Why Should Pederson Get More Credit For Eagles Win Sunday?
With so much focus on Rookie Carson Wentz's performance in the Eagles win over the Browns in NFL Week One, what is overlooked is the performance of another Eagles Rookie: Head Coach Doug Pederson. After months of subjective speculation about if he was really the guy the Eagles wanted for the job and some national analysts saying he is one of the worst coaches in the NFL, Pederson won his first NFL game and looked fit for the role.
Josh Paunil of Birds 24/7 at Phillymag.com joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and explained why Pederson deserves more credit than he has received for Sunday's win:
"Doug Pederson, especially with how much doubt some people had for him through out the spring and through out the summer, he really is, I don't want to say unsung hero because he's the Head Coach (so) people should know how big of a role he plays, but I don't think he gets enough credit. I mean, just the gameplan that he had for Carson Wentz, even the opening drive, moving the pocket for Wentz, giving him some easy throws to establish a rhythm; and then later on when they took those shots to the End Zone, both of those Carson Wentz Touchdown passes were those Fade Routes and those are the types of passes that obviously Carson does best. And some of those plays they weren't West Coast Offense staples, they were plays that Doug Pederson put in specifically for this week against this Cleveland (Browns) defense. So Doug Pederson definitely deserves a ton of credit for not just how Carson Wentz played, but also the win."
Hear Paunil's analysis of Carson Wentz and Nelson Agholor play on Sunday, impact of the Eagles Defense, along with the Eagles Tight End situation