Report: Pederson Has Already Handed Over Some Play-Calling to Press Taylor
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has given up some of his play-calling duties on offense and is letting Press Taylor and senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello call more plays moving forward.
Pederson has handed the reins over to pass game coordinator Press Taylor several times in recent games, and could give him more responsibility starting Sunday in Green Bay, according to the sources. Senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello has also been calling plays, specifically in two-minute situations, since the beginning of the season.
Pederson revealed on Monday that giving up play calling was "on the table" but also said that he takes pride in play calling, indicating that it wouldn't be so easy to just hand over the reins to someone else.
"It's definitely on the table. I wouldn't say that's off the table. But that's also part of sparking the offense and maybe seeing the offense through somebody else's eyes."
However, the Eagles' offense ranks 26th in yards and 23rd in scoring entering Week 13 action, and the team is riding a three-game losing streak.
"I take pride in play calling and I look at everything," Pederson admitted. "I got to take everything into consideration. If I feel like I get stuck or in a rut, I definitely would consider giving that up."
Pederson has been the Eagles' play-caller on offense since he became head coach in 2016. Philadelphia's offense has regressed since Pederson led the team to the franchises only Super Bowl season in 2017 when the team finished seventh in total yards and third in scoring.
Since 2017 the team scoring average has dropped from 28.6 to 22.9 in 2018 and 24.1 last season and the struggled have continued this year, scoring just 21.5 points per game.
"Everything is on the table, I have to look at a lot of different things," said Pederson on Friday. "We are struggling as an offense and I look at myself first-and-foremost. Everything is on the table, myself included."
The 32-year old Taylor has never called plays before and was hired as the Eagles' back in 2013 during the Chip Kelly era. He is currently the teams passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
As for the veteran Scangarello, he served as the Broncos offensive coordinator in 2019, but was fired after one season in which the Broncos finished last in multiple offensive categories. His current role with the Eagles is senior offensive assistant and he apparently has been calling plays during the two-minute offense.
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