5 Decisions that wrecked this 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season

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2. The Philadelphia Eagles decide against hiring an offensive coordinator.

Sometimes, it makes sense not to try and outthink the room. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. For decades, football teams at every level have employed an offensive coordinator, and that’s worked out very well, especially if you have a great one.

Philly had a great one in Frank Reich. As just about every NFL fan knows, unless you’re one that identifies as a casual fan, he’s now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Philly’s offense hasn’t been the same since he left, and Indy’s offense looks a whole heck of a lot better than the one that we’ve seen in the City of Brotherly Love.

The decision by this organization not to hire an offensive coordinator has been debated since it happened. If we’ve learned nothing else from the 2020 regular season it should be this. Doug Pederson is too hot and cold a play-caller not to have someone’s his ear.

The worst-case scenario for this team in 2021 is for Philly to walk out onto the field for the first regular-season game next year with Doug Pederson calling the plays. That job needs to be given to someone else, or he needs to have a lot of input from a reliable source of information. Marty Mornhinweg and Rich Scangarello no longer qualify.