During the 38-7 dismantling of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, quarterback Carson Wentz marveled with Jack Conklin Jersey a teammate at the unpredictability of the Philadelphia Eagles offense."We just do so http://www.officialpackersauthenticonline.com/packers+aaron+rodgers+jersey much," said Wentz, who was wired for sound."You don't know what we're going to do, ever," his teammate replied. "It's always changing, you know what I mean?"
Of all the surprises during the 2017 season, one of the biggest has been the tour de force performance of Eagles coach Doug Pederson. He comes into Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the New England Patriots on a serious roll.
He has managed his team past injuries to Wentz, left tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Jordan Hicks and running back Darren Sproles, tailored a system to fit backup QB Nick Foles' strengths, and been lights-out as a playcaller.
"Can't have a better year calling plays than he's had," said Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, later adding, Womens Shawn Thornton Jersey "The whole year has been unbelievable. That [Vikings] game, in particular, was among the best I've seen as far as playcalling."
Now Pederson faces an all-time great in Bill Belichick, who has coached more playoff games (38) than Pederson has coached overall (34). When it comes to experience and accomplishment, it's a total mismatch. But with the year Pederson has had, this feels less lopsided than anyone could have predicted a few short months ago.
Belichick will be appearing in his eighth Super Bowl as a head coach, two ahead of Don Shula for the most all-time. Belichick has five Super Bowl titles as a head coach, the most of any coach in NFL history.
Pederson is 2-0 as an underdog this postseason. Andy Reid is the only other Philadelphia coach with multiple wins as an underdog in the playoffs (3-5)."It's hard work. He's out there working harder than all his players, and it shows and the players respect that. He kind of gets the most out of his players because of that." -- Patriots fullback James Develin