What should Philadelphia Eagles fans learn from Jeffrey Lurie’s recent presser?
Just one week ago, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson‘s job seemed fairly safe. He made it through the dreaded ‘Black Monday’. He spoke with the media that day along with the general manager and vice president, Howie Roseman. Then, it happened.
After we heard about a bizarre list of coaching suggestions by Pederson that were reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer, another meeting was scheduled for January 11th. It was then that Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie decided to fire Pederson. Lurie spoke with the media shortly thereafter. Here are three of the biggest takeaways:
1. The Philadelphia Eagles CEO has faith in Howie (for some reason).
Despite firing Pederson, it doesn’t sound like Roseman is going anywhere. Lurie stated that he’s pleased with the front office and that he believes in the people Roseman has surrounded himself with.
There have been reports in the past from NFL Insider John Clayton that some of the members of the front office weren’t pleased with the decision to draft Jalen Reagor. There were also reports from NBC Sports Philly that the Eagles were considering Jeremy Chinn over Jalen Hurts. If those reports are accurate, Roseman isn’t listening to the scouts in the building anyway.
This team was poorly coached. Some of its players were put in bad situations minus a few exceptions. There’s no getting around that. This team was likely to move on from Pederson and his staff at some point, but this roster was also poorly constructed.
If we haven’t learned anything else from the recent draft classes, it’s that Roseman isn’t a strong talent evaluator. Roseman has drafted some valuable role players but has not landed enough X-factors. Hopefully, the addition of John Dorsey will improve the talent evaluation, even if it’s unclear how big of a say he will have in personnel decisions.