Rock paper scissors helped Eagles gauge competitiveness of draft prospects

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NFL teams are not permitted to have in-person meetings with draft prospects this offseason and that’s led to some different approaches to getting to know about players who could become part of their organization.

At a Wednesday press conference, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and General Manager Howie Roseman discussed what the Eagles did in order to get a better gauge of the competitiveness of players. Roseman called it a “unique” approach that included coaches playing games with them and Sirianni shared which game he prefers to use.

“If you guys are wondering, we didn’t go earth shattering at these games,” Sirianni said. “I played a couple of ‘em at rock paper scissors. It was as easy as that. Let’s see how competitive you are. I’m competitive, I’m gonna be talking trash to them. Did you talk trash back to me?”

Sirianni also mentioned playing Jeopardy and said other assistants got “a little more creative at times” during the pre-draft process. Sirianni said he believes in the approach because competitive players are “gonna go at you no matter what game you’re playing” and the information gleaned from those situations will be part of the package that the Eagles consider next week.

18 responses to “Rock paper scissors helped Eagles gauge competitiveness of draft prospects

  1. This make sense for the Eagles. They arrange their draft board using the one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish method.

  2. How come no other coach ever figured this out before?! Eagles are gonna be unstoppable!!

  3. BB learns how competitive a player is because nobody is more competitive than him and he knows it when he sees it. Go Pats!

  4. Whatever works. Time will tell soon enough. One thing’s for sure, prior draft evaluation methods haven’t worked out so well for Philadelphia.

  5. Looking at their roster construction this doesn’t surprise me at all. Doug is sitting in his lazy boy thanking his lucky stars he is out of that mess.

  6. Good lord. I knew that coaches and scouts in the NFL were not the brightest bunch. This cements it. I’m glad that the company I work for doesn’t decide to spend millions of dollars based on that.

  7. I wouldn’t be surprised if some aspect of the game would eventually boil down to “rock, paper, scissors” under the guise of player safety.

  8. The desire to not play for the Eagles would seemingly be the ultimate sign of a guy’s competitiveness.

  9. So if I don’t trash talk during rock paper scissors, that means that I am not competitive enough to join the eagles?

  10. Eagles will begin a coaching carousel like the teams that have been looking for a QB for 20 years. And now Philly will joining that carousel too. How do spell disaster? E-A-G-L-E-S!
    As lifelong fan, this creates zero optimism.

  11. @BuckyBadger says:
    April 21, 2021 at 2:04 pm
    Looking at their roster construction this doesn’t surprise me at all. Doug is sitting in his lazy boy thanking his lucky stars he is out of that mess.
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    And getting paid for 2 years, while Philly will be looking for coach #3 by the end of those 2 years.

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