Eagles Making Much-Needed Play-Calling Change

By michael obermuller
Doug Pederson may finally hand over the play-calling reigns in Philadelphia after a miserable season offensively.
Doug Pederson may finally hand over the play-calling reigns in Philadelphia after a miserable season offensively. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

It's been a rough 2020 season for the Philadelphia Eagles, one that began with numerous injuries to their stout offensive line. The receiving core and tight end room had their fair share of adversity too, not to mention the time that running back Miles Sanders has missed over the course of the year.

Philly is a no-excuses type of city though, and despite the lack of pieces around him, Carson Wentz has been criticized heavily for his league-leading 25 turnovers. Now it appears that head coach Doug Pederson is finally shouldering a portion of the blame as well.

Pederson rose quickly in the coaching ranks, claiming his first head coaching job with the Eagles in 2016. He then won a Super Bowl in 2017, which added to the early prestige of his tenure. Pederson has brought Philly to the playoffs every season but his first, and with 2020 in doubt, the coach has decided to make some changes.

The Eagles offense is currently ranked 25th in points scored, with only 21.5 per game this season. Even with weapons returning in recent weeks, the unit has been shut down by teams like the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.

After owner Jeffrey Lurie displayed his disgust, along with Philly fans that are always tough on their teams, there was no question that something needed to be done. The play-calling may not be enough to change the result of the season though, which puts the future in doubt for this franchise.

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