It looks like linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill and defensive end Steven Means were the ones who poured it on him.
Pederson gave his thoughts on the bath after the game.
“I think it’s just something that, we’ve been talking about all week about kind of getting the monkey of our back with that one there against the Redskins. And particularly on the road. We haven’t done so well [against them], particularly last year. Just all week we kept talking about it and talking about it. It was just the old set up on the sideline and I got the bath. So, appreciative of it, but, yeah.”
Pederson’s not wrong; Washington has been a big, annoying problem for them for too long now. The Eagles hadn’t defeated Washington since September 2014. That is, until today.
While a Week 1 Gatorade bath might seem excessive since it’s usually saved for really big wins (Super Bowl, for example), this bath could be a sign about how the players are behind Pederson. The Eagles head coach has come under fire recently with a former NFL general manager questioning his qualifications and a report about how defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is trying to usurp him.
Pederson was far from perfect in the Eagles’ win, but he ultimately did enough to lead the Eagles to a win. His players seem to be pretty happy about that.