Report: Doug Pederson’s Status ‘Not Firm’ with Eagles
There were reports before the Eagles season finale against Washington that Doug Pederson was likely to return as head coach.
It appears things may have changed.
While nothing is imminent at this moment, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Pederson's status with the Eagles "is not firm" and will depend on owner Jeffery Lurie's confidence in Pederson's vision going forward.
According to the report:
This report follows ESPN's Sal Paolantonio saying on The Sports Bash, that he would be 'beyond shocked' if Press Taylor was not hired to be the team's next offensive coordinator for the 2021 season.
The report suggests however that Lurie is not sold on how Pederson plans to fix the offense. Could it be conceivable that Pederson would like to elevate Taylor and Lurie isn't a fan of that idea?
Remember after last season, Pederson said that Mike Groh would return in his role as offensive coordinator.
One day later he was fired.
After Groh was let go, the team brought in Rich Scangarello and Marty Mornhinweg to help the offense. Many feel that letting Groh go and bringing in two new voices was a move that Lurie had heavy influence in making. However, both were allowed to have their contacts expire, and Pederson admitted there were too many voices in the room this season.
"I want to make sure there's one voice, and that's my voice, that's heard offensively and nobody else's," Pederson said beofr the teams seasone finale against Washington. That's the part that I've got to get across to the staff, and I have done that. I want to make sure that there's one voice talking to the quarterbacks, whoever is in this room. Press Taylor has been in that room, Andrew Breiner has been in that room.
They're speaking the same language, we're all on the same page. I think that's very important at every position. I want Stout [offensive line/run game coordinator Jeff Stoutland] to run the offensive line, even though T.J. Paganetti and Duce Staley and Justin Peelle all help in the run game, Roy Istvan, they all help in the run game, but Stout is the voice, right? Same way in the running back room. That's something that comes from me.
As the season ends this weekend for us, it will be evaluated moving forward."
Looks like Lurie is evaluating that decision and it could be the one that leaves Pederson looking for a new job.
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