Does Philadelphia Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman remind you of someone?
As the rebuilding process begins for the Philadelphia Eagles, this time without Doug Pederson and several of his coordinators, there’s one person who survived the purge. Who knows how he keeps doing it, other than being in the boss’ inner-circle, but Eagles executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman, the team’s architect, is still here and again charged with finding free agents and selecting the appropriate prospects in the NFL Draft.
Maybe it was time for Pederson to go. Maybe he wanted out, but he did the best that any coach could do with the players Roseman gave him. Sure, he’s had a few hits, but for the most part, Howie’s missed the bullseye quite often.
When one thinks of the situation the Birds are in, it’s easy to conjure up memories of what the Philadelphia Phillies experienced with Ruben Amaro Jr. He was their general manager from 2009 until 2015, and like what Roseman is experiencing now, there were a few Phils fans that couldn’t wait for him to be run out of town.
Towards the end of his run, he signed aging players to long contracts and traded away a lot of their minor league prospects unnecessarily. He also got rid of Charlie Manuel. Here are a few thoughts on how eerily similar both of these situations are.