Let’s pick on the Philadelphia Eagles’ boss for a second.
When asked about the starting quarterback situation, Sirianni’s answer was well-rehearsed and noncommittal, and we’ll use the phrase ‘non-committal’ only because he doesn’t have the final say in who he commits to. Lurie has been getting more and more ostentatious with his command of football decisions over the years. At one time, he had the reputation of being one of the more-respected owners because he didn’t meddle, but we’re finding out more often that just isn’t the case.
Lurie was emboldened by the 2017-2018 Super Bowl season. Sure, being who he is, he absolutely reserves the right to kick the tires if he wants to. His level of infringement at this point is anybody’s guess, but has it gotten to a point of no return, as in, has he interfered to the point where he adds too much of his own input in what players are being drafted? Once an owner goes there, an owner stays there, and it’s a real possibility that all Eagles fans should and will have nightmares about.
If Lurie and Roseman have control in roster making decisions, which we know that they do, it’s going to be a long 2021 season. Roseman working alone is one thing, but add a billionaire filmmaker and owner to that and watch out! Once upon a time, he had his hand in producing Jerry Maguire. Nowadays, he feels like he’s an expert on analyzing footwork.