The City of Philadelphia finally has a Super Bowl Championship, thanks to head coach Doug Pederson and the rest of the cast that pulled out a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots.
What happened at the end of the first half was an indicator of just how the Eagles played this game and the entire season for that matter.
With 38 seconds left in the first half, the Eagles had the ball at the Patriots 1-yard line, fourth and goal. Not only did the Eagles go for it, but Pederson called “Philly Special”. That’s the play that put Corey Clement in the shotgun, with the Eagles thinking “Wildcat”. Clement instead pitched the ball to tight end Trey Burton who then passed to QB Nick Foles, who was wide open in the end zone for a touchdown.
First time Super Bowl head coaches just don’t make that call, which is what made it the right call and what makes Pederson one of the stars of this game.
That play worked for Pederson, just like just about every other play that he called on the day. There was going to be no holding back. For the Eagles to knock off the Patriots, who have made winning Super Bowls their thing, they were going to do it going all out. [Read more…]