The Philadelphia Eagles need to take a good, hard look at head coach Doug Pederson.
After falling on the road to the arch rival Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles have been eliminated from playoff contention. One man who will be under a ton of scrutiny entering Week 17 will be their head coach Doug Pederson.
2020 saw the fall of former No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz as the Eagles starting quarterback. He has since given way to second-round pick Jalen Hurts. While Hurts has shown some promise, he is not consistent enough to keep the Eagles alive in the worst division race in the NFL this year. Pederson has lost a ton of assistants, but the blame falls on him for his team’s repeated failures.
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Had Todd Bowles picked a better entry point as an NFL head coach over the highly dysfunctional New York Jets, there is a great chance he would still be an NFL head coach. Getting out of Dodge was the best thing Bowles could do in revitalizing his head-coaching candidacy. While he may be a coach-in-waiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he could be of use to a team like the Eagles.
While an offensive-minded head coach is all the rage, the last two of note in Philadelphia have had their issues. Yes, the Eagles won a lot of games under Chip Kelly and Super Bowl 52 under Pederson. However, it was not that long before the boo birds emerged to forever turn on the Eagles head coaches. Nothing will prepare you for something like this than the flightless Jets.
What Bowles will bring to this Eagles team is a sense of accountability and a lack of entitlement. Again, he has no personal attachment to the players on the roster. They are either with him or against him if he were to walk through the doors of the Eagles facility. The best part is he can assemble a strong offensive staff around him while he establishes an identity of defense.
Admittedly, 2021 is a tad too soon for Bowles to merit serious head-coaching opportunities. I mean, he will be an NFL head coach again one day, but he is too instrumental to the Buccaneers’ success. He is probably having too much fun working with head coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to leave Gulf Coast Florida this soon willingly. In due time, he will.