Make no mistake, over the last few years, public enemy number one in the Eagles organization has been Howie Roseman.
Since the organization shake-up that saw its head coach and QB leave and its GM live on, there’s been a different Howie Roseman patrolling the halls of the Novacare Complex. Much like his exile during the Chip Kelly era, Howie Roseman seems to have learned lessons that resulted in either a perceived demotion, or even being on the hot seat.
Whether it’s changing up the draft strategy, becoming patient in free agency or even in how he has handled the media, Howie Roseman has continued to build this Eagles team for long-term success. Just take a look at how he’s handling the Philadelphia media now:
It’s a stark contrast to the quiet GM that has patrolled behind Jeffrey Lurie and Doug Pederson over the last few years. In just this past week, fans have seen a fired-up attitude unlike anything they’ve seen since he became GM at the twilight of the Andy Reid era. Howie Roseman regularly was never shown speaking to the media during big events.
Now it seems that the GM understands that transparency and an aggressive attitude is exactly what this town is looking for.
The aggressive, yet smart offseason of the Eagles can be seen as a true embodiment of the Head Coach and QB. The way Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts talk to the media, you see a hungry, young group of dynamic minds coming together to improve every single day.
It’s clear the General Manager has also picked up the memo. Roseman’s response to the media over the last two weeks has been a clear shift in the overall thought of the team.
If the front office is being aggressive, the team will feed off that energy. Add in an extra helping of A.J Brown and top draft picks, and the team itself is just about ready to go when it comes to being a complete football team.
And when Howie completes that goal, it’s clear his status as a top GM in football will all be solidified.
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