Doug Pederson says John DeFilippo won’t return to Eagles now

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The reasons why the Eagles have gone from a Super Bowl title to a 6-7 record through the first 13 games of this season have been debated often and one point that’s been raised is the changes to the offensive coaching staff.

Offensive coordinator Frank Reich became the Colts head coach and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo moved to the Vikings for what turned out to be a short stay as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator.

DeFilippo was fired on Tuesday, which means he could rejoin the Eagles for the final weeks of the season as they try to find their way back to the postseason. Head coach Doug Pederson was asked about that possibility at his Wednesday press conference.

Pederson said that DeFilippo did a great job with the team, but that he is confident in the current staff and would not be moving to bring DeFilippo back to Philadelphia right now. That leaves it to the current staff to pull out a postseason bid in games against the Rams, Texans and Washington over the next three weeks.

13 responses to “Doug Pederson says John DeFilippo won’t return to Eagles now

  1. As a close friend of the organization this is the right move with a rookie OC. You put Groh in that position, it would be cruel to put DeFilippo there and basically render Groh unemployable for the next 2 years

  2. He was just a QB coach in Philly. Had no say in the offense. It was amazing Minnesota hired him in the first place as OC. Zimmy isn’t the brightest bulb on the tree.

    Those that think he is a actual candidate for the Green Bay job have zero clue.

  3. frank reich went 4-12 as the offensive coordinator with the chargers in 2015 . the eagles had reich in 2016 and were garbage

  4. freefromwhatyouare says:

    December 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

    He was just a QB coach in Philly. Had no say in the offense. It was amazing Minnesota hired him in the first place as OC. Zimmy isn’t the brightest bulb on the tree.

    Those that think he is a actual candidate for the Green Bay job have zero clue.
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    I agree. philbin has been doing “swimmingly” so far.

  5. I wouldn’t bring DeFillipo back. He wasn’t the one calling the plays: Doug Pederson was.

    DeFillipo was the Quarterbacks coach for the Eagles not the Offensive Coordinator and he doesn’t run the ball anymore than Doug Pederson does so what would be the point of bringing him back to the Eagles?

  6. Can’t believe what a hackjob this guy was for the Vikings. The eagles literally ran teams over on their run last season to the Lombardi, and he comes to Minnesota and forgets what running the ball is although the team has a top ten 1-2 tandem in cook & murray. Talk about trying to get through to a brick wall, this guys head must be made from rebar reinforced concrete. The Vikings played the patriots this season and I would love to watch a side by side to the Super Bowl game last year just to see how terrible his gameplay was by comparison to what Doug Pederson did. It’s just unreal how badly he sucks as a play caller.

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