Former General Manager Bobby Beathard conference call
Former General Manager Bobby Beathard is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month in Canton Ohio. Beathard spent 38 seasons in the NFL as a player scout, Director of Player Personnel and General Manager. He would lead the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins to a combined four Super Bowls. He also helped lead the San Diego Chargers to their first and only Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Beathard also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs.
Taking chances led to success
Beathard was key in helping the Dolphins win two super bowls. Including the perfect season, the Dolphins dominated on both sides of the ball. Led by the no-name defense and on the offensive end Larry Csonka the Dolphins went 26-2 over the course of their two Super Bowl seasons.
Success in the nation’s capital
After leaving Miami Beathard came to D.C and found even more success. His unique approach to managing paid off. In the draft, he was able to select players like Art Monk and Darrell Green. Green was selected with the 28th pick in the 1983 draft. He would also trade first round picks in order to acquire others picks. With Joe Gibbs working with him he helped guide the Redskins to two Super Bowls before heading out west to San Diego.
Can Howie Roseman find similar success?
The Eagles are fresh off their first Super Bowl and will be looking to find similar success to those Redskins teams of the 80s. Roseman has been very aggressive yet smart in his moves following the Chip Kelly era. Roseman similar to Beathard has positioned this team for long-term success. The Eagles general manager has done a great job of making good draft picks, timely trades and signings. It’s safe to say the Eagles are in good hands.
In addition, you can listen to Beathards entire conference below and look for him next month in Canton as Gibbs will enshrine him into the Hall. Congratulations on an excellent career.
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