Today we wrap up the May 2016 series of Philadelphia Eagles approval/confidence polls with CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie. The last time we polled Lurie's approval rating was all the way back in July 2015.
A lot has obviously changed since then. Chip Kelly is gone. Doug Pederson is the head coach now. Howie Roseman is back in charge of personnel. The Eagles have a potential franchise quarterback of the future in Carson Wentz. Lurie made big changes because he felt the team wasn't trending in the right direction. It remains to be seen if his new plan will be any better than what he had in mind for Kelly's tenure.
Lurie's decision to hire Pederson was questionable. It feels like the Eagles are just trying to recreate the magic of the Andy Reid era. Replicating that type of success would be ideal. Can Pederson really restore the Eagles to those days, though? He's very much unproven so we'll have to wait and see before we can get a better read on him.
As for Roseman, well, it's been no secret that Lurie has been a big advocate of his over the years. And perhaps maybe to a fault. We previously wrote about how the Eagles' decision to put Roseman back in charge was troubling. Roseman has generally had a good offseason, though, so he's quelled some of that criticism for now. Of course, the trade up to get Wentz will ultimately make or break his tenure.
In the past, we've talked about how Lurie deserves credit for putting people in charge, stepping back, and trust them to do their thing. There's been speculation, however, that Lurie might be more involved than people think. That's generally not a very encouraging sign. He might not meddle as much as the likes of Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder, but the impression is that he's not totally hands off, either.
Are you confident in Jeffrey Lurie as owner of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
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