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- One   Don't discount Groh for OC   Feb 12 2018, 08:33 AM
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Check out MMQB that gives us some insight into some of what Pederson's OC do. Note how Groh is apparently involved in these things but Duce isn't.
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“For me,” Pederson said, “this story is simple. I hired these coaches for a reason. I hired Frank as my OC for a reason. This is a collaborative effort. It has never been about one guy, one coach, one player. This is a daunting task for one guy. It's way too much. I trust these guys to study the tape like they do, and Frank gives out the assignments during the week. Guys know their lanes, they stay in their lanes. If a play fits our personality, offensively, we will try to get it in the game plan somewhere. It’s a credit to our coaches, all of them, that they found the little gems all season.”

“When someone trusts you, that's the greatest motivator there is,” said Reich. “When you have a head coach who really makes it collaborative, then it motivates guys to work harder, to look longer and look at every third down that the Patriots ran this year. If it is just coach and I doing that whole thing, maybe that play makes it in, maybe it doesn't. I don't know. Maybe we would have saw it, maybe we wouldn't have. We'll never know. One of the MO’s of our team the whole year was being unselfish. This was us. I firmly believe that's why we won the Super Bowl, because it was about us as a team. That starts from the top.”


Then, this:
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“THIS OFFSEASON, SOME CLOWN NAMED MIKE LOMBARDI TOLD HIM HE WAS THE LEAST QUALIFIED COACH IN THE NFL!!!!!!!!!”

—Eagles center Jason Kelce, stealing the show at the Eagles’ victory parade, defending head coach Doug Pederson by shouting at the top of his lungs at the critics who belittled the Eagles throughout the 2017 season.

Lombardi, a long-time NFL scout who now works for The Ringer, actually said this on Sept. 3: “Everybody knows Pederson isn’t a head coach. He might be less-qualified to coach a team than anyone I’ve seen in my 30-plus years in the NFL.”

A post-tirade Lombardi tweet:
Michael Lombardi

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Look, I deserve what Kelce said, I was wrong and he is right.

3:00 PM - Feb 8, 2018


And, finally, the "ouch" that makes us feel better pre-LII
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This is the task new Lions coach Matt Patricia faces in making the Lions a January threat, like the team he’s just left in New England:

• Detroit has played two home playoff games in the past 60 seasons.

• I was six months old when the Lions won their last NFL title, in 1957. Since then, they’ve won one playoff game.


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Check out this post by Eagle60. After reading the very interesting Lawlor article I'd expect Groh to move to QB coach and someone from the outside to become OC.
http://www.wingheads.com/index.php?showtop...st&p=311121

However after reading your SI article, the QB Coach, Flip, was not mentioned! It seems from that article that Groh was like a second OC when it came to game planning the passing attack.

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Check out MMQB that gives us some insight into some of what Pederson's OC do. Note how Groh is apparently involved in these things but Duce isn't.

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