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Roseman, Reid emerge from Banner departure with more power

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Though it’s unclear precisely how much power Eagles coach Andy Reid and G.M. Howie Roseman will have in the wake of the departure of long-time team president Joe Banner, the easy answer is this:  more.

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that new team president Don Smolenski will have much less involvement in the football operations than his predecessor, Joe Banner.

“The new team president will no longer be involved in the day to day operations of cap management, player negotiations and acquisitions,” an unnamed senior team official told Paolantonio.  “That will all now be the responsibility of Coach Reid and the general manager’s office.”

The Eagles have officially announced the transition, calling it a “front office succession plan.”

“Joe and I have achieved a great deal since I acquired the team,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a press release.  “From building Lincoln Financial Field and the NovaCare Complex, to driving the work of the Eagles Youth Partnership and, of course, our successes on the field, Joe has been an integral part of everything we have done.”

“It has been my privilege to work with Jeffrey Lurie over all these years,” Banner said regarding his boyhood friend.  “Together we have built a talented front office team that is now ready to assume leadership of this extraordinary franchise.  I plan to pursue a major new opportunity within the sports field — one that will enable me to apply all that I have learned as the Eagles president.  I could never thank Jeff enough for the opportunity and support he has afforded me.”

Per Paolantonio, Banner is interested in joining an ownership group that hopes to buy an NFL team.  He said that he is “open to L.A. I don’t want to single them out, but that’s something I think I can do – set up a franchise, help build a stadium, hire a coach, hire good people to build a a winning organization.”

Notwithstanding Banner’s skills and experience, those opportunities aren’t readily available.  Given that Lurie made his money producing movies in Hollywood, Lurie could be in position to help Banner make the appropriate contacts in L.A.  Thus, it’s hard not to wonder whether there’s already something in the works that we’ll find out about once it’s official.

Either way, we’ll find out more about Banner’s decision and his next career move on Thursday’s PFT Live, when Banner joins the show as a guest.

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33 Responses to “Roseman, Reid emerge from Banner departure with more power”
  1. mancave001 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:25 AM

    “Roseman, Reid emerge from Banner departure with more power”
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    Duh.

  2. snowpea84 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:32 AM

    Ugh….Reid is the one that decided to give Vick a long term deal clearly. Now we get to see more and more that things like that were not unanimous…

  3. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:33 AM

    If Banner was Peyton Manning, I’d be upset we let him go. But he isn’t, in any way shape form or metaphor. So whatever… this team is already put together the way it’s gonna be for the most part. Just go coach and play- president schmezident.

  4. bigbluefan1 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:37 AM

    Andy with more power all right another bad season in philly

    Does Andy now get to pick whats for lunch?

  5. dennisund says: Jun 7, 2012 10:49 AM

    Banner has been my least favorite aspect of the Eagles. He was a big driver behind the ‘send them off to pasture at 30′ movement. I hold him fully responsible for letting Dawkins leave and I’ll never forgive him for that.

  6. thesportsguru7 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:49 AM

    Andy Reid, one of the best coaches in football.

  7. tbpdog says: Jun 7, 2012 10:53 AM

    “Given that Lurie made his money producing movies in Hollywood”

    you mean by his parents writing him a check? they also loaned him a good amount of money to purchase the Eagles, lol

  8. scoonie97 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:54 AM

    Whatever. Everything has a way of working out for Andy Reid. Except clock management & the playoffs.

  9. biasedhomer says: Jun 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    snowpea84 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:32 AM

    Ugh….Reid is the one that decided to give Vick a long term deal clearly. Now we get to see more and more that things like that were not unanimous…

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    Long term deal? After this season, he can be cut without owing anything.

  10. snowpea84 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:07 AM

    @ biasedhomer
    So I guess having him at QB for three years and dumping tens of millions into him doesn’t constitute a big investment. Fine, it’s not a ten year deal. It was still a monumental mistake that wasted several years for the Franchise and set them back several more after that. Instead of searching for a real long term solution we’ve gotten subpar years and have not been looking for the real deal.

  11. mancave001 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:13 AM

    bigbluefan1 says:
    Jun 7, 2012 10:37 AM
    Andy with more power all right another bad season in philly

    Does Andy now get to pick whats for lunch?
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    I realize you’re just trolling, but in reality your comment doesn’t even make sense. A bad season for the Eagles is going 8-8. The year prior they went 10-6 with no offensive line and a QB change in the first game. In 2009 they went 11-5. Before that? 9-6-1 and a trip to the NFC championship. They’ve won 10 playoff games since 2000, gone to 5 NFC championships, and 1 super bowl.

    Congrats on your rings…you earned them. But don’t tell me the Eagles are set for “another” bad season after you just went 9-7, having gotten embarrassed in Miracle at the New Meadowlands a year earlier. Besides, the birds have pretty much had your number for most of a decade.

  12. drexelvol says: Jun 7, 2012 11:20 AM

    Roseman is utterly unqualified to be in his position. He looks like he just graduated high school.

  13. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jun 7, 2012 11:20 AM

    LOL!

  14. pflynn20 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:25 AM

    Joe “Nickles” Banner

  15. upperdecker19 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:26 AM

    Unless you’re AEG or Roskie, LA has about as much interest in Banner as Frank McCourt

  16. dcbassguy says: Jun 7, 2012 11:28 AM

    @biasedhomer says: Jun 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    Long term deal? After this season, he can be cut without owing anything.

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    There would be 7.2 million in dead money if he was cut after this year.

  17. kevsright says: Jun 7, 2012 11:29 AM

    Long term deal? After this season, he can be cut without owing anything.
    **************************
    And will be, hopefully.
    Reid should also be gone for going with Bad Newz.

  18. davebrownspiral says: Jun 7, 2012 11:30 AM

    As a Giants fan, the more power Andy Reid has, the happier I am

  19. realitypolice says: Jun 7, 2012 11:47 AM

    Gotta love an owner who has on field success number 4 on his list of accomplishments.

  20. dcbassguy says: Jun 7, 2012 11:59 AM

    @davebrownspiral says: Jun 7, 2012 11:30 AM

    As a Giants fan, the more power Andy Reid has, the happier I am

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    Awesome…… Proof that Giants fans really do enjoy losing to the E A G L E S!

  21. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Jun 7, 2012 12:06 PM

    Wow the fat man won. The rest of the nfc east rejoice. andy is calling the shots.

  22. mancave001 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:08 PM

    davebrownspiral says:
    Jun 7, 2012 11:30 AM
    As a Giants fan, the more power Andy Reid has, the happier I am
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    Then you’re probably rooting for your own failure. Reid is an excellent manager and planner. His failures are mostly with in-game decisions and adjustments. There is a reason why he’s 13-0 after the bye.

  23. dscol715 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:12 PM

    “Banner has been my least favorite aspect of the Eagles. He was a big driver behind the ‘send them off to pasture at 30′ movement. I hold him fully responsible for letting Dawkins leave and I’ll never forgive him for that.”

    How many of those players have the Eagles been wrong about in those 14 years? I know none of my fellow Eagles fans want to hear about it but Dawkins was done when they let him go just like Bobby Taylor, Troy Vincent, Duce Staley, Hugh Douglas, Brian Westbrook, Donovan McNabb….and on and on and on.

  24. torturedraiderfan says: Jun 7, 2012 12:26 PM

    “Fire Andy” chants break out in Philadelphia
    Posted by Michael David Smith on November 27, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT

    This article appeared on this website 11/27/11. Now he has more power???? That can’t possibly be good.

  25. nerdyturdy says: Jun 7, 2012 12:34 PM

    “Given that Lurie made his money producing movies in Hollywood, Lurie could be in position to help Banner make the appropriate contacts in L.A. ”

    I think Lurie is n a position to help Banner make contacts because of his NFL ownership position, more so than his history in LA, don’t you think?

  26. jrprostatus says: Jun 7, 2012 12:41 PM

    Yoooo Mancave001, you told him lol..

  27. rgb2425 says: Jun 7, 2012 1:00 PM

    @snowpea84

    How does signing Vick constitute a “monumental mistake?” Drafting JaMarcus Russell was a monumental mistake. When the Browns got rid of Belichick, that was a monumental mistake. Signing Mike Vick does not fit in that catagory bud. Stop exaggerating.

  28. mungman69 says: Jun 7, 2012 1:31 PM

    They may have let Dawkins go one year early. That’s about it. The main problem is that they had no one to replace him.

  29. LoCoSu@%s says: Jun 7, 2012 1:52 PM

    For the most part, giving the coach powers beyond coaching never works well. Even Belichick has had a lot of misses in the draft.
    Separate the powers and let each party do their job well.

  30. stanklepoot says: Jun 7, 2012 2:12 PM

    davebrownspiral says: Jun 7, 2012 11:30 AM

    As a Giants fan, the more power Andy Reid has, the happier I am
    _______________________________
    That makes no sense at all. Since Reid took over in Philly the Eagles have a winning record against every one of their division rivals, and until the Giants managed to split the games this past year, it was something like seven wins in a row for the Eagles. Congratulations on the SB victory, but the fact is that the two years the Giants won the SB are the only years the Eagles didn’t either keep them from the playoffs or send them home early. Just because the Eagles haven’t been able to finish things off and get a Lombardi, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been the biggest roadblock to every one of their division rivals since Reid became head coach. So, if you’re happy that the HC that has your team’s number may have more influence over the team, I don’t understand the sentiment but godspeed.

  31. dogluverssuck says: Jun 7, 2012 2:29 PM

    The Eagles seem to have shored up their weaknesses, linebacker, offensive line depth and a whole off season to workout what they didn’t have the opportunity to do last preseason.

    If the league thought the greatest show on turf was something wait until opponents try and match the track meet that is the Eagles on both sides of the ball.

  32. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jun 7, 2012 3:28 PM

    Good, with Reid wielding more power, they can continue SCREWING UP. Love it.

  33. toolkien says: Jun 7, 2012 7:28 PM

    If Banner was Peyton Manning, I’d be upset we let him go. But he isn’t, in any way shape form or metaphor. So whatever… this team is already put together the way it’s gonna be for the most part. Just go coach and play- president schmezident.
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    Says a fan of a team that hasn’t won a championship in 52 years.

    You do realize that organizations think short, medium, and long-term. Who’s doing the long term thinking now? Is he better/worse? But “the is already put together….” so why worry? Until 2015 and the team is a wreck.

    Last, I’m a fan of the Packers, a team that languished for years. Then they appointed Bob Harlan as PRESIDENT. It was he who changed the Packer structure and front office so that Ron Wolf took the GM job FOUR YEARS AFTER HAVING TURNED IT DOWN. And the rest is history – one of the three best teams in the league since. If all football was was the players out on the field, instead of the multi-billion dollar industry that it is, then who your president is wouldn’t matter. But it is and it does. If Banner wasn’t the guy for the job, fine, but to be so ignorant that a president doesn’t matter is something else.

    The Eagles were a potent team last year, they were just inconsistent and turned the ball over too much. Last I checked, consistency is the coach’s responsibility. I’d worry about that first if the 52 year dry spell is supposed to come to an end.

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