3 Moves that could fuel a Philadelphia Eagles NFL playoff push

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Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz
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3. The Philadelphia Eagles head coach has to give up playcalling duties.

The facts are the facts folks. You’re in love with a franchise that’s full of stubborn decision-makers from top to bottom that refuse to admit that they’ve made a mistake, and now, things almost have to blow up in their faces before any changes are made.

That’s why you keep seeing Darren Sproles, Vinny Curry, Corey Clement, and Jason Peters when they all clearly have nothing left. That’s why Mack Hollins stayed on this team for so long. Do you really believe that Mack Hollins looked better in practice than Greg Ward did?

Mistakes will be made by a general manager and a head coach. That’s totally understandable, but the inability to learn from one’s mistakes isn’t just inexcusable. It borders on stupidity.

Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman isn’t correcting any of his mistakes. He just keeps making the same ones. Doug Pederson doesn’t seem to realize that he’s not a great play-caller. It’s either that or he understands that and he doesn’t care, and that, friends, is an entirely different issue altogether.

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There’s only one way to define Doug’s refusal to hire an offensive coordinator or give up the play-calling duties, and the word for it is ‘stubborn’. Doug Pederson has said that he has no intention of giving that role to someone else. He has said that he enjoys it. He has said that he feels he has a different feel of the game because he played the game. It makes sense as a concept, but the on-field product says otherwise. Forget benching Carson Wentz. Doug might need to bench Doug.