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Pederson Hasn't Made Call on Going Without Offensive Coordinator



    Pederson Hasn't Made Call on Going Without Offensive Coordinator
    Pederson hasn't made call on going without offensive coordinator

    Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he's considering several options to replace departed offensive coordinator Frank Reich - including not having an offensive coordinator at all.

    Pederson addressed the coaching opening in an interview with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on his SiriusXM show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K.

    "I'm thinking through a lot of things and processing a lot of things right now, a lot of names," Pederson said. "I haven't ruled out not having an offensive coordinator.

    "But as a head coach and (with) some of the responsibilities that I have to do during the week and some of the other obligations, I've got to look at that, too. Because that's where your offensive coordinator can really step in."

    The interview is scheduled to be aired at 6 p.m. Thursday. Pederson's quotes come from a transcription provided by SiriusXM's communications department.

    Reich, Pederson's offensive coordinator the last two years, left to become head coach of the Colts following the Eagles' Super Bowl win.

    The Eagles also lost quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who became the Vikings' offensive coordinator.

    It wouldn't be unprecedented for an offensive head coach like Pederson, who calls his own plays, to go without an official offensive coordinator, but it would be unusual.

    "I'm processing a bunch of things," Pederson said. "I'm not going to rush into it, I'm going to make sure it's the right person, the right fit for what we're doing.

    "I think that's important too, that that person fits the culture and his way of thinking has to coincide with the way we're thinking and … calling the plays and go from there."