Lurie May Have Lost His Way

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Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

It may have been a ruse and it may have been a miscalculation. Either way, it was one of several moments of late that has shown this owner in an unflattering light. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Stepping From the Shadow

Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

It was a clever line. Almost certainly practiced and prepared, but still, clever.

Doug Pederson must have known the Andy Reid questions would come early and often, so he stepped in front of reporters last week at his introductory press conference with a line sure to be quoted and used as a sound bite.

“This is not an Andy Reid football team and it’s not a Doug Pederson football team,” he said, “this is a Philadelphia Eagle football team.” Read more »

Three Leftovers From Doug Pederson’s Introduction

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Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

So much information came out of Doug Pederson‘s introductory press conference, Jeffrey Lurie‘s comments, and Howie Roseman‘s first public address in over a year on Tuesday that there was bound to be a few loose ends left on the cutting floor.

Luckily, we have tape recorders and notebooks to make sure no stone goes unturned. Here are a few noteworthy leftovers from a busy day in South Philadelphia.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Roseman’s Unclear Role

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Midway through Doug Pederson’s introductory press conference on Tuesday, many media members broke out in laughter.

Pederson, after being asked who has the final say in the team’s new power structure over the 53-man and 90-man rosters, had just finished talking about the “collaborative effort” between himself, Howie Roseman and Tom Donahoe.

But when pressed about who breaks a tie, he paused for a few seconds, stared at the reporter, and then turned and pointed to Jeffrey Lurie. The Eagles owner, who stood several feet away to Pederson’s right, laughed and raised his hand. Read more »

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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