I feel like people are gonna rag on Howie for this, but I like it: According to Ray Didinger, Howie pulled him aside after he and Doug Pederson spoke to the media this week to ask which top of the draft prospected QB he like better: Carson Wentz or Jared Goff?
“There are some people that still say the Rams haven’t decided between the two… I get the feeling the Eagles like Wentz , [Goff going first means] there will be a number of teams [trying to move up to get him] … It’s funny, Howie Rosmean did his briefing on Monday …When it was over, Howie asked me off to the side, he said, ‘Do you like Goff or Wentz?’ He asked me. I said I like Goff.”
Sure, asking a media member who often appears on the loudest morning show known to man which top-tier QB he prefers probably isn’t the best idea. But being the GM is all about asking the smartest people in the room what they think, taking all of that into consideration, and making a decision. And with Howie, Doug, and assembled media? Ray was the smartest guy in that room.
Kyle: Hey remember all those reports about the gutted Eagles front office with virtually no top scouting talent after Doug and Howie? So you’re surprised Howie felt compelled to ask basically a member of the local media for his thoughts on the top QB in the draft?
God Ray help us all.