By Bob Boyd
Eagles coach Doug Pederson called into the 94WIP Morning show today.
And he was angry about the 27-17 loss to the Giants yesterday:
“I’m pissed off, Angelo,” Pederson said.
“I’m pissed off at myself. I’m pissed off at the way we played. It frustrates me to no end. We have too much pride, I have too much pride. These players have too much pride. We work our ass off during the week. It is frustrating. It is frustrating. Blame it on me all you want. I’ll handle it with the players, you can blame it on me. I’m a big guy. It’s fine. We’re self inflicted ourselves. We are killing ourselves. We are shooting ourselves in the foot. All of those cliche little statements are still showing up and it’s frustrating.”
“Without a doubt,” Pederson said. “Without a doubt. Without getting into what we do here during the week, because I just don’t like to give all that information out. But there’s things we talk about as a team, things we talk about as coaches with our players during the week about how these games are going to be, how these games are going to play out. I mean it’s almost like you can sit here with a crystal ball on a Monday and say, you know exactly how the Giants are going to play. You just know that. It’s NFC East. You just know. That’s what frustrating, being able to explain that during the week and even have the players understand and even communicate that back. And then to go out and play like we did is very frustrating. I am frustrated and I’m pissed off.”
“I look at a lot of different things,” Pederson said. “Number one, I look at 11 penalties. Let’s just start there. Let’s start with 11 penalties, whether we agree with them or not there’s 11 penalties. Let’s start with 0 for 9 on third down, let’s look at that. Penalties are discipline things. Third down are execution things and also play calling things. And when I look at this tape today that’s exactly what jumps off on the screen. I’m not going to sit here and make excuses and say we’ve got young players, no. That’s over. We’re 10 weeks into this thing.”