OUT-OF-THE-BOX PEDERSON ENDS EAGLES VIRTUAL PROGRAM EARLY

By Mark Gallagher

Eagles coach Doug Pederson has told his players that the virtual offseason program is over.

“I just really feel like we’re in a good place right now as a football team,” Pederson said during an interview with the team’s web site.

“With the uncertainty of when training camp is about to start, I still wanted to have these guys fresh and ready and prepared mentally that way. By shutting things down, it gives them time to kind of catch their breath a little – coaches and players.”

Pederson, worried the players would get bored with virtual meetings and workouts, mixed it up by inviting sports biggies like Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley, Mike Trout, and CC Sabathia to impart their wisdom to the team. The result was an engaged group throughout the voluntary program.

“It’s just different ways of getting the job done,” Pederson said. “For me, it’s allowed me to really think outside the box.”

“My focus is on the football team right now and just making sure they’re safe and healthy in these next couple of weeks whenever we do get back to football and get back into our building,” he said.

“Training Camp will probably look a little bit different,” he added. “Obviously, we know regular-season games could possibly be a little different, but we’ll just take it one day at a time, and when we get there, we’ll make those decisions.”

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