Doug Pederson carries Nick Foles to Super Bowl Title 

Doug Pederson just out-coached the greatest coach of all time.

Doug Pederson just out-coached Bill Belichick while leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

It’s amazing to look at Pederson’s story. A mere ten years ago he was coaching a high school football team in Louisiana.  Calling plays for boys who were still worrying about getting into college and what they would be doing this weekend with their girlfriends. In Pederson HS.jpg2008, Pederson left his high school head coaching job for a entry level position with the Philadelphia Eagles. Beginning as offensive quality control coordinator, Pederson spent countless hours breaking down film and doing whatever was asked of him within the organization. Pederson made his way up the ranks, eventually being named the quarterbacks coach in 2011, he further advanced his career by joining Kansas City as offensive coordinator in 2013.   After spending two years in Kansas City, Pederson returned to Philadelphia. In his return he was crowned a masterful new title, Head Coach.

As head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Pederson has transformed the team into a family. It is clearly evident that the locker-room is behind the head coach and every decision he makes. After losing his first-round, MVP caliber quarterback, Pederson turned to Nick Foles and transformed Nick into a Super Bowl MVP.

In the Super Bowl, Pederson shined. Pederson’s offense pulled all its tricks out to top Bill Belichick on the biggest of stages. Pederson proved his genius with his superb play calling. It wasn’t just the play calling that was impressive but the ability of Pederson to adapt and modify the offense to match the skill set of his new starting quarterback, Nick Foles. As I watched the game progress I continually saw the magic of Pederson’s offense. Pederson did a masterful job of blending many college concepts into the NFL game, creating his own unique offensive scheme that outsmarted Belichick and the Patriots defense.

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Pederson undoubtedly, in my eyes, deserved the Coach of the Year award. It still baffles me that he only received 1 out of 50 votes at the NFL Honors award show. But, his hard work was not unrewarded. Pederson will return to Philly a hero. Head Coach of a Championship team. Etched into Eagles history, Pederson will not soon be forgotten

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Super Bowl LII Reaction

What a thriller of a game. Nick Foles showed up and played the best damn game of his nick-foles-wife-daughter-super-bowl-14 (1)life. I never saw any panic from him, he just showed up and balled out. Foles treated the Super Bowl like any other game, shredding the non-existent Patriots defense. Doug Pederson’s genius play calling was on full display as Foles had every opportunity to use the weapons surrounding him, as well as making some stellar plays himself (you know; that one time he CAUGHT a touchdown pass).

Unlike I predicted, Belichick could not make the halftime adjustments needed to win the ball game. Matt Patricia’s defense had no answers all night. Forcing Brady and the offensive unit to carry the Patriots. And boy did Brady carry them. A 40-year-old man threw for 505 yards on 48 passing attempts. Come on, think about that, that is insane. Brady threw for 500 yards in a Super Bowl, the first QB to do so, allowing three receivers (Amendola, Hogan, Gronkowski) to have 100+ receiving yards. New England only committed one penalty and only punted once and some how it wasn’t enough. Who would have thought…

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Entertaining every step of the way, the sports world watched in awe, admiring the beauty of such an unpredictable sport. Philadelphia most likely will not survive the night but, it sure is cool to see droughts end and people rejoice in happiness. Sports fans always win. Nick Foles won. Philadelphia won. Meek Mill won. For the first time in history, The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions.