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NFL Combine: Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson

Kevin Kinkead - February 28, 2018

Howie and Doug spoke at the NFL Combine today.

There wasn’t a ton of salient information shared, and Howie obviously did not address questions about the status of specific players, but I transcribed some of the more interesting things for y’all:

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Howie Roseman, Non-Football Guy, Owns the NFL

Sean Cottrell - January 29, 2018

The date was January 3rd, 2016. The Eagles had just wrapped up their 2015 season with a meaningless 35-30 win over the hapless New York Giants to finish with a 7-9 record and lock in a slightly shittier pick in the 2016 draft.

Chip Kelly had been fired just four days earlier after refusing to attend Jeffrey Lurie’s holiday party and alienating every player on the team with the exception of Riley Cooper.

Donald Trump, just months earlier as part of a YOLO dare, announced that he would run for President of the United States, giving the nation a nice little chuckle. And Howie Roseman, fresh off his time as supply closet manager and much to the dismay of almost every Eagles fan, re-gained control of the iron throne at One Novacare Way.

It has been just over two years since that day, and HOLY SHIT have things changed.

The Eagles are playing in the fucking SUPER BOWL and are set up for success for the next decade and change.

There are several players or coaches who have joined the team since that day in January and contributed to the Eagles’ success, but through it all, there has been only one common denominator: Howie Roseman.

In just two years, Roseman turned an underperforming, overpaid, self-serving 7-9 team into a Super Bowl contender. All while working in a very tight salary cap situation.

Fun Fact: Every single point scored, fumble recovered, interception, or sack by the Eagles in the playoffs, with the exception of one, has come at the hands of a player acquired within the last two years. The one exception: a Fletcher Cox sack. Who was responsible for extending Cox prior to the 2016 season? That would be Howie Roseman.

Obviously, Roseman has done an excellent job, but in looking back at every notable transaction over the last two years, it may be even better than we think.

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Howie 100, Chip 1

Mark Saltveit - December 30, 2015

About a year ago Howie Roseman fired Chip Kelly’s buddy (and Eagles VP of Player Personnel) Tom Gamble, and beat reporters proclaimed it another victory in his long streak of bureaucratic battles.

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Just a couple of days later, Chip struck back. After meeting with his coach, owner Jeffrey Lurie kicked Howie upstairs with a raise and put him in charge of equipment and other miscellaneous concerns. The tune quickly changed:

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But Lurie didn’t fire Howie, and Eagles watchers made a mental note to look for his comeback. Well, it’s here. If you don’t think Roseman was deeply involved in this firing, just look at the letter Lurie sent to season ticket owners (before he even told any players):

“…the search for a new coach will begin and will be led by myself, Don Smolenski and Howie Roseman.”

If that isn’t clear enough, the team fired Ed Marynowitz in the same breath. Marynowitz is a highly regarded young personnel executive, respected around the league, who worked at Alabama before the Eagles. He was Chip’s handpicked guy, who replaced Howie.

We won’t know for a while exactly what happened in that meeting with Chip that caused Lurie to fire him. One report from Jay Glazer says Chip doesn’t want personnel control at his next job; another says not giving it up led to his firing.

@prototyler has a theory that fits both and makes a lot of sense.

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Maybe Chip’s reply was “Sure, put anyone in at GM except Howie. But I’m not working for Howie again.” If you’re watched the Eagles for any length of time, you know how that would go over.

Chip Kelly’s Punch-Out!!

Kyle - June 17, 2015

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The most compelling story in the dumpster fire that is the Philadelphia sports scene is Chip Kelly and his need to borrow a shit to give one about what people think about how the fans, the media and his former players feel about how he wields his newfound autonomy as general manager.

Chip has become the most endorsable sports figure in Philly but let’s be real, the Tostitos thing went stale quickly. Evan Mathis was the latest to see his time with the Eagles KO’d by Chip (even if it was by request). We haven’t seen this type of carnage since Mike Tyson in his prime. The video game industry has picked up on the trend and found the perfect game to tie the “could he be a racist or is he just a megalomaniac?” head coach/general manager to: The “could it be racist or is it just one big chain of lazy stereotypes?” Punch-Out!! Series.

Welcome, Chip Kelly’s Punch-Out!!

Remember: Don’t waste your knockout punch on Tra Full of Bull if he’s not stunned.

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Howie Roseman’s Office Has Been Moved to Storage B

Kyle Scott - March 2, 2015

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Jeff McLane, reporting for the Inquirer, or Philly.com, or whatever:

Howie Roseman’s office was recently moved from the football operations end of the NovaCare Complex to the business side, sources said, another indication of the former Eagles general manager’s lessening involvement with decisions related to the team.

Roseman’s old office was two doors down from coach Chip Kelly. He had the same space when Andy Reid was previously head coach. Roseman, whose new title is Executive Vice President of Football Operations, now occupies a former conference room that is near Ari Roitman, Senior Vice President of Business.

Jeffrey Lurie likes to avoid confrontation whenever possible.

Geoff Mosher Skewers Howie Roseman

Jim Adair - January 6, 2015

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over at CSN, Geoff Mosher tried to make a little sense of the Chip Kelly/Howie Roseman shakeup, and he describes Roseman as more of a paranoid weirdo than we ever thought:

Scouting isn’t an exact science. Even great franchises like the Patriots, Steelers and Packers have made plenty of bad first-round picks and bust free-agent signings, but sources said Roseman was so driven by fear of failure that he didn’t stick to the process and quickly turned on his staff when problems arose.

Roseman was also distrustful of his staff, fearing that underlings would try to climb the ladder and snatch away his job the same way he did as he worked his way up the chain for 16 years.

His paranoia either drove other talented executives away or landed them pink slips. That’s why guys like Jason Licht, Marc Ross, Tom Heckert, Louis Riddick, Tom Gamble and others had short careers with the Eagles as Roseman worked his way up.

“He’s not a leader,” one person who worked under Roseman said. “He’s an authority figure.”

Reading that, it would make sense if the Eagles decided to make this move on their own. But since it may have all stemmed from Chip’s wishes… even better?

Nick Foles Says he Expects to be the Quarterback Next Year because What Else is he Supposed to Say

Jim Adair - December 29, 2014

Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

In the burning afterglow of the season, everyone is getting to say their piece. LeSean isn’t sure if they want him back, but he wants to come back. Trent Cole is willing to restructure his contract if that’s what it takes to stay. Nick Foles expects to be under center.

According to Eliot Shorr-Parks, Foles said “I expect to be back here, and I expect to be the quarterback.” But does he know what the people above him want? “I don’t know what they think,” Foles continued. “I have a lot to prove. As long as I play this game, I’ll have a lot to prove.” But a lot can happen between now and next season. There are contracts, free agents, the draft, etc. In that draft, Chip and Howie could go after a quarterback. And if they do? “They can draft whoever they want to,” Foles said. “I’m going to compete and I’m not going to shy away from that.”

If they do draft a quarterback this offseason, it wouldn’t be the first time the Eagles drafted a QB while Foles was on the roster, but it may be the first time they draft one to take his job. Really though, this is pretty standard year-end talk. What else could he have really said?

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Oh. Well I guess that was always an option.