Long before he coached the Eagles, Doug Pederson was a journeyman backup passer who spent years in Green Bay playing behind Brett Favre.
"But we also had a lot of talent in here (in Philadelphia in 2011) and where did that get us? So there's got to be a combination of blending all this talent with the coaching staff, with my ideas and philosophy, to bring that all together, put the egos aside, put pride aside, and just go focus on winning this game that we have in front of us. I'm a big believer (that) if you do that, then you look back at the end of the season and you're probably going to be where you want to be, and that's playing in the postseason."
"If we win eight, go 8-8, is that a successful year? No. ... I don't coach to be average, I'll tell you that," Pederson said. "These players don't practice the way they do to be average. We're all in this together, and we'll just continue to work every single day till we get to that goal."