Doug Pederson “fully confident” he’ll be back in 2021

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The Eagles will miss the playoffs for the first time since head coach Doug Pederson’s first season in 2016 and their record will be his worst regardless of whether they win or lose in Week 17.

A 4-10-1 record is tough to swallow under any circumstances, but Pederson’s track record would seem to give him a shot at more time on the job. Still, the sloppiness of the team’s performances, the regression of quarterback Carson Wentz, and reports that team owner Jeffrey Lurie is unhappy have led some to wonder if the team will make a change.

Pederson is not among those pondering that possibility.

“I feel fully confident to be the head coach of the Eagles in 2021,” Pederson said on WIP. “The thing I’m most proud of this football team, we have been in the postseason three of the last five years since I’ve been here and that’s pretty good. We have won a championship here. We have gone through a season where a lot of our veteran guys are not playing due to injury. We are playing with a lot of young players. There is always going to be evaluation in the offseason and my job is evaluated as well. I fully expected to be the coach next season and I welcome the opportunity to get things right, get things fixed and take this team into next season.”

We should know if Pederson’s confidence is well-placed in the next week or so.

30 responses to “Doug Pederson “fully confident” he’ll be back in 2021

  1. Even if they did fire him I’m pretty sure he would have a line of teams willing to hire him right away.

  2. The guy could help his rookie QB out a little bit by giving him a vote of confidence and not being so scared to hurt poor Carson Wentz’s feelings.

  3. His willingness to take poorly calculated risks results in questionable decision making. He’ll stick around for 1 more year because he won a SB, but won’t last long after that.

  4. It does not make any sense for the Eagles to fire a Super bowl-winning coach just because he had a losing season. Too many injuries were this team’s Achilles heel this year. They will bounce back next year!

  5. There is no chance Doug Pederson gets fired. He’s a good coach who is well-respected by his players. A ridiculous amount of injuries this year. The Eagles defense had been a strength when they beat the Saints but then they lose 3 in the secondary, 3 on the D line, and they are playing their practice squad team on defense to try and win the Division. Not to mention their O line and a rookie QB. Re-set with or without a new QB and the Eagles will once again be as competitive as any other team next year, with as good a chance as any to do some damage.

  6. Yes Philly…please keep Peterson…Any coach that goes for it on 4th and 15 with the game well within reach and plenty of time gets my support…as long as he’s not coaching the Football Team…

  7. It’s time to cut him! His decision on plays or his pass happy ways when they have short yardage. He needs to run more and quit thinking like Reid did! Throw all the time. Also quit making the QB run when he doesn’t have too. You running backs for that. He has regressed more then Wentz. Maybe. Time to clean house now!

  8. No way he’s fired. People who criticize his risk taking forget that they won that Super Bowl in large part because Doug had the balls to take risks and continue to put the pressure on New England after the Eagles were up in that game.. Ask Dan Quinn and the Falcons how it turns out if you don’t have the guts to take a few risks in the big moment like that. Although the sloppiness is starting to become a concern with this team, and it is a direct correlation with his coaching style I believe. The bigger concern for me with the Eagles is A) Howie Roseman’s poor drafting of WRs and 2) will they be able to make the right decision at Quarterback next year.

  9. LamarJacksonisElite says:
    December 28, 2020 at 10:57 am
    It does not make any sense for the Eagles to fire a Super bowl-winning coach just because he had a losing season. Too many injuries were this team’s Achilles heel this year. They will bounce back next year!
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    A SB winning coach… Yes, because Foles came in and played like a madman. Too many injuries? As with every team. Perhaps they should’ve built some depth at weak positions instead of drafting Hurts.

  10. Pederson is on the “hot seat” 3 years removed from a Super Bowl victory? Maybe he shoulda tried to get the Cowboys job…

  11. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    December 28, 2020 at 11:08 am
    Yes Philly…please keep Peterson…Any coach that goes for it on 4th and 15 with the game well within reach and plenty of time gets my support…as long as he’s not coaching the Football Team…

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    Agree with you in regards to the 4th and 15, but you might want to wait until your squad strings together a few winning seasons before lambasting Philly. That hasn’t happened since god-knows-when.

  12. I believe Peterson stays. I am a Jalen Hurts supporter but he is not ready. I want to keep Wentz and make him earn the starting job with a quality offensive line , 3 quality receivers. Has much has I wanted the eagles to win against dallas we were better off losing. We now get 2 quality draft picks. we get the quality receiver and the shut down corner back in the draft

  13. Sure he’ll be back, because Eagles fans have been telling us since their lone Super Bowl win that Pederson is the best coach of any sport that the world that has ever seen, and will never see the likes of again.

  14. I’m sure most posters here will be saying it’s all Frank Reich who has won nothing since that season himself.

    Doug is a good coach, and I think a better coach than they thought he would be.

    Get a real GM, and build the team. This guy will win another championship.

    Now can the falcons get a real GM, coach, tight end, d line, o line…

  15. Philly needs stability. You have a proven winner with Pederson. Stick with him thru a down year. Good franchises have that stability otherwise, Philly is just another Detroit or Cleveland going thru a coaching carousel every few years.

  16. No way he gets fired, he won the Super Bowl. Even though Frank Riech was really the man and Foles won it for them. He gambled on the Philly Special and it paid off.

  17. The biggest problem with the Eagles is not Pederson it is Roseman because he don’t know how to draft and he keeps old players way too long.

  18. If Doug leaves it will be because Doug don’t feel like having the puppet strings attached anymore ,period stop !!!!!!

  19. My gut tells me both Pederson and Roseman stay but they hire a personnel guy and get Roseman out of the draft room. If they fail to make some noise in the playoffs next year they both get booted.

  20. He should be. I have to think they’re smart enough to not pull a Foles and cut the wrong guy too quickly again.

    With a healthy roster and a good draft, they’ll be in fine shape next season. No one else is running away with this division.

  21. Hire someone in the personnel department that is strong with young talent evaluation. Lock Howie back in the Chip Kelly basement during the draft. And I think many issues become solved.

  22. Where’s the “Pederson>Belichick” guy from a few years ago?? Funny then, funnier now.

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