After the disastrous 2011 season, Jeffrey Lurie had his big press conference and talked about how the team needed to change things, and then the team made no actual changes. Now it’s Howie Roseman’s turn to talk about showing himself the light despite not knowing where it is:
Roseman said the Eagles have examined everything about the way they’ve drafted in recent years, both the positives and the negatives, and looked at other teams to see what’s worked for them.
He said the Eagles won’t make the mistake of drafting for need anymore, resisting the temptation to take a player at a position where they’re weak and making sure they simply take the best player available. He said they’ll also place less emphasis on the Combine and personal workouts, focusing instead on game film.
No doubt the Eagles need to do a better job drafting. But suddenly the front office that hasn’t done anything in the draft for two years is going to turn it around all on their own? What, was Ryan Gigson holding them back? Either you have it or you don’t, and the current Eagles front office has not shown it has it.