Does Doug Pederson need an offensive coordinator?


Does that offensive coordinator need to take over play calling duties?


It’s a topic that we’ve talked a lot about recently, the idea of handing over that responsibility to somebody else. Doug Pederson hasn’t had much to say about it when previously queried, but Tuesday the topic came up again and the Eagles head coach had this to say:

Q. On the topic of the play calling, in the past when we’ve asked you about those responsibilities you’ve been resistant to giving them up. Is that still your position, or have you considered allowing a different coach to call plays as a way to try to spark the offense? (Zach Berman)

DOUG PEDERSON: I take pride in play calling and I look at everything. I got to take everything into consideration. If I feel like I get stuck or in a rut, I definitely would consider giving that up.

So, it’s definitely on the table. I wouldn’t say that’s off the table. But that’s also part of sparking the offense and maybe seeing the offense through somebody else’s eyes.

That’s more of an admission than we’ve seen in the past. Doesn’t mean it will happen, but Doug didn’t totally dismiss the idea outright.

Play calling may or may not be the problem, but it seems as though there are too many voices in the room. Too many cooks in the kitchen. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians, etc.

Regardless, it’s going to be an interesting Eagles offseason. Let’s hope it comes as soon as possible.