In case you missed it over the weekend, former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi unleashed a flaming hot take about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. Lombardi specifically said that Pederson is the least qualified coach he’s ever seen in the last 30 years of the NFL.
On Monday, Pederson was asked about Lombardi’s comments during his press conference. Here’s what Pederson had to say.
“I haven’t seen the article. I’m not sure what you’re talking about. So I don’t pay attention to that. I mean, listen. I’m confident in what I do. He’s not in the building. I coach our coaches and coach our players. I think if you ask any one of our players or their assistant coaches, I think they would maybe say something a little bit different. I have not read the article. So I can’t respond to it.”
Another reporter followed up by providing more context on what Lombardi said regarding Pederson’s lack of qualifications.
“Somebody here —- Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie, Howie [Roseman], the guys — thought I was qualified. So, in my opinion, that’s good enough for me. Again, this organization is behind me 100%. Again, I think you could ask the guys in the locker room. That’s my concern. That’s my focus.”
Pederson could have fired back at Lombardi, but he opted to take the high road instead. Moving on.