Question have swirled for months regarding the question of whether and to what extent the Eagles have made changes in their front office.
As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently explained it, the changes have been more cosmetic and stylistic.
Per McLane, the adjustments have focused primarily on P.R., with coach Andy Reid being more accommodating (or, perhaps, less unaccommodating) to the media, and G.M. Howie Roseman spending more time in the public eye. In turn, team president Joe Banner has assumed a lower profile, with the team declining multiple requests to interview Banner this offseason.
After the 2011 campaign ended, owner Jeffrey Lurie was candid regarding the importance of Reid improving his rapport with the press. Apparently, the recent developments reflect Lurie’s wishes.
In the end, none of it will matter if the Eagles don’t make it to the postseason and perhaps win a few games once they get there. But the new approach could make the media less inclined to call for Reid’s job if he is perceived as someone who is doing a better job of making the media’s job a little less taxing.