1. The Philadelphia Eagles are losing partially because there’s no OC.
Like it or not, if you’re one of those people that believe we’re well past the time where Doug Pederson should realize he needs to relinquish the play-calling duties (you’d be right if you were), we’re sad to inform you that won’t happen any time soon. On Monday, he spoke with the media and stated he’s given no thought to doing so, and with that, perhaps it’s time that we discuss something else.
Doug is a tad stubborn, and this team will regret not hiring an offensive coordinator. For much of the offseason, we agonized over who Philly would hire to fill their coaching vacancies, but the OC’s chair was the most intriguing. In the end, Philly elected not to hire anyone to fill that role. They didn’t elevate Duce Staley. They ignored the best candidates, despite the fact that there were very intriguing options available.
The most intriguing may have been former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, and Philadelphia’s refusal to give him a shot will cost them, whether that be this year or down the road. Here are a few things to think about.
The first is this. Why are Rich Scangarello and Marty Mornhinweg here again? Can somebody please tell us what they do on gamedays? Their additions haven’t led to this offense being any less vanilla than it has been since Reich’s departure. Oh, and Press Taylor is abhorrent. When do we start blaming him for the regression of Carson Wentz? Are you still convinced that this team doesn’t need an OC, simply because ‘Doug calls the plays anyway’?