Kyle Lowry says Doug Pederson has ‘got some huge mangos’
The Philadelphia Eagles made history after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to capture their first Vince Lombardi Trophy. Among the notable native Philadelphians on hand to witness the momentous occasion was Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.
There were a number of game-changing moments that had occurred on Sunday. However, the one that perhaps stuck out the most was head coach Doug Pederson’s decision to run a trick play on 4th-and-1 rather than take the easy points via field goal before the half.
According to Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports, the Raptors’ star credited Pederson’s willingness to take risks:
Lowry on the Eagles 4th-and-1 trick play to Foles: “Doug (Pederson) got some huge mangos. That’s all I’ll say about that one.”
The call ultimately paid off as the extra points helped the Eagles capture a 10-point lead going into halftime. The trust Pederson had in quarterback Nick Foles — who had never caught a pass before in both college and the pros — goes to show just how gutsy a team needs to be in order to achieve the ultimate goal.
Needless to say, Lowry is hoping to apply those same set of “mangos” to help his team take that step back into the Eastern Conference Finals. Much like the Eagles, the Raptors have been overlooked throughout the 2017-18 NBA season despite owning one of the best records in the league.
That said, Lowry has been on the receiving end of a team getting its first championship. The four-time All-Star may now be intent on helping to deliver that feeling for the city of Toronto.