By Eliot Shorr-Parks | NJ Advance Media for

on March 25, 2015 at 5:30 AM, updated March 25, 2015 at 7:33 AM

PHOENIX Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was grilled on Tuesday, and it had little to do with the blazing sun coming down at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.

Speaking to the media for the first time since December, Lurie was peppered with questions about his decision to demote Howie Roseman, his decision to hand over complete control to head coach Chip Kelly, and what he thought of his team's busy offseason.

You can read what Lurie actually said here, but here is a look at what Eagles' fans should really take from the owner's close to 40-minue media session.

1. Kelly convinced Lurie to demote Roseman

In case there was any debate, Lurie put it to rest on Tuesday, making it clear that it was Kelly who approached him about the idea of removing Roseman as general manager. Although Lurie insisted the decision didn't have to do with Roseman's ability as a talent evaluator, it did have to do with Kelly not wanting Roseman as his right-hand man.

"(Kelly) felt he could be maximized best with a senior personnel executive that was of his choosing, and of course with my approval," Lurie said. "I feel that was important to back him on that, and to allow him to maximize that."

2. Roseman and Kelly didn't get along

Lurie tried to his best to downplay the idea that Roseman and Kelly didn't get along, which was widely reported at the time of the front office shakeup.

Lurie said that he didn't have to step in at any point to calm down tempers between Roseman and Kelly, but did have this to say about the working relationship between the two.

"You don't," Lurie said, "have to work with your best friends."

3. Eagles are building around Chip

While explaining why LeSean McCoy was not the kind of running back that Kelly wanted, he made it clear that the Eagles will be trying to get bigger on both offense and defense.

When Kelly inherited the Eagles' roster in 2013, it had DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Michael Vick and McCoy. None of them remains.

"His style of play is very different from what we had before. It is a power spread offense and a 3-4 defense. We weren't organized and designed in that way. We had outstanding young finesse players, who were really good at that," Lurie said. "Over the past two years, we had to look at how we were going to maximize Chip Kelly's vision and system. Or were we going to counteract it, and not try to maximize Chip and what he was bringing. I'm an owner that tends to be supportive of his coach and his vision, if it's a smart vision."

4. Bradford is the Eagles' best attempt at a quarterback

Lurie has also said that when it comes to the NFL, it is all about finding a franchise quarterback. He said it at the end of last season, implying he wasn't sure Nick Foles was the answer.

Well, Foles is now in St. Louis, and Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, is in Philadelphia, and is the Eagles' latest chance at finding their franchise guy.

Lurie said that Kelly has spent plenty of time studying Bradford, and said it if wasn't for the quarterback twice tearing his ACL, the Rams would have never traded him.

Still, Lurie didn't sound overly enthusiastic about the acquisition of Bradford, and seems to have his fingers crossed like the rest of the city that Bradford will stay healthy.

5. Lurie won't stop Kelly from drafting Mariota

After offering up tempered expectations for Bradford, Lurie sounded very, very open to the idea of the Eagles trading up in the 2015 NFL Draft for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota while also saying moving up for a quarterback doesn't always work out.

"It's great to mortgage the future for Peyton Manning and it's not very good to mortgage it for Ryan Leaf," Lurie said. "It's great to mortgage it for Donovan McNabb but not for Tim Couch."

Lurie also pointed out that the Washington Redskins' trade to land Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft, a deal that cost them three-first round picks, would have been worth it had they landed a better quarterback.

Which certainly makes it sound like if Kelly wants to "mortgage the future" for Mariota, Lurie won't stand in his way.