Monday's With EDP: Doug Pederson Is Sticking With Big V At Right Tackle
First, let's hear from Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson as he gave his thoughts on Halapoulivaati Vaitai during an appearance on the WIP Morning Show Monday. “I went through my call sheet this morning and I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything as a play caller to help Big V and I think Big V is going to be a great player. The first play of the game we had three tight ends over on his side. We ran the ball on second down, third down we ran the football. Fourth play we ran the football. We had a jet protection that we were sliding his direction. We had a chip protection on the next play. We ran a movement where Carson (Wentz) was out of the pocket. Another run, another chip to his side, another run, another run,” he said. “I helped him as often as I could. There were going to be times where he was going to have to be a professional right tackle and play the game. And I thought after we got through a couple of series, it was rough to start. I’ll admit, it was rough to start. But once we got through a couple of series, he settled, he battled, and he fought through it. And to his credit, in the National Football League to play right tackle, I thought he did a good job. Does he have a lot to learn and a lot to fix? Sure, we all do. But, again, just looking at my call sheet here, I felt like that I gave him enough help to start this football game.” I don't know what game he was watching! EDP and Adrian Fedkiw discuss Pederson's decision to keep Big V at right tackle.