3 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles will regret not hiring Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell, (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles will regret not hiring Jim Caldwell. Period.

It’s been said more than once among Philadelphia Eagles fans, but maybe it needs to be stated again. Here goes. Now, that we’ve all calmed down, we can probably all state that, even if we didn’t agree or still don’t agree with the decision, in the long run, Doug Pederson’s decision to punt on fourth down may have been the correct one.

Now, some Eagles fans won’t agree with that. Heck, many members of our staff don’t agree with that. Coach Pederson has even second-guessed himself publicly. Still, 0-2-1 is better than 0-3, and there’s no guarantee that Philly’s defense would have kept the Cincinnati Bengals out of field-goal range if Jake Elliott would have missed a potential game-winner.

Coach made the right decision, so don’t blame him for punting. If you want to blame him for something, blame him for elevating Mike Groh to the offensive coordinator’s chair after Frank Reich left. Blame him for letting Groh continue to sit in the OC’s chair again in 2019 after it was clear that he was in over his head in 2018. Blame him for Press Taylor’s position as quarterbacks coach. Blame him for his play-calling, but don’t blame him for punting. Oh, here’s something else to blame him for. Blame him because this team doesn’t have an offensive coordinator, especially seeing as how one as accomplished as Jim Caldwell was available. Here are three thoughts on that.