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NGT: The Athletic article on dysfunction with the Eagles

Vin_Cuccs : 4/12/2021 10:49 pm

“(Pederson) was ridiculed and criticized for every decision,” one source told The Athletic. “If you won by three, it wasn’t enough. If you lost on a last-second field goal, you’re the worst coach in history.”

“The fact that Doug had the success he did with all the shit going on in the building, sometimes I look at our Super Bowl rings, and I’m like, ‘Holy cow, I don’t know how we did it,'” one source said.

Sources say Pederson was beaten down by the constant second-guessing. “They treated him like a baby,” one said.

The article also says that Pederson was hired because he was the "coach of least resistance" and that Nick Sirianni was also hired as a coach who would have less pushback against Lurie and GM Howie Roseman.

“Building that coalition and leading that group to work together in a constructive way is not Howie’s strength,” one source said. “In fact, it’s one of his weaknesses.”

Those close to Roseman believe he was sincere in his effort to improve his interpersonal skills in the wake of his expulsion. He talks often about carrying with him the lessons from that time. But over the course of the past few years, as the team’s success waned, sources say some of Roseman’s worst instincts have returned.

“My best analogy of that would be when people lose weight and there’s the boomerang effect,” said one source. “They lose a lot of weight and then they gain it all back and then some. That’s how I would describe that.”

One source described Wentz as smarter than most of the coaches on staff, but that meant he wanted to control the game at the line of scrimmage with checks and audibles. His pre-snap orchestrations led to confusion among the other players and resulted in guys not being on the same page. Pederson struggled to find a balance between empowering Wentz and reining him in.
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That makes me all the more angry about their SB win  
BestFeature : 4/12/2021 11:12 pm : link
Also, explains the hiring of this HC that sounded like someone speaking in public his first time during his press conference.
broadbandz : 4/13/2021 12:00 am : link
need to bring edp445 into the front office.
christian : 4/13/2021 12:07 am : link
I’ll will never understand how that Super Bowl happened.
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Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 6:35 am : link
In comment 15218270 christian said:
I’ll will never understand how that Super Bowl happened.

it took them 52 yrs to win their first SB  
Dr. D : 4/13/2021 8:51 am : link
here's to hoping it takes them another 72 yrs to win their 2nd.
Makes me very happy  
JB_in_DC : 4/13/2021 8:56 am : link
picturing Lurie watching tape and attempting to impose his views on the head coach. Brutal
Greg from LI : 4/13/2021 9:03 am : link
I would like...  
Chris in Philly : 4/13/2021 9:15 am : link
to thank Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz for being anonymous sources for this article.
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/13/2021 9:16 am : link
And yet we had BBI posters rooting for them in that Super Bowl vs. New England...
TyreeHelmet : 4/13/2021 9:52 am : link
Lurie and Roseman have always sounded like true scumbags. My least favorite team in sports.
The funny thing is that they litteraly had the best of both worlds  
Essex : 4/13/2021 9:52 am : link
they had a coach with no ego, who is competent (Even if you think he is not that great--he is certainly a competent head coach in the league) and would take their second-guessing and crap on those Tuesday meetings. I mean how many coaches would have quit if Lurie told them as the article presented, fire your OC and WR coach (last year) after he publicly stated they would be back. And he was given 24 hours to do it. I can't think of a more perfect football coach than Doug Pederson for how they wanted to run their team.

Sirriani might be a diamond in the rough and we have no idea how he will turn out, but they had a good thing with Pederson and the way they wanted to run the club and they just ruined it.
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Essex : 4/13/2021 9:54 am : link
In comment 15218423 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
And yet we had BBI posters rooting for them in that Super Bowl vs. New England...

Those people should be banned and I have never called for a banning of any poster (nor am I seriously now but I mean you have to really question if they are Giants fans if they wanted the Eagles to win their first super bowl). I guess they never sat in the 700s of the Vet and had batteries thrown at them.
I hope it's true but I think this article is BS  
Jim in Forest Hills : 4/13/2021 9:57 am : link
I don't think Pederson was a patsy and wouldn't have stood for it. Well, I can hope its true and Roseman stays the same.
The interesting point is that many of us would run our team similarly  
Tom in NY : 4/13/2021 11:50 am : link
to Lurie.

He loves the draft - watches some films - owns the team and wants to be involved.

Obviously the politics and weekly demeaning the coaching staff/HC in-game decisions is where it really goes off the rails.

Think about the other 3 owners in the NFC's disgusting that the Giants have allowed themselves to fall behind these clowns.
RE: I would like...  
djm : 4/13/2021 12:41 pm : link
In comment 15218418 Chris in Philly said:
to thank Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz for being anonymous sources for this article.

lol. Love those unnamed sources. BULLSHIT!!
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