On Monday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora did a hatchet job on Eagles GM Howie Roseman. He wrote that Roseman was "drunk with power" and "woefully out of his depth," and to add the sheen of authority, La Canfora cloaked it in "a growing perception around the league."
At the time, the Browns and Eagles had engaged in a high-profile tug-of-war for Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who had at different times reportedly been close to taking both jobs. Kelly turned down Cleveland last week after being wined and dined by the Eagles. He then supposedly turned down Philadelphia, but as we now know, negotiations were still ongoing. The CBS article looked like an attempt by someone to sour the Eagles' chances of landing Kelly, blasting the front office power structure and noting that an incoming coach would have limited personnel say in Philly. It was only natural to assume La Canfora's sources were coming from Cleveland.