PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Doug Pederson is unsurprisingly taking the excessive street.
Earlier than the 2017 NFL season, former NFL common supervisor and present analyst for The Ringer referred to as the Eagles head coach “much less certified to teach a staff than anybody in my 30-plus years within the NFL.”
Eight weeks later, and Pederson’s group has an NFL greatest 7-1 report. Oops.
“Who?” Pederson joked when requested about Lombardi’s feedback on Monday, after a 33-10 Eagles win over the 49ers. “That’s thus far up to now I can’t even keep in mind that.”
Eagles followers and media members have begun to say issues like residence-subject benefit, because the Eagles get able to embark on the second half of this unimaginable. Pederson says the expectation, nevertheless, hasn’t modified.
“Expectation is, we proceed to work onerous each single had,” says Pederson. “The goal on our again turns into a bit bit greater and just a little bit brighter. And like I stated earlier, groups are gonna give us their greatest effort and I anticipate our guys to rise to the event they usually have all season lengthy, even within the face of adversity and thru damage and a few of the issues we’ve been confronted with by means of the primary eight weeks.”
The Eagles didn’t play their greatest recreation on Sunday, however nonetheless dismantled the winless 49ers by 23 factors. The protection led the best way, recording four.zero sacks and two interceptions — together with a decide-six by Jalen Mills.
The Eagles subsequent host the Denver Broncos on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.