Roseman: ‘I Had No Idea’ What The Future Held

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

There was a point in time, during the past year, when Howie Roseman admits he didn’t know what his future held.

Roseman, then 39, had been removed by owner Jeffrey Lurie from his position as the Eagles’ general manager after the 2014 season, a step backward into a nebulous position within the organization.

“I had no idea what was going to go,” Roseman said Tuesday, speaking publicly for the first time since Chip Kelly took over personnel control during that offseason.

His back to a white wall, Roseman spoke at length about his year away from personnel decisions, what he learned, and how he dealt with the demotion, which could have derailed his career, both with the Eagles and in the league as a whole.

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Open Thread: Reaction Day

Jeffrey Lurie (Photo by: Jeff Fusco)

Jeffrey Lurie (Photo by: Jeff Fusco)

In case you managed to dodge the onslaught of updates, Chip Kelly was fired Tuesday evening. The Eagles have practice Wednesday, and team owner Jeffrey Lurie will be addressing the media to discuss the decision to release Kelly.

Practice begins at 12:05, Lurie will address the media at 12:30, and players will be available to the media starting around 1:45.

We’ll be covering everything as it happens, and you can come to this open thread to read about and discuss the latest news and updates from what promises to be a hectic day-after at the NovaCare Complex.

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Notes: Cox Named Defensive Player Of Week

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Fletcher Cox has been named NFC Defensive Player Of the Week for his dominant performance against the Saints.

Cox had six tackles (one for a loss), three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles Sunday, including this key one in the third quarter that he recovered himself. Read more »

Photos: Lincoln Financial Field Upgrades

On Banner, And Lessons Learned

If you’re like me, you find Joe Banner to be an oddly fascinating study. If so, you’ll especially enjoy the anecdotes that Peter King unearthed about Banner’s final days as boss in Cleveland.

The scene is set around the interview Banner and the rest of the Browns’ brass held with head coaching candidate Ken Whisenhunt this offseason. Whisenhunt interviewed for the same position last year but the gig instead went to Rob Chudzinski, who was promptly fired after a 4-12 campaign. He wanted to know why he didn’t get the job the first time around. Read more »

Chip Not Listening To USC ‘Banter’


Put together a 1-3 start for the Eagles and an opening at USC, and what you get is speculation.

Some national pundits see Kelly as a top candidate for the Southern Cal gig. At least one is wondering aloud whether the former Oregon coach is cut out for the pros.

On Thursday, Kelly was asked about the back-to-college buzz.

“I’m the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m very, very excited to be here,” said Kelly. “No entertaining anything like that. I’m here.” Read more »