New Eagles Vice President of Personnel Tom Gamble was one of the key cogs in helping build the fledgling San Francisco 49ers into one of the game’s top teams. The Haddonfield High School graduate now will be asked to help do the same with the Philadelphia Eagles–the same team that his father was president of from 1986 through 1995.
That Howie Roseman was able to land the highly-regarded Gamble should quiet his critics who earlier this offseason said he lacked the respect of people around the league. You’ll likely recall Jason La Canfora who wrote that Roseman was “drunk with power.”
So much for that, I guess.
Gamble will serve as the primary football voice in the Eagles’ front office, replacing Ryan Grigson who left last offseason for Indianapolis.
“Since Ryan Grigson left to become the general manager of the [Indianapolis] Colts, we’ve been looking for the right person to fill his spot, and we are excited about what Tom can bring to the team,” said Roseman.
As for the working relationship between the two, it’s hard to imagine it won’t be anything but smooth.
“To get where you need, you can’t have egos, and it’s not going to be about who is my player, who is Tom’s player,” said the Eagles general manager.
Roseman is right. It doesn’t matter who gets credit for the roster. They just have to get it right.