December 19, 2013 |
NICK FOLES passed for a career-high 428 yards, tops in the NFL last weekend. He threw three touchdown passes, just one interception, and had a passer rating of 103.5. Still, the second-year signal caller has almost been universally talked about as having just an OK performance against Minnesota. That's pretty much the same way Foles feels as he evaluates his day. To him, the primary statistic that matters is the won-lost record. Because the Eagles suffered a critical loss to the lowly Vikings, there's little chance he feels good about his play.
July 2, 2014 |
BY NOW, Pete Prisco's inbox is full of hate mail. The senior NFL columnist for CBSSports.com, recently published his annual list of overrated/underrated players for each team. And there are some big names on the overrated list, including running back Ray Rice of the Ravens, running back D'Angelo Williams of Panthers, wide receiver Wes Welker of the Broncos and (drumroll please) quarterback Nick Foles of the Eagles. Wrote Prisco about Foles: "Let's slow the train down some, OK. He did some good things last season, but you'd think he was a star already.
September 23, 2014 |
NICK FOLES pried himself off the turf eventually, his recovery aided by a delay caused by the brawl taking place behind him, and then by the official review of the interception he'd just thrown, which turned out to be an incomplete pass. Foles had been viciously blindsided by Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker at the end of the play, leading Jason Peters to go after Baker, a bunch of Eagles to rush the Washington sideline, and Baker and Peters to be ejected. Now Foles gathered his troops and refocused.
November 30, 2014 |
NICK FOLES went shopping for some good medical news on Black Friday, and he got it. Foles' 4-week followup CT scan showed the quarterback's left collarbone is healing normally, a source close to the situation said. The source said Foles can't take a hit yet, but he can step up strengthening exercises, with an eye toward full clearance 6 to 8 weeks from the Nov. 2 break. The source stressed that more healing must take place before Foles is cleared to take a hit. Of course, Mark Sanchez' error-free performance against Dallas made it look unlikely, for now, that the starting job will be available when Foles returns, though, in an ideal world, before deciding on a quarterback for 2015, the Eagles would be able to get a look at Foles behind this offensive line, with the once-again powerful run game that helped Foles perform so well in 2013.
September 23, 2014
NICK FOLES has been called a lot of things by a lot of people in the last year or so: cool, accurate, smart, franchise; lucky, fad, product of a system, flash in the pan. The descriptions shift with the winds, and the final scores. There is little upon which everyone can agree. Except now, maybe, this: tough. It is an essential quality for success as an NFL quarterback. There is no faking it, either. The rules and the officials do everything they can to protect you and you still get leveled by human missiles on a regular basis.
April 5, 2013 |
NICK FOLES was trying in vain Wednesday to convince a group of skeptical reporters that he can run a Chip Kelly offense when Eagles center/class clown Jason Kelce stuck his head in the room and shouted, "Tell'em how fast you are, Nick. " As anyone who watched the three-part miniseries that was his 10-yard touchdown run against the Bucs last December knows, speed isn't part of Foles' skill-set. He has decent mobility in the pocket, but you don't want him running the anchor on your 4-x- 100 relay team.
February 17, 2013
The following is a post by Les Bowen from the Daily News' Eagles blog, Eagletarian: News of the Eagles signing former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon arrived right around the same time that USA Today reported former Eagles coach Andy Reid would like to see the Chiefs trade for Nick Foles. As is often the case when apparent serendipity strikes, some folks put these two events together and concluded Foles was on his way out of here, sooner rather than later.
December 3, 2013 |
THE TIGHT ENDS hadn't been a huge part of the Eagles' passing attack in the first 11 games. Brent Celek, Zach Ertz and James Casey had been collectively targeted just 73 times and had 40 receptions for 595 yards and four touchdowns. But they had a pretty good idea that was going to change yesterday against the Arizona Cardinals. "We thought we would be used more this game because of the way they play their defense," Ertz said. "They put a lot of safeties and linebackers on us [in]
April 29, 2012
Eagles Day 3 Draft Picks BRANDON BOYKIN CB, Georgia, 5-9, 182 His stock fell because of concussion concerns and a broken leg at the Senior Bowl, but the athletic corner projects as a slot man who can contribute immediately as a dynamic punt and kick returner. DENNIS KELLY T, Purdue, 6-8, 321 The massive lineman flew under the radar despite starting at Purdue, but Howard Mudd sees someone he hopes to develop. MARVIN McNUTT WR, Iowa, 6-3, 216 Tall and productive, with 18 touchdowns the last three seasons, McNutt is a former quarterback still learning the finer points of receiving.
January 10, 2014 |
NICK FOLES was the seventh quarterback taken in the 2012 draft, 87 picks after Andrew Luck, 86 after Robert Griffin III, 80 after Ryan Tannehill, 66 after Brandon Weeden, 31 after Brock Osweiler and 13 after Russell Wilson. The Eagles selected him with the 25th pick in the third round, which was about where most draft analysts had him going. Most, but not all. "I had him in the first round," ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said. "That was well-documented.