Count me among those that are scratching their head at this move.
Dorenbos has been the textbook definition on consistency and reliability. He hasn’t misfired on a single longsnap since joining the Eagles midway through the 2006 season.
That kind of consistency on special teams isn’t the kind of thing that should be taken for granted. And that’s what makes this trade so puzzling.
The Eagles certainly don’t make themselves any better this year. They’ve now got to establish chemistry with a new longsnapper late in the preseason, and hope that it carries over to the regular season with no issues.
The Eagles put themselves in this strange, less-than-ideal position in exchange for a late-round draft pick two years from now that has a less than 50-50 chance of making the roster.
I’m a fan of what Howie Roseman has done with the Eagles’ roster, but this is the type of deal where he’s just trying to get too cute.