“We’re very fortunate we have a LOT of talented people in this building and we prepared for the day we were going to lose someone,” Eagles big boss Howie Roseman said yesterday. “We certainly did not want to lose Joe. Joe’s just been a great asset to us and a great resource, but we are deep. We are deep in the front office.”
By Peter Gleason
That was Howie Roseman’s way of saying that the Eagles will have no problem replacing Joe Douglas, who left to become the Jets general manager.
Here are the scouting and operations departments personnel he mentioned when asked about the team’s front office depth:
Andy Weidl: Director of player personnel
Tom Donahoe: Senior football adviser
Anthony Patch: Senior director of college scouting
Ian Cunningham: Director of college scouting
Brandon Brown: Assistant director of pro scouting Brandon Brown
Andrew Berry: Vice president of football operations
Jon Ferrari: Vice president of football operations and compliance
Alec Halaby: Vice president of football operations and strategy
Jake Rosenberg: Vice president of football administration
Bryce Johnston: Director of football administration
Aileen Dagrosa: Senior vice president, general counsel
Weidl, who was with Douglas in Baltimore, would be most likely to fill Douglas’ position here, although nobody would be surprised if Douglas tries to poach him from the Eagles.
Patch is very highly regarded and has been with the team in various roles since 2010.
“We have good people here,” Roseman said. “That doesn’t mean we’re not going to miss Joe, but it’s everyone else’s opportunity to step up a little bit.”
Roseman and Douglas have enjoyed an extraordinary working relationship since Douglas came aboard in the spring of 2016. I wrote about that just before the draft
It’s like losing a good player,” Roseman said. “I’m happy for him that he got the opportunity, but why does anyone have to take our talent? But I’m happy for him. We’ve had so many conversations about this (and) he’s going to do a great job. Glad they’re in the AFC.