Pederson has Reich’s vote for Coach of the Year
PHILADELPHIA » There is no shortage of coach-of-the-year candidates in this, another upside down NFL season.
There are 11 teams with six or more victories, the Eagles leading the way with an 8-1 mark. Seven of those teams didn’t make the playoffs last year, the list composed of the Birds, Rams (7-2), Vikings (7-2), Saints (7-2), Panthers (7-3), Jaguars (6-3) and Titans (6-3).
That makes for a lot of worthy candidates.
Frank Reich obviously is biased. But he makes a solid case for Philly head coach Doug Pederson, who he “absolutely” feels has earned his place at the table.
“We’ll see at the end of the year but certainly at this point, look at the record of our team,” Reich said. “Look at the job that Doug has done in every facet from being the play caller, to being the primary leader on our team. You can’t say enough about it. I just think that speaks to the quality of his work and the quality of who he is as a person. He deserves
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson smiles during warmups before the game against the Denver Broncos.