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Cheese Curds, 7/17: Doug Pederson is delusional, Packers can match playoff record

The former Packer QB must be talking about something other than football, right?

Pederson throws Photo by Jonathan Daniel /Getty Images

Doug Pederson was once a valued member of the Green Bay Packers. He backed up Brett Favre for years during two stints with the Packers in the 1990s and early 2000s, providing valuable (if unnecessary) insurance behind the NFL’s all-time Iron Man.

These days, he’s making his living as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that finished 7-9 last season and went through a 1-7 stretch from weeks 8 through 15. Furthermore, his team scored more than 30 points just once all season.

That’s great for Pederson, but he is in the headlines this week for making some inexplicable comments comparing the team he currently coaches to the 1996-97 Packers teams that he played on. You know, those were the teams who went to back-to-back Super Bowls and finished 13-3 both seasons. They had an MVP quarterback and arguably the best pass-rusher of all time. They had some of the most versatile running backs and best receivers of their day.

But somehow, Pederson says his Eagles team is “more talented” than those Packers teams.

Have fun discussing this one, Packers fans.

Doug Pederson: Eagles more talented than Packers' Super Bowl teams - ESPN
Go home, Doug, you're drunk.

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