Doug Pederson has spoken to Seahawks about OC opening

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Doug Pederson spent the last five years battling the Seahawks in the NFC, but he could join them for the 2021 season.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Pederson has spoken to the Seahawks about their offensive coordinator vacancy. Pederson was fired as the head coach of the Eagles on Monday and the Seahawks fired Brian Schottenheimer the next day.

When Pederson was dismissed, there were six other head coaching vacancies around the league and there was some thought that he could become a candidate for one or more of those openings. Three of those teams have announced hires, however, and the Lions and Chargers have reportedly settled on choices still coaching in the playoffs, which leaves the Texans as the only possible landing spot at that level.

The Seahawks have also spoken to another recently fired head coach about the coordinator spot. Anthony Lynn and Pederson are the only publicly identified candidates at this point.

21 responses to “Doug Pederson has spoken to Seahawks about OC opening

  1. Thanks Howie, not only do we have to see all the players you can’t evaluate properly do well elsewhere now we have to watch our most successful head coach win elsewhere as well. 👏🏼

  2. Doug Pederson could be a shot in the arm for Seattle on offense…but maybe he has another head coaching position in mind….

  3. I wish he would just give us an honest answer as to what went into that Sunday Night Football decision.

    If you wanted to see what Nate Sudfeld could do why wouldn’t you play him the entire game?

    But you still needed more time to evaluate Jalen Hurts, so it made no sense to have him play more than half the game and then take him out. It would give you a great look at his abilities if he were able to knock Washington out of playoff contention.

    If the Eagles brass told him to make the switch to purposely lose and get a better draft pick, why not admit that? They fired you anyway so there’s no reason to remain loyal to them.

  4. @bobcobb301 – well 1st off this to say he hasn’t given an honest answer? It’s not crazy to think if reports are true Pederson wanted Hurts over Wentz then it makes sense to get a look at both Hurts and Sudfeld as he could be the #2 next yr. It’s no different than teams in the preseason when their not worried about win/loss.
    2nd theres a lot of huge reasons to remain loyal to a former employer at least as it pertains to airing dirty laundry. That shows lack of character and integrity and future employers will look at that. Just as well with any job you want recommendations not to be bashed by former employers.

  5. Behind closed doors, J.S./P.C. needs to know what the hell happened with that final QB switch up? Then, if I’m satisfied, we talk about his knowledge of the Seahawks’ Offense, Russell’s play, the overall vision he would bring to the field.

    Knowing he is from the Area, his wanting to come back to coach in Seattle is understandable. Whether he is a good fit needs to be evaluated. I admit, I haven’t given any thought to its possibility, so my position is neutral, right now.

  6. Good luck and God speed, Doug. Thank you for the Super Bowl. Even Jeffrey Lurie said “no, Doug didn’t deserve to be fired.”

  7. He has zero clue what’s going on. Terrible coach. Reich ran the offense that won the SuperBowl. As soon as Frank left this team progressively got worse. Pederson just calls random plays and has no idea how to construct a game plan. His run game will be doing awesome then he starts just throwing it when he has control of the game and eventually lose. Why…because he’s a loser.

  8. They won the super bowl with Frank Reich at the helm proven by his success in Indy.

    Doug’s claim to fame is going for it on 4th down. Problem is, his play calling gets them in that position in the first place. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t.
    He’s no genius.

  9. Don’t do it Doug. Carroll will stifle you. Carroll has no clue. First he’s run oriented, then he lets Russ cook, now he’s going back to being run heavy.

  10. Love all the comments about Pederson being a “terrible” coach. Most probably made by fans of teams that haven’t sniffed a super bowl in 20+ years. These comments reaffirm the level of football knowledge most people who post here actually possess.

  11. Man! Talk about a fall from grace. From beating the best HC/QB combo in history in a SB with a back up QB to OC within 5 years. Wow!

  12. I hope Shotty is watching the Packers run over the Rams. Totlaly opening up passing for Rodgers.

    Maybe Pete is onto something with this balanced offense idea and the importance of running the football and blocking.

  13. greygooseandsprite says:
    January 16, 2021 at 1:47 pm
    They won the super bowl with Frank Reich at the helm proven by his success in Indy.

    Doug’s claim to fame is going for it on 4th down. Problem is, his play calling gets them in that position in the first place. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t.
    He’s no genius.

    ********

    Reich can’t even win a playoff game without Doug

  14. kohila says:
    January 16, 2021 at 1:45 pm
    He has zero clue what’s going on. Terrible coach. Reich ran the offense that won the SuperBowl. As soon as Frank left this team progressively got worse. Pederson just calls random plays and has no idea how to construct a game plan. His run game will be doing awesome then he starts just throwing it when he has control of the game and eventually lose. Why…because he’s a loser.

    *********

    Pederson made a payoff run in 2018 with foles without riech so your invalid Reich has a career record of 44-60 as a coach without Doug

  15. When shorty was doing well, he was the front runner for MVP. When he slumped in the second half of the season, the OC is to blame.

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