Need some Monday motivation?
Take a page out of Doug Pederson’s new book, seriously.
This article from MMQB on SI.com gives a little sneak peek into the interview process for the now Super Bowl Champion coach. Doug gives insight on how the process went and even what he said when asked about the culture he wanted to create:
“First we needed to create energy. Every day the players step into this building, they have to bring the juice. Every single day. I would, too.
Second, eliminate distractions. What are those? It could be dealing with people asking you for tickets to a particular game, or hotel rooms. It could be the media pulling at you. It could be your contract weighing you down. Whatever the distractions are, we need to eliminate them once we are in season.
Third, attack everything. We will attack the way we train. We will attack the way we practice, the way we eat, the way we sleep, the way we study. That needs to be in their mindset from day one.
Fourth, fear nothing. Not our opponents, not failure, not anything in our lives.”
We should all live like Doug.
Fearless, How an Underdog Becomes a Champion drops tomorrow.
Natalie Egenolf is the Sports Update Anchor for The Mike Missanelli Show from 2-6 on 97.5 The Fanatic and NBC Sports Philadelphia. Twitter: @NatalieEgenolf