3 takeaways from the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday press conference

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Nov 1, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Roseman still not taking full responsibility.

Howie Roseman did acknowledge that he was apart of the team’s struggles in 2020, but he also gave off a sense of obliviousness(?) as to just how far his failures extended last season. He pinned most of the Carson Wentz trade blame on Wentz and his agent, he cited his past successes rather frequently, and he continued to remain steadfast that he has a good relationship with everyone in the building (despite recent reports dictating otherwise).

Obviously Howie wasn’t going to excessively bash himself, but his team is coming off a 4-11-1 season, and pretty much everyone around and beneath him got fired because of it.

One moment that really stuck out do me during the Zoom call is when Roseman expressed a sense of complete disbelief upon being presented with the idea that Jalen Hurts wasn’t thrilled with being drafted as a backup last season:

A fairly odd reaction considering the controversy that was created between Hurts and Wentz is ultimately what led to Wentz being traded, forcing Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles to eat a massive dead cap hit in return.

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Howie Roseman might get criticized a tad too much when it comes to Philly fans, but his overall lack of accountability is what I believe frustrates people the most. The team was awful last year and hasn’t been able to sign anyone significant due to a mismanaged cap situation – people have a right to be frustrated at the longtime GM.