By Peter Gleason
Another embarrassment for Howie Boy Roseman!
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles have hired former Dolphins executive Chris Shea as their director of scouting administration/strategic management.
So what does that leave for Howie Boy and his $1.7 million annual salary?
The move wasn’t publicized, putting it in line with other hires Kelly has made this offseason since former general manager Roseman was given a better title but stripped of authority over the roster (though Kelly swears he has no problem with him).
But with vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz working underneath/alongside him, Kelly has put his own imprint on things.
Shea has Kelly’s preferred diverse background, which includes scouting, coaching, contracts and analytics. He also has a law degree and worked for the league’s management council. That kind of broad-based experience sounds a lot like what a G.M. does, and that’s probably not an accident, as every hire Kelly makes increases the distance between him and Roseman.
Several Roseman loyalists were already fired this offseason, and Shea gives Kelly another voice which sings in the same key he does, and a guy who could ostensibly handle Roseman’s duties (cap and contracts specifically).
So if Kelly’s goal is to not only marginalize Roseman’s influence but to get rid of it, this could easily be construed as a next step in that direction.