By Peter Gleason
So, the Eagles’ bubbleheaded “brain trust” of Jeff Lurie and Howie Boy Roseman have decided to wait till after the draft in April to hire a new personnel boss.
Why am I not surprised?
And, more importantly, does anyone think that these two dopes have the football judgment to know which personnel guy to hire?
“We met a bunch of candidates,” Roseman said yesterday. “The way that Jeffery said it at the press conference was that we wanted to do a comprehensive search. At this time of the year, just by the nature of the time of year, teams aren’t necessarily going to be aligned with that. We’re looking at this as a long-term decision for us, not just a five-month decision. The candidates we looked at were good, but we just want to make sure we’re looking at all the good candidates that are available.”
The Eagles signed another member of their roster to an extension on Tuesday when they agreed to a new deal with defensive end Vinny Curry, a move that came shortly after a report that the team had broken off its search for a personnel executive to work with executive vice president of football operations Roseman.
On Wednesday, Roseman confirmed the team has stepped back from their search and cited the difficulty in talking to candidates from other teams as they go through their preparations for the draft as a reason to put off the full search that owner Jeffrey Lurie wants the team to make.
Roseman said that the scouting department, currently headed by Tom Donahoe, isn’t undermanned and it’s clear that the Eagles are moving ahead with personnel business after extending Curry, Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz and Brent Celek since the end of the season. Defensive end Fletcher Cox and quarterback Sam Bradford are the next names up on that front and the team’s obviously comfortable with Roseman making the decisions on that front.