Doug Pederson on no offensive coordinator: It’s a collaborative effort

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The Eagles fired Mike Groh as their offensive coordinator after the 2019 season and they opted not to give anyone that title for the 2020 season.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson explained to Dave Spadaro of the team’s website why he made that choice. Pederson calls the offensive plays and said you could call him the coordinator, but noted that putting together the offense is “a collaborative effort” involving several coaches.

They added pass game coordinator to quarterbacks coach Press Taylor’s title and Pederson also pointed to offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jeff Stoutland, running backs coach/assistant head coach Duce Staley and senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello as members of the staff with major roles in making game plans.

“When we win, we win as a team. Again, it’s not about one guy getting the credit,” Pederson said, via NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “I feel like this is the best structure for us, for me as the play caller. Because there’s times when I get pulled in a lot of different directions and I gotta lean on Press. And I’m going to have to lean on Rich and Jeff Stoutland and the guys to really pull the game plans together and really give me the information that I need as we prepare for games.”

The Eagles finished 12th in points scored during the 2019 season, but the team clearly thought there was reason to hope for better results this time around.

7 responses to “Doug Pederson on no offensive coordinator: It’s a collaborative effort

  1. Time will tell if it’s the right decision, but I give Pederson credit for the gutsiness of it. It would be easy to just keep sticking guys in Frank Reich’s place, to have a ready supply of fall guys if things don’t go well. Less common to see a coach taking on more responsibility and accountability – if this season is a struggle, he’ll be getting the spotlight.

  2. It doesn’t matter who is calling the plays if the guy you paid a truck load of money doesn’t stay on the field to execute those plays when you need him most.

  3. @Richard Nguyen says:
    February 24, 2020 at 2:03 pm
    It doesn’t matter who is calling the plays if the guy you paid a truck load of money doesn’t stay on the field to execute those plays when you need him most.
    =====================================
    There were MULTIPLE guys earning boatloads of $$ that didn’t stay on the field to execute…both tackles; both WRs.

  4. Since it’s a collaborative effort will the play clock go to 60 seconds to allow all the collaboration to happen? Asking for a friend.

  5. Those of you thinking this leaves a hole where Frank Reich used to be, read carefully.

    It’s the opposite: remember when Nick Foles ran over to the sideline to discuss running the Philly Special with Reich, and how important he was in that decision making process?

    Yeah, me neither.

  6. Looks like there are at least 2 ways to interpret the statement that “nobody is better than Mike Groh” and Pederson is opting for the less flattering one…

  7. So that means that Mike Groh was actually a detriment to the offense in the OC position. That is the only way to take Peterson’s comments, they are better off with a collaberation effort, therefore Groh was getting in the way!

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