How much should Philadelphia Eagles fans listen to anonymous quotes?

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What should Philadelphia Eagles fans learn from the team’s rumor mill?

The fact of the matter is this. Things leak because someone wants certain stories out. Now, there are times when a lot of what we hear may not lead to anything. There are even more things that can be glossed over, but that seems to be truer in other organizations than this one.

A lot of anonymous sources that make references to what’s going on at the NovaCare Complex seem to be spot on. People ask to be anonymous for a reason, but often with Philly, it isn’t because what they’re saying is too far from the truth.

You can’t be a fan of some of the ways this team does business if you’re a Birds supporter. Sure, we all love scoops, but some things need to stay silent. With the way this Eagles organization is run, part of the culture has become complaining on public platforms and doing so anonymously. There isn’t a great deal that’s being handled internally, and that’s a problem.

Think of it this way. The employees are all at the company picnic and complaining about what goes on from Monday to Friday with people who don’t work there. That may not be the case in other cities, but it’s definitely becoming more common with the guys in green.

In this Philadelphia Eagles organization, a lot of what should be worked out privately seems to be public information. The results are costly. Why are you surprised by the fact that Howie had no leverage in that Colts/Carson Wentz trade? Sure, he does a lot of things wrong, but that one actually isn’t on him. Blame those ‘sources that were close to Carson Wentz.

If you want to identify reasons for Philly getting worked in that trade, think of Howie Roseman as a guy who was playing poker with Colts G.M. Chris Ballard. Not only was the deck stacked against him, but Ballard knew which cards Howie was holding. You don’t win many hands when the game’s being played that way.