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Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz, Golden Tate must bond

The Philadelphia Eagles have a new toy in wide receiver Golden Tate, and Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz needs to connect with him quickly. The Eagles are just one game back from the division-leading Washington Redskins in the NFC East. The hunt has been tight all season, and they hope this recent move will help them rise above the competition.

The Detroit Lions were smothered by the Minnesota Vikings without their top weapon last week. However, the Eagles have the chance to capitalize on what could have been a huge mistake for Detroit.

“Well, it’s going to take a little time,” Pederson told the press, via PhiladelphiaEagles.com. “They’re going to have to spend a little extra time either during or after practice and getting some extra throws possibly just to kind of get a feel. I think as a quarterback you’d want to do that, and same way with Golden.”

There may be a grace period, but this is a time of urgency for many NFL teams. Golden Tate won’t need to be a central target, but he can be a distraction that opens up a world of opportunities for the Eagles. Doug Pederson knows he has a great quarterback in Carson Wentz, and the organization is trying to give him the tools to produce postseason success.

The first test for this new and improved Philly team will come in a divisional matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, who just acquired their own highly touted target in Amari Cooper. Neither team is out of the mix yet, so this will be a crucial game.