February 2, 2015 |
When Ryan Grigson left the Eagles in 2012 to become general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, his departure created a hole at the top of the Eagles scouting department that general manager Howie Roseman opted not to fill. "We're going to go with the people we have," Roseman said at the time. "Through this process when Ryan left, we kind of went with the people we had here, and we added some people that we feel really good about, and we like the dynamic as it's currently set, and we're going to go with it. " What Roseman liked best about the new dynamic was that he had finally consolidated total control over both the scouting and the football administration departments.
January 6, 2015
I THINK CHIP KELLY is really, really smart, one of the sharpest people I've met in sports. Eagles fans had better hope I'm right about that, because the restructuring the Eagles announced Friday, buried beneath layers of horrid corporate-speak, means their hopes and dreams are now totally riding on Kelly being not just a good coach but a transcendent, bronze-bust-in-Canton-level figure. Chip has a lot to prove and to learn to get to those heights. Bill Belichick had spent a quarter-century in the NFL, including a failed head-coaching stint in Cleveland, before he got the Patriots job and total personnel control.
January 3, 2015 |
What Howie wants, Howie gets. There is no other conclusion to draw from the Eagles' dismissal of Tom Gamble, formerly their vice president of player personnel, formerly the man in the franchise's front office whom Chip Kelly respected most, formerly a thorn who apparently pricked general manager Howie Roseman one too many times. For years now, there really has been no other conclusion to draw about the power structure within the Eagles organization. Roseman has owner Jeffrey Lurie's ear. Lurie trusts him. Lurie puts him first.
July 24, 2013 |
THE LATEST distraction for the Denver Broncos comes from All-Pro linebacker Von Miller, who insisted yesterday he did nothing wrong in the face of reports he could miss four games for violating the NFL's drug policy. "I know I did nothing wrong. I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly," Miller tweeted, acknowledging he had seen the reports and adding he was disappointed the Broncos have to open camp with this news hanging over them. ESPN first reported the pending discipline for Miller.
July 17, 2013
The Denver Broncos came down hard on their two executives facing drunken-driving charges, suspending them without pay and making it clear they must straighten out their lives if they want to work in the NFL again. Director of player personnel Matt Russell , who was a scout with the Eagles, was suspended indefinitely, and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert , a former Eagles general manager, was suspended for a month. The Buffalo Bills failed to reach a long-term deal with free agent safety Jairus Byrd , and it's unclear whether he'll sign his one-year franchise tag offer from the team.
July 17, 2013 |
THE DENVER BRONCOS have suspended two executives who are facing drunken-driving charges. Yesterday, director of pro personnel Tom Heckert was suspended for a month without pay and director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely without pay. Both will be provided with confidential treatment and counseling services by the team and will have to comply with those programs before being allowed to return to work, team president Joe...
July 12, 2013 |
DENVER BRONCOS coach John Fox gathered his players at midfield last month just before they dispersed for summer vacation and gave them his usual admonition about staying out of trouble. By all accounts, they have heeded that advice not to embarrass themselves or the organization. But executive vice president John Elway's top two assistants haven't. "Just make good decisions, be smart," Fox said that June 13 afternoon, a mantra heard across the league as players scattered for some R&R following months of offseason workouts.
July 11, 2013
Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware could be back on the court by October. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday that he's encouraged by Ware's rehabilitation, which recently has included riding a stationary bicycle. Ware broke his right leg in a gruesome incident during Louisville's regional final victory over Duke, and his injury became a rallying point in the Cardinals' run to their third NCAA title. SOFTBALL: Delaware South pitchers Danielle Bradley and Hailey Andrews combined on a one-hitter, and their team took advantage of some early miscues as Delaware South beat Tri-Cape, 5-0, to capture its third Carpenter Cup championship Tuesday at FDR Park.
January 5, 2013 |
The idea that Andy Reid always had final say is a bit of a myth, according to former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Before being ousted in June, team president Joe Banner sometimes exercised more authority than Reid, who was fired Monday, McNabb said Thursday on Comcast SportsNet's Daily News Live . As reported earlier today , McNabb also said on the show that the Eagles should hire a defensive-minded coach, not offensively innovative...
January 3, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Indications are that former Eagles coach Andy Reid will interview for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job either Thursday or Friday. Reid spent more than 8 hours Wednesday conferring with officials from the Kansas City Chiefs, who flew to Philadelphia to speak with him. Neither Kansas City nor Arizona seems close to making a hire, despite reports Tuesday that Reid's hiring in Arizona was imminent. Chiefs president Mark Donovan, part of the group that came to Philadelphia for the interview, is a former Eagles executive who is close to Reid and to Tom Heckert, the former Eagles general manager who was fired Monday in Cleveland.