Monday, August 1, 2011

Banner, Roseman showing their swagger at Lehigh U.

Eagles president Joe Banner and general manager Howie Roseman have found it impossible to hide their enthusiasm over the spending and trading sprees bringing the Eagles five major acquisitions this past week - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jason Babin, Vince Young, Nnamdi Asomugha and Cullen Jenkins.

Banner sat in the back of  the news conference heralding the addition of Jenkins, who is just what the Eagles need to improve their anemic pass rush. Roseman, asked if the Eagles had the salary cap flexibility to go after more free agents, deferred to his boss in the back of the media tent.

"Oh, hell yeah, anything he wants," Banner said to a chorus of laughter.

After practice the following day, with the media waiting for Asomugha to appear, Roseman had difficulty making a 3-point turn in the BMW he drives. The driver in the Audi behind him began honking. When Roseman completed his maneuver and drove off, the Audi driver rolled down the window and playfully said "Learn how to bleeping drive."

And so it is at Eagles camp.

Vince Young says the acquisitions have turned the Eagles into The Dream Team.

We shall see.

It's pretty clear Banner and Roseman feel good about what they've done, a series of moves that's sent shockwaves through the NFC East.


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