Earlier this week, fired New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo opened his mouth and said some dumb things. When it came to the Philadelphia Eagles, McAdoo said the reigning Super Bowl champions are going to “have a hard time handling success.” You know, because McAdoo is clearly the expert on that matter.
Doug Pederson, who won a Super Bowl earlier this year and didn’t lose his job, was recently asked about McAdoo’s comments. To no surprise, Dougie P took the high road. Via 6ABC’s Jeff Skversky:
Well, I mean, you know, I’m not going to get into a back and forth here. But I know what I can control and I can control the football team and the attitude of the team. I’ve got a great group of guys. Great group of leaders who are hungry. I’ve got four or five players that are coming off injuries that didn’t play in that [Super Bowl] game last year. And that’s motivation, too, in itself. So I’m just looking forward to this upcoming season. I don’t listen to the outside world. And just stay focused on my guys and my team and getting ourselves ready to compete again in ’18.
Speaking of the high road, Pederson was doing this interview from the American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Pederson made another golf bet with Sean Payton where the coach with the best score will receive a donation to the autism charity of their choice.
Be thankful every day that McAdoo turned down the Eagles’ head coaching job offer.
And that Pederson accepted.