Random thoughts on those Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles rumors

Doug Pederson (Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
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The drama continues for the Philadelphia Eagles.

As you know, the 2021 offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles has already been filled with plenty of headlines. There are conflicting reports about Carson Wentz that say he both wants to leave and stay. Their defensive coordinator of five years, Jim Schwartz, stepped away from the game, and now, here we go again. Another shocking headline has come out about the Eagles organization.

According to a report by Chris Mortensen, both he and Tim McManus have been told that head coach Doug Pederson is meeting with Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie to discuss his vision for the future, and if Lurie isn’t impressed, it could spell the end of the Pederson era in Philadelphia. Doesn’t it seem like there is always drama with this football team now? Here are a few random notes to get your week started.

This is a bad idea for the Philadelphia Eagles.

It has been evident that in each season since the 2017 season, the Eagles have regressed. That obviously falls on the head coach, but there are so many factors to consider before the Eagles make such a rash decision.

The biggest factor would be the fact that Pederson has led his team to the NFL Playoffs in three of his five seasons at the helm, and he’s won a Super Bowl. He deserves another year to fix this. It’s easy to forget how successful he’s been when you consider how bad the Eagles have looked recently, but Pederson is a leader of men.

Injuries have plagued the Philadelphia Eagles.

Any coach, player, and fan will tell you that injuries are no excuse for losing, but they have to be considered when you discuss Pederson’s tenure. You also have to think about how he’s steadied the ship more often than not. The offensive line was ravaged in 2020. How does one field 14 different offensive line combinations? It’s almost impossible to fathom (or win).

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Howie Roseman is still employed by this Philadelphia Eagles team.

You can’t talk about the Eagles’ struggles without talking about executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman. Whether it’s the messy cap situation or the fact that he hasn’t been able to draft substantial talent consistently, there’s plenty to blame Roseman for. All in all, while Pederson deserves a good chunk of the blame for where this team is, he shouldn’t lose his job as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Who is this team going to get that’s better?