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January 2, 2015 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Columnist
OVER THE COURSE of the next few weeks, Chip Kelly will look at every pass Nick Foles threw this season and last. He will break down his mechanics and his decision-making and his accuracy and his pocket presence and everything else that game film can tell a coach about a quarterback. At some point, he will examine the evidence and come to a conclusion as to whether he thinks the Eagles can one day win a Super Bowl with Foles as their quarterback. There's no way to know that for sure, of course.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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February 14, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
In a scene that won't be repeated, the man in charge of the Eagles' player-personnel decisions huddled with some media members at Lucas Oil Stadium during last year's NFL scouting combine and spoke at length of his affection for and commitment to the team's No. 1 quarterback. Howie Roseman went on and on about Nick Foles that day, about an up-and-coming quarterback whom the Eagles had an obligation to support, and things certainly have changed since then. No Eagles representative is scheduled to speak at next week's combine.
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January 31, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - If perception were reality, LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles would spend every waking hour of the offseason wondering if they were going to be Eagles next season. The two made promotional rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday and neither seemed very much concerned over speculation about his future. McCoy reiterated comments he made after the season that he would be willing to restructure his contract if the Eagles approached him, but the running back took a hard line when discussing whether coach Chip Kelly would ask him to take a pay cut. "I know how hard it is to keep a team together and I want to be part of this team.
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January 27, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
BIZARRO VALLEY, Ariz. - Well, here we are (how's that weather back home?), but even now it's still a little hard to believe that Chip Kelly, in just his second season as head coach of an Eagles team that finished 4-12 two years ago, was able to lead the team all the way to Super Bowl XLIX and a matchup next Sunday against those cheating New England Patriots. Strange but true and it's worth reflecting on the fact that none of this had to happen and, to be honest, the magical ride was almost derailed in the final weeks of the regular season.
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January 3, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' quarterback situation is uncertain entering the offseason, but it does not appear Matt Barkley is any closer to earning the starting job than he was when he arrived as a rookie in 2013. Barkley, the once-heralded Southern California quarterback the Eagles selected in the fourth round two seasons ago, threw only one pass this season. He was the third-string quarterback behind Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez after spending his rookie year as the No. 3 behind Foles and Michael Vick.
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January 2, 2015 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Columnist
OVER THE COURSE of the next few weeks, Chip Kelly will look at every pass Nick Foles threw this season and last. He will break down his mechanics and his decision-making and his accuracy and his pocket presence and everything else that game film can tell a coach about a quarterback. At some point, he will examine the evidence and come to a conclusion as to whether he thinks the Eagles can one day win a Super Bowl with Foles as their quarterback. There's no way to know that for sure, of course.
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December 31, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles expects to be the Eagles' quarterback in 2015, which was a more emphatic declaration than anything coach Chip Kelly or owner Jeffrey Lurie said about Foles' future in Philadelphia. "I expect to be back here," Foles said Monday in his first public comments since he suffered a broken left collarbone in November. "I expect to be the quarterback. I love my teammates, and I expect to be out there leading them and winning some games. " Foles, 25, is held in high regard in the Eagles organization, and Kelly and Lurie have praised him. But they also stopped short of endorsements for Foles entering the offseason, which was the case after last season.
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December 31, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The good news coming out of the NovaCare Complex the day after the unceremonious end to the season was that Nick Foles is ready to return as the Eagles' starting quarterback. That, of course, would have been much better news if Foles had made the same declaration a few weeks ago, when the once-promising season started to unravel with three straight losses to Seattle, Dallas, and Washington. Instead, Mark Sanchez finished out the season, going 4-4, while Foles recovered from the fractured collarbone he suffered during Week 9 in Houston.
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December 31, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NICK FOLES, invisible to fans and media since breaking his collarbone on Nov. 2, suddenly was front and center yesterday, large and live, ready to take his place as the face of the 2015 Eagles. "I expect to be back here. I expect to be the quarterback," Foles said as the Eagles packed their belongings and headed into the offseason. "I love my teammates and I expect to be back out there, leading them and winning some games . . . I'm excited to come back better than I ever have been.
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December 31, 2014 | Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
AND NOW, to the most important task of the offseason: Extending the contract of quarterback Nick Foles. Foles was a revelation in 2013 as a backup who stole a starter's position. He was a kid playing a game, a fearless gambler playing with house money. In 2014, as a starter charged with leading a division champ back to the playoffs and beyond, Foles was a reluctant and cautious game manager, unwilling to risk too much, scared to lose. "Not being afraid to make an error," Foles said, is paramount in successful quarterback play.
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December 31, 2014 | Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
IF ONLY THE NFL world was as Chip Kelly depicted it Monday. In his season wrapup news conference, the Eagles' coach brushed aside a question about the importance of finding a quarterback you could "hitch your wagon to" by indicating it was just as important to find a linebacker or a safety who was wagon-hitching-worthy. But the list of Super Bowl winners over the past decade-plus suggests it isn't. The guy who becomes Chip's quarterback is likely to define his tenure here. Right now, the needle swings toward Nick Foles, because he's under contract and because he clearly has some of the traits of a top-notch QB - intelligence, size, a decent arm, selflessness, coachability, a relentlessly positive outlook.
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