July 19, 2016 |
Sean McDermott calls Philadelphia home. He grew up in the area, played at La Salle High, and spent 12 years with the Eagles, working his way up from scouting administrator to defensive coordinator. McDermott, the Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator since 2011, returned to Philadelphia on Sunday for the Union's game against the Red Bulls. His brother, Tim, is the Union's chief business officer. Coming off a 15-win regular season with the Panthers, McDermott received interest from several teams with head coaching openings.
April 21, 2016 |
Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson probably felt at the very least that they were performing their due diligence earlier this offseason when they held their private workouts with California's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz. In truth, it was overdone diligence. The vice president of football operations and head coach should have had their focus elsewhere because they had already made a vital decision at quarterback when they signed Sam Bradford to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $22 million.
February 2, 2016
If you were Sam Bradford, and you had other options, would you want to come back to the Eagles? I might. If you were Sam Bradford, and you had other options, would you want to come back to the Eagles? It would depend a lot on the options, which are hard to evaluate right now. If the Houston Texans, who have DeAndre Hopkins, Bill O'Brien and J.J. Watt, would like to pay me the market rate for a starting quarterback, and the Eagles' aren't gonna franchise me, then hasta la vista, Haddonfield, N.J., point me to the correct exit off Houston's Southeast Freeway for River Oaks.
January 23, 2016 |
The Eagles hired former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach Thursday. He joins offensive coordinator Frank Reich to give the Eagles two coaches on the offensive staff who called plays in the NFL last season. DeFilippo, 37, graduated from Radnor High School when his father, Gene, was the athletic director at Villanova. He reportedly drew interest from the San Francisco 49ers for their head coaching vacancy and the Los Angeles Rams to be offensive coordinator.
January 21, 2016 |
Doug Pederson doesn't know Sam Bradford. He hasn't met Sam Bradford yet. He first did a deep dive on Sam Bradford the Quarterback in 2010, when Pederson was an offensive quality-control coach for the Eagles and Bradford was leaving Oklahoma for the NFL draft as the No. 1 overall pick. The Eagles were never going to get Bradford in that draft, but Pederson had researched him anyway, poring over every throw of Bradford's terrific college career, forming an impression that Pederson carried with him Tuesday to his introductory news conference as the Eagles head coach.
January 20, 2016 |
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. ...
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.
January 19, 2016 |
The Eagles appeared to value Doug Pederson's connection to Andy Reid when they picked him to be the next head coach, but it does not sound as if Pederson will bring any of Reid's assistants from Kansas City to Philadelphia. That could be a factor at offensive coordinator, where Pederson's background with Brad Childress, the Chiefs' spread game analyst/special projects coach, led to speculation that he could be a possibility. Childress was Pederson's quarterbacks coach in 1999 and is a former Eagles offensive coordinator and Minnesota Vikings head coach.
January 16, 2016 |
No one knows. Doug Pederson will be the Eagles' next head coach, and no one knows how he'll fare. Again: no one. Anyone who says anything else is selling you a knockoff Rolex. People will pass their judgments, of course. People who have played with Pederson when he was a journeyman quarterback, who have coached alongside him, who have talked football with him, will endorse him. People who follow the Eagles and root for the Eagles will hope for the best with him. Their endorsements and hope offer no tangible indication of whether Pederson will be a good head coach or a bad one. People who have played with Pederson or been around him or who are in or around the NFL and are paid to deliver opinions - usually at the highest possible decibel level - will blast the hire.
January 15, 2016 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If the Eagles have concluded the interview portion of their coaching search and are just mulling over a final decision, as Doug Pederson suggested Tuesday, it would seem the longer it plays out the more it would benefit the Chiefs offensive coordinator. "Still open, you know, still open," Pederson said when asked where he stood with the Eagles after Sunday's interview. "They're still in the process. From what I'm hearing they have stopped all their interviews and now it's just a matter of them getting together collectively and making a decision.