Eagles GM Howie Roseman has explained the incident, which resulted in images of an awkward exchange between himself and senior director of player staff Tom Donahoe. Now Donahoe has shared his side of the story.
Via Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Donahoe said he was amazed at the viral video and at the fact that it is characterized as a sign of disagreement.
Of course it is is a sign of inconsistency.
“It’s silly,” Donahoe told Mortensen. “I did not even know I was on camera. I thought Howie and [V.P. of player personnel] Andy Weidl led such a good draft as we have had in my 10 years. ”
The fact that Donahoe did not know he was on camera makes the moment even more real. It’s obvious to everyone with eyes that Donahoe and Roseman had a strange moment, and Roseman has since made it clear that Donahoe did not want the Eagles to trade down from No. 70 to No. 73, especially since that guy, Donahoe desired, was prepared. in the meantime.
So here was something about it. Donahoe does not like that it became something, but it did. Because it was. If anything, Donahoe’s side of the story emphasizes it.