Doug Pederson says Eagles’ offense will “look a little bit different”

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson fired offensive coordinator Mike Groh after Philadelphia’s playoff loss and brought in some fresh coaching blood. Pederson says those coaching changes will be apparent on the field.

Pederson said the new hires, including senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello and senior offensive consultant Marty Mornhinweg, as well as adding pass game coordinator to quarterbacks coach Press Taylor’s title, should make a difference.

“I think what we’ve done as a staff in the offseason with our scheme evaluation, making things better, the staff hires that I’ve done to bring in new thoughts and new ideas and ways to enhance our offense, I think [the offense] is going to look a little bit different,” Pederson said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

There are indications that the Eagles want their offense to look like the one that 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan runs. Scangarello spent two years as quarterbacks coach under Shanahan in San Francisco and a year on the Falcons’ staff when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. The Eagles would love to have the kind of success this year that Shanahan had last year.

21 responses to “Doug Pederson says Eagles’ offense will “look a little bit different”

  1. He’s going to revolutionize the game by playing two quarterbacks at the same time. The double barrel shotgun if you will. I mean what can go wrong.

  2. If receivers get separation and actually catch the ball, then I won’t even recognize it.

  3. I mean, yeah, things will inevitably look different when your 2nd round backup plan becomes the starter because your 100 million dollar man becomes unavailable for whatever reason (again).

  4. Doug needs to learn how to get off to a fast start. Too many times they were playing from behind last year because they were so inept offensively in the 1st quarter. Constantly coming from behind isn’t a recipe for sustained success.

  5. The Eagles have already won the Superbowl under Pederson and the biggest issue on offense last year was that the Eagles had no legitimate WRs playing for them due to injuries.

    Scheme changes aren’t going to suddenly make you not have to start practice squad WRs as your #1 receiver.

    That said it is always need to innovate but don’t try to be like the previous year of someone else.

    I am still very nervous about what the 2021 team is going to look like especially if the cap doesn’t go up and instead goes down. The Eagles do not have a good way to cut $50 mill off their roster next year under the best of circumstances.

  6. I am optimistic that this season. Our backup, backup personnel replacements, off season and draft additions coupled with sorely-needed coaching changes give us a better opportunity to compete. Bring back kelly green and I’m good to go!

  7. eagleswin says:
    May 14, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Scheme changes aren’t going to suddenly make you not have to start practice squad WRs as your #1 receiver.

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    Did Pederson say scheme changes will “suddenly” prevent injuries?

    The offense needed a refresh. It started to look stale as early as 2018. I’d be disappointed if he wasn’t talking about re-tooling it.

    But yeah, last year’s miracle finish aside, in which Wentz made a team full of practice-squadders into a playoff caliber team, you need the personnel to run it, for sure.

    As for the cap in 2021, I’m sure Howie’s got a plan for how to deal with it. He always does. He’s probably been looking at it for over a year already.

  8. The Eagles are obviously doing this in anticipation of Chase Young coming into the NFC East. And while I laud the proactive efforts, they won’t work. Nice try though.

  9. jurgyisgod says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:20 am

    The Eagles are obviously doing this in anticipation of Chase Young coming into the NFC East. And while I laud the proactive efforts, they won’t work. Nice try though.

    _________

    Chase Young is a beast, but…nothing is funnier to me than when Skins fans come into a season thinking that their team has an edge on anyone in the division. String together at least a few winning seasons within the span of 30 years, and then come talk.

  10. I’m excited for the Eagles to shake the doldrums and play dominant football again. Playing from behind constantly wears your team out which leads to injuries.
    If the Eagles can start scoring in the 1st quarter while not giving up quick scores on defense then I can see a repeat of 2017 only with Carson staying healthy this time.

  11. It ‘s nice when you are the boss and can blame system failure on another individual.

  12. I have supreme confidence in Doug. I believe he’s proven he’s one of the best offensive coaches in the league. Every year since he’s been here the Eagles’ offense has been among best in 3rd down and red zone efficiency, despite probably losing more key players to injury on offense than any team both in 2018 and ’19. I give him more credit than anyone for the fact we’re only one of four teams, and only two in the NFC, to be in the playoffs each of the past 3 seasons (along with KC, NE, and NO).

  13. Doug pederson was the coach of the luckiest sb win in the history of the NFL……he didn’t even call the philly special ……..hilarious.

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