Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion / Doug Pederson with Dan Pompei.
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|Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville||796.33 PEDERSON (Text)||34706001615501||Non-Fiction 700-799||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0316451649
- ISBN: 9780316451642
- Physical Description: 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Foreword / Jeffrey Lurie -- I'm going to kick your tail -- Risk-taker -- Chapter 3: Underdog -- A team can make a miracle -- Why be normal? -- Chemistry -- Faith and family -- Emotional intelligence -- Chopping wood -- Mentors -- Failure -- Staying the course -- Journey to the Super Bowl -- The other side of success.
Doug Pederson is the very definition of an underdog. He was an undrafted rookie free agent who would go on to play fourteen years in the NFL as a backup quarterback. He was cut five times, yet kept getting back up and into the fray. He would win one Super Bowl, with the Green Bay Packers. When he retired, he decided to coach, but not at the pro level. Instead, he was head coach of Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. After a successful four-year stint there, he returned to the NFL as an assistant coach under Andy Reid with the Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was instrumental in the development of quarterback Alex Smith and his string of 3,000-plus-yard seasons of passing. When he was offered the job as head coach of the Eagles, he jumped at it, though few thought he would succeed. In the first season, a year of rebuilding, they finished 7-9. Some doubted his abilities. Before the 2017 season, one expert called Pederson the least qualified coach in thirty years. Plagued by the sidelining of seasoned players and devastated by quarterback Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury, the Eagles managed a 13-3 record and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Yet they were still the underdogs in every single game, including the Super Bowl, against the New England Patriots, one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the NFL. It wasn't until they stunned the Patriots that people finally believed in Pederson and his team. Now Pederson reveals the principles that guided him through the ups and downs and tough times of his career, and what it took to become a champion. Through it all, Pederson sustained himself with his faith and the support of his family. He shares the defining stories of his life and career, growing up with his disciplinarian Air Force dad and his tender-hearted mom, developing friendships with Dan Marino and Brett Favre, and learning from mentors, such as Don Shula, Mike Holmgren, and Andy Reid, who helped mold him into the man and coach he is today.
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