The Philadelphia Eagles has a new coach with a winning “atty-tood” forged from a previous stop as a player — and a coach — in town.
“I’m standing here before you, just a humbled human being,” said Doug Pederson at a Tuesday news conference where he was introduced by team owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Pederson said he understands the need for Philadelphia Eagles fans to have a winning team.
“I understand what it feels like to win in this city. This city hasn’t won, and this organization hasn’t won, in some time,” he said. “It’s my job to turn this around.”
Putting together a team for the next season will involve patience, Pederson said.
“You do it one player at a time, you do it one coach at a time,” he said. “As I continue to go through the evaluation process, nothing’s settled. You want to put the best people in place, not only for the Philadelphia Eagles but people who are Doug Pederson people.”
The organization’s choice of a coach followed a search that started with more than two dozen possibilities, Lurie said.
“That research started during the season, at some point late in the season, and gave us some time if we needed to go in this direction to be fully prepared for the search process,” he said.
Pederson said he’s not ready to talk quarterback yet.