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November 12, 2012
On Sunday against the Cowboys, Nick Foles made his NFL debut by replacing injured starting quarterback Michael Vick with 7 minutes, 41 seconds left in the second quarter. On Nov. 23, 2008, against the Ravens, Kevin Kolb got his first significant NFL playing time by replacing struggling starting quarterback Donovan McNabb to open the third quarter. Their results were similarly unsuccessful. Outcomes: Sunday, Cowboys 38, Eagles 23; Nov. 23, 2008, Ravens 36, Eagles 7. Foles' numbers: 22-32-219, 1 TD, 1 INT. Kolb's numbers: 10-23-73, 0 TD, 2 INT. Foles' bright spot: He completed a 44-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin early in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 14-10 lead.
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November 8, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IF CHIP KELLY has soured on something, it might be the people he has to stand in front of and answer questions from several times a week. The Eagles' coach was asked yesterday about a report from earlier in the week on NJ.com that indicated the team might have been thinking of replacing quarterback Nick Foles with Mark Sanchez before Foles broke his collarbone at the end of the first quarter Sunday at Houston. Specifically, the report quoted a league source who said he thought some people in the organization, including general manager Howie Roseman, "kind of soured" on Foles as Foles struggled through the first half of the season.
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December 6, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NICK FOLES is a low-profile guy in a high-profile job. A little less than 7 weeks shy of his 25th birthday, the Eagles quarterback is the reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Month, one touchdown pass short of Peyton Manning's record of 20 TD passes without an interception from the start of a season. Green and white No. 9 jerseys are about to be arrayed beneath many a Delaware Valley Christmas tree. But who is this man? The locker stall at NovaCare offers no real clues. It contains assorted nutritional supplements, rumpled sweat clothes, a pillow.
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December 4, 2012
SO THE FINAL four games of this Eagles season resemble the first four - with a "Twilight Zone" twist. Then, the postgame conversation was about culpable coaches and game-deciding fumbles and the ability of the starting quarterback to take the Philadelphia Eagles to the next level. And it is again. The twist, of course, is that the quarterback is now a rookie and the next level is now mediocrity. The fumbles call into question whether rookie Bryce Brown is a bruising, fleet-footed find with a magnificent future in the NFL or just another one of those backs destined to bounce from team to team because of a tendency to bounce the football at the most inopportune of times.
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February 23, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Whether it was a sign of genuine enthusiasm or an effort to raise the asking price, Eagles coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman were adamant in their support of quarterback Nick Foles on Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. Foles' future in Philadelphia has come into question since Kelly was hired because of Kelly's recent history with mobile quarterbacks. It appeared even more questionable when the Eagles renegotiated a deal with Michael Vick, who will be 33 next season, and added Dennis Dixon, another mobile threat.
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November 14, 2012
Nick Foles' performance against the Cowboys on Sunday was neither great nor bad. The rookie quarterback was competent, perhaps even more so considering the circumstances, and he gave no indication that he could not handle the rigors of starting in the NFL. But the sample - less than three quarters of football - remains a small one. With Michael Vick unlikely to play Sunday at Washington, Foles will get the opportunity to add to his resumé and...
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August 22, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Monday evening will be remembered for the quarterback who failed to finish the game, because it is Michael Vick's health that is the overbearing cloud on the Eagles' prospects this season. But there can at least be satisfaction from the quarterback who replaced Vick. Because Nick Foles, the rookie third-round pick, continued a scorching summer in which he often plays the position with a prowess that suggests the Eagles have a prospect with enough promise to develop into a reliable player.
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April 5, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may be time to envision the possibility that Nick Foles will win the Eagles starting quarterback job. Certainly, there are some who have already contemplated the likelihood, considering the competition. Chip Kelly has never wavered from his stance - given the day after he became the Eagles head coach - that he likes Foles and would tailor his offense to the second-year quarterback's skill-set should he prevail. And yet there has been this perception that Foles has little chance since Kelly came aboard and decided a few weeks later to bring Michael Vick back.
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July 27, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles shuffled to the microphone in flip-flops and a black baseball cap. A crowd of reporters and cameras formed a semicircle around the Eagles quarterback and each time he was asked a question by someone on the outer edges, Foles would turn and face him. It had been over a month since Foles last publicly spoke. In the intervening time, as the Phillies sank into nonrelevancy, the local sports media vacuum had been filled by a   Philadelphia   magazine profile of Foles that questioned whether he had enough ego to be a successful NFL quarterback.
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August 23, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN Nick Foles finished leading the Eagles to a 27-17 preseason victory over the host New England Patriots late Monday night, Foles made a phone call. On the other end, former Arizona Wildcats quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo heard about the things Foles didn't do right, in the course of completing 18 of 28 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns, and compiling a 96.9 passer rating. Foles was pressed into service much earlier than scheduled when Michael Vick left for rib X-rays with a little more than 6 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
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December 15, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
By Thursday, Mark Sanchez didn't want to talk about the Seahawks game, and who could blame him? He wasn't the only Eagles player on offense who wanted to wipe away the memory of last Sunday's 24-14 loss to Seattle. As impressive as the Seahawks' defensive performance was, the Eagles left plays on the field, particularly in the passing game. As coach Chip Kelly said, it was a team effort, or lack thereof. The running game never got going, the offensive line struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, and the receivers dropped passes or couldn't get open.
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December 10, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY would have you believe he has no idea that Nick Foles' next collarbone exam is scheduled just after this Sunday's game against Dallas. I'm gonna say maybe he does. Against Seattle, Kelly called plays like a man who was trying to win despite his quarterback, not because of his quarterback. In the NFL, the second scenario generally works better. It did for the Seahawks. Lost in the euphoria of the Eagles' 33-10 Thanksgiving devastation of Dallas was the fact that Mark Sanchez threw the ball more than 20 yards downfield twice.
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December 10, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The standard questions about the health of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles arose again Monday and the standard non-answers from coach Chip Kelly followed. Andy Reid used to love opening his news conferences with injury updates whereas Kelly loves to pretend he's never looked at or asked about an injury report. "No, I have no updates on Nick," Kelly said the day after backup quarterback Mark Sanchez and the Eagles offense fell limp in a 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Whenever an offense fails as fantastically as the Eagles did Sunday, it's natural that the quarterback's role is discussed.
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December 8, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
We'll never know what the Eagles would look like had they drafted Russell Wilson instead of Nick Foles, but it is likely Chip Kelly would be using the zone-read more than he does now had Andy Reid drafted the Seahawks quarterback, as he intended. Fact: Kelly does not need a mobile quarterback to win in the NFL. Fact: Kelly has successfully catered his offense to the skills of Mark Sanchez and Nick Foles. Fact: Kelly still employs the zone-read even though neither quarterback has proven to be much of a threat to run the ball.
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December 3, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles' broken left collarbone "isn't healed yet," Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed Monday. The quarterback underwent an examination on Friday. Kelly said the bone is healing, but Foles has not yet been cleared to return to practice. Kelly has not provided a timetable for Foles' return. The expected recovery was about six to eight weeks. Only four weeks have passed since the injury. Foles will need to go through another medical exam before he is cleared. Kelly said he did not know when that would be. Quarterback Mark Sanchez will continue to start for the Eagles when the Seattle Seahawks visit on Sunday.
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December 3, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
WITH ONE holiday just past and another looming, it seems timely to observe some unlikely gifts the Eagles should be thankful for . . . and what their holiday wishes should be.   COACHING GIVE THANKS: For St. Chip. Most of what has happened this season - a 9-3 record that puts the Eagles alone atop the NFC East - would not have happened without coach Chip Kelly's innovative offense and progressive program. The Eagles have been able to keep most defenses on their heels.
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December 2, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY is 19-9 through 28 games in the NFL, pretty darned good for a coach who might not have his quarterback yet. The question of who quarterbacks the Eagles next season isn't one fans are spending a lot of time pondering right now. (That is why you have sports reporters.) But it might have a big impact on whether Kelly can win a Super Bowl in the near future. Nick Foles got good news from his CT scan Friday, but Foles is still at least a few weeks and continued healing away from being cleared for contact.
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December 1, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Following the Eagles' 2013 blueprint for success, Mark Sanchez was every bit as effective against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving as Nick Foles was last season in winning causes. Chip Kelly has tailored the offense more to Sanchez's skill set, but his recipe for winning without an elite quarterback involves a potent ground game, run-pass balance, and fewer high-risk throws that can often result in turnovers. While that may seem like an obvious objective for any offense, it has been out of reach for the Eagles, particularly in the first half of the season, when Foles was starting and offensive line injuries were hampering the run game.
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November 28, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - You don't ever forget something like the Butt Fumble. Even if you tried, there's always going to be an annoying sports writer, probably one from New York, who's going to come up to you and remind you about it. "It sucked," Mark Sanchez said. "I ran into some guy's butt and dropped the ball on the turf and they scored. I don't know if it gets [any worse than that]. This is like my favorite holiday, so that's not cool. It was really a bummer. " That was two Thanksgivings ago, when Sanchez's career was unraveling with the Jets.
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November 28, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Mark Sanchez and the Eagles had a very short week to prepare for Thursday's NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, but, in some ways, time is even shorter for the quarterback than for the rest of his teammates. Sanchez faces a ticking clock as he makes his fourth start while Nick Foles recovers from a collarbone fracture. If he plays well enough, time can slow down a little and the organization might be less inclined to rush Foles back into the lineup. If he plays poorly, the hands of the clock will begin to spin around, and what might be Sanchez's last chance to redeem himself as an NFL starter could vanish.
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