Philadelphia Eagles come in at No. 3 on coaching staff rankings for 2018

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During a recent ranking of the top coaching staffs in the NFL, Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles came in at No. 3 on the list.

Remember some of the criticism the Philadelphia Eagles received two years ago for the hiring Doug Pederson as the new head coach when looking at some of the other candidates that were available?

Well, no one is questioning the team’s decision after last season after Pederson helped the Eagles finally bring home their first Super Bowl in franchise history, despite all of the obstacles they had to overcome along the way.

From helping Nick Foles elevate his game to a whole new level when Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL to losing Jordan Hicks to an Achilles rupture, it was amazing to see Philadelphia overcome all of these injuries, but also shows how much depth they had on the roster.

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As a result of last year’s success, Pederson and the Eagles are considered one of the early favorites to repeat as champions, although that’s always easier said than done since they will be playing with targets on their backs this time as the top team to beat.

Even more exciting, Philadelphia has finally earned the label of being respected across the league with one of the best coaching staffs, as Bleacher Report recently acknowledged with Pederson and his staff coming in at No. 3.

Despite losing two of his top guys in Frank Reich and John DeFilippo to other jobs, which normally happens after a team wins the Super Bowl, Pederson still has every reason to feel confident enough in his current staff heading into 2018.

Thanks to other reliable assistants like Jim Schwartz and Mike Groh, the Eagles will have a legitimate shot at repeating as champions, which is a statement that nobody ever could have imagined around this time last summer.

Sure, the argument can be made that Pederson’s staff deserves to be ahead of Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams (No. 2) on the list, but they still have a long way to go when it comes to Bill Belichick’s squad with the New England Patriots.

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Philadelphia may still have a few questions in need of answering such as the health statuse of Wentz and Brandon Graham, but at least early signs indicate they should be ready to go for that Week 1 meeting against the Atlanta Falcons. Either way, isn’t it an amazing feeling to see Pederson and the Eagles receive this kind of recognition after the last couple of seasons?