4 Moves that have already doomed 2021’s Philadelphia Eagles season

Carson Wentz (L), Jalen Hurts (R), Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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4. The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to fire Doug further damaged the brand.

Say what you want to say about Doug Pederson. Yes, his playcalling was vanilla. Yes, there’s a possibility that Carson Wentz was to blame for some of that but throw all of that out for a second. The long and the short of everything is this.

Doug was a nice guy that was truly a leader of men and well likable. If the Philadelphia Eagles’ leadership structure couldn’t make things work with him, how are they going to attract legitimate head-coaching candidates who are, for lack of a better term, less easy to get along with?

Oh, you disagree with that eh? Think of it this way. Two of Philly’s most-talked-about candidates throughout this process have been Duce Staley and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Name another team that needed a head coach over the course of the past two seasons that seriously emphasized getting one of them in for an interview.

Like it or not, the Eagles have taken a few steps backward and are now one of Philly’s most dysfunctional franchises. The last time they were looking for a coach, they didn’t get their first choice and were turned down by Adam Gase. They’re in an even worse position now.

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Call it a crazy theory, but this is beginning to look like an organization that won’t get one of their top choices, and even if they got someone worth getting excited about, you have to wonder how successful they can be with the meddling owner and the GM that’s more interested in being powerful than building a successful team structure.