CollectionsNick Foles
IN THE NEWS

Nick Foles

FEATURED ARTICLES
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
October 20, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most valuable player OFFENSE: Jason Peters The all-pro left tackle has been so good that it's easy to take him for granted. With other key pieces missing on the offensive line, Peters has been a security blanket on Nick Foles' blind side. He kept elite pass rushers Robert Quinn and Jason Pierre-Paul from sacking Foles during the last two games. Peters has not allowed a sack since the season opener. DEFENSE: Malcolm Jenkins Although he might not be a star, Jenkins is a significant upgrade at safety and has been valuable to the secondary.
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
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
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
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.
SPORTS
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...
SPORTS
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.
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
October 20, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most valuable player OFFENSE: Jason Peters The all-pro left tackle has been so good that it's easy to take him for granted. With other key pieces missing on the offensive line, Peters has been a security blanket on Nick Foles' blind side. He kept elite pass rushers Robert Quinn and Jason Pierre-Paul from sacking Foles during the last two games. Peters has not allowed a sack since the season opener. DEFENSE: Malcolm Jenkins Although he might not be a star, Jenkins is a significant upgrade at safety and has been valuable to the secondary.
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
October 15, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY said he wasn't relieved yesterday when he heard Darren Sproles had suffered a relatively mild left MCL sprain, which might or might not keep Sproles out of the lineup for a week or 2 after the Eagles come back from the bye. Kelly said he'd talked to his change-of-pace runner, receiver and punt returner after Sunday night's trouncing of the Giants, and Sproles "didn't seem like it was anything big . . . he was walking fine and there was...
SPORTS
October 14, 2014
THE MAGNITUDE of the moment cannot be overstated. First, the Eagles faced a bye week six games into the season. They were 4-1, but it was a shaky 4-1. Most recently they nearly blew a 27-point lead at home to the woeful Rams. Second, it was prime time, "Sunday Night Football," ostensibly the best game of the week's docket. Third, it was home, against the hated Giants. For the first time in Chip Kelly's 23-game tenure as an NFL coach, there were certain expectations. A loss to the Giants would place the 5-1 Cowboys atop the NFC East, would put the Giants in second place with the same record as the Eagles.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
On his first carry of the night against the New York Giants, LeSean McCoy took the football from Nick Foles, looked for a gap in the line, and saw only a clot of humanity and nowhere much to go. McCoy shouldered his way into the mob to gain a couple of yards, and you would have forgiven him for wondering if the sixth game of the season was going to be as frustrating personally as the first five had been. Last season's NFL leader for rushing yardage has become a targeted man this season, with opposing defenses choosing to make Foles and the passing game beat them.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
A growing sense of uneasiness had sprouted around the Eagles in recent weeks. The seed was planted on a Sunday afternoon in San Francisco a few weeks ago when an unbeaten team became a one-loss team because Nick Foles and the Eagles offense could not score a single point. The anxiety level went up another notch a week later in victory. Sure, the Eagles beat the St. Louis Rams, but they nearly squandered a 34-7 lead after an inexplicable fumble by Foles in the opposing team's territory.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A week of anticipation and banter along the New Jersey Turnpike ended minutes before midnight on Sunday, when the final seconds of the Eagles' convincing 27-0 win over the New York Giants finally ticked off the clock.  The Giants stomped on the Eagles' logo at midfield before the game, the latest in a week of manufactured drama. The lopsided score rendered any trash talk irrelevant in an NFC East rivalry given life by the impressive early-season records for both teams. There was no debate about which team is superior at this juncture when coach Chip Kelly jogged off the field after the Eagles' first shutout in nearly 18 years.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles offensive line, like the rest of the team, set the tone early in Sunday's 27-0 win over the New York Giants. The line opened big holes for the running game and, for the most part, kept the pressure off quarterback Nick Foles. And considering the way their counterparts on the Giants offensive line were overmatched, it made the Eagles blockers look like a group of all-pros. While Giants quarterback Eli Manning was on the run all evening, Foles had plenty of time. New York quarterbacks were sacked eight times, including six of Manning, while Foles was sacked just once for 3 yards.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
It was just 11 months ago that Nick Foles had become a sensation, throwing seven touchdown passes in one game, coming out of nowhere to run Chip Kelly's offense with calmness and precision and such care for the football. So reporters started calling Derek Long for answers and insight, because Long had coached Foles at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, and if anyone could account for Foles' rapid rise into a possible franchise quarterback, maybe an old coach who knew him well could.
SPORTS
October 13, 2014 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
SINCE THE Eagles' loss to the 49ers and near-catastrophic collapse against the Rams, a feeling of unease and uncertainty has descended on Eagles fandom. We have been agonizing over what it all means, what the future has in store, and whether we have any chance of being in Arizona in February. A visitor to Philadelphia this week hearing the chatter and wailing self-doubt would conclude that our beloved Birds had started the season 0-5. It is easy to attribute this to our almost insane fear that our sports teams will, in the end, let us down.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|