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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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August 25, 1999 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
After Bobby Hoying was traded to Oakland yesterday, fellow quarterback Koy Detmer was typically common-sensical. "I guess it means I've got the third spot all by myself," Detmer said. Finally, that reality can be acknowledged. Detmer and Hoying, Eagles roommates through training camp, were cast as competitors for the third spot behind Doug Pederson and rookie Donovan McNabb. Really, though, both Hoying and Detmer knew Hoying was being shopped and he was the one who probably would be leaving, since Detmer enjoyed a modicum of success late last season as Hoying sank to the NFC's depths.
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October 3, 2008 | by Ed Barkowitz
A weekly look at how the Eagles have fared under coach Andy Reid continues with Week 5, 1999: Though the 13-10 win over Dallas on Oct. 10 marked Reid's first victory as head coach, it always will be remembered more as "the Michael Irvin" game. The Eagles offense broke a drought of 18 quarters without a touchdown when quarterback Doug Pederson hit Charles Johnson with a 28-yard pass with 1:07 remaining in the game. Bobby Taylor clinched the win by intercepting a Troy Aikman pass in the final minute.
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September 9, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
That's that. The great quarterback mystery was explained away yesterday by Eagles coach Andy Reid. Doug Pederson will start, as announced back in February. Donovan McNabb will play only if the game gets out of hand. "If a situation occurs where we're either up or behind by X amount of points, then Donovan McNabb can go in the game and do his thing," Reid said. "I'm going into the game with Doug Pederson as the quarterback. I want to make sure this is clear: Doug Pederson is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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November 9, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Most, but not all, of the signs point to Donovan McNabb making his first start against Washington Sunday at Veterans Stadium. The biggest sign came from head coach Andy Reid. After weeks of standing up on Mondays and saying he would stick with Doug Pederson at quarterback, Reid pointedly did not do so yesterday. He left the door open for McNabb but stopped short of stepping through that door. Reid said the team's performance in Carolina left him with so many issues to address that he hadn't been able to "focus" on the quarterbacks yet. Reid said he would take another day, perhaps announcing his decision today.
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December 7, 2000 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Rare is the day in the NFL when a head coach and the probable starting quarterback of his upcoming opponent chat on the telephone the week of their matchup. Strange doings, indeed, but ex-Eagle Doug Pederson, the Cleveland Browns' expected starter Sunday against the Birds, said yesterday that he expects to speak a couple times this week with his close friend, Andy Reid. Christmas pollyanna gift ideas, maybe? "We've spoken a few times and I'm sure he'll ring my phone and we'll chat," Pederson said.
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March 25, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
BOCA RATON, Fla. - It was clear from Doug Pederson's 69-minute session with reporters at the NFL meetings that Pederson will leave his defense in the hands of coordinator Jim Schwartz, won't try to get involved with how, say, Schwartz deploys his safeties. "I wanted to find that guy I could trust, that head coach of defense," said Pederson, who has gotten high marks around the league for hiring Schwartz, the former Lions head coach. "He's a guy that you can kind of turn the keys over to and say, 'This is your deal.' " But it was also clear that Pederson chose Schwartz for a specific reason, and it wasn't just because he has produced highly ranked defenses in previous NFL stops.
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March 24, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Andy Reid maintained strong relationships with the Eagles' decision makers after his dismissal. So when they asked him about Doug Pederson, Reid was ready with an endorsement. "I thought Doug was ready to be a head coach," Reid said Tuesday on a conference call. "He'd kind of done everything he could do here. I hated losing him because of our relationship, but I'm very happy and proud of him for the opportunity he has to lead the Birds there. " Pederson was a coordinator for only three seasons, but Reid thought he was exposed to enough to prepare him for a promotion.
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March 11, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THERE WAS a time once when Doug Pederson was a little miffed at Andy Reid. A career backup tutored by Don Shula in Miami and Paul Holmgren in Green Bay, understudy to Dan Marino and Brett Favre, Pederson was lured to Philadelphia by his old Packers quarterbacks coach with the assurance that he would finally get a chance to start a full season. That chance was aborted after a 2-7 start, Pederson giving way to the rookie he was brought in to groom, Donovan McNabb. When the season ended, Pederson left to be a starter for Cleveland, where a similar fate awaited.
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February 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Doug Pederson had just started as head coach at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La., in 2005 when he received an offer to help the San Francisco 49ers' coaching staff. He turned it down only months after retiring from a 12-year playing career and settling in his offseason home in northwest Louisiana. Johnny Booty, Calvary's athletic director at the time, was concerned. He was convinced that Pederson was a promising coach poised for a bright future. But he didn't want a revolving door for a program in only its second year of existence.
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January 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - It's a new world for Doug Pederson, whether he's evaluating defensive prospects, in addition to the offensive guys, here at the Senior Bowl for the first time in his career, or completing his first coaching staff - as Pederson did Wednesday, with the hiring of defensive line coach Chris Wilson and offensive quality control/ assistant wide receivers coach Joe D'Orazio. In his second week as the Eagles' coach, Pederson didn't suddenly gain qualifications; he still has just three seasons at the coordinator level behind him, he still hasn't called plays on a consistent basis.
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January 21, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
Doug Pederson said he would call plays on offense as the Eagles' new head coach. That might not necessarily be good news considering that he confirmed that he directed the Chiefs' sluggish final drive in the divisional playoff loss to the Patriots on Saturday. Many assumed that it was Andy Reid (who has had game management woes over his entire coaching career) calling the plays. But Pederson, the former Chiefs offensive coordinator, said that he started calling plays in the second half of games dating back to Week 7. "Coach Reid and I had a great understanding and a great feel for the game," Pederson said Tuesday.
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January 21, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
A LITTLE MORE than two hours before the Eagles officially introduced Doug Pederson as their new head coach Tuesday, ESPN reporter Josina Anderson stood in front of the entrance to the NovaCare Complex and delivered a pessimistic report about the likelihood of the Eagles re-signing quarterback Sam Bradford. She quoted an unidentified Eagles source as suggesting that the team just had too many needs to commit the kind of money and salary-cap space it's going to take to bring Bradford back.
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January 21, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Doug Pederson stood in the front of the NovaCare Complex auditorium for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon. He thanked lots of people and answered question after question about the most high-profile job he has ever held. Sure, he once opened a season as an NFL starting quarterback right here in Philadelphia, but nothing he did or said mattered much, which was good because he never did or said much that mattered. Pederson was Andy Reid's chosen body and mind to bridge the gap to the start of Donovan McNabb's career.
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January 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
AT 2 P.M. Tuesday, Jeffrey Lurie will introduce the Eagles' 23rd head coach, Doug Pederson, at a NovaCare news conference. Presumably, Lurie also will entertain questions about where his franchise is headed, why Howie Roseman is again in charge of personnel, and why Roseman hasn't been available to reporters since rejoining the football side of Lurie's operation upon the firing of Chip Kelly three weeks ago. It ought to be a fun time for all. ...
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January 19, 2016
NOT EVEN an hour after his Chiefs fell in New England, incumbent Eagles head coach Doug Pederson moved to flesh out his staff. The obvious goal: Familiarity and experience. With only seven seasons as an NFL assistant, the first two spent as a 41-year-old intern, it is fair to question Pederson's bona fides as a coach. Considering his wish list, it is hard to question Pederson's strategy as a hirer. He clearly wants to insulate himself with loyal, accomplished men. A league source said Sunday that, if he has his way, Pederson's chief lieutenants will include a former teammate and two former NFL head coaches who, like Pederson, owe their NFL careers to Andy Reid.
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