Sport Doug Pederson says Eagles 'have more talent' than Packers Super Bowl teams

02:00  18 july  2017
02:00  18 july  2017 Source:

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Doug Pederson is entering his second season as the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles . Before he began his coaching career, Pederson was a backup quarterback in the NFL According to Pederson , his current Eagles team has more talent than those Packers ' teams , which won a Super Bowl after

How about more talented than Brett Favre's Packers teams in the 1990s. If the Eagles have as much talent as those Packers teams , shouldn't 10-6 and a playoff berth be a reasonable goal? Maybe more ? "It’s hard to put a number on that," Pederson said .

Before Doug Pederson was the head coach of the Eagles, he spent 12 seasons as an NFL quarterback and earned a Super Bowl ring as Brett Favre's backup on the 1996 Packers.

Pederson went 7-9 last season in his first year as an NFL head coach, but believes the sky is the limit for his team, which he compared to those Super Bowl-winning Packers.

"I look back at my time in Green Bay as a player when we were making those playoff runs and those Super Bowl runs there," Pederson told reporters Monday, via ESPN, "and do we have as much talent on this team than we did then? We probably have more talent, right?"

Doug Pederson © (Getty Images) Doug Pederson

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Doug Pederson : Eagles 'probably have more talent ' than Packers ' Super Bowl teams . "There's got to be a combination of blending all this talent with the coaching staff, with my ideas and philosophy," coach Doug Pederson said .

Doug Pederson : Eagles 'probably have more talent ' than Packers ' Super Bowl teams . "There's got to be a combination of blending all this talent with the coaching staff, with my ideas and philosophy," coach Doug Pederson said .

That Packers team is one of only two Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history to have the NFL's No. 1 scoring offense and scoring defense in the same season, the other being the undefeated 1972 Dolphins.

Favre won his second of three straight NFL MVP awards and took the Packers back to the Super Bowl in 1997. Favre was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year and joined '96 teammate Reggie White in Canton. The Packers, who were coached by Mike Holmgren, who could also be inducted into the Hall one day, and the roster was built by Hall of Fame general manager Ron Wolf.

The Eagles thought they had elite talent in 2011 with their infamous "Dream Team" of quarterbacks Michael Vick and Vince Young and Pro Bowlers LeSean McCoy at running back, offensive tackle Jason Peters and defensive end Jason Babin, along with free-agent acquisitions Cullen Jenkins from Green Bay and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha from the Raiders. But that team, led by current Chiefs coach Andy Reid with Pederson on the staff as the quarterbacks coach, went 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

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“We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach,” said Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. As a backup quarterback for the Packers , he was part of a team that won Super Bowl XXXI, captured two NFC Championships (1996 and 1997) and earned eight playoff berths and

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"But we also had a lot of talent in [2011] here and where did that get us?" Pederson said. "So there's got to be a combination of blending all this talent with the coaching staff, with my ideas and philosophy, to bring that all together, put the egos aside, put pride aside, and just go focus on winning this game that we have in front of us. I'm a big believer [that] if you do that, then you look back at the end of the season and you're probably going to be where you want to be, and that's playing in the postseason."

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who threw for 3,782 yards with 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season as a rookie, has been compared to Favre by Pederson, who said he sees "a lot of the same characteristics" in Wentz.

The Eagles signed former Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles to back up Wentz, and landed offensive weapons in former Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery and former Ravens and 49ers wideout Torrey Smith, while retaining offensive lineman Stefan Wisniewski and former Titans guard Chance Warmack. They also got former Rams and Patriots defensive end Chris Long and former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who are both fresh off a Super Bowl title.

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After the Eagles lost a much -needed game to the Green Bay Packers last Monday, head coach Doug Pederson gave a concession speech. The head coach basically gave up on the season by saying things like “You might care about wins and losses, I care about potential.”

The Eagles are in the same division as one of the most talented teams in the league, the Cowboys. They'd also have to pass the Packers and Doug Pederson on the hot seat? Do the Eagles have what it takes to win the Super Bowl this year? Eagles have a battle going on at the safety position.

The Eagles selected Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and picked up Washington cornerback Sidney Jones in the second round, though Jones is not yet fully recovered from an Achilles injury in college. They also got great value in the third round with West Virginia corner Rasul Douglas and a Darren Sproles clone in the fourth round with San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey.

Even if Pederson is right, it is up to him to harness that talent the way Holmgren did with the Packers and then again with the Seahawks, whom he led to their first Super Bowl in 2005.

"You acquire all this new talent through the draft, through free agency, always having roster moves," Pederson said. "And so being able to bring all of that together through training camp ... you keep asking yourself that question of just how well can they join together and play together, and you don't know until you start playing in July and August.

"If we win eight, go 8-8, is that a successful year? No. ... I don't coach to be average, I'll tell you that," he added. "These players don't practice the way they do to be average. We're all in this together, and we'll just continue to work every single day till we get to that goal."

The Packers and Eagles open the preseason schedule against each other on Aug. 10.

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