Doug Pederson: I can still run the team virtually

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19, but that hasn’t changed his view about how secure the team’s facility is amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pederson said last week that he felt “extremely safe” in the team’s working environment and he reiterated that in a conference call with reporters on Monday. He also said that he remains confident that the NFL season can play out to completion.

Pederson is quarantining away from the team and didn’t speculate on when he’ll be back, but said that his experience this spring has left him feeling no doubt about things running smoothly while he’s away from the team.

“I think one of the things I’ve learned this offseason is, I can still run the team virtually,” Pederson said, via WIP. “I am very comfortable and confident that the protocols we have in place at NovaCare are for the best interest of the team and for those who enter the building.”

Assistant head coach Duce Staley will take on day-to-day leadership duties inside the facility while Pederson is out.

11 responses to “Doug Pederson: I can still run the team virtually

  1. I’m betting your team will be winning games virtually as well, in madden, as it’s likely the only chance they’re going to have this season

  2. I’m just old enough to be blown away by the idea of Duce Staley as a head coach.

  3. There is a certain level of respect that comes along with being a super bowl winning head coach I don’t doubt this

  4. Doug Pederson..best coach in the NFC East hands down..top 5 coach in the NFL…Mr. Does more with less Doug!

  5. This virus is so serious for most people you need a test to know you are infected. And you can still run an NFL team from your laptop while you recover.

  6. “This virus is so serious for most people you need a test to know you are infected. And you can still run an NFL team from your laptop while you recover.”

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    Yeah and for the other ones it means months in the hospital, a range of chronic illnesses, or death. Try not to sound like a complete jerk.

  7. Pederson was just the first. Sadly, there will be more. Pederson is relatively young so I am sure (and hopeful) that he recovers. I am concerned about someone like Arians (67 years old) or Belechick (68 years old… please let’s save ‘cheating’ comments for another day) gets it and their ability to recover.

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