NFL world blasts Doug Pederson for decisions on ‘Monday Night Football’

By Vincent Frank
Oct 20, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) with head coach Doug Pederson prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has rightfully been on the receiving end of criticism thus far this season.

Philadelphia headed into Week 12’s “Monday Night Football” game against the Seattle Seahawks with a 3-6-1 record. The team has struggled at nearly every turn. That includes Carson Wentz leading the NFL with 14 interceptions this season.

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There was a lot of talk about Philadelphia perhaps giving rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts more playing time in this game. Well, Pederson did just that after Wentz tallied negative-five net passing yards on seven attempts in the first quarter.

Unfortunately, Hurts saw action on just one play. It resulted in a six-yard completion to Alshon Jeffery. One play later, and Wentz was taken down for a six-yard sack. This represented the Eagles’ fourth consecutive three-and-out to open the game. Needless to say, Doug Pederson was the talk of the social media community.

Eagles’ Doug Pederson blasted for coaching decisions

There’s been a lot of talk about Doug Pederson being on the hot seat. Sure his stint in Philadelphia included leading the organization to its first ever Super Bowl title. But that was years ago.

Is the Doug Pederson seat getting hotter with the Philadelphia Eagles?
Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson looks on from the sideline during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Right now, I am convinced Pederson has no idea what he’s doing on the sideline. As much as Wentz has struggled, Pederson himself has proven to be in over his head.

Will it lead to the Eagles moving on from their head coach? If what we’re seeing Monday night is any indication, that decision could come sooner rather than later.