Doug Pederson says he won’t dwell on past with Eagles

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Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has made it clear that he wants to be an NFL head coach again sometime in the future. The Eagles fired Pederson after last season just three years after winning a Super Bowl in Philadelphia.

While Pederson is looking to get another chance to lead an NFL team, you probably shouldn’t expect him to do a massive autopsy on his tenure with the Eagles in the meantime.

In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, Pederson said he doesn’t intend to focus too much on what is behind him. Instead, it will be able moving toward that next opportunity that will come his way.

“Obviously my goal in my hiring in 2016 was to hopefully bring a championship to Philadelphia and we accomplished that in our second year there,” Pederson said. “So, I look back on my time and there were a lot of positives I take from it. But I’m not going to dwell too much on the past. I’m gonna learn from it, obviously, and hopefully if I get an opportunity to coach again, which I hope I can do, I’ll take the good with me. ”

When Mike McCarthy was let go by the Green Bay Packers after the 2017 season, he put together a group of coaches to examine the failings of the efforts in Green Bay to get the team back to a Super Bowl and where he may have fallen short. Pederson doesn’t seem to be one to follow a similar path in getting back to a head coaching position.

Some introspection will certainly be necessary given the rapid decline of the Eagles after their Super Bowl triumph. Pederson may even need to take a coordinator gig before he gets another chance to be a head coach. But Super Bowl winning head coaches are still in relatively short supply and Pederson would seem a likely candidate to get another shot eventually.

8 responses to “Doug Pederson says he won’t dwell on past with Eagles

  1. Jets will be hiring again in a couple of years. Dougie sounds perfect for them.

  2. Thank you Doug for delivering Philly’s first and only SuperBowl Victory ! And thank you for making the playoffs 3 out of the 5 years you coached the Birds.

  3. He should at least a little bit – the guy won a Lombardi in his third season there.

  4. You won’t dwell on the past? You’ve been talking about it since you were fired,

  5. Doug’s a good coach. He’ll get another shot. He was far from the biggest problem on the Eagles last season.

  6. cookerduff123 says:
    July 8, 2021 at 7:44 am
    He should at least a little bit – the guy won a Lombardi in his third season there.


    I had to look this up to be sure. It was actually his second season!

    2015 was Chip’s last season. Doug’s first was 2016. They went 7-9. Then they won the Super Bowl after going 13-3 in the 2017 season (though the SB was played in the Feb. of 2018, which might make it confusing for some).

    It’s an even more remarkable achievement when you think of it this way.

    Doug should get another chance, but his coaching was not without its flaws. And from the sound of things, practices near the end of his time there were totally disorganized, something he’ll have to answer for in any future HC interviews.

  7. He will get another opportunity but without Frank Reich, he won’t do much

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