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The Resource Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion, Doug Pederson, with Dan Pompei

Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion, Doug Pederson, with Dan Pompei

Label
Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion
Title
Fearless
Title remainder
how an underdog becomes a champion
Statement of responsibility
Doug Pederson, with Dan Pompei
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How does an underdog become a champion? One of the most innovative, gutsy, and dynamic head coaches in the NFL reveals the strategies behind building the Eagles team that shocked the world by winning the Super Bowl. 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, and 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. In Fearless, 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. Fearless captures Pederson's coaching and leadership philosophies and reveals the brilliant mind and indomitable spirit of a man who has entered the pantheon of great coaches."--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pederson, Doug
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pompei, Dan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pederson, Doug
  • Philadelphia Eagles (Football team)
  • Football
  • Team sports
  • Leadership
  • Football coaches
Label
Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion, Doug Pederson, with Dan Pompei
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293626104
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780316451642
Lccn
2018945258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
nj 09/18
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion, Doug Pederson, with Dan Pompei
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293626104
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780316451642
Lccn
2018945258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
nj 09/18
Other physical details
color illustrations

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