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August 3, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Doug, you can do it. You can color outside the lines of the Andy Reid blueprint. Don't do it just to be different or out of hubris. Do it because you analyzed one of the Reid's long-established habits, concluded that it wasn't effective and found a better answer. For example, Reid's offensive play-calling arrangement is cumbersome. When Reid has called plays as head coach, both with the Eagles and Chiefs, he has radioed the call to his offensive coordinator, who has in turn passed it along to the quarterback.
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August 26, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The smallest Eagle, Allen Rossum, is now the smallest Green Bay Packer. The Eagles traded the speedy, diminutive return specialist yesterday for what could turn out to be a fourth-round draft pick. That's not bad for a fourth cornerback and kick returner whose spot primary duties will be carried out by off-season acquisition Brian Mitchell. With tomorrow's roster deadline looming, teams around the NFL tried to get something in exchange for players a cut above being cut. Along with the Rossum deal, the Eagles were working on a trade that would take care of their logjam at quarterback.
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March 21, 1999 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was a moment, just one moment, when Doug Pederson let himself want to quit. He was back home in Monroe, driving a truck for one of those package delivery companies, and the Dolphins were on the phone again. The same Dolphins who had released him four times before. Somebody was hurt. Could he come to Miami? Somebody was always hurt, but then Somebody would get well again and Pederson would be back in Monroe, humping cardboard boxes and throwing passes to his brother to stay in shape, haunted by the quarterbacks on television who had no more ability than he did but still found a way to be Somebody.
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October 12, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Doug Pederson gets it. He understands how much equity he built up with Eagles fans by throwing the touchdown pass that beat Dallas on Sunday. "It will last right up until the next game," Pederson said. That's also true of Pederson's status with Andy Reid. The head coach said yesterday that he would continue to handle his quarterback situation the same way. Pederson will start over rookie Donovan McNabb but will still be subject to Reid's hook. "That's entirely up to me," Reid said.
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September 21, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's time for Plan B. In Andy Reid's original plan, Doug Pederson would be able to step right in and apply his knowledge of the West Coast offense in live-game action. Donovan McNabb would watch and learn early, then gradually take over as the Eagles' starting quarterback. Pederson will start next week in Buffalo, Reid said yesterday, but the coach made it clear he benched his handpicked starter because of mistakes Pederson made in reading and reacting to Tampa Bay's defense Sunday.
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February 18, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Andy Reid set the tone for his tenure as Eagles head coach yesterday, introducing Doug Pederson as his starting quarterback. Doug who? If that's the first question on the lips of Eagles fans, it's understandable. At 31, Pederson has never started an NFL game. For most of his six seasons - two-plus in Miami, three-plus in Green Bay - Pederson has been a No. 3 quarterback, two heartbeats behind stars Dan Marino and Brett Favre. For the last two years, his position coach was Reid, who was hired last month to coach the Eagles.
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September 12, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
When Doug Pederson walks out onto Lincoln Financial Field just before kickoff for his first game as an NFL head coach he will look to the stands and see his wife, Jeannie; their three sons; his sister and two brothers; and finally, his mother, Teri, and those will be the only reminders he needs of who's missing. Pederson's father, Gordon, died Sept. 2 at the age of 77. It wasn't sudden, but even after expected deaths grieving is as inevitable as breathing. Grief is a passage without direction.
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August 26, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
What's the NFC East without some drama, and Washington cornerback Josh Norman stirred the pot about Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford in an ESPN the Magazine article. Norman suggested Bradford is not a top 20 quarterback, and said he "can't wait to play him twice a year. " Bradford did not comment Wednesday, but the reaction from some of his teammates was mostly to disregard Norman's opinion. "I really don't care what Josh Norman says," center Jason Kelce said. "Our bottom line is we have to beat Washington when we face them.
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September 13, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Long before any of his teammates, Carson Wentz walked onto the grass at Lincoln Financial Field to soak in the quiet moments before his first NFL start. "I came out pretty early when there were no fans out there and just kind of took it all in," Wentz said. "Just realized how truly blessed I am to have this opportunity and to make the most of it and still remember it's just a game. " Wentz made the most of his debut, and the argument could be made that the Eagles quarterback did so because he owned the moment rather than allow it to overwhelm him. Yes, his statistics were impressive.
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September 13, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It could be that Sunday's opener against the Cleveland Browns was the equivalent of a soothing, warm entry into the shallow end of the NFL pool for Doug Pederson's debut as head coach of the Eagles. The water gets deeper and colder eventually, and there will be blood in the water and sharks all around, but those are worries for another day. Pederson and the Eagles swam steadily through the Browns on Sunday, not missing many strokes as they did. The headsets worked, the plays were called quickly, there were no timeout glitches.
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September 16, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The first play in the Eagles' season-opening win on Sunday was a handoff to Ryan Mathews. The final four offensive plays were also handoffs to Mathews. Those accounted for five of his 22 carries - the second-highest total he's had in a game since 2013. Mathews finished with 77 rushing yards and one touchdown, which came when Doug Pederson kept calling running plays for him near the goal line in the fourth quarter. Mathews didn't need to look to the sideline to see if DeMarco Murray was coming into the game.
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September 15, 2016
Les Bowen: Diggin' Doug's debut I'm going to have to say it was me. I had a heckuva day Sunday, some of the best writing I've d . . . What? It has to be somebody with the Eagles? OK, fine. Doug Pederson. For a guy whose only previous head coaching stint came at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La., Pederson produced a smooth, strong debut. Penalties and other mistakes were no more plentiful than you'd see in a midseason game. The quality of the opposition surely helped there, but in openers, I've seen guys line up wrong, or units have the wrong number of people on the field, regardless of the opponent.
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September 13, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It could be that Sunday's opener against the Cleveland Browns was the equivalent of a soothing, warm entry into the shallow end of the NFL pool for Doug Pederson's debut as head coach of the Eagles. The water gets deeper and colder eventually, and there will be blood in the water and sharks all around, but those are worries for another day. Pederson and the Eagles swam steadily through the Browns on Sunday, not missing many strokes as they did. The headsets worked, the plays were called quickly, there were no timeout glitches.
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September 13, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Long before any of his teammates, Carson Wentz walked onto the grass at Lincoln Financial Field to soak in the quiet moments before his first NFL start. "I came out pretty early when there were no fans out there and just kind of took it all in," Wentz said. "Just realized how truly blessed I am to have this opportunity and to make the most of it and still remember it's just a game. " Wentz made the most of his debut, and the argument could be made that the Eagles quarterback did so because he owned the moment rather than allow it to overwhelm him. Yes, his statistics were impressive.
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September 12, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
When Doug Pederson walks out onto Lincoln Financial Field just before kickoff for his first game as an NFL head coach he will look to the stands and see his wife, Jeannie; their three sons; his sister and two brothers; and finally, his mother, Teri, and those will be the only reminders he needs of who's missing. Pederson's father, Gordon, died Sept. 2 at the age of 77. It wasn't sudden, but even after expected deaths grieving is as inevitable as breathing. Grief is a passage without direction.
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September 9, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
WHETHER OR NOT the Eagles are right about Carson Wentz being "ready," in the wake of their decision to trade Sam Bradford to Minnesota, it's a fact that this time last week, the starters were already preparing for Sunday's opener against the Browns, and Wentz was not. Wentz is not where he would be if the plan all along had been to get him ready to start Week 1. This detail was hammered home Wednesday, when Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters...
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September 3, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Lane Johnson did not play in the Eagles' preseason finale on Thursday, a reversal of the initial plan to play Johnson despite the 10-game suspension looming for him. But coach Doug Pederson kept Johnson inactive, and the coaching staff is considering the possibility that Johnson could be with the team next week. The right tackle is awaiting word from the league on the results of a second sample testing and whether he violated the league's policy on performance- enhancing drugs.
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August 31, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Jordan Matthews returned to practice Monday for the first time since injuring his knee on Aug. 8. Matthews is not expected to play in the preseason finale on Thursday, but he'll ready to go for Week 1. "I'm in a situation where I knew I was going to be out this long - definitely something I don't favor, I wanted to be at practice - but mentally, I feel like I'm in a place where I can take mental reps and still work on my game," Matthews said....
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August 26, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
What's the NFC East without some drama, and Washington cornerback Josh Norman stirred the pot about Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford in an ESPN the Magazine article. Norman suggested Bradford is not a top 20 quarterback, and said he "can't wait to play him twice a year. " Bradford did not comment Wednesday, but the reaction from some of his teammates was mostly to disregard Norman's opinion. "I really don't care what Josh Norman says," center Jason Kelce said. "Our bottom line is we have to beat Washington when we face them.
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August 18, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
DOUG PEDERSON stepped up to the microphone at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday with a couple of pages ripped from the Andy Reid playbook. First he ducked the most anticipated answer of the day, the apparent timeline discrepancy over Lane Johnson's account of when he informed team officials of his PED violation and when the coach learned of it. Then, in addressing the trade for Dorial Green-Beckham, a talented athlete with a troubled past, he conjured the...
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