Bad News Banner: How the Balance of Power Affects the Eagles

July 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Through the last decade of Eagles' football, personnel and roster moves have been determined by three men: head coach Andy Reid, team president Joe Banner, and owner Jeffrey Lurie.
As de facto head of football operations, however, Andy Reid was seen by most fans as the one to decide which players would be signed, drafted, or cut. In this regard, Reid has been lambasted for his moves of cutting older veterans who were fan favorites. 
Banner’s main role, supposedly, was to help Reid build his roster in a cap friendly manner.
Now, though, it appears that Reid has lost some of the juice he had in decision making. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, members within the organization feel that Banner has become “the boss” and recent decisions were more of his choosing (as well as Banner protégé GM Howie Roseman) than Reid’s. 
If this is the case, fans should be worrying about the qualifications of Banner and Roseman.
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