Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was invited to NFL Films headquarters in Mount Laurel, New Jersey earlier this week to raise an Eagles flag in honor of the team’s Super Bowl win.
As former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski explained, NFL Films has a tradition of flying the flag of the current league champions.
“Thank you,” said Pederson in front of a small crowd of fans. “First of all, just being here at this building, and NFL Films, and what it means to the league and the history, and to be able to do this today, you know, not only for the Philadelphia Eagles, but for obviously the fans. I mean, people have been waiting for this for 52 years. For me, it’s all about the stories that I’ve heard. From the little kids, to their parents, to the grandparents, to the great grandparents. And this is what it represents today, and I’m so proud to be able to do this.”
You can watch the flag raising ceremony in the videos below.
Live with @jawsespn and Eagles HC Doug Pederson to raise the @Eagles Super Bowl Banner at @nflfilms https://t.co/tdhCYgkVFb— Jaws Celebrity Golf (@jawscelebgolf) April 2, 2018
EAGLES flag raise w/ Coach Doug Pederson @NFL Films https://t.co/INjxuUdql8— Paul B. (@1elevenpaul) April 2, 2018
The truth is that I’ll never tire of writing stories like this one (or this one, or this one) that serve to remind everyone that the Eagles are Super Bowl champs. It’s been a fun part of covering the team in their post-Super Bowl glory.
Pederson didn’t just show up to NFL Films to raise the flag. He also did some film breakdown work with Jaws and Brian Baldinger.
This video features a fun conversation about the Philly Special and what went into it.
Sneak peak into the #FilmSession with #SuperBowl52 Champion HC Doug Pederson, @jawsespn and @baldynfl #FlyEaglesF… https://t.co/P0sdg9UOAR— Jaws Celebrity Golf (@jawscelebgolf) April 2, 2018
And here’s Doug going through a play on the whiteboard.
Learning from the Champ! @Eagles @NFLFilms @BaldyNFL pic.twitter.com/0ozZKppzdJ— Ron Jaworski (@jawsespn) April 2, 2018
Long live Doug.