Doug Pederson won’t get into conversations with Jeffrey Lurie

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A report last week said that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie did not attend the team’s Week 11 loss to the Browns because of mounting frustration with how the team was playing.

The team said Lurie was being cautious ahead of seeing his mother over the Thanksgiving holiday, but the report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer indicated that Lurie has also “left various workouts early out of disgust.” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was asked about Lurie’s reported frustration during his Tuesday press conference.

Pederson said that “some of these questions might be for Mr. Lurie” and that the two men have continued to have a good relationship while meeting regularly.

“Those conversations are private,” Pederson said. “I’m not going to get into that. This is not the time or the place to really get into those types of conversations.”

Pederson also said that he has not “been reassured one way or the other” in response to a question about his job security and that he’s “not going there mentally” while the team plays out the rest of the season.

54 responses to “Doug Pederson won’t get into conversations with Jeffrey Lurie

  1. Doug Pederson already should have been Fired by the Owner/ the GM or someone with an OUnce of Football Knowledge. only the Bears are throwing it a higher % of the time. That though is pass attempts + Sacks. If not for Wentz’s 5 scrambles last night the Eagles would have had 9 Run plays.

  2. Interesting that Andy Reid’s disciples Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy are both struggling now after early success. I guess it helps to have Mahomes with Hill and Kelce catching passes.

  3. Honestly, whoever has made the decisions on player acquisition should be fired before the coach. There is a serious lack of talent on the Eagles.

  4. How are you comparing Pederson to Nagy? One of them just won a Super Bowl in 2018.

    Not many coaches in the NFL could do better with that roster.

  5. I would advise the Eagles not to do what Green Bay did – keep an underperforming head coach for 5-7 years too long just because he won you a super bowl.

  6. Let’s make sure to sign Jason Kelce to a 3-year, fully guaranteed contract in his final season, Howie. Mmmkay???

  7. I think the real questions should be asked of Howie. He was hyped up a lot after the super bowl win and has done very little to construct an effective roster since.

  8. Don’t know if its Pederson, or not, but Wentz looks like he has the yips and can’t hit the broad side of a barn. That being the case he needs to get the game plan changed so Wentz starts hitting the under receivers just to get some sort of rhythm going. This team really stinks right now.

  9. Carson Wentz is bad. He doesn’t play in rhythm, and plays hero ball too much. Those rumblings from anonymous sources before might be credible. “There’s truth to all rumors” as Stefon Diggs likes to say.

  10. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    December 1, 2020 at 2:55 pm
    I would advise the Eagles not to do what Green Bay did – keep an underperforming head coach for 5-7 years too long just because he won you a super bowl.

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    It’s their main problem with their arrogance. They are still basking in a season from 3 years ago. The Saints did it, Baltimore did it, Seattle, etc.

    Lots of teams win that one title and just can’t draft to keep costa down, and they pay their players for past accomplishments as opposed to future projections on the market.

    It’s an economic discipline most nfl teams do not have. With the cap dropping next year, a lot of these teams are cooked for years.

  11. If Pederson or Nagy get fired this year, I’d be happy to have them back as OC in KC with it pretty much assured EB will be getting a HC job (guessing Houston).

  12. Philly is a different animal than most cities. For better or worse, Philly tends to pull the trigger on coaching changes relatively fast. I think of situations like McCarthy, Garrett, Marvin Lewis or Mike Smith and I can’t imagine Lurie ever waiting that long to see significant results or giving that much time to right the ship. Andy Reid had consistent success for a long time but once that ran dry, Reid was out. Chip had 2 10-6 seasons to start and then fell off. He left shortly thereafter. I imagine, based on Lurie’s track record, this is Doug’s last year.

  13. Mike McCarthy will be available soon for the Eagles, him and Mike Nolan are a solid package deal.

  14. It was his coaching and Nick Foles’s big-game abilities that won that Super Bowl. Any other coach would have gotten timid when Pederson stayed bold at the crucial times. I’m a Cowboys follower but had to admire their work in that game.

    But consistency is different than rising to a challenge. For that, they need to avoid injuries and to be really solid on the OL & DL. If they put the right players on the lines and avoid injury, they’ll be in great shape.

    The question is, why are they doing so poorly on injuries and not winning on the lines? That seems to me where the scrutiny should be. Maybe Pederson’s part of that, but that’s the issue.

  15. Generally not a good sign if the team’s owner walks out of team practices “out of disgust”

  16. chickensalad43 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    Interesting that Andy Reid’s disciples Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy are both struggling now after early success. I guess it helps to have Mahomes with Hill and Kelce catching passes.
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    In your weird attempt to bash Andy, one of the top coaches of the last 20 years, you conveniently left off John Harbaugh, Sean McDermott and Ron Rivera from your list. But nice try I guess.

  17. Putting the blame 60/40 on Roseman / Pederson. The Eagles’ drafting over the last 7 years (along with heightened injuries) has left them in a position where they have no solidity in their O line and no weapons for their QB to throw to anyway. Wentz takes some blame as well, but there’s only so much a QB–and even a coach–can do in this situation. They need to change who runs their draft ASAP.

  18. There can be no comparison to Nagy! Nagy has not made effective use of the limited talent he has, his play-calling is abysmal and his decision-making ranks right up there with the worst! But in his defense, the GM, the President and the owner of the Bears are (and have) continuing to ruin that once dominant franchise to a level wherein they cannot call themselves a “professional” football team. The McCaskey’s show a continued ignorance of the game that is embarrassing to the fans.

  19. There is not nearly enough talent or depth on this team for ANY coach to be successful. Howie before Doug.

  20. This whole season has just been whack. I would just calm down, if I were an owner before making any rash moves. I always thought letting Foles walk was a mistake. He doesn’t need to lose his job but those heads that rolled in Detroit had to happen. That was obvious long ago.

  21. Where (or how) do you get “Doug Peterson won’t get into conversations with Jeffery Lurie” from ANY of the comments Peterson made? I’d go so far as to say Peterson DID and DOES get into conversations with Lurie. He in fact tells us he does but that they “are private”.

  22. Roseman is the main culprit as he has resided over the continuous deterioration of talent on the roster. His drafts have been horrible and I really don’t think he has a clue on how to build a roster. Pederson, I’m not saying he is a bad coach but he isn’t a great one and makes a lot of questionable decisions, often times costing the team the game. His performance this year just doesn’t pass the smell test. Make the changes now while Wentz can still be salvaged.

  23. Still think he should get one more year. Not sure blowing everything up after one bad year is a great idea. If there isn’t significant change next year end it but, this is a full organization failure. Form the top with Howie and his miserable drafts recently.

  24. Rumor has it Lurie was overheard saying I should have signed Frank ,yes Frank of Colts fame ,,which has rubbed Pederson the wrong way !

  25. “chickensalad43 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    Interesting that Andy Reid’s disciples Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy are both struggling now after early success. I guess it helps to have Mahomes with Hill and Kelce catching passes.”

    That’s some really convoluted reasoning. What really helps is to be Andy Reid, an extraordinary coach. Those coaches’ lack of success doesn’t reflect on Reid, any more than the NE coaching tree reflecting on Belichick.

  26. He’s starting to sound like other coaches before they were fired. I have a hard time thinking Pederson is going to keep his job, especially after seeing how he continues to defend Carson Worst and how poorly the team has played. There’s no excuse for Wentz playing as badly as he plays and that falls on Pederson. I guess it’s better to play Wentz and lose terribly instead of playing Hurts. It’s going to cost Pederson his job….and it probably should.

  27. Maybe Pederson should activate himself and play quarterback. He couldn’t be much worse than Wentz has been.

  28. 2018 one of these coaches won coach of the year and the other won a Super Bowl a year before that… Now, both probably will be fired and deservedly so…

  29. touchback6 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 3:13 pm
    YouEnjoyMyself says:
    December 1, 2020 at 2:55 pm
    I would advise the Eagles not to do what Green Bay did – keep an underperforming head coach for 5-7 years too long just because he won you a super bowl.

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    It’s their main problem with their arrogance. They are still basking in a season from 3 years ago. The Saints did it, Baltimore did it, Seattle, etc.

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    If you think what’s going on at the Novacare Complex is a bunch of guys sitting around and high-fiving because “2017!!” after losses like the ones they’ve sustained this year, then you must actually sit around thinking that football players, coaches, and owners act like two dimensional cartoon characters.

    If you’re not watching the games through hate goggles, it’s pretty clear that these guys are in agony over what’s happening to this team.

    The dysfunction in 2014 / 15 and the dysfunction now have Howie as the common denominator. And Howie has made some terrible decisions in the past two years: Whiteside over DK and Reagor over Jefferson are only the obvious ones.

    Howie will go, but Doug and Carson will stay. And with the right pieces around them, they will get better.

  30. I listen to a radio station which plays one hit wonders as part of their programming. I expect to hear the Eagles and Doug Pederson played on that station.

  31. I have a feeling that Philly will be one of those surprise firings. It just seems like they haven’t really built a solid team for years. They have been missing that x-factor at wide receiver, and I think that is also something that is holding Wentz back. It just feels like it is time for a complete housecleaning and a rebuild.

  32. olddocbailey says:
    December 1, 2020 at 3:59 pm
    “chickensalad43 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    Interesting that Andy Reid’s disciples Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy are both struggling now after early success. I guess it helps to have Mahomes with Hill and Kelce catching passes.”

    That’s some really convoluted reasoning. What really helps is to be Andy Reid, an extraordinary coach. Those coaches’ lack of success doesn’t reflect on Reid, any more than the NE coaching tree reflecting on Belichick.

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    Before Andy Reid won the big one last year, he was the guy who *couldn’t* win the big one.
    He came down with the most acute cases of brain freeze in crunch time that the league had ever seen. His calling card was end-of-big-game clock mismanagement. And he was a laughingstock for it.

    And Pederson was the promising young disciple who got a Lombardi before his sad mentor who seemed destined to be a B+ or A- coach who didn’t possess the intangible magic that his apprentice had.

    Now Reid’s “extraordinary” and Pederson’s Super Bowl win, in which his offense utterly destroyed a defense coached and designed by arguably one of the game’s all time greatest minds, is dismissed as a fluke.

    Funny how reality goes straight out the window when we look at the world through a “what have you done for me lately” filter, isn’t it?

    Let’s meet in the middle

  33. I know you Philly fans are demanding, but this has been such an aberrational year.
    No off-season programs, the rash of injuries. Yes, I know the virus hasn’t seemed to slow down Pittsburgh or the Chiefs, but the Eagles weren’t on their level to begin with. You kept Andy Reid for a long time and he didn’t win you anything. Now you already want to clean out the entire front office & coaching staff.

  34. Firing Peterson, at least right now, would be a mistake. They’re very few if any coaches out there who are better than him. He won a SB with a back up QB who is the definition of journeyman.

  35. donnymacjack says:
    December 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm
    Where (or how) do you get “Doug Peterson won’t get into conversations with Jeffery Lurie” from ANY of the comments Peterson made? I’d go so far as to say Peterson DID and DOES get into conversations with Lurie. He in fact tells us he does but that they “are private”

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    The headline is Clickbait. It should say…Doug Pederson will not discuss his conversations with Jeffery Lurie during media interviews.

  36. Bears and Eagles have something in common, average QB’s. Neither can, , to quote Mike Westhoff and his assessment of Mark Sanchez,
    “Throw the ball in a lake”

  37. Pederson would be a much better head coach and Wentz would be a much better QB if the Eagles had a good offensive line.

  38. phenom35 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I have a feeling that Philly will be one of those surprise firings. It just seems like they haven’t really built a solid team for years. They have been missing that x-factor at wide receiver, and I think that is also something that is holding Wentz back. It just feels like it is time for a complete housecleaning and a rebuild.

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    The Eagles problems are much more on the personnel side than the coaching side. Hard to win in the NFL with a bad OL. And the next couple of years are not looking good from a cap standpoint either. The time is now for the Eagles to find a GM that can draft good players. Howie has proven himself lousy at the draft. The SB team was comprised mostly of Chip Kelly leftovers combined with free agents and trade acquisitions.

  39. therealtrenches says:
    December 1, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Pederson’s Super Bowl win, in which his offense utterly destroyed a defense coached and designed by arguably one of the game’s all time greatest minds, is dismissed as a fluke.
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    It was a great playoff run and a great SB win, but it was a fluke. Making multiple 4th downs, going for 2 with reckless abandon and getting a way above his normal level performance from Foles is not something you can’t count on year after year as the subsequent years have proven.

  40. mooncussers says:
    December 1, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    Sounds like time for him to write another book – maybe title it “Fearful”

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    I can’t even believe he wrote a book. What is it, 10 pages? What a loser.

  41. Sounds like it’s time to build another statue, or perhaps we can write another book. In any event as long as we’re having fun it’s all good… Isn’t that right Lane? Lane? Where you at Lane?

  42. The Eagles have 5 turnstyles out there on OL. Without a legit run game and a couple of good receivers, they have no chance. It almost resembled WWE out there. The players were not playing. And while they had a few bad calls go against them, the game was ugly.

  43. Biggest problem the Eagles have is personnel. They have 2 veteran WR’s making more than $20M combined this year, and neither has done a thing. The best WR in the draft falls in their lap on draft night and they take Halen Reagor over Justin Jefferson! They said even though JJ’s #s 1,555yds, 17Yrs to Reagors Under 500 Yds, and 4 TDs,but Reagor had breakaway speed. Combine, Jefferson runs 4.35, Reagor 4.55 THEY took JJAWS in rd.2 last year over several good WRs, DK Metcalf being one of the.. Trading up to draft Dillard when Jawaan Taylor(much better T, Marwuise Brown WR we needed then also, Cody Ford G/T, all were better than Dillard. They pay Lane Johnson, Brandin Brooks, & Jason Kelce,big money (top 3 @ position), & only Kelce is on the field now. 38 year old LT Peters is playing RG, Miles Sanders, who is still young, gets about 10-15 carries if he’s lucky, and he can’t catch the ball at all. Ertz & Goedert who were supposed to play together often this year, have played 1 game together. Slay was a nice pickup, but they gave Hargrave big $ when they had Cox, M.Jackson, & H. Ridgeway as 3 productive DTs. They cut Malcolm Jenkins (team leader & best DB they had) cut S.Jones 2nd rd pick in 2016, R.Douglas 3rd rd in 2016 and sign N. Roby-Coleman to cover slot WRs when A. Maddox, C. LeBlanc do the job better. Right now the starting LT is Mailata, a 7th rd project rugby player who hadn’t played before this season (he’s not bad, I like his future, LG Seumalo (avg @ best) C Kelce, still a pro bowler, RG J. Peters, (we shall zee) and RT M.Pryor , who sucks. But everything is Wentz’s fault? Whoever made the picks in the last 2-3 drafts has to go

  44. They need to bench Wentz. He is too worried about being benched and it is causing him to play terrible. Bench him for a few weeks to get that burden off his shoulder. Hopefully he will play better afterwards.

  45. Jags fan here…no jokes please. Every time is see one of the next self proclaimed dynasties struggle, all I can think about is how impressive the Patriots run had been over the years. KC looks to be moving in a positive direction. Philly is toast. I laugh at the offensive lineman who said they would be great and have fun. I wonder if he is having fun -at least the Patriots are competitive with all of their missing folks.

    A transcendent QB makes all the difference. Wentz is not.

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