds (by rule, not opinion)?

    Or, is that level of cheating to help Philly worthy of more gifts to thank Goodell?

    Just curious.

  8. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Has Coach Pederson sent BB a gift yet for benching Malcolm Butler?

    Which we all know is the real reason the Eagles won.

    6 21 Rate This

    Oh that’s right. Malcolm Butler was playing QB when Philly stripped the ball away on that final drive. Thanks for refreshing my memory.

  9. “tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    No offense to Marrone, but he’s just not a head coach in this league. Anyone could have told you that from his time in Buffalo. The tough guy act doesn’t get you far.

    I hope he enjoyed the peak season of his career.”

    Bills fans still salty about Marrone leaving and then beating them in the playoffs?

    I guess I’d be salty too if I was a fan of a team with one playoff win in the last 24 years.

  10. Marrone doesn’t have a killer instinct. If his team is ahead in the second half, he will try to run out the clock, even if that means running out the *entire* second half.

  11. shurmanblog says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    I’m having a really difficult time who’s been the more aggravating narcissistics since the SB win, Philly fans , the players or the coaches .

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    It isn’t your fault for them being like that. But it is your responsibility on how to react. Get over it.

  12. @TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:

    Has Coach Pederson sent BB a gift yet for benching Malcolm Butler? Which we all know is the real reason the Eagles won.
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    1) Has BB sent a gift to Miami for remaining in the NFL East?
    2) Malcolm Butler would have tackled Blount on his TD run?
    3) Malcolm Butler would have defended Clements on his TD reception?
    4) Malcolm Butler would have defended Zack Ertz on his TD reception?
    5) Malcolm Butler would have blocked Brandon Graham to prevent the strip sack?
    6) You don’t wear blinders because you are blind?

  13. shurmanblog says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    I’m having a really difficult time who’s been the more aggravating narcissistics since the SB win, Philly fans , the players or the coaches .

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    That’s a really good question, but I think I’ll just lump all three into one huge pile of turds.

  14. “Act like you’ve been there before.”

    Uh, how about NO? Haven’t been before, not gonna pretend we have been, so now we’re savoring the hell out of it!

  15. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Has Coach Pederson sent BB a gift yet for benching Malcolm Butler?

    Which we all know is the real reason the Eagles won.
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    hahaha this is my favorite excuse–I mean argument as to why the Eagles won the SB. Because a CB didn’t play. One player. A CB.

  16. Marrone went into a turtle shell and it cost them the game. Bortles completed 13 of 15 passes in the first half for over 150 yards. They were up by 10 in the beginning of the 4th quarter. Maybe a lack of confidence in Bortles or whatever reason, he decided to go with 3 yards and a cloud of dust. They had em on the ropes and let it slip away. It was so obvious watching that game. You could see it coming.

  17. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Has Coach Pederson sent BB a gift yet for benching Malcolm Butler?

    Which we all know is the real reason the Eagles won.

    8 33 Rate This
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    I would like to to thank you for pointing out how dumb & over rated B.B. is. If it wasn’t for Butler he wouldn’t have won against Seattle, if it wasn’t for the refs, he wouldn’t have bet Oakland to get the first, if it wasn’t for Cheating he wouldn’t have barely beat Carolina or the Eagles by a combined 6 points. If it wasn’t for Atlanta folding he would have nothing.
    Thank you for bringing up NE incompetence.
    Fly Eagles Fly!
    We need people like you!
    Imagine Belichick trying to win with a Back up QB.
    Without Brady that game would be unwatchable after the first quarter.
    God Bless Pederson

  18. I hate the Eagles, but I wish Jason Garrett (in all of his infinite wisdom) would learn from Pederson’s success. He has been aggressive, creative, and constantly adapting to the situation and players. These traits are also hallmarks of Belichick’s teams. What more proof is needed to see that being so conservative and a philosophy zealot is not helping the team? Sometimes you need to get over yourself and just do what’s right, and not try to force everything to fit inside your predetermined thoughts on the game.

  19. J V says:
    August 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    “tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    No offense to Marrone, but he’s just not a head coach in this league. Anyone could have told you that from his time in Buffalo. The tough guy act doesn’t get you far.

    I hope he enjoyed the peak season of his career.”

    Bills fans still salty about Marrone leaving and then beating them in the playoffs?

    I guess I’d be salty too if I was a fan of a team with one playoff win in the last 24 years.

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    Umm, I am not salty nor a Buffalo fan.

  20. jackn2482 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Has Coach Pederson sent BB a gift yet for benching Malcolm Butler?

    Which we all know is the real reason the Eagles won.
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    hahaha this is my favorite excuse–I mean argument as to why the Eagles won the SB. Because a CB didn’t play. One player. A CB.

    ————————

    Also, a CB who had a poor year (103 passer rating), and then got sick (supposedly), and then ended up losing the trust of the coaches teammates. Yeah, he’d really be the savior there!

    Malcolm BUtler couldn’t quite keep his mental state in check through the SB itself.

    Shame.

  21. The moral of the story is Marrone is too conservative a coach when it matters the most and Pederson is a good coach who is getting too big for his britches.

  22. Hey Doug no need to make your light shine brighter by blowing out someone else’s ,Mister New Norm ,,maybe Mr Marrone will have a comment on that one at seasons end !

  23. nationalmediacansuckit says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm
    As a Jags fan, they got scared. Just own it. Marrone was happy with the lead at halftime and didn’t trust Blake which is why he took a knee with 55 seconds. Then in the 4th quarter they were playing against the clock and not the Patriots which is why they ran up the middle every single play, then pass on 3rd for incompletion and then punt. I had 10 people over my house watching the game and everyone yelling at the TV. Oh and just in case you forgot Myles Jack wasn’t down. If refs didn’t blow whistle, Jags are in SB.

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    If Goodell’s cheating was more successful like when the refs called it a fumble on Dion Lewis, when the replay CLEARLY SHOWED IT WAS NOT A FUMBLE WITH THE BALL PINNED TO HIS HIP AND NOT MMOVING ALL THE WAY TO THE GROUND, then yes, you almost benefitted from Goodell’s cheating.

    Thanks for being honest about your peaked out QB and mediocre coach, though.

  24. blessedunliketherest says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Can’t wait for the regular season to start so the Eagles can stop talking about the Patriots. Its starting to get really creepy. I don’t remember the Pats talking this much about the Eagles after wiping the floor with them in 2004….or the other 4 teams the Pats have beat in the SB. Act like you’ve been there before Philly, even though its widely known you have not.

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    Been watching sports for 35 years, very closely, and have never seen a more graceless winner than them. They’re awful.

    I will laugh my balls off if they miss the playoffs completely.

  25. I hope these Philthydelphia football team experiences the reality that they aren’t that good and that the NFL has seen enough of their illegal formations to counter them. The NFL knows Philthy plays dirty and fast and loose with the rules – and that jughead QB they have is now damaged goods ready to be taken out.

  26. Imagine Belichick trying to win with a Back up QB.
    Without Brady that game would be unwatchable after the first quarter.
    God Bless Pederson
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    He’s actually won 5 SBs with a back-up QB. Brady made the team as a third stringer and has since ascended to the GOAT. But the first SB was won with Brady coming in off the bench for an injured Drew Bledsoe. Know less about football, you can’t.

  27. Mopping the floor? You cheated and still only won by 3 points
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    How did the Pats cheat? I’ll wait. Please do everyone a favor and don’t regurgitate the same tired “they taped practices” line. That has been proven false 100 times over. So again, how did they cheat?

  28. I’m sorry but the Jaguars really didn’t expect to be in that game – of course they were playing it safe – their QB had just gotten out of diapers and couldn’t be trusted. I hear the Jaguars have someone named Jalen Ramsey and he was too busy writing about other QB’s to be of any use.

    I hope the Philthy team has all the highlights from 2016-2017 ready to play because those will be distant memories when their incompetence shows. Pederson is quite the cad. Dead common low life.

  29. I dare Wentz to try scoring on a running play again, defenses around the league are salivating already.

  30. This fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles is highly amused by the jealousy and equivocation he reads on this board.
    It is always difficult to repeat, so let’s see how the year plays out.
    However, the Eagles are better positioned than most, if not all, of the NFL to be very good for a long while.
    If you are not a Birds fan, you probably don’t understand the passion and pure joy of finally breaking through. That’s OK, you don’t have to.
    That is all.

  31. I wish the Eagles players, fans and apparently the coach now…would just stop talking. They are quick to talk smack and criticize everyone, when they have one championship. The whole thing could fall apart for all we know this next season, and I hope it does so we can stop hearing from these people in the media. Why can’t people just be classy winners.

    You won, congrats. Why feel the need to put everyone down? I have a feeling the NFL is going to catch on to their trick plays, and illegal formation plays (Philly special) next season.

  32. blessedunliketherest says:
    August 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm
    Imagine Belichick trying to win with a Back up QB.
    Without Brady that game would be unwatchable after the first quarter.
    God Bless Pederson
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    He’s actually won 5 SBs with a back-up QB. Brady made the team as a third stringer and has since ascended to the GOAT. But the first SB was won with Brady coming in off the bench for an injured Drew Bledsoe. Know less about football, you can’t.

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    With Both Tom Brady & Drew Bledsoe healthy & ready to go, Tom won & kept the starting job during the season.
    I’m sorry for bothering, I thought you knew more about how B.B. got to where he’s at.
    Fly Eagles Fly!

  33. 1) Dion Lewis was down & that was not a fumble
    2) Eagles & Pederson re-invented going for it on 4th down & it won them a championship, congratulations
    3) The ref arguments in SB 52 are as weak the cheater nonsense in SB 39. Grow up, everyone

  34. It’s easy enough to say what Malcolm Butler “would have” done because we’ll never know what he “would have” done. We only know what he “didn’t do” because he wasn’t playing. After all of these months, we still don’t know exactly why he wasn’t playing. Belichick may take that one to his grave before revealing the true answer. But it really doesn’t matter now. The Eagles won the game and they’re Super Bowl champs until they aren’t….which can’t happen until February.

  35. If the AFC championship game is replayed 10 times, the Patriots would win at least 8 times. Why? The Jaguars have Blake Bum at QB. Why not trade for Teddy Bridgewater? The team is a QB away from being a serious contender.

  36. Every coach in the league would be terrified of what adverse mayhem Bortles can cause on any play. Having said that, cowering under the advantage of a slim 4 pt lead by eating 2 timeouts & 55 seconds on the clock, is pretty lame. Especially vs a lame D like the Pats.

  37. He wrote a book already?

    Wow. Lifetime achievement award then I guess.

  38. With Both Tom Brady & Drew Bledsoe healthy & ready to go, Tom won & kept the starting job during the season.
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    What’s your point? Brady was still a back-up that might never have gotten the opportunity if Bledsoe didn’t go down. So again, BB won with a back-up QB who ultimately turned out to be the GOAT.

  39. blessedunliketherest says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Can’t wait for the regular season to start so the Eagles can stop talking about the Patriots. Its starting to get really creepy. I don’t remember the Pats talking this much about the Eagles after wiping the floor with them in 2004….or the other 4 teams the Pats have beat in the SB. Act like you’ve been there before Philly, even though its widely known you have not.

    THE EAGLES…THEIR COACHES, PLAYERS AND FANS…like the 2015 Seahawks…are about to learn a valuable lesson….Teams can catch lightning is a bottle…Get red hot @ the right time,,,and win the big one…

    To do that year after year…IMPOSSSIBLE…The PATRIOTS, are the only team to do so…in last 40 years or so,,,since the Steelers….It’s 10x more difficult than it used to be w/the stupid salary cap..

    So Eagles fans…be prepared for every team playing you like it’s THEIR Super Bowl…16x this season…Enjoy the pitfalls, of a “prime time” schedule…You’ll soon find out just how much “fun” [ hear that LAne??] it is…and how many of your stars from last year, fade away.

  40. Around Philly we talk smack faster than greased lightning (and even better than the filth your mom says in my bed) and have done so for many decades. You’re just witnessing what we’re like when we’re happy!!! 😂

  41. We got red hot at the right time… the right time was of course the entire freaking season. 😎

  42. andrewjaxson says:

    Philadelphia home of the SUPERBOWL CHAMPS. Get ready for a 2nd. Bring it on…
    ================================================

    This is your first experience with winning one, so we’ll forgive you for not knowing what reality is. The reality being there is a very slim chance you’ll repeat. I know, when you win that first one you assume you have a Dynasty haha

  43. The Eagles gave the blueprint to others how to beat the Patriots who happen to play NO DEFENSE. Our 3rd stinger just burned their 1st team for 300 plus yards and three TD passes. No go do it!!!

  44. I hope he enjoyed the peak season of his career.”

    Bills fans still salty about Marrone leaving and then beating them in the playoffs?

    I guess I’d be salty too if I was a fan of a team with one playoff win in the last 24 years.
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    Lot of tough talk coming from Jag fans and their team. Kinda funny since before last season they were picking Top 3 in the draft for the last decade. Enjoy last year because Houston is now healthy and Tenn already has your number. You’re not sneaking up on anyone this year because you finally assembled a decent team from those numerous top 3 picks and splurging on FA. Remember Bortles is still your QB and if Buffalo had anyone other than Tyrod Taylor at QB you’d be watching last year instead of playing.

  45. While many of course would have liked to see him play in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles, 2017 was a tough year for Butler. Among all cornerbacks, he regressed slightly, finishing with a 79.2 overall grade, ranking 51st being ranking fifth in 2016 and 18th in 2015. He also gave up six touchdowns in his coverage, tying for third-most at the position, while also yielding the 11th-most yards at 698 and ranking 108th in yards after the catch at 233
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    I came across this piece of info. Just thought I’d share it with all you pats fans and haters that act as if butler was their savior and some shutdown corner.

  46. blessedunliketherest says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Can’t wait for the regular season to start so the Eagles can stop talking about the Patriots. Its starting to get really creepy. I don’t remember the Pats talking this much about the Eagles after wiping the floor with them in 2004….or the other 4 teams the Pats have beat in the SB. Act like you’ve been there before Philly, even though its widely known you have not.
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    It’s common Knowledge the Pats cheated in 2004.

  47. It’s common Knowledge the Pats cheated in 2004.
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    Which is code for, we got beat and needed an excuse as to why. I’ve already asked and no one seems to want to answer. How did the Pats cheat?

  48. blessedunliketherest says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Can’t wait for the regular season to start so the Eagles can stop talking about the Patriots. Its starting to get really creepy. I don’t remember the Pats talking this much about the Eagles after wiping the floor with them in 2004

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    The Pats won by 3 points in 2004/2005…. I wouldn’t call that “wiping the floor”.

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