Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
Appears that way... Give me your thoughts on Banner as president (I'm assuming Heckert will still be GM).
He was known as the "bad cop" in negotiations. A lot of ex-Eagles (Westbrook, Dawkins, H Douglas) didn't like him because of how their contract situations were handled. That said, him knowing when to let go of guys has helped us stay competitive. He doesn't keep many studs past 31 if there are young players waiting for their time and good enough.
Not sure if you can read that because it's mobile but good quotes from former players on Banner. He is good at finding gems for cheap but would rather they leave and be stars somewhere else once they overachieve their small contract. Shawn Barber and Chris Clemons come to mind.
The extensions for Shady, Cole, Herremans, DeSean, and Evan Mathis would not have been quick and smooth with Banner still here. He's a hard nosed negotiator.
You can point to the old Eagles relationship with Drew Rosenhaus (Terrell Owens extension) to their new one (DeSean and Shady) to see that.
He'll find you guys on the FA market that will give you more value than what they're signed for and is good at working the salary cap.