Doug Pederson disputes claim that he’s disappointed with Nick Foles specifically

AP

Last night, FOX delivered with matter-of-fact nonchalance a start-of-third-quarter report regarding strong comments from coach Doug Pederson on the performance of quarterback Nick Foles. After the game, Pederson pushed back on the perception that he expressed disappointment with the Super Bowl LII MVP.

“Not Nick,” Pederson said in response to a question about the report delivered by Erin Andrews of FOX. “Offensively. We had six possessions. We had two interceptions, two fumbles. We had a sack safety, and we had a turnover on downs. That’s an offensive performance, so I was displeased with what our first offense executed. . . . I’m disappointed in the offense. I don’t want to single out one player, so don’t put this all on Nick. I’m disappointed in the offense. It’s obviously not what you want in the third preseason week.”

As Andrews told it, Pederson did indeed single out Foles.

It’s very disappointing,” Andrews claimed at the outset of the third quarter that Pederson said at halftime, specifically about Foles. “He was calm before the game, I thought he’d settled in.”

Pederson tempered his disappointment in the offense (and in Foles) by pointing out that preseason games entail a different level of planning and adjustment.

“He finished the season pretty well last year,” Pederson said regarding Foles. “We know who he is and what we need to do to get him ready to go, and again, we’re still pretty vanilla offensively. We haven’t done any of our [run-pass option] game. Those are all things that are part of his strengths, too, so we’ve got to make sure that when we put game plans together moving forward, that we’re utilizing his strengths too.”

Pederson added that they’re “still keeping things very vanilla and we still want to evaluate and make sure we have the right guys in the right spots.”

Even with those caveats, Pederson clearly isn’t happy with the starting offense.

“When you don’t score, you played the way you play on offense, and me being an offensive guy, I’m not very jovial in there,” Pederson said. “I’m not patting guys on the back. I praised the defense. I think the defense played lights out and played like they should. The offense just didn’t do enough obviously, and they understand it. I wanted to make sure they heard it from me. We just move on. We fix it and move on, and the season begins in a couple weeks.”

He’s right about that. For the Eagles, it begins in 13 days. And if starter Carson Wentz isn’t cleared to play, the Eagles will need to find a way to coax something more out of Foles than what they’ve gotten so far this preseason.

76 responses to “Doug Pederson disputes claim that he’s disappointed with Nick Foles specifically

  1. Good luck Philly. How to see you in the Superbowl this year. Part III. THE RUBBER.

  2. Good luck Philly. Hope to see you in the Superbowl this year. Part III. THE RUBBER.

  3. Brady won a SB in relief of Bledsoe, who many insisted was HOF material.
    Hoestetler won a SB finishing up for Simms, who wasn’t all that good to begin with.
    Morrall for Unitas
    Bradshaw for Hanratty
    Staubach for Morton
    Plunkett for Pastorini
    Williams for Schroeder
    Warner for Green
    Dilfer for Banks

    All won a SB as a backup.Not that uncommon. Almost 20% of SBs have been won by backups.

    Now check that list and we can see which made it to the HOF and which went on to be unremarkable. As far as Foles goes, how about we let him finish a season or two more before we decide which path he takes.

  4. They were shutout by the Brown in the 3rd Preseason game. Which is arguably the worst you could do. There’s no excuses for that. Eagles fans should be livid!

  5. .
    Like Seattle fans from a few years ago, Eagles fans are expecting to win 6-7 Super Bowls in a row. They are ready to rename the Lombardi Trophy, the Pederson Trophy. They think that the Pro Bowl should consist solely of Eagles players. And although we’re only in preseason, reality will soon kick in and they’ll realize how hard it is to stay on top. Each week you’re someone else’s Super Bowl.
    .

  6. It’s becoming more obvious everyday that Mr Go For It On Fouth Down and the iggles are totally lost on how to handle one year of success !

  7. Reason for concern? Maybe. Maybe not though – they weren’t running with their complete O Line, they had no starting backs in the game, and aside from their TE group (who played well), no starting receivers. I’d wait to panic after the first few regular season games.

  8. It’s only preseason but so far;

    The Browns look much improved…

    The Eagles, well I hope they are having fun, because everything else looks terrible.

  9. Trouble in paradise (or at least Eagles fans think it’s paradise because they act like they’re the best team and franchise in the history of time, after only one year)

  10. Lets also remember were using mostly camp body offensive weapons as well. Maybe 1 of the receivers will make the team, all the running backs are vying for 1 spot (maybe). The TE’s are the only offensive starters that have played.

  11. Face it this is why teams don’t repeat very often. You lose a your edge and become the hunted not the hunter. Five starters on offense were held last night including Wentz who I believe will be ready to open the season. That said nobody is going to be handing the Eagles anything and they are going to have to play a lot better if they hope to repeat.

  12. 5-0 loss to the BROWNS…in the pre-season game (3rd) that actually is the dress-rehearsal for the regular season?!?! Foreshadowing for the miserable 2018 season to come Eagles fans. Did I happen to mention your team IS the most insignificant and forgettable SB winner EVER?

  13. You mean sports media tried to create controversy and strife when there really wasn’t any???? I’m shocked. SHOCKED I tell you.

  14. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait to see the Eagles fall from the top this year. And they will — trust me.

  15. Looks like this Myles Garret guy is gonna be a problem for some teams. Besides Philly looking bad, the Browns may have something going on.

  16. pre season idiots, means nothing to good teams. Get a clue a haters. Most of the starters were out but don’t let the facts get in the way of your trolling. How are your teams?

  17. Glorydays says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Looks like this Myles Garret guy is gonna be a problem for some teams. Besides Philly looking bad, the Browns may have something going on.

    ———–

    Yes…..and given that the Browns play in the cream-puff AFC North, it should not take much for them to win the division

  18. The bloom is not off the rose yet.

    Will anyone be shocked if the Eagles start the season 4-0, and the Browns start the season 0-4?

  19. The Browns defense looked good, Foles did make some nice plays, and was under pressure, but those two picks were bad.
    He didn’t help his trade value or enhance his marketability with last nights performance.

  20. nhpats says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:43 am
    Glorydays says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Looks like this Myles Garret guy is gonna be a problem for some teams. Besides Philly looking bad, the Browns may have something going on.

    ———–

    Yes…..and given that the Browns play in the cream-puff AFC North, it should not take much for them to win the division

    like the Patsies feeding off the AFC east for the last 18 years?

  21. I don’t know what worse,,, losing to the Browns or losing 5-0 to the Browns !!!!!

  22. There will be a massive all-you-can-eat crow buffet for Thanksgiving when the Eagles are 8-2 with the soft part of the schedule coming up.

  23. The only voice that matters is Pederson’s. He has every right to be highly critical of the offense after that pathetic showing(and missed FG).

  24. 3 Billboards Outside Your Mom’s House says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:57 am
    nhpats says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:43 am
    Glorydays says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Looks like this Myles Garret guy is gonna be a problem for some teams. Besides Philly looking bad, the Browns may have something going on.

    ———–

    Yes…..and given that the Browns play in the cream-puff AFC North, it should not take much for them to win the division

    like the Patsies feeding off the AFC east for the last 18 years?

    ———-

    The AFC East teams manage to beat the Pats year in and year out…..the cream-puff AFC North teams…..not so much…

    Tom Brady is 10-2 against Pittsburgh in his career (including playoffs), with a 115.1 passer rating. That is the highest mark of any starting quarterback against any single team since 1991 (min. 10 starts). Since 2007, Brady has 324.7 passing yards per game, 22 touchdown passes and zero interceptions against the Steelers.

    Cream-puff.

  25. Well, most of the Eagles starters were out, but it is quite worrying, if you are an Eagles fan to see Foles play like that in the dress rehearsal game, when Carson Wentz has yet to take a snap in a real game.

    If you are a Browns fan, you have to wonder why Coach Jackson would allow your injured starting QB BACK IN a pre-season game? On the other hand, that Browns defense looks fantastic. Pittsburgh better not be concentrating about the Patriots, and worry about their week one opponent.

  26. People act like Foles doesn’t have games like this. There was a lot of starters out but still no excuse for those decisions this game. He’s a Solid QB but inconsistent at times. He’ll be fine once the season starts. All I know is I better not hear anymore Foles vs Wentz stuff now. That being said, nobody will even remember this game once the Eagles start winning the games that actually matter.

  27. We are witnessing what happens when Philadelphia fans have completely bought players and coaches as legendary superstar geniuses… Suddenly they start to appear human.

    Didn’t the Browns play a vanilla game, too? Are they a championship team then?

  28. As a Patriots fan I still can’t wrap my arms around losing a SB to Nick Foles. Maybe we did trade the wrong QB last year.

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 24, 2018 at 11:45 am
    As a Patriots fan I still can’t wrap my arms around losing a SB to Nick Foles. Maybe we did trade the wrong QB last year.

    ————

    Well maybe the problems is that YOU ARE A JETS FAN! But I have to admit, if I were a Jets’ fan I would be embarrassed to admit such a thing as well.

  30. The Browns went 4-0 last preseason too, the eagles went 2-2 and the patriots went 1-3. Preseason literally means nothing.

  31. nhpats says:
    August 24, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 24, 2018 at 11:45 am
    As a Patriots fan I still can’t wrap my arms around losing a SB to Nick Foles. Maybe we did trade the wrong QB last year.

    ————

    Well maybe the problems is that YOU ARE A JETS FAN! But I have to admit, if I were a Jets’ fan I would be embarrassed to admit such a thing as well.

    ——-

    I’m what my name says, a Patriots fan.

  32. I get that Nick had a very good run filling in for Wentz late last season.
    That being said… he is who he is… and there is a reason he’s a back up. He’s a journeyman, who in a pinch, should be able to lead you to at least .500 in games he subs in for.
    He didn’t better than that, but that doesn’t mean he is supposed to be some great QB, otherwise some team would have given the pick(s) Eagles were asking for him.
    I like Nick… but dude proved last night that his mini-run last year was just a good stretch, rather than a ‘coming out party’.

  33. ec420de says:

    August 24, 2018 at 9:33 am

    pre season idiots, means nothing to good teams. Get a clue a haters. Most of the starters were out but don’t let the facts get in the way of your trolling. How are your teams?

    ——————-

    Most of the starters were out? Get real. They said the entire starting line was in except for one person, Foles played and he is a starter (for now), all the starting receivers but Jeffrey played. Oh and the starting running backs didn’t play. But still. Majority of the starters were out there so lets stop pretending they weren’t.

  34. Yeah it’s preseason but when you declare SUPER BOWLS are the NEW NORM and your hocking your book on tv this morning makes you wonder ! One Super Bowl and you write a book ,,little weird !

  35. Seriously people? The amount of hate on here is pathetic. Its freaking preseason and WHEN the eagles do well this season, it’s going to be glorious watching all of you try to come up with excuses but in reality you will just look stupid.

    Eagles starting defense was in tact (except for Brandon Graham) and they allowed just 3 points (when browns got the ball ready in FG range lol).

    Eagles had very very little starters in from their offense and you see that side of the ball struggle. Hmmmm….

    Get ready to look like idiots in 2 weeks.

  36. I love reading all the haters rubbish because they’re still stinging from the Eagles Super Bowl Victory. Take advantage of this brief window to sling your mud, because when it counts you know it’s gonna be way different. Wentz is coming, and you know your defense is scared. And so is Peters, Sproles, Agholor, Clement, and Ajayi. By my count, that’s roughly half the starting offense that you did not see last night. Still the champs!!

  37. ajzinnecker says:
    August 24, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Most of the starters were out? Get real. They said the entire starting line was in except for one person, Foles played and he is a starter (for now), all the starting receivers but Jeffrey played. Oh and the starting running backs didn’t play. But still. Majority of the starters were out there so lets stop pretending they weren’t.
    ———————————————————————————————
    You don’t appear to know who the starting WRs are. All 3 of the top WRs Alshon, Nelson, Mike didn’t play. All 3 of the top RBs didn’t play (thats Jay, Sproles, Cory). So thats a total of 6 plus Vaitai who was out there so thats 7. We also didn’t game plan and what is Foles good at? The RPO. How many RPOs did they run? This is preseason. I’m not saying that they did well this preseason by any means but lets get real in regards to who started and how bad it really was.

  38. Foles will be one of those QB’s who is a one shot wonder. Philly won’t repeat this year, that is hard even when things go perfectly, and it isn’t going perfectly.

  39. Haha! Eagles haters are stooping down to preseason games to try and knock the eagles. I guess when you have nothing bad to say about a solid, quality team, you start digging for things. Half the eagles starting d-line was out(graham,jernigan). Top 2 wrs( agholor was best slot wr in NFL last yr). And top 3 rb’s were also out. But hey, I guess eagles and their fans should be ready to jump off a bridge because of a couple preseason games lol. It’s funny because if the eagles were blowing teams out, all you’d hear from these whiny haters(mostly bitter pats fans) is that it’s just preseason, or they’d be calling the eagles preseason champions. You guys sound pathetic. Honestly, I’m not just trying to talk smack or troll. You really do sound so very pathetic. Get over it. My eagles are the super bowl champs. Every team has a new slate and has a chance go out and win this season so stop being so bitter and just be excited for the new year.

  40. ec420de says:
    August 24, 2018 at 9:33 am
    pre season idiots, means nothing to good teams. Get a clue a haters. Most of the starters were out but don’t let the facts get in the way of your trolling. How are your teams?
    ——————————
    And who were the Browns fielding? An all-pro ensemble? LOL. Final scores mean zilch but the play of certain guys does and Foles was horrible yet again following a terrible time last game too.

  41. rho1953 says:
    August 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    Foles will be one of those QB’s who is a one shot wonder. Philly won’t repeat this year, that is hard even when things go perfectly, and it isn’t going perfectly.
    —–

    Yea, because I’m sure your preseason prediction from last year was spot on, huh? Ain’t that right? You DID have the eagles down as the super bowl champs last year didn’t you? Lol exactly. . . .

  42. They have a kicker who can’t make extra points or short field goals that is more of a worry than Foles. Foles needs time to pass and when your back up left tackle couldn’t block an old lady in a wheel chair your offense will look bad.

  43. I got the iggles winning the division ,,not as smooth as last year ,when they get back into the tournament it will be the first time all year they will pick up the scent that they can repeat and if so it could def be a repeat !

  44. People are basing their opinion on Foles having to carry the load it’s a stupid assumption Wentz IF healthy will put this iggles team in a position to possibly repeat it’s just a cold hard fact right now !

  45. Iggles fans maybe its time to admit that Foles caught lightning in a bottle in the Superbowl. What goes up is destined to come down, too bad it will be with a plop.

  46. Super Bowl hangovers are tough for teams who’ve been there before. But for a first-time winner that hasn’t really had to deal with adversity yet? (“But our starting QB went down last season” doesn’t count as adversity when your backup runs the table and is SB MVP.) In a conference and division that will be tougher this year? That’s going to be a tough road.

  47. Foles and Wentz have close to identical regular season stats as Eagles and Foles has that whole highest rated passer in NFL playoff history thing going for him.

    Are you referring to some kind of secret moxie that should anoint Wentz as better?

    He is younger and should be the face of the franchise, but try to know what you are talking about.

  48. Eagles fans acting like they’ve won their 5th superbowl. Lmao. Eagles fans are just like seahawks fans, dumb bandwagon fans nowhere to be seen until their joke of a team finally wins the big game. Eagles fans will disappear by next year and wont be heard of again until another 60 years go by and a new generation of bandwagon fans reappear. Today’s eagles bandwagon fans will crawl back under a rock by next year never to be heard from again after their one year dynasty just like seahawks fans and their one year dynasty.

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