Former Eagles quarterback blames Howie Roseman for team’s shortcomings
When an NFL team starts a season with a 3-6 record, there’s going to be some blame thrown around. Regardless of who it’s directed at or coming from, it’s coming from all sorts of angles. This time around, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was on WIP Monday where he got to vent his frustrations on the current state of the team:
“Has anything changed in the last five years? We can talk all day about Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts because it’s the easiest ones to try to jump on,” McNabb said, “but we got to start in the (front) offices and work our way down.”
He’s not wrong. A big reason why this team has struggled the last several seasons is because of how poorly Howie Roseman has drafted. Just think about this, Roseman is still here after the team fired the only coach in franchise history to deliver a Super Bowl victory. On top of that, they traded away a former MVP candidate at the quarterback position. Roseman could be viewed as the reason Wentz wanted out of here in the first place.
A large majority of the Eagles fan base is furious with defensive coordinator, Jonathan Gannon. Mainly due to the historically bad numbers they are putting up. Under Gannon, the Eagles defense has allowed five quarterbacks to complete 80% of their passes this season. However, McNabb feels as if Howie deserves some of the blame for the defense’s shortcomings.
As to why he believes Howie Roseman deserves criticism for the defensive struggles, McNabb pointed out Howie’s attempt to trade Fletcher Cox. Even though, the Eagles pass rush is already struggling in the first place. You factor that into Howie simply ignoring the linebacker position over the last several years, it’s no wonder the team’s defense stinks.
Fire Howie and remember, “Number 5 will always love you.”
Mandatory Credit; Associated Press