The 2020 season has been a disaster for the Philadelphia Eagles. An insurmountable amount of injuries, poor coaching, bad contracts, and ridiculously bad play has ultimately led to an abysmal 4-11-1 record. Now comes the part where we work out who is to blame for this disaster. Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman are reportedly both returning for 2021 even though both have played a huge role in the demise of the team.
Howie Roseman plays the game
For the second time in a month, reports of Carson Wentz wanting out of Philadelphia have surfaced.
The sharks have already begun to swarm.
I just want to start off by saying these reports are not the law of the land. Schefter’s report was already debunked by Wentz’s camp once before:
It didn’t matter. Wentz was called selfish, a bad teammate, a crybaby etc in the past. The narrative has been created. There’s only man who really, at the core of this, can actually be happy about what’s going on. It’s the one man at the core of every major Eagles problem.
Howie Roseman – The Mastermind
I don’t particularly like to be a conspiracy theorist, but why is the one man in charge of drafting, contract extensions, and the overall franchise decisions not being held accountable?
Why is the man who makes all the decisions always so quiet when it comes to criticism and how do “league” reports come out without confirmation from the Wentz camp?
Because there is a narrative that needs to be filled to protect the prized GM.
Howie Roseman spoke to the media yesterday and painted the picture that the team really wants Carson as its QB.
His actions or inactions have shown otherwise.
Howie could well want to save face within the organization and around the league that he is a well-liked guy. A caring GM who looks out for the better of each player.
The narrative is now that Carson Wentz is the diva, and a bad teammate. Not because of anything he’s shown or said….but because that’s what has been pushed out through cracks in the walls.
The New Narrative
A prime example is earlier today. Wentz declined to speak to a media that has called for him to be benched, traded, and run out of town.
That same media then cried fowl because Wentz wouldn’t buy in to the toxicity.
Now the narrative has shifted to this being all Carson Wentz’s fault.
A team does not go 4-11-1 just because of the QB. The team reeks of the putrid stench of arrogance.
Roseman spoke for just about 30 minutes to the media today. In that time he spoke about some of the issues the team has had.
After, the only thing people can talk about is the fact that Carson Wentz wouldn’t speak to the media that has been in Howie Roseman’s pocket all year.
People can blame Wentz, injuries, some coaches, and poor execution. But in the end this comes down to Howie Roseman as the architect of destruction for a once talented roster.
What happens when Wentz is benched, Hurts starts, and the offense is still terrible? What happens when an ‘offensive coordinator by committee’ doesn’t work? What happens if the team eventually move on from Pederson, only for him to shine elsewhere? How long is it really going to take for someone to point at the top of the pecking order and try to cut off the head of the snake? The Eagles may not know true success again until they do.
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Nick Faria is currently a Marketing Coordinator for ESPN in Bristol, CT. A graduate from Hofstra University in New York, he is a two-time Associated Press Award winning reporter with experience in all four major sports in America. On top of his experience as a reporter and writer. Nick was born in Rhode Island but has a strong background around the Philadelphia Eagles, and other teams in the city of brotherly love. Nick is excited to take the next step in his professional career with Philly Sports Network!