Former Philadelphia Eagles HC Doug Pederson isn’t dwelling on past events

Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Well, you aren’t going to sneak former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson in and out of any part of New Jersey without someone with a camera finding him and shoving a microphone in his face. Recently, Birds legend Ron Jaworski held his Celebrity Golf Challenge at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey and at Blue Heron Pines Golf Course in Egg Harbor, New Jersey between the dates of June 27th and June 28th.

6ABC’s Brandon Longo caught up with him as he seemingly popped up out of nowhere and reappeared on the radar.

The former Philadelphia Eagles head coach isn’t dwelling on past events.

Andy Reid may hold all of those records from a coaching standpoint and he might be the winningest coach in franchise history, but for one season, Doug Pederson was the greatest coach the Birds and their fans had ever seen, leading his Philadelphia Eagles team to a 13-3 win-loss total and home-field advantage through the NFL Playoffs despite losing his franchise signal-caller in Week 14.

Then, with Nick Foles as his starting quarterback, he led the Birds to victories in the NFC Divisional Round versus the Atlanta Falcons and in the NFC Championship Game versus the Minnesota Vikings before extinguishing the greatest dynasty in the history of professional sports in Super Bowl LII.

Heck, you can even give him the nod for leading his squad to within a few plays of a second-consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance one year later. Pederson mastered the art of turning losing hands into winners, but after a 4-11-1 mark a season ago, Birds leadership decided it was time to move on.

What’s he been up to? How’s he been feeling? Don’t worry about good ol’ Doug. He’s taking everything in stride as you’d expect him to. Here’s what he had to say when he was asked about his future plans.

"I just don’t dwell on it, you know, and that’s been my mindset all along. I’m just excited for what the next opportunity, the next chapter in my life, has in store."

Yep, that’s your typical Doug Pederson answer. It’s good to see that things haven’t changed much.

As strange as it may sound, the first time the words “This is the new norm” were uttered, it didn’t feel like we’d be talking about a yearly regression. It didn’t feel like we were talking about Pederson’s firing, Duce Staley coaching with the Detroit Lions, or a new coaching staff in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Oh, and how many of you thought when we heard “the new norm” that we’d be talking about Philly picking in the top ten of the NFL Draft a little over three years later and Carson Wentz trading midnight green for that bright blue Indianapolis Colts jersey? That’s how quickly things change in the NFL though, but if one thing is certain, it’s this. If this is what ‘normal’ is going to be for this Philadelphia Eagles team, we, as Birds fans, don’t like it.