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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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March 12, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles traded Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday in a perplexing move that brought former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford to Philadelphia after two major knee injuries and also required the Eagles to surrender their 2016 second-round pick. The official transaction included Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick, and a 2016 second-round pick for Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick. If Bradford does not play 50 percent of the snaps, the Eagles will receive a fourth-round pick in 2016.
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March 12, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
I KEPT WAITING for the other shoe to drop. When the initial stories broke yesterday that the Eagles had traded quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford, there were rumors that the deal also involved the Birds' swapping their 20th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft for the Rams' 10th overall pick. That made sense. I thought I was finally seeing the endgame that Eagles Grand Poohbah of Football Chip Kelly was playing when he started this wild week of wheeling and dealing.
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March 12, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is the longest-running mystery in Philadelphia sports history, and now the part of Sherlock Holmes is being played by Chip Kelly. The coach and his team are in search of that elusive Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver football award that stands 22 inches, weighs seven pounds, and has never been hoisted by a man in an Eagles uniform. The suspense is killing Eagles fans, the majority of whom were not alive when the franchise last won an NFL championship by beating Lombardi's Green Bay Packers in 1960 and many of whom wonder if they'll still be breathing when the team celebrates its next title.
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March 12, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOR MAYBE 30 minutes there, Eagles fans were elated. An NFL Network graphic said that in addition to exchanging Nick Foles for Sam Bradford, their team was swapping first-round picks with the St. Louis Rams, moving up from 20th overall to 10th. This happy news was tweeted forth across the land, over hill and over dale, sometimes accompanied by a screen-grab. It had to be the first step in a double move to draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, right? Suddenly, the possible trade Philadelphia had been obsessing over for months seemed very tangible.
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March 10, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It's about time somebody said something nice about Nick Foles, and, from what I can tell, there isn't a long line waiting for the chance. So, since he is the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles until he isn't, here goes: You could do worse. I know, I know. That isn't the faint praise fans look for in a quarterback, and now that the We-Want-Mariota pack is in full roar, anything less than the magical reunion of the Oregon quarterback and his genius coach will seem like a broken consolation prize.
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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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