"Required reading for modern coaches in any sport...Pederson [is] the perfect example of intelligent risk-taking....The book's not just for Eagles fans. Coaches, and fans, in all sports will learn from it."―Peter King, NBCSports.com
The story of Eagles head coach Doug Pederson [is] more than a little interesting....An engaging memoir."
―Christian Science Monitor
"What Doug Pederson did during the Eagles' Super Bowl season was one of the best coaching jobs I have ever seen in the NFL, and really in all sports."
―Jeffrey Lurie, from the foreword
"Philadelphia's head coach may have done something even more impressive than winning a Super Bowl: He wrote an interesting and entertaining football book...Pederson is one of the handful of coaches on the cutting edge of the sport...A love letter to aggressive play calling [Fearless] give[s] good insight into the modern football world."―TheRinger.com
"Pederson emerges as a different kind of coach. Less autocratic than most NFL head men, he's a
bit more attuned to the culture and the atmosphere surrounding the team....Fine reading for any NFL fan."―Booklist
"Reveals much about the leader, the champion, and, best of all, the man. Pederson discusses the principles that guided him through the ups and downs of his career and what it took to lead his team to a Super Bowl win."―SJ Magazine
"On the arm of his backup quarterback, Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles achieved a miracle....Pederson shares how he along with his team accomplished one of the most memorable Super Bowl victories in NFL history."
―CBN's 700 Club
About the Author
Doug Pederson is the coach of the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles. In his second season as an NFL head coach, Pederson led the Eagles to an NFC East title, the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, and the first Super Bowl title in franchise history with a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots. He spent fourteen years as a quarterback in the NFL, serving as the backup for Brett Favre for many years on the Green Bay Packers. Pederson lives with his wife, Jeannie, and their children in Moorestown, New Jersey.
Dan Pompei has written about the NFL for more than three decades and received the 2013 Dick McCann Award for long and distinguished reporting on professional football. He currently writes for Bleacher Report and The Athletic.
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Instead, I actually found it to be refreshing. Pederson doesnu2019t mince words on how he got to this point. Heu2019s more than happy to explain his journey, giving both the highs and the lows that helped him get to a point of raising the Lombardi Trophy in triumph. In addition, he came from a strong Christian background, and Faith is very important to him. Heu2019s not even remotely squeamish about discussing his faith, and touches on it quite often throughout the book.
If you think that Faith and Football don't mix, don't bother with this one.
He's also quite blunt about Football only being part of his life, not the entirety of his life, and he specifically discusses that very notion near the end of the book. While Pederson's body of work has yet to even approach theirs, I couldn't help but conclude that he's echoing a philosophy that was quite similar to the likes of Vince Lombardi, Chuck Noll and Bill Parcells, in that while their particular area of expertise was Football, the sport of Football was only a part of their Life's Work. I believe that espousing that particular philosophy played a large part in driving the latter three to the ridiculous success they achieved.
The book is straight-forward, getting to the point. Thereu2019s no flowery speech to be found. Pederson doesnu2019t use 25 words when 10 will do. Iu2019d imagine that if we were to encounter Doug Pederson behind closed doors, what is written wouldnu2019t be too different from what weu2019d experience.
I highly recommend it.
This book won't teach you that. It just emphasizes why it's important.