Is Howie Roseman Obsessed With Making Moves?
Since the start of Eagles Training Camp, the team has made five trades involving the movement of six players and three draft picks. Two starters on Offense from 2016 (Jordan Matthews and Allen Barbre) along with two players who were given new contracts last season (Jon Dorenbos and Ron Brooks) and the Eagles 2014 First Round Pick (Marcus Smith) are all no longer with the team. Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman has continued to tinker with the roster as the 2017 season approaches and the deadline to finalize the 53 man roster just days away.
Turron Davenport of USA Today Eagles Wire joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday with his perspective on Howie Roseman and the Eagles plenteous transactions over the last few weeks:
“Howie Roseman is kind of approaching this whole thing like a guy playing Madden in Franchise Mode where you make different moves and just throw stuff together and see if it sticks. I think one of the things that this is showing is a bit of a lack of stability and as a veteran player or even a pending free agent, I would think twice about coming to Philadelphia right now just because of how things are as far as all these moves that are being made. And it’s not normal, you need to have some type of continuity and I mean they have it to an extent but I don’t think its something that Howie’s supposed to be doing….This is just an obsession with making moves. What really are you gaining or losing in bringing in Dexter McDougle and cutting Ron Brooks? Are they really that much of a different player? I know McDougle is a former Third Round (NFL Draft) Pick but since he’s been in the league has he really done much more than Ron Brooks has? And to that I say no; they both initially in their careers made their mark as Special Teams players, as you saw last year Brooks played decent when given the opportunity and I’m sure if McDougle gets the opportunity he’ll do the same. So for me it’s just being obsessed with Wheeling-and-Dealing and it’s no secret Howie Roseman loves to do that.”
Checkout what Davenport had to say about his expectations for the final 53 man roster and his perspective on Carson Wentz heading into his second season as a starting NFL Quarterback