CollectionsNick Foles
IN THE NEWS

Nick Foles

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
October 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Let's be clear here: The Eagles lost Sunday because of three turnovers, and Nick Foles was primarily responsible for 67 percent of them. It has become a recurring theme, but this time it cost the Eagles in their 24-20 loss to the Cardinals. Josh Huff shared some of the blame for his fumble at the 7-yard line. Nate Allen made a costly mistake when he let John Brown get behind him on a deep post for the winning touchdown. And Chip Kelly's pass-heavy play-calling placed far too much on Foles' shoulders when he has yet to prove that he can handle such a load.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THERE ARE a ton of statistical reasons why the Eagles shouldn't be 5-1 right now. Start with a quarterback who is 28th in the league in passing, 29th in interception percentage, 29th in completion percentage and 27th in yards per attempt. Move on to a defense that is 23rd against the run and is on pace to give up a franchise-record number of touchdown passes. This a team with the fifth-worst turnover differential in the league and the third-most number of giveaways. Their star running back was averaging just 2.9 yards per carry until the Giants came along wearing a red suit and black boots.
SPORTS
October 28, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Nick Foles is a lesser quarterback this season than last in every meaningful regard, and this must change if the Eagles are to be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders. These truths are clear when you watch him on the field, when you examine his statistics, when you listen to Chip Kelly fall back on the tired trope Monday of pointing to Foles' win-loss record as an accurate measure of his play and progress. "What's our record now, 5-2? Nick's 5-2, in my opinion," Kelly said one day after Foles threw two costly interceptions in the Eagles' 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
SPORTS
October 20, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
In Chip Kelly's last session with reporters before bunkering in for some bye-week brainstorming, he was asked more questions about reserve tight end Trey Burton (two) than about starting quarterback Nick Foles (zero). That's remarkable in some ways, but also an indication that Foles has the ability to blend into the wallpaper around here. Through six games, the Eagles have won five times, and Foles has been neither very good nor very bad in any of them. If the team wasn't winning, or if Foles had been egregiously bad, maybe he would be a topic of conversation.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THERE ARE a ton of statistical reasons why the Eagles shouldn't be 5-1 right now. Start with a quarterback who is 28th in the league in passing, 29th in interception percentage, 29th in completion percentage and 27th in yards per attempt. Move on to a defense that is 23rd against the run and is on pace to give up a franchise-record number of touchdown passes. This a team with the fifth-worst turnover differential in the league and the third-most number of giveaways. Their star running back was averaging just 2.9 yards per carry until the Giants came along wearing a red suit and black boots.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. - In the most literal sense, the Eagles lost yesterday, 24-20, because Rashad Johnson shoved Jordan Matthews out of bounds in the end zone before Matthews could get his feet down, after Matthews caught Nick Foles' last-second heave to the left corner from the Cardinals' 16 yard-line. But that was a tough, low-percentage play, one the Eagles never should have needed to make in a game in which they outgained the Cardinals, 521-400, piled up a 27-17 edge in first downs, got a 54-yard field goal from rookie kicker Cody Parkey, and didn't allow a Cardinals first down in four successive second-half series, while starting five series in a row at their own 40 or better.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Nick Foles is building a database. A database of mistakes that he hopes to learn from, grow from, and not repeat. Seven games into a season that still could be special or still could be heartbreaking, that database is starting to swell. Foles threw two more interceptions yesterday and had a late-comeback drive come up 16 yards short in a 24-20 loss to the Cardinals. He set a franchise record for completions (36) and recorded the third 400-yard passing game of his career.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE IS this old David Steinberg comedy bit in which a beaten-up and bloodied fighter returns to his corner after each round to the unbridled optimism of his trainer, who tells him repeatedly, "Keep it up, Pepe, you're doing great. " Finally, Steinberg can hear no more, leans from his ringside seat and says this: "Pepe, you are not doing great. The other man is hitting you repeatedly and you are not responding. " It is getting to that point with our own version of Pepe, Nick Foles.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
PAT SHURMUR cut right to the heart of the Nick Foles matter yesterday, the problem and the promise. "What I'm finding with Nick is that when he sets his feet and steps into his throws, he's awesome," the Eagles' offensive coordinator said during his weekly news conference. "What we're also finding is there are times when he gets flushed, or he flushes himself, and he doesn't have his feet underneath him, and he's not as good as he could be if they were. " Shurmur went on to qualify that the same can be said for all quarterbacks, but let's be real: It can be said a lot less for Peyton Manning this season than for Foles.
SPORTS
October 28, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
In both Eagles losses, in San Francisco on Sept. 28 and in Arizona on Sunday, the Birds drove to within two yards of a potential game-deciding touchdown. But both times, they did not make it. Here is a comparison of those drives: VS. 49ERS 15 plays, 90 yards, 6 first downs Trailing by 26-21, the Eagles had first and goal at the San Francisco 6 with 2:50 left in the fourth quarter. First and 6: Nick Foles throws incomplete Second and 6: LeSean McCoy runs for 5 yards to the 1. Third and 1: Foles throws incomplete.
SPORTS
October 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Let's be clear here: The Eagles lost Sunday because of three turnovers, and Nick Foles was primarily responsible for 67 percent of them. It has become a recurring theme, but this time it cost the Eagles in their 24-20 loss to the Cardinals. Josh Huff shared some of the blame for his fumble at the 7-yard line. Nate Allen made a costly mistake when he let John Brown get behind him on a deep post for the winning touchdown. And Chip Kelly's pass-heavy play-calling placed far too much on Foles' shoulders when he has yet to prove that he can handle such a load.
SPORTS
October 28, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly often talks about self-inflicted wounds. Turnovers and penalties can infuriate the Eagles coach. After Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the three turnovers and 11 penalties seemed to agitate Kelly the most. "Really, the penalties and the turnover situation on the offensive side of the ball hurt us," Kelly said Monday. And it was not just the Cardinals game. The Eagles are among the top teams in the NFL with a 5-2 record, but issues that can be overlooked in winning become obvious in losing.
SPORTS
October 28, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Nick Foles is a lesser quarterback this season than last in every meaningful regard, and this must change if the Eagles are to be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders. These truths are clear when you watch him on the field, when you examine his statistics, when you listen to Chip Kelly fall back on the tired trope Monday of pointing to Foles' win-loss record as an accurate measure of his play and progress. "What's our record now, 5-2? Nick's 5-2, in my opinion," Kelly said one day after Foles threw two costly interceptions in the Eagles' 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
SPORTS
October 27, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles are 5-1 this season - just one touchdown drive away from being undefeated - and that record is remarkable considering the adversity that has greeted the start of Chip Kelly's second year. Some of the adversity couldn't have been predicted or prevented. Some has been self-inflicted. And some is the result of opponents' adapting to what has been learned about how the Eagles will play on both sides of the ball under Kelly. Specifically, the offensive line and middle of the defense have been affected by injury.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|