Howie Roseman in his big girl tie, screen grab of this Philly Mag article from September
Jason La Canfora, writing for CBS Sports, on why coaches may not want to come to the Eagles:
I wish I had a dollar for every time someone told me one esteemed coach or another advised one of the Eagles' top candidates not to take the job precisely because of Roseman's presence there. Roseman isn't the general manager they should tie their wagon to. It's clear Chip Kelly wasn't leaving Oregon for anywhere unless he had a large measure of control over the organization, and owner Jeffrey Lurie has already entrusted that to Roseman. There has been trepidation by some candidates to go all-in given the questions about this existing power structure.
The rumblings about Roseman lacking nuance and foresight, about him turning people off with how drunk with power he's become, only grow louder as his coaching search grows stranger.
Now, the Eagles would tell you they are right where they thought they would be in this search, now going on Week 3. They'll tell you they just wanted to talk to a bunch of bright football minds and do their due diligence. All part of the process. They didn't really want Chip Kelly or Bill O'Brien or Doug Marrone or Brian Kelly, anyway. Riigghht. Sure. I mean, if you couldn't get anyone to take your job or work with you, wouldn't you indulge in the same revisionist history?
This is not good. The perception of the Eagles has quickly changed in just over a year’s time. Until last October (when it became apparent that the Dream Team was terrible), the Eagles had one of the best reputations in football: a successfully run business, long-time coach, great fans, and big-name players. But since then they’ve been a laughing stock. Yet, for some reason, Lurie gave the unproven Roseman a contract extension and then a huge vote of confidence following Reid’s firing. Apparently, Lurie’s voluminous notes tell him that Roseman is capable of running operations. But Andy Reid didn’t seem to think so… and, apparently, neither do potential coaching candidates.
Nice to see the national media is finally catching on to what so many of us already knew.