Marcus Hayes Is Already Blaming Howie Roseman’s For Doug Pederson’s Firing

Reader CC (@CforClarity), whose handle I will supplant cookie with in the Sesame Street Alphabet, informs me of a Marcus:

With pleasure.

Marcus Hayes wrote words today. This is the gist of them, as best as my standard bachelor’s degree in Communications can discern: Howie Roseman had a good draft and made decent, relative-value signings to aid a rebuilding team in the short-term while not limiting future success. Therefore, he’s probably going to get the coach fired.

What? Exactly. Herrrrrrrre’s Marcus:

No one was more surprised than Roseman that he was able to sign free-agent receiver Alshon Jeffery for a base salary of $9.5 million. There’s a reason Jeffery took a $5 million pay cut from 2016. Nobody thought he was worth it. Sure, Jeffery can make another $4.5 million if he goes to the Pro Bowl, but, since his last trip in 2013 he’s been creeping further and further away from it.

Torrey Smith, Jeffery’s free-agent bookend, has never been to the Pro Bowl. Roseman spent $5 million this season for Smith and his big-play pedigree. To his credit, Smith has averaged a little more than six touchdowns in his six seasons . . . but, to his detriment, has caught more than 50 passes just once. He has 53 catches since 2014.

Nelson Agholor has 59.

And what exactly is wrong with LeGarrett Blount? What does the rest of the league know? He led the NFL with 18 touchdowns for the Patriots last year, but was still was jobless until last week. Only $400,000 of his $1.25 million with the Eagles is guaranteed; again, this brilliant work by Roseman, who can cut him out of training camp with a minimal loss.

No, Blount’s bargain price does not prove that Blount cannot be a red-zone battering ram or a 300-carry workhorse.

I actually agree with him on Blount. But his conclusion is that the Eagles are a 7-8-win team that won’t make the playoffs, will likely finish at the bottom of the NFC East, and that Doug Pederson will get fired, all of which will be Howie’s fault. The same Howie he commended for an excellent draft. The same one whom he credits here for finding low-risk, high-upside value veterans to give the Eagles the tools to compete in the near-term and flexibility to build for the long-term. The Howie he would blame for getting Doug Pederson fired if the Eagles don’t make the playoffs.

If all that’s confusing and doesn’t make sense, that’s because it doesn’t. I’m not sure what the point of the column is. The implied alternative is that Howie could’ve gone full 2011 Dream Team in an attempt to, what, compete in the NFC and save Doug Pederson’s job? No one thinks that’s a good idea, not even Marcus. We can nitpick any one signing or pick, but the fact is the Eagles are shaping up to be a decent if not good team next season if a few things work out. Further, there’s almost nothing the Eagles did this offseason that could be considered foolish from a cap standpoint. Did the Alshon signing feel a bit weird for a team in rebuild mode? Yeah, but they took a shot on a top 5 wide receiver talent who was hampered by injuries and a shit team the last two seasons. You can certainly do worse when trying to give your young quarterback a target to throw to.

This is a bad column.

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37 Responses

      1. Lyle or whatever your name is, you lost all credibility when you fired that blogging powerhouse Jim. You wish you had my credentials.

        Sincerely,
        Marcus”poopy head” Hayes

        1. Hayes is a racist moron, like every employee at that pathetic organization. Roseman IS responsible for the Eagles being a dumpster fire. All we can hope for is a private plane crash with Lurie the closet queen,, his beast of an ex-wife, and Roseman all aboard for the Eagles to become relevant again in my lifetime.

  1. Meanwhile, Ayton Shander continues his two week tryout to take over the morning show.

    And Gargano sits out with his two week pre-announced mystery case of pneumonia that he announced on the the Mikey Miss show.

  2. I think that what he is trying to say is that he doesn’t like the signings, that everyone is getting excited for nothing, and that not meeting those excited expectations will cause the inevitable coach firing….

  3. We won’t win anything while Jeffrey and Howie are in charge. Jeffrey isn’t a winner and Howie is milquetoast. That said, Dopey Doug will get fired after this season but it won’t be because of Howie’s offseason.

  4. Heard the cuz is faking . My buddy sweet Lou wags spotted the cuz st the Italian fest yesterday in south Philadelphia

  5. You can always fall back on your degree in…COMMUNICATIONS?!

    Its true, its phony major! Pachenko learn nothing, nothing!

    1. Some of my best friends when I majored in Gender Identity (with a minor in Intersectional Feminism, mind you) were communications majors. Check your privilege you white cisgendered male.

      Sincerely,
      A very gay Nova grad

  6. Same shit every year with Jeffrey and Howie:
    Sept: Eagles are a Super Bowl contender!
    Nov: Eagles can still make a Wild Card
    Dec: Fire everyone!
    Jan-Aug: Well they weren’t supposed to be that good anyway so…..Next year is the year!!!

  7. You mean all this time I’ve been taking financial advise from a guy who wasted $250,000 of his parents money on a communications degree?

  8. I tried to share a, completely true, heart-warming story of a romantic encounter Nat Egg and I shared Soph year at Temple, but Kyle deleted it.

  9. I stopped reading Hayes years ago. He’s was/is consistently awful . I don’t know how he was a job.

  10. Marcus Hayes Is Already Blaming Howie Roseman’s For Doug Pederson’s Firing

    This doesn’t make any sense.

  11. It’s only a bad column because it flies in the face of the typical off-season “The Eagles are the Team to Beat” rhetoric that everyone in the Philly Sports media uses.

    The WIP midday show was taking a poll to see if the Eagles were now the favorite to win the division. Angelo Cataldi is saying the Blount signing makes them a 12 win team.
    Hayes is actually dead on correct about this. This is a 7/8 win team. Holes all over the deal. Bargain basement signings on offense, they’re still like a billion dollars over the cap, and Wentz, who everyone loves, was mediocre to bad after week three last season.

    1. They aren’t a “billion dollars” over. You can’t be over the cap at any time. Its against the rules.

  12. Kyle, you acknowledge this is shaping up to be a “decent” team, but fault Michael BS Hayes for calling them a 7-9 team? 7-9 is pretty accurate for a decent team. I actually agreed with BS Hayes’ article. It seemed to say Howie Goldenbergsteinrothman’s moves were good for a rebuilding year, calculated and not too risky, but that ultimately this will be about the QB’s growth. If Wentz does well, the team does well, Dougie P will definitely have a job.

  13. “Yeah, but they took a shot on a top 5 wide receiver talent who was hampered by injuries and a shit team the last two seasons.”

    Are you serious with this, Kyle? Alshon is a TOP 5 talent? Have you learned nothing from Steve Mason Elite NHL goalie? I like Alshon, but he’s only had double digit TD’s once in his career (it was 10 TD), and his career high for catches is 89. On what planet is he more talented than any of the following WR?:

    1. Antonio Brown
    2. Julio Jones
    3. Odell Beckham
    4. AJ Green
    5. Demariyus Thomas
    6. DeAndre Hopkins
    7. Dez Bryant
    8. Jordy Nelson

    One could also argue he’s not as talented as some younger guys like Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, Sammy Watkins (remember you said talent, not health), TY Hilton and Michael Thomas…

    Top 10 is even a stretch for Alshon, but top 5? That’s insane. At his absolute best and healthiest, there is no way he is a top 5 WR in the NFL.

    1. Wow, that was a devastating takedown of Kyle “NFL Expert” Scott stupid Alshon Tp 5 comment!!!
      Good job Realist

      The Eagles have won the off season Lombardi Trophy once again!

  14. ANYONE KNOW THE IDENTITY OF BROCK TURNER’S R* APE VICTIM? I WANT TO KNOW IF THAT W* HORE HAS BIG T*ITS. I BET SHE DOES. ANYWAY, DOES ANYONE KNOW HER NAME?

    1. The only “victim” was Brock. There was no r* ape. Unless you were unknowlingly drugged and/or injured, I don’t want to here these BS r* ape claims. All these BS claims are an insult to REAL victims.

      1. MY QUESTION REMAINS, B*ITCH!!! DOES THAT R*APE PARTY GIRL WHORE HAVE BIG T*ITS OR NOT??? DOES ANYONE KNOW? WHAT THE F*UCK IS HER NAME? I WANNA BE THE NEXT ONE TO GIVE THOSE TITS OF HER A GOOD SQUEEZE…IF SHE HAS BIG ONES, WHICH I JUST KNOW SHE DOES!!! 🙂

  15. does anyone else want to cum all over that F8ckbuddy wH8ore Na*talie Eg*enoff’s face?

  16. Jeffery is a top 5 WR talent?

    Brown
    Jones
    Beckham
    Green
    Evans

    Which of those 5 is he better than?

  17. You’re all scum. Bottom of the barrel, shit for brains, low life, scum. Maybe not all of you, but the majority of you. Why anyone would come to this site blows my mind. I cam for some good-natured Marcus Smith bashing but as it turns out, the f@ckin article makes sense. Certainly more sense than calling Alshon a top-5 WR. You’re in for a rude awakening when this team is still a 5-win bunch and Donell Pumphrey is the leading rusher while Nelson Agholor leads the team in receiving . And yes, calls for the head of the coach will ensue because bums like Torrey Smith did what they’ve done their whole career – suck.

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