Now that the first four Philadelphia Eagles games of the 2017 NFL season are over, it’s time for our monthly approval polls. We’ll kick this series off with two of the team’s biggest decision makers: Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas. (NOTE: If you can’t view the polls, CLICK HERE.)
The last time we checked in on Roseman’s approval was back in September. He finished 84% which was down from his post-NFL Draft May rating of 94%.
I’m thinking Roseman’s approval will be going back up in this month’s poll. The Eagles are sitting pretty at 3-1 and first overall in the NFC East. To Roseman’s credit, a number of his offseason additions are contributing to the team’s success. Tim Jernigan looks pretty good. Chris Long is contributing in a rotational role. Patrick Robinson is proving to be a great bargain bin signing. LeGarrette Blount is coming off heck of a performance against the Chargers.
The free agent additions aren’t looking all perfect. The Eagles need more production out of Alshon Jeffery, especially when he’s being paid $14 million. Torrey Smith has really struggled with drops. Chance Warmack is getting playing time but he’s not looking great. Re-signing Stefen Wisniewski turned out to be a good move, but the fact he’s starting over 2016 third-round pick Isaac Seumalo, who is now a healthy scratch, isn’t the most ideal situation.
Speaking of the draft picks, none of the Eagles’ rookies are looking like home run selections so far. And that’s OK! It’s only been four games. Derek Barnett has been contributing nicely as a rotational backup. Rasul Douglas is showing some promise while working through some struggles. Mack Hollins has produced when called upon. Elijah Qualls is a depth player. Corey Clement was a solid undrafted pickup.
Some of the other picks aren’t looking so hot. Shelton Gibson is likely to be a healthy scratch all season long. Fellow fifth-round pick Nate Gerry is on the practice squad. Donnel Pumphrey was a healthy scratch as the team’s fifth-string running back before being placed on injured reserve. We still have to see what becomes of Sidney Jones.
One thing I definitely think Roseman deserves credit for: the moves he didn’t make when it came to players like Jason Kelce and Mychal Kendricks. He easily could have moved on from those two. Kelce hadn’t been himself for a couple seasons prior to this year. Kendricks, while talented, isn’t fully utilized by the coaching staff. Roseman could have sold low on those players and it would’ve been reasonable at the time. But he kept them around and both players actually look good.
The MOST important factor when it comes to grading Roseman, however, is Carson Wentz. That’s the guy Roseman tied his wagon to. So far, Wentz is looking like a legitimate franchise quarterback. He’s not quite on that superstar level yet — which is fine, it’s only his second year — but Wentz is showing improvement.
I have my reservations about Roseman. I think it’s hard not to approve of what he’s done for the most part, though.
Do you approve of the job Howie Roseman is doing as executive vice president of football operations of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments. If you can’t view the poll, CLICK HERE.
Do you approve of the job Howie Roseman is doing?
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Roseman Approval Polls:
- September 2017: 84% approval (Joe Douglas 77%)
- May 2017 post-draft: 94% approval (Joe Douglas 93%)
- May 2017 pre-draft: 84% approval (Joe Douglas 77%)
- January 2017: 40% approval
- December 2016: 49% approval
- November 2016: 79% approval
- September 2016: 97% approval
- May 2016: 74% approval
- February 2015: 28% approval
- January 2015: 39% approval
- December 2014: 86% approval
- November 2014: 89% approval
- October 2014: 87% approval
- July 2014: 89% approval
- May 2014 (post-draft): 91% approval
- May 2014 (pre-draft): 85% approval
- April 2014: 79% approval
- March 2014: 97% approval
- January 2014: 87% approval
Do you approve of the job Joe Douglas is doing as vice president of player personnel of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments. If you can’t view the poll, CLICK HERE.
Do you approve of the job Joe Douglas is doing?
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