Where the NFL’s Old Coaches—and Next Generation—Learn New Tricks

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Sports Illustrated

By Alex Prewitt The think tank where a former NFL exec is melding the out-of-work with the up-and-coming. Two years before presiding over one of the biggest comebacks in NFL playoff history, Doug Pederson was just another recently unemployed coach who couldn’t get far enough away from a sideline. “Gosh, I went several weeks after being let go by the Eagles [in early 2021], just riding off into the offseason,” recalls Pederson. “I needed to take a break. I needed to relax. I needed to clear my head.” At the same time, Pederson knew he didn’t want to remain away from the league for long. “I thin…

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