Doug Pederson: Eagles are 'really beginning to believe in themselves'

Here are some quick highlights from Eagles coach Doug Pederson’s postgame press conference after Sunday’s 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

On Jake Elliott’s perfect day:

He’s playing with a lot of confidence right now. And he has confidence. That’s what you want out of your kicker. Obviously, we’ve got to do a better job when we get down inside that 30-yard line. But, you know, coming way with three points with him – big leg, I really have no hesitation putting him out there in those longer-kick situations.

On the importance of LeGarrette Blount’s big runs:

It’s tremendous. And it’s really, not only the runners but the offensive line. When I can see them and the look in their eyes when they’re looking to the sidelines – you know, like, “Let’s go, let’s keep that thing rolling” – it makes my job as a play-caller easier a little bit easier, to just feed him again. So it’s great for that. But again, the credit goes to the offensive line and the tight ends.

On the overall state of the team:


What was the best part of the Eagles’ win?

This team is really beginning to believe in themselves, believe in each other. It’s never really one aspect. The offense is bailing out the defense, the defense is bailing out the offense, and special teams sometimes bails out everybody. That’s what they’re learning. They’re learning to play together, and they’re coming together, and that’s exciting, and it’s fun to watch.