Doug Pederson agrees that past adversity can benefit the Eagles

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The Eagles have a 5-5 record. If the season ended today (and if the season literally ended today there probably wouldn’t be a postseason), the Eagles would be on the outside looking in. Eagles coach Doug Pederson realizes that past late-season surges could help the Eagles in 2019.

“I think last year we were 4-6 at this time and we made a push and got ourselves into the postseason,” coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Wednesday. “We did need some help obviously at the end of the year, but we still made that run because we felt like we have to control what we can control.”

Injuries on the offensive side of the ball are an issue this year, requiring the “next man up” to perform — like, as Pederson noted, the “next man up” on defense had to do last year.

“It’s just a resilient group,” Pederson said. “I lean on the leaders, I lean on the veteran players on the team to really keep everything coming. We just have to go practice and continue to trust our process, and do all the little things that really helped us get to the postseason and then ultimately the Super Bowl a couple years ago.”

Last year, 4-6 became 9-7 and the No. 6 seed in the playoffs, followed by a win at the Bears and a narrow loss at the Saints.

So even at .500 through 10 games, hope isn’t lost, yet. The Eagles sit only one game behind the Cowboys in the NFC East, and Dallas faces New England on Sunday.

Of course, the Eagles have a tough draw as well, with the Seahawks coming to town. It’s not quite a must-win game for Philly, but it’s getting close.

12 responses to “Doug Pederson agrees that past adversity can benefit the Eagles

  1. The last time you were in this situation, you had a real leader guiding you through adversity. Instead, you chose the arm talent. How’s all that “talent” working out for you, Doug?

  2. I commented throughout the year last that it was absurd to get rid of Foles since (a) it was Foles who was late season magic each of the past two seasons and (b) Wentz had yet to prove he could finish a season.

    Everyone laughed at me.

    This year the wild card appears out of reach with so many good teams ahead of them. It will have to come from a division title. This is certainly within reach. The Cowboys are neither elite nor charmed. It may come down to strength of schedule the rest of the way.

    COWBOYS

    @Patriots. L. 6-5
    Bills. W. 7-5
    @Bears. W. 8-5
    Rams. EVEN.
    @Eagles. EVEN
    Redskins. W. 9

    9-7, 10-6, or 11-5

    EAGLES

    Seahawks. L. 5-6
    @Dolphins. W. 6-6
    Giants. W. 7-6
    @Redskins. W. 8-6
    Cowboys. EVEN
    @Giants. W. 9

    9-7 or 8-8

    As you can see, the Eagles are at a slight disadvantage. They need to beat the Cowboys and hope the Cowboys drop their home game to the Rams

  3. Richard Nguyen says:
    November 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    The last time you were in this situation, you had a real leader guiding you through adversity. Instead, you chose the arm talent. How’s all that “talent” working out for you, Doug?

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    How is that “talent” working out in Jacksonville?

  4. Doug,
    It only works if you actually figure out a way to get players open.
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    Had no trouble getting people open last December and January.

  5. Foles is gone get over it! He has no where near the talent or skill of Carson!
    If a Eagles wideout could catch a pass or 4 they’d be 7-3 at worst! Nelson Agony and AJ have taken a few steps back this season and to rely on Desean was obviously a huge mistake!

  6. watch all the throws that aren’t drops way to many off the mark wentz is no good not sure where this talent remark is coming from when the results speak for themselves

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