Tom Gamble brings experience to Eagles front office
|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on February 13, 2013
An offseason of change has resulted in some inexperience in spots for the Philadelphia Eagles' administration.
But with Wednesday's hiring of Tom Gamble to be vice president of player personnel, the Eagles have a man with experience and a track record of success.
Since former director of player personnel Ryan Grigson left to become the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts last offseason, the Eagles have been looking for a suitable replacement. They have that in Gamble, who previously was the director of player personnel for the San Francisco 49ers as they've gone on a terrific two-year run. Over his 25 years of NFL experience. Gamble has worked with several teams in multiple roles.
Gamble will work in both college and pro personnel departments and report director to Eagles general manager Howie Roseman.
As for how long it will take to get Gamble involved, Roseman said his work with San Francisco will help him merge quickly with the Eagles.
"Well, we're fortunate that he's been part of the draft process and the free agent process throughout this year,' Roseman said in an interview with the team's website. "What we'll do is we'll sit down, we'll talk about where our board is, he'll talk about what he's thinking about these players. We'll try to marry those two things.
"The same thing in free agency. Where he is in free agency, the players he likes, the players we like, the ones he likes that we're going to try to get momentum on. We'll go back and watch those guys, and same with the guys that we have some momentum on, he'll go back and watch those guys. We'll marry all those things together and we'll get great ideas. I'm really excited about it."
You can watch Roseman talk about the hire by clicking here.
Chris Vannini is the lead writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered Michigan State sports for The State News, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He writes a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press on behalf of SB Nation. Vannini lives in Big Ten country, so his foot speed is far from SEC caliber, but his pulse on coaches is hard to match. Be sure to follow @CoachingBuzz on twitter and send your feedback to email@example.com
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