Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles are having a season to forget.
Typically, terms like that don’t get thrown around about the team leading its division near Thanksgiving. That doesn’t go for the 2020 Eagles, a team with a regressing quarterback in Carson Wentz, as well as numerous injuries.
How bad are things getting for the Philadelphia Eagles? During a recent radio interview, Pederson threatened to hang up on the hosts after they shared an embarrassing poll.
Doug Pederson and the Eagles are having a difficult season
Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles entered this season with high hopes.
Although the Eagles lost in the NFC wild card round last year, Carson Wentz stepped up late in the season. A healthy Eagles group had the opportunity to do severe damage this season.
Even as the Eagles narrowly lead the NFC East Division with a 3-5-1 record, nothing has gone to plan. Wentz has taken a significant step back and injuries, once again, depleted the Eagles’ roster.
Undrafted receiver Travis Fulgham has been a breakout player, and the Eagles are at least still alive in the playoff hunt. But as Thanksgiving approaches and the calendar nears November, the Eagles are in danger of missing the postseason entirely.
Eagles fans are starting to turn on Pederson
It wasn’t even three years ago that the Philadelphia Eagles held off Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
Things have greatly changed since then. Nick Foles, who won Super Bowl MVP that night, is now floundering around in Chicago.
Eagles fans appear to have turned on Doug Pederson. Sportsradio 94 WIP in Philadelphia ran a Twitter poll asking who deserved the blame for the Eagles’ Week 10 loss to the Giants.
NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com transcribed Pederson’s comments upon arrival, where he sarcastically thanked Cataldi and his show for reading the poll numbers.
“Thanks for the lead in. I appreciate that. That was awesome. Listen, that just puts me in a great mood today. Already in a good mood, appreciate it. . . . Can I hang up now? I’m filling my obligation now if I hang up.”
Luckily for the hosts, Pederson did not hang up. Pederson instead took accountability for the loss and said he could handle fans pinning the blame on him.
“We’re self-inflicting ourselves,” Pederson said. “We are killing ourselves. We are shooting ourselves in the foot. All those cliche little statements are still showing up, and it’s frustrating.”
Doug Pederson and the Eagles could be in trouble
The Philadelphia Eagles’ disappointing Week 10 loss came at the worst time.
Philadelphia has five straight games against teams with winning records, and three of those matchups are on the road. Although the Eagles close the season against NFC East Division rivals Dallas and Washington, their playoff hopes may be over by then.
Philadelphia likely needs to win at least three of the next five games to ensure they reach the postseason. From there, all bets are off about how far the Eagles will go.
Can the Philadelphia Eagles turn it around and win the NFC East? If Eagles fans are to be believed, the coaching staff is the biggest obstacle in pursuing that goal.