Philadelphia Eagles: Pederson Did Not Earn a Gatorade Bath (NFL)

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I have been an Eagles fan for years, but last year I started writing about them, it was very fun and satisfying, so I kept doing it and I got better and better and eventually people started noticing and with each article I grew more confident, now I am ready for my second season as a sportswriter and I'm excited to be foing it with goingfor2.com
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Watching the Philadelphia Eagles games always get my blood pumping. Especially the first game of the season. I watched the game with millions of other Eagles fans and we almost had heart attacks.

The Eagles won, but to me, it wasn’t a win that warranted a Gatorade dump on head coach Doug Pederson. In fact, I have a bone to pick with him.

How many times do you run failed screen passes before you step away from them? Just asking. Is it wise to continue to run screen passes on third down, when they are not working? I had hoped you learned something in the off-season Doug, but it seems like you either don’t see the problem or just refuse to change.

Defense and special teams bailed you out Doug, you can’t keep relying on them. Eventually, you need to adjust your offense. You are not showing defenses anything Andy Reid hasn’t been doing for a decade. But he’s better at it.

Doug didn’t get any Gatorade dumps for any of his seven wins last year, that I remember. Why is the first win of his second season special? Because he beat a division rival? Eagles beat the Giants and Cowboys last year with no Gatorade dumps. Was it because Washington had beaten Philadelphia for five games straight? Maybe, but I have my own theory.

I think Pederson got the Gatorade dump not only for the win but as a symbol of solidarity, a team behind their coach. An article was published a week or so ago that claimed Pederson was the least qualified head coach in the NFL. I don’t think Pederson liked that very much. Many players came to their coaches defense and took Pederson’s side, as you would expect. Then an article was published shortly after the original article, claiming defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was somehow trying to wrangle the head coaching position from Pederson and Schwartz somehow set the whole thing up to make Pederson look bad.

I call bullshit on that. That is just some writer trying to sell a story. But I think the Eagle’s players wanted everyone to see who their head coach was and that they loved him, hence the Gatorade dump. The Eagles players told the world how much they love their coach with one messy, cold and wet bath.

Doug Pederson is the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and his players support him.

A far cry from how the Eagle’s locker room viewed their last head coach. Doug may not be perfect but he has the respect of his players. He may not have every fan’s love and affection for running all those damn failed screen passes though.


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Ralph Uriarte

I have been an Eagles fan for years, but last year I started writing about them, it was very fun and satisfying, so I kept doing it and I got better and better and eventually people started noticing and with each article I grew more confident, now I am ready for my second season as a sportswriter and I'm excited to be foing it with goingfor2.com

Ralph Uriarte

I have been an Eagles fan for years, but last year I started writing about them, it was very fun and satisfying, so I kept doing it and I got better and better and eventually people started noticing and with each article I grew more confident, now I am ready for my second season as a sportswriter and I'm excited to be foing it with goingfor2.com

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