Prior to the season, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach and former Brett Favre backup quarterback Doug Pederson made a bold statement. He said his Eagles were better than the Packers of the mid-90s.
You know, the teams that went to two Super Bowls, won one and had guys like Favre, Reggie White, LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks, Keith Jackson, Sean Jones, etc., etc.
Well, here the Eagles are in the NFC Championship game. They, with the world being right, will beat the suckbag Minnesota Vikings, and go to the Super Bowl.
Pederson was asked about those particular Packers-related comments and he didn’t back off.
“I did have a feeling back then when I made that statement that we could be, we had the potential to be a good football team because of the way we’ve practiced and the talent that we brought to the roster and the progression of Carson in his second year.
“And then defensively, the front, the way they performed, and the back end, I saw a lot of the same similarities. So you just have that gut feeling when I made that statement.”
And we’ll see if Pederson is right. Or close to right.
We’re still not buying that his Eagles are better or have more talent than those Packers’ teams. Those teams had some generational talents. Favre, White and Butler, in particular.
I don’t see anything on Pederson’s Eagles like that, with the exception of possibly Carson Wentz, who isn’t playing anymore.
But maybe I just haven’t watched enough Eagles’ football.
Just beat the goddam Stinkings and then we can talk.