Doug Pederson fine with not having personnel authority

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson and General Manager Howie Roseman have a great working relationship, and Pederson says he’s not going to wreck things by seeking more personnel authority.

“I was hired to be the head football coach, not the general manager,” Pederson said, via NJ.com. “I was hired to teach football. Howie was hired to do the job that he does. . . . There has to be great communication and great dialogue between those departments: coaching and scouting.”

Pederson says he knows his own strengths and his own weaknesses, and watching a college player and seeing how he’ll translate to the NFL isn’t his strength. So Pederson trusts Roseman and the scouts he oversees to do that job.

“That’s not my expertise. I can sit here and watch tape and write a report, and say ‘this guy can do this, this, and this.’ And until we get him in the building and coach him up, you just don’t know. You lean on so much on our scouting department,” Pederson said.

For the Eagles, that’s a refreshing change from Pederson’s predecessor, Chip Kelly, who demanded more and more personnel authority — and ran the roster into the ground in the process. Pederson is happy to stick with coaching, Roseman is building the roster and the results speak for themselves.

28 responses to “Doug Pederson fine with not having personnel authority

  1. I hope this isn’t the start of a power struggle. Things are going just fine the way they are now

  2. Chip has run everything into the ground.
    He will get fired at the end of this year from UCLA.

  3. Smart people don’t try to get promoted beyond their area of expertise. There’s more to success than climbing an imaginary ladder. In the case of football, very few people can do both jobs well, and most who try end up failing. Good for Pederson for understanding this.

  4. Many head coaches take on too much responsibility and end up paying for it. Pederson is smart here.

  5. Doug knows this is a golden era for the Birds, and there’s no reason to rock the boat.

    I can’t wait to get to a Sportsbook to bet the over on this season. SUPER BOWL! GO BIRDS!

  6. When Doug was hired, I was meh on it, and I was somewhat afraid he would be Andy reincarnated with poor time management and being too conservative.

    Ive never been happier to be completely wrong in my life. Doug has been a consummate professional, gives good press conferences, attacks instead of playing conservative, and most importantly…brought us our first trophy.

    Doug can stay as long as he wants as far as Im concerned.

    The only thing I can say I might want to see him change, is more run plays called. But…given the state of RBs last season, I can understand why you want the ball in Wentz’s hand than an UDFA RB.

  7. Doug knows his place is under Roseman. But does Doug like it? Just ask yourself if any coach would like it? Sure the coaches job is to coach but in order to do that well, they have to have input on personnel. So either Doug is withholding the extent of his involvement with the personnel process to give Roseman and his staff their due credit Or philthy fans can expect this topic to become more of a talking point in the near future.

  8. Eagles with wentz were 5-6 last year same exact team won with foles when healthy they have zero top 10 recievers old defense and old oline one of if not the worst roster in nfl . They win because of coaching

  9. He is humble enough to know his role, that is a guy who is staying in his lane and doing his job…COACH players. So far so good.

  10. Helps when you have success but they have a great working relationship because of it. If things are going well and Doug says to Howie “This guy” or “Not this guy” I’m sure Howie takes that heavily into consideration.

  11. Golden era for the birds began in the playoffs 2 years ago when Foles bounced a throw off the Falcons hip and ended recently when Foles left the Eagles

  12. Similar regular season record to Sean McVay
    Better post season record than Sean McVay
    Undefeated head to head against Sean McVay
    And how’s that Super Bowl record against the same opponent?

    Yet the league continues to be so in love with McVay that not only does everyone who works with him get a job, people that LOOK like him get a job.

    I know this has nothing to do with the article, but I figured I would throw it out there.

  13. The Eagles organization is much better with the current structure than that which was in place under Chip Kelly and Andy Reid. Coaches should concentrate on coaching. They already have enough on their plate.

  14. Nothing but kudos to Coach Pedersen! A decade and a half ago, the beloved HOF coach of my beloved Washington Redskins got very involved in personnel decisions. The results basically destroyed the team’s quarterback situation for years. Promising Patrick Ramsey was treated like garbage, over the hill Mark Brunnell was mediocre at best, and Joe Gibb’s thinking that Jason Campbell was Doug Williams redux was ridiculous from the start.

  15. friedbokchoy says:
    July 19, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    The Eagles organization is much better with the current structure than that which was in place under Chip Kelly and Andy Reid. Coaches should concentrate on coaching. They already have enough on their plate.

    *******
    Howie Roseman picked all the players when Reid was coach yet he won zero playoff games

  16. therealtrenches says:
    July 19, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    With the talent on that roster, it’s pretty hard to argue with the position Doug’s taking here.

    ********
    Eagles were picked to go 5-11 in 2017 they have no talent they win because of coaching

  17. danny woodson says:
    July 20, 2019 at 9:18 am
    friedbokchoy says:
    July 19, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    The Eagles organization is much better with the current structure than that which was in place under Chip Kelly and Andy Reid. Coaches should concentrate on coaching. They already have enough on their plate.

    *******
    Howie Roseman picked all the players when Reid was coach yet he won zero playoff games

    *******

    Not exactly. It was pretty well known that during Reid’s tenure, several people in the GM role had little say over final personnel decisions. That included Howie. His first tenure as GM began in 2010, when Reid was fresh off of three consecutive playoff seasons: an NFCCG in 2008, and Wild Card losses in 09 and 10. Roseman was young when he took the gig and because of his status as an internal hire who began as an intern / gopher boy, he was widely regarded as a patsy for Reid’s personnel preferences. Quoting from Wikipedia: “Although he had the title of general manager, Roseman served mainly in an advisory role to head coach and executive vice president of football operations Andy Reid, who had the final say in football matters.”

    I doubt they’d simply let a kid with no GM experience step in and take over personnel decisions for a guy who had been to five NFCCGs and a Super Bowl and had amassed a playoff coaching record of 10-8.

    Besides, once Howie resumed GMing after Kelly left, he oversaw the team’s return to prominence.

  18. therealtrenches says:
    July 20, 2019 at 9:48 am
    danny woodson says:
    July 20, 2019 at 9:18 am
    friedbokchoy says:
    July 19, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    The Eagles organization is much better with the current structure than that which was in place under Chip Kelly and Andy Reid. Coaches should concentrate on coaching. They already have enough on their plate.

    *******
    Howie Roseman picked all the players when Reid was coach yet he won zero playoff games

    *******

    Not exactly. It was pretty well known that during Reid’s tenure, several people in the GM role had little say over final personnel decisions. That included Howie. His first tenure as GM began in 2010, when Reid was fresh off of three consecutive playoff seasons: an NFCCG in 2008, and Wild Card losses in 09 and 10. Roseman was young when he took the gig and because of his status as an internal hire who began as an intern / gopher boy, he was widely regarded as a patsy for Reid’s personnel preferences. Quoting from Wikipedia: “Although he had the title of general manager, Roseman served mainly in an advisory role to head coach and executive vice president of football operations Andy Reid, who had the final say in football matters.”

    I doubt they’d simply let a kid with no GM experience step in and take over personnel decisions for a guy who had been to five NFCCGs and a Super Bowl and had amassed a playoff coaching record of 10-8.

    Besides, once Howie resumed GMing after Kelly left, he oversaw the team’s return to prominence.

    *******
    Kelly has no say his first 2 years after he was hired as coach yet rosman who made all decisions those 2 years won zip good job mocking yourself

  19. danny woodson says:
    July 20, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Kelly has no say his first 2 years after he was hired as coach yet rosman who made all decisions those 2 years won zip good job mocking yourself

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    dude, you’re totally wrong! Kelly and Roseman worked together in 2013 and 2014 and won 20 games together. Then Kelly took over personnel decisions, and the team went 7-9, and got embarrassed on a regular basis.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way of your fantasy that Roseman is inept.

  20. @danny woodson says:

    Howie Roseman picked all the players when Reid was coach yet he won zero playoff games
    ====================================================
    But Howie also didn’t let the play clock rundown and burn timeouts either.

  21. therealtrenches says:
    July 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm
    danny woodson says:
    July 20, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Kelly has no say his first 2 years after he was hired as coach yet rosman who made all decisions those 2 years won zip good job mocking yourself

    ———-

    dude, you’re totally wrong! Kelly and Roseman worked together in 2013 and 2014 and won 20 games together. Then Kelly took over personnel decisions, and the team went 7-9, and got embarrassed on a regular basis.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way of your fantasy that Roseman is inept.

    ********
    wrong zero playoff wins with those 20 wins so no and every coach works together with the gm you dope when they scout players or look to sign free agents the coach watches film and mechanics and breaks down players strengh and weaknesses

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