Doug Pederson says giving up playcalling is “on the table”

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has called offensive plays since taking the job in Philadelphia, but questions about whether he would consider a change have cropped up more than once this season.

The question was asked again during his Monday press conference. The Eagles lost 23-17 to the Seahawks on Monday night and the offense didn’t have a first down in the first quarter of the game while the defense was keeping Seattle off the scoreboard.

Pederson said he takes pride in playcalling, but that everything is “on the table” as the team tries to find a way to win more games. For the moment, though, he said he doesn’t feel he is “in a rut” when it comes to that aspect of his job.

Three straight losses that featured the team scoring a total of 51 points might have others feeling differently, but, for now, it looks like status quo in Philly.

16 responses to “Doug Pederson says giving up playcalling is “on the table”

  1. Remember when the Eagles had Blount and Ajayi punching defenses in the mouth and you had Wentz’s talent maximized on his 20-25 throws a game. There’s your recipe Doug. Stop failing this kid with having him throw 40x a game behind a offensive line of Jason Kelce and a bunch of nobodies.

  2. the definition of insanity:
    doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.

  3. I think Howie needs to stay out of Doug wanting to bench Carson. Let Doug bench him, roll with Hurts, and try n catch fire. Howie wants Carson’s trade worth up. Can’t get that if he’s on the bench.

  4. The Eagles giving up on Doug Pederson should probably be on the table too, as well as giving up on Wentz.

  5. It’s not the play calling that’s defective but the player executing the plays. Another person calling the plays is not going to make Wince play or look any better. Somebody gots some splaining to do to Mr Lurie!

  6. as a steelers fan who’s partner is a die hard iggle, I thank god for Mike Tomlin everyday.

  7. The Eagles issue is not Wentz and it’s not the play calling. It is that they have no consistent receiving threats and an offensive line that has been shuffled more than a deck of cards.

    They had at least 5 dropped passes against the Seahawks. Two by Sanders and 3 others by WR’s. Maybe more.

    The receivers are unable to get consistent separations so the QB has to hold the ball longer. The offensive line simply cannot hold up that long and the pocket collapses.

    In the midst of all this Wentz is trying to carry the team and at this point in his career he is unable to do that.

  8. pwr242524 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 1:05 pm
    I think Howie needs to stay out of Doug wanting to bench Carson. Let Doug bench him, roll with Hurts, and try n catch fire. Howie wants Carson’s trade worth up. Can’t get that if he’s on the bench.

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    i get what youre saying, but there is no trading that contract. wentz has regressed (some his fault, some the other pieces around him). there isnt a team that would saddle themselves with that cap hit or that contract. philly is screwed for the next 2 years and then they may get some cap relief if they dump him

  9. The Philly O-Line I saw playing last night is THE problem. They are terrible! On pace for the the worst sack rate in NFL history and can’t run block worth a lick. Play calling can’t overcome how bad they are.

    Fix that and Sanders will be able to run the ball and Wentz will have time to throw.

  10. bhampax says:
    December 1, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    The Philly O-Line I saw playing last night is THE problem. They are terrible! On pace for the the worst sack rate in NFL history and can’t run block worth a lick. Play calling can’t overcome how bad they are.

    Fix that and Sanders will be able to run the ball and Wentz will have time to throw.

    Da Bears O line and Mitchell Trubisky would like a word…

  11. Well, having Wentz out and the backup run the show worked once before, the team rallied around Foles. It might be worth a try to see what happens. The Packers are up next and Wentz typically struggles against teams with winning records, so why not give it a try?

  12. Hurts being thrown into this offense, at this time, would be waving the white flag on the season. There’s a better chance of him ending up on IR then there is of him being the savior and righting the ship for the eagles. The issues the eagles have are not fixable during the season. They have no consistent wide receiver talent, the worst offensive line in football and a quarterback that has no faith in the offensive scheme or the personnel on the field. Throw in the mechanical issues Carson is having and it’s a lost cause. Carson is fixable during the off-season but this coaching staff and the rest of the offense needs a serious overhaul.

  13. Pederson needs to give up playcaling but Nagy did and the playcalling of Lazor is even worse. Gase did and Loggains is much better. Doug instead of 40 passes a game try 40 runs or get into some kind of balance. and Pedersons seat in Philly is so hot he should have burned to death 1000 times over by now.

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