Doug Pederson is indeed at risk of being fired, as conversations with Jeffrey Lurie continue

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In response to the report from ESPN that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie may still make a coaching change, PFT asked the Eagles to respond. The Eagles declined to comment.

So it was on to Plan B. And Plan B consisted of securing unofficial confirmation from sources with knowledge of the situation that the report that Eagles coach Doug Pederson remains in trouble is accurate.

As one source put it, conversations between Lurie and Pederson are “ongoing,” and they will be meeting again to continue to conversation. Lurie wants to have confidence in Pederson’s vision for the team moving forward.

So, yes, Lurie could still decide that he doesn’t like Pederson’s vision for the franchise. And if Lurie sufficiently dislikes Pederson’s vision, the coach who has gone 46-39-1 record over five seasons, who won a Super Bowl to cap the 2017 season, and who took the team to three straight playoff appearances from 2017 to 2019 could be out.

Pederson presumably would prefer that, whatever the decision, it be made quickly. Although it’s unclear whether he’d instantly become a candidate for a vacancy elsewhere, there aren’t many Super Bowl-winning coaches from the past decade available to be hired.

41 responses to “Doug Pederson is indeed at risk of being fired, as conversations with Jeffrey Lurie continue

  1. I think the vision is limited to:

    “We’ll bring D-Jax back on pa big contract, he’ll play one game then be on IR”

  2. It sounds like the Jets, with the owner doing a “deep dive” ,meaning inaction, while the rest of the NFL interviews HCs. Just keep sleeping for another couple of weeks, so the good HC candidates get hired.

    If Carson Wentz is moping I’d tell him he had a dreadful season and needs to work on his mechanics or he’ll end up being a backup. He will be allowed to compete for the job. If he’s still mad, tell him to take a massive pay cut and we will trade him.

  3. I’m not buying any of this charade. If Lurie hadn’t signed off on the tank, Pederson would have been fired within an hour of the end of the game.

  4. If Pederson is fired it would be the third fastest termination of a Super Bowl winning coach. He is a good coach who has had a very bad year. Meanwhile, the owner’s friendship with GM Roseman prevents Jeff Lurie from critically evaluating the repeated failures of talent acquisition and now, salary cap management, something the Eagles used to do well.

    More and more the blame should lie with the owner. Pederson should welcome a termination, since it would remove him from a back-stabbing GM and an owner who plays favorites and looks for scapegoats.

  5. I thought he had lifetime contract, statue, and preferable treatment for that SB. They got rid of Reid and did the correct thing by hiring the next best they could. There is no doubt they asked Pederson to not win, I highly doubt Pederson did that himself. If they did not want to win why not just make Hurts not active? They could showcase Wentz or the qb they did play. Firing Pederson just seems like they are going to blame the guy for following what THEY want. Snakes.

  6. britishraven says:
    January 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I think the vision is limited to:

    “We’ll bring D-Jax back on pa big contract, he’ll play one game then be on IR”

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    That wasn’t his call.

    But, you did try.

  7. This would be a huge mistake, Pederson instantly becomes the best candidate out there for any team looking for a head coach.

  8. This is just what Philly does. They have to make the big announcement so they can stay in the limelight. Big splash Philadelphia! Who cares!

  9. He isn’t going anywhere. He won the Super Bowl come on Florio quit trying to stir it up.

  10. It was a disgusting decision and of course he didn’t do it on his own. But he also didn’t go against it. No honor. Clean house. Roseman should be gone too.

  11. Pederson should hope to get fired.
    Lately fired Philly coaches move on to greater things and better teams.

  12. Take away the one year wonder of SB LII and he is 29-34-1 (1-2 in playoffs). Just a run of the mill mediocre coach who caught lighting in a bottle.

  13. He is probably going to quit. He knows like the rest of us the NFL sucks anymore. There is no interest like there used to be. Look ar old game clips on YouTube and a hit was a hit, now you are afraid to do it. The refs run the tempo of the game..

  14. It appears ownership is poised to pick Wentz over Pederson. Pederson should just step down because Wentz is trash

  15. Lurie would be DUMB to blow it up. The only successful coaches he’s had are Andy Reid and a student of Andy Reid.

  16. You’re all missing the point. Doug is a motivator, but without Frank Reich, his play calling sucks. It’s more likely that Lurie is telling him to hire an OC with imagination or he can apply for the Jets job.

  17. Having said that, if tanking was Doug’s decision, he’s gotta go no matter what. But otherwise, the Eagles have painted themselves in a corner at then Lurie is the villain. Since you can’t get rid of the owner, they’re force to start over with a new coach.

  18. Pete needed a scapegoat really bad. The Seattle offense only averaged 400 yards a game this year.

  19. harrytootsie says:
    January 10, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Doug is not being fired he’s quitting !
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    Uh, no – not smack in the middle of a multi million dollar 5 year contract

  20. jerrystrashcan says:
    January 10, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Pederson should hope to get fired.
    Lately fired Philly coaches move on to greater things and better teams.

    ================

    You mean like Chip Kelly?

  21. Salvador Anguiano says:
    January 10, 2021 at 8:26 pm
    This would be a huge mistake, Pederson instantly becomes the best candidate out there for any team looking for a head coach.

    ———————

    Have you watched him call a game?

  22. Lurie is not going anywhere. Lurie is not the problem.

    Roseman is a problem because he cannot evaluate football talent. He also doesn’t seem to work well with HCs, either.

    Pederson is a problem because he seems to not handle players and coaches well, and seems to have a bad rapport with the #1 QB on roster. Doesn’t call plays well. He is really best as an assistant coach, not even a coordinator. He was, in fact, the Eagles’ fifth choice for the job. Hecwas chosen not for HC experience but because Lurie needed to repair relationships in the organization that had been Chipped. That he won a SB is not an argument. It may well be that they won because of other coaches and players that were on that team in spite of Pederson. Teams sometimes win in spite of the manager/HC.

    Wentz is not a first rate QB. Mechanics are flawed and too injury prone.

    The Eagles need significant help at safety snd better receivers.

    Lurie needs to blow it all up and start over. Givr it to Duce and pair him with an experienced DC like Wade Phillips or maybe ask one of Jim Johnson better players to come back and run his defense. Find an experienced GM. Junk the WC offense. Then go to town on roster management.

  23. Good. I thought we were in a Jeff Fisher situation where one trip to the Superbowl buys you 15 years of mediocrity

  24. Well at least the Eagles don’t have George McMediocre of the Bears making the call (or rather not making the call as it were). Count your blessings there Eagle fans…..

  25. There is winning and there is fun. The two can coexist but probably not long term. At some point the BB approach, as difficult as it is to watch sometimes is the best one for long term winning.

  26. If you are an Eagles fan this won’t shock you, the culture is to blame and throw people under the bus. The Eagles have drafted one Pro Bowl player since 2013 … so you can fire coaches as much as you want if you don’t have talent things won’t change.This move helps protect HR. Until Lurie treats Howie like an employee and not his son things won’t change. He is brilliant at contracts, but he is not a football guy and that is the real issue. BTW that one Pro Bowl player he drafted was Wentz….total waste.

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