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PHILADELPHIA — By firing coach Doug Pederson on Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles moved on from the only Super Bowl-winning coach in franchise history, less than three years after he accomplished the feat.
The memories of “Philly Special” and the Brandon Graham strip sack of Tom Brady in Super Bowl LII are still fresh. So, too, is the image of Pederson hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy as confetti rained down on him in Minneapolis, and then the confetti replaced by beer cans during the parade in Philly a few days later, with Pederson casually snagging them out of midair one-handed from atop the float to the crowd’s delight.
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It is stunning the end of that era arrived so soon and so suddenly.
But the 2020 season was a disaster. The Eagles finished 4-11-1 and, more damaging for the overall health of the franchise, quarterback Carson Wentz regressed dramatically and was eventually