Fly, eagles, fly, on the road to misery.
The Eagles’ heart-wrenching organizational dysfunction came to a head this offseason, with Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson ousted after a will-they-they-they-they-saga that lasted for months. Carson Wentz quickly followed Pederson out the door as he was traded to Indianapolis, and the Eagles are entering a new era.
In a new Athletic report, the Eagles front office allegedly gave Pederson hell, putting the head coach in the crosshairs throughout his tenure with Philadelphia, starting in 2017, the team s ‘apparently pressing defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to replace him in the event that Pederson was fired.
“(Pederson) has been ridiculed and criticized for every decision,” the report read. “If you won by threes, that was not enough. If you lost on a basket at the last second, you are the worst coach in history.”
Pederson was treated “like a baby,” the report says.
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“The fact that Doug had the success he’s had with all the games – that’s going on in the building, sometimes I look at our Super Bowl rings, and I’m like, ‘Holy cow, I don’t know how we did it, “” a source told The Athletic.
The report also states that Pederson disagreed with several factions within the Eagles front office, namely the Analysis Department; the report also portrays chief executive Howie Roseman in a less than positive light, with awareness of Roseman’s image and paranoia over organizational leaks as character harms leading to skepticism at the front office.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie is also described in the report as meddling, forcing Pederson to make personnel decisions he disagreed with, including having to let go of assistants Mike Groh and Carson Walch after the 2019 season, moves Pederson didn’t want. To manufacture.
Pederson also had to “fight” to keep offensive coordinator Frank Reich after 2016. The Eagles would win the Super Bowl with Reich as offensive coordinator the following season.
Pederson, laid off in January, is currently unemployed. The Eagles advance with Nick Sirriani as head coach this season.
But if the malfunction persists, it doesn’t matter who is patrolling the sidelines on Sunday.