Howie Roseman wins power struggle with fired Tom Gamble
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Wednesday that they fired VP of Player Personnel Tom Gamble, signifying a change in the structure of the front office, and possibly creating an issue between head coach Chip Kelly and GM Howie Roseman.
Kelly liked Gamble and considered him a football guy, while he deems Roseman a salary cap guy.
“I think Tom does an outstanding job and if he has the opportunity to do that, then I would support him anything,” Kelly said Monday, prior to Gamble’s firing. “He’s a heck of a football guy.”
Meanwhile, Kelly described Roseman as having training with the salary cap and doing an excellent job managing it.
It is obvious that there is some tension between the Eagles executives. CSN Philly’s Geoff Mosherreported about the issues between them:
Multiple sources told CSNPhilly.com that tensions have developed between Roseman and Kelly throughout Kelly’s two-year tenure, whereas the bond between Kelly and Gamble, two football guys who think along the same lines, was tightening.
Roseman is now in control of the front office and has altered the personnel and scouting department, according to CSN Philly. This has led to speculation that Kelly, who has gone 10-6 in each of his two seasons as Eagles head coach, might not be comfortable staying in Philly for the long haul.