Doug Pederson studied Chip Kelly to bring out best in Nick Foles
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson became very popular among NFL fans this season for his gutsy, high-risk and high-reward playcalling style.
He also showed himself to be very thorough in his preparation, leaving no stone unturned in a bid to help his team be as successful as possible. That even meant going back and watching film of quarterback Nick Foles playing under his predecessor, Chip Kelly.
Before postseason, Pederson went back and watched old Foles film to try to help the QB. Since, mesh/wheel, a staple under Chip Kelly has been a go-to play. Hit on it for the 55-yarder to Clement. Drawing here from the great @Coach_Flinn. Why coaching matters. pic.twitter.com/gznOKQ0g26
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) February 5, 2018
Stuff like this is why Pederson was so successful, and why at least one of his players was so aggrieved that he didn’t get more credit for it. The Pederson hire was initially questioned by many, but it’s safe to say Philadelphia got the right guy.