Another titillating Doug Pederson press conference today.
Here’s what the head ball coach had to say on the final day of mandatory minicamp, which was a shortened session that took place inside the NovaCare bubble:
- Simple message for the team is that he appreciated their hard work and effort and attention to detail in the spring. He wants them to enjoy the next five weeks and get away from football, spend time with their families.
- The team is wearing shirts that say “everything matters,” which appears to be an unofficial slogan for the 2019 campaign.
Doug on that:
“Everything we do in life matters; you have choices and consequences to those choices.
I feel like as a football team, as coaches and players, even personnel support staff, everybody in the organization – everything we do matters. It matters to winning games or losing games on the football field. I just want to keep kind of reiterating that point to our team, and just getting them to understand that if we jump offsides in practice, we’re probably going to jump offsides in a game. If we don’t do the little things right in practice, we probably won’t do them in a game. Everything that we do matters.”
More Doug, after the jump:
- He expects Miles Sanders to come to camp healthy and ready to go. They’ll slowly work him into the mix.
- Carson Wentz’s back is fully healed, “as far as I know,” according to Pederson.
- (dumb generic question from a TV guy)
- He’s not surprised that Wentz and DeSean Jackson have been on the same page through the spring, commended DeSean’s approach to the offseason.
- Doug singled out out Dallas Goedert, Avonte Maddox, and Josh Sweat as being impressive so far.
- He thought it was meaningful for Zach Ertz to watch his wife in the World Cup because “you don’t get these times back.. I thought it was important he had a chance to watch that game.”
- Players report for training camp on July 24th, first practice on the 25th.
That’s about it.
Full video here:
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