Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson have rightfully taken a lot of heat for their performance in the Patriots game. One person has been suddenly forgotten as we approach the Seahawks game and that is GM Howie Roseman.
Pederson has to coach around the bad players that Roseman has acquired. Wentz has to play and work around the bad players that Roseman has acquired.
This week we will see firsthand the mistakes made by the Roseman. Seahawks rookie WR D.K. Metcalf was picked 7 spots after JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Metcalf currently has 595 yards and 5 touchdowns. Arcega-Whiteside has 43 yards and 0 touchdowns. That isn’t on Pederson and Wentz. That is 100% on Roseman.
I am not ready to say Arcega-Whiteside will never be good. I am comfortable saying that it is unlikely he ends up better than Metcalf. The Seahawks were able to acquire Josh Gordon off the waiver wire after the Eagles decided not to sign him. The Eagles decided to acquire Jordan Matthews instead. Howie chose familiar over talent.
It doesn’t stop on the offensive end though. Howie chose not to acquire Jadeveon Clowney despite the fact that the Texans are paying half of his salary. All it would have cost the Eagles was a midround draft pick. Howie chose to go with the current crop of defensive linemen. The defense has been decent lately but would be dominant if they had Clowney.
This Sunday will be an up-close look at Howie’s poor offseason. When the Eagles lose, and I believe they will, I will not be blaming any players.
I will not be blaming any coaches. I will be blaming only one person, Howie Roseman.