Doug Pederson: “Nothing” happening with possible Joe Douglas departure

AP

When the Jets fired G.M. Mike Maccagnan last week, Eagles V.P. of player personnel Joe Douglas became the first person to emerge as a potential replacement. Six days later, the Eagles apparently haven’t received a request for permission to interview Douglas.

Asked whether the team anticipates losing Douglas, coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Tuesday, “At this time there is nothing, so he’s here.”

Pederson generally praised Douglas for his work in the front office.

“Our relationship has been great,” Pederson said. “It’s like we’ve said before. He’s a big part of our scouting process and getting the information we need through our scouts and assisting us in that area. . . . Our process has always been a collaborative one. There is a lot of open dialogue, whether it’s between me and Howie [Roseman], Joe and Howie, the three of us together, our owner [Jeffrey Lurie], and he’s really built that relationship and has done a good job for us.”

The Jets have made no announcements regarding any conducted or planned interviews, and the team has provided no timeline for hiring Maccagnan’s replacement. The team named coach Adam Gase the interim G.M. last week.

Gase recently explained that he anticipates no power struggle with the new G.M. That will likely be true, if the team hires a G.M. who is aligned with Gase. If coach and G.M. are on the same page, there will be no reason for either guy to try to secure the power to do things the way the coach or the G.M. want them to be done.

12 responses to “Doug Pederson: “Nothing” happening with possible Joe Douglas departure

  1. Yes, because the media was preemptively aiming their war cannons at the Jets over the rooney rule like they didn’t hire Todd Bowles and Herm Edwards. The Jets reached out to candidates over the weekend and it’s already been reported that you’ll see interview requests this week.

  2. The word “collaborative” might be the most loaded word in sports.

    I’m an Eagles fan but wondering…why is Doug answering questions about Joe Douglas? Power move in play?

  3. “why is Doug answering questions about Joe Douglas?”
    Because he was on the podium. The GM probably dodged the podium for a bit. Coaches can’t. So the media will ask questions. He gave an answer instead of “That’s not my problem, I coach players”

  4. Some Philly beat writers think Joe Douglas just needs to iron out the power share with Gase and he’ll be next GM… they claimed Douglas ‘gets’ Gase, unlike many others, so it’s possibly not as strange a relationship as assumed.

    Then again, it’s still the Jets.

  5. Hat’s off and Good luck to the Jets if they get Douglass – he will help out their situation. Eagles fans are sure glad he made a stop in Philly on his way North. Love to see him stay, but he did a great job, no surprise someone is calling him.

  6. danny woodson says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm
    doug pederson is better than bill belichcik

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    Your brain is smaller than Mike Tomlin’s.

  7. He and those other scouts who came from Baltimore seem to be the real wizes behind the Eagle success after Chip Kelly. Eagle fans seem to forget how badly Roseman was doing that job before his demotion and subsequent reemergence. My guess is that he can do a lot better than the Jets if he wants his own show eventually.

  8. realfootballfan says:
    May 21, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    He and those other scouts who came from Baltimore seem to be the real wizes behind the Eagle success after Chip Kelly. Eagle fans seem to forget how badly Roseman was doing that job before his demotion and subsequent reemergence. My guess is that he can do a lot better than the Jets if he wants his own show eventually.

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    Eagles roster is garbage eagles were picked to go 5-11 in 2017 pederson is the reason for sucesss

  9. I’m not concerned about Douglas leaving. The Eagles have been dropping the ball on Day 3 of the draft lately and been leaning on trades and Free Agents instead.

  10. jet fan…no one is better than belichick. hope the jets get douglas. don’t know much about him but anyone who spent time with the great ozzie newsome is an upgrade over maccagnan in my book.

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