Howie Roseman: Trading for second pick was not about the 2016 team

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Such that there should have been any remaining doubt after his first month back in charge, but the Eagles are clearly Howie Roseman’s team again.

And his year off to think about how he’d do things differently apparently told him it was going to be more than a one-year process.

In giving up picks that span three drafts to move from No. 8 overall to No. 2 for another quarterback, Roseman made an investment he doesn’t think will pay off soon.

This move does not fill an immediate need,” Roseman told Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn. “I mean, there’s no question about that. If we were just looking at how we could be the best team we possibly could for 2016, this wasn’t the right move.”

But taking a quarterback who will ostensibly start for them beyond the Sam Bradford era — to be their next Donovan McNabb — was something they wanted to guarantee themselves, and something Roseman was eager to put his name on.

“I take full responsibility for these moves. This is on me,” the de facto General Manager said. “At the end of the day, I’m the one who said yes to the deal. I take full responsibility for all of this and trying to build a team here that’s championship caliber, and that takes time. That doesn’t happen overnight, and we realize that, that you can put Band-Aids on things and do things that are good for the short term.”

Now that they’ve staked themselves to either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff for the future, that makes Bradford and Chase Daniel two of the most expensive Band-Aids, whose job will be covering a wound they don’t anticipate healing for some time.

19 responses to “Howie Roseman: Trading for second pick was not about the 2016 team

  1. Why do NFC East teams continuously try and “out stupid” each other? This once great division now has the top 4 biggest joke teams in the league.

  2. Boy, somehow by making this trade with the Browns it seems like the Eagles have picked up the Browns banner as being the worst decision making team in the league. They made a bad head coach decision and now even worse draft and personnel decisions. It will take them a while to recover. They won’t sniff the playoffs for the next 5-6 years.

  3. Well now lets see. Don’t really know what to say. At least it looks as if they won’t throw the kid to the Frey on day one. That’s good, right ? Another time will tell situation. I’m getting old and the Birds have been to two Super Bowls in my time, loosing both times. Once to Jaws happy feet and another to Donavin’s lack of a clock and an upset stomach, or sum such jive.

  4. The objective to have a long term nucleus to ensure success speaks volumes for ownership of the Eagles and the commitment for a generation. The cries of outrage ring hollow since the team had to be rebuilt after the Chip disaster so it wasn’t going to win a Super Bowl in the 2016 season anyway. If they hit on a quarterback they can devote the next three years to developing the middle tier of the team. Just as the Cowboys planned for the long term by drafting a good offensive line, the Eagles now may be poised for a decade of dominance – it just won’t start right away. Kudos to the Eagles if the plan works.

  5. I like the gambler mentality but from what I am hearing neither of these guys are a sure thing, every year there is a “can’t miss” QB prospect that impresses at workouts only to flame out when the games matter, the list is quite long to be honest. He gave up a lot of picks and the one thing I have know is teams that draft well tend to have sustained success.

  6. Translation: My job is on the line. If I don’t turn around the team in a couple of years , I’m going to be fired. So I’l going to take a desperate gamble that probably will fail and screw the team for 2 years, but if it works out, will save my job.
    In other words – I’m playing with the House Money.

    >>“I take full responsibility for these moves. This is on me,” the de facto General Manager said. “At the end of the day, I’m the one who said yes to the deal. I take full responsibility for all of this and trying to build a team here that’s championship caliber, and that takes time. That doesn’t happen overnight, and we realize that, that you can put Band-Aids on things and do things that are good for the short term.”

  7. Howie Roseman: Trading for second pick was not about the 2016 team

    —- Trading away that many high draft picks, might mean it isn’t about the 2017 and 2018 teams either.

  8. They gave away their future to draft the next Brady Quinn/Rick Mirer/Blaine Gabbert. Nice move Philly – as always.

  9. It’s Silly Season. Don’t believe anything. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if they’ve moved up to take Jalen Ramsey? That would send the draft world into a tizzy.

  10. Love all the experts on here who’ve already decided they made a bad move.

    The draft is a gamble, but if the QB (assuming that’s what they are doing) they get turns into a franchise guy who carries the team for the next 8-10 years then this was a great deal. Of course, if he’s a bust then it will be a bad deal.

    I remember how sure everyone was the Eagles had blown it when they passed on Ricky Williams and took McNabb. They went on to dominate the NFC East for 10 years. Yeah…no superbowl and that’s disappointing, but plenty of teams would have loved to have the success they did for that run.

    Time will tell, but there’s a reason we are all posting here and not managing rosters. Because we aren’t experts and they are.

  11. igglesfan83: I would not call Howie and Jeff “experts.” Those guys are in New England, Denver and Seattle. We fall into the Cleveland peer group.

  12. igglesfan83 says:
    Apr 21, 2016 10:31 AM

    Love all the experts on here who’ve already decided they made a bad move.
    ===================
    It’s an odds game though. If it was a pretty sure bet Wentz or Goff would pan out, we’d be calling them brilliant. While no prospect is a sure bet, when you keep your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks, the odds go up you will hit on some guys. When you get rid of them all for one guy, and the odds are against long term success, you have little else on which to fall back. Nobody is claiming to being clairvoyant, but based on the available data, the move goes against the odds.

  13. I think saying the Eagles fall into a Cleveland peer group is a little unfair. As a team they’ve had a lot more success than most of the rest of the league under Howie. I would love a superbowl but I’d certainly take what we had under Reid for a decade over what I’ve watched the past few seasons.

    Granted that it’s all a roll of the dice in the draft, but if you don’t have a QB in this league then you don’t have a team. And if they think one (or both) of those guys is a franchise guy then this is what you do to get them.

    Personally I’d rather watch them do this then watch the team float around in the middle of the pack. The team is talented enough to win 6-8 games a season for the foreseeable future which never puts you high enough in the draft to get the top QB. Granted you can hit big on a mid-round guy who turns into a stud, but you’re much more likely to hit on a guy at #1 or #2 overall then you are in the 6th round.

    I like their bias towards action. If we are gonna suck and lose lets at least suck and lose swinging for the fences and not accepting mediocrity.

  14. @cadlow: The best “joke teams” of all time are Laurel & Hardy, Three Stooges, and The Marx Bros. The Redskins are the 4th best joke team.

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