Nick Foles is the starter for the Eagles. Image via PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
It’s hardly a surprise at this stage. It was just a matter of time until it was announced.
After Nick Foles’ historic 7-touchdown performance in Oakland in Week 9, you knew that the Philadelphia Eagles could not return to Mike Vick as their starting quarterback. Foles was simply playing too well. You had to have him play for the rest of the season to see more of what he could do. Continue reading ‘It’s official: Foles is it’
Today’s Eagles-Packers game features an Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay squad facing off against a Birds team coming off a soaring win in Oakland and a historic performance by Nick Foles. Will the Eagles offense be able to replicate their most exciting performance since the season opener today at Lambeau Field? How will the presence of at quarterback Seneca Wallace impact Philadelphia’s game plan?
I spoke with the Behind Enemy Lines podcast about these topics and more for your Green Bay-Philadelphia preview. Check it out here…and let’s go Eagles!
The task for the Philadelphia Eagles offense is seemingly simple. It needs to re-establish itself in Oakland. Showing up will be a start, after two consecutive games of scoring nary a touchdown. QB Nick Foles has the start for the first time after a disastrous Week 7 game against the Cowboys. He needs to shake off that start, the dust from a week of no action due to a concussion and help to give his team a chance to win this week. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles gameplan: Re-starting the offense’
Sunday was not Nick Foles’ day. Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles.
Whatever Nick Foles had for breakfast on Sunday, he shouldn’t plan to have ever again on a game day.
In the absence of any other explanation for his awful performance at the Linc against the Cowboys, let’s just go ahead and blame it on the Wheaties. Foles wasn’t available following the game to discuss what went wrong—he left the game in the third quarter due to a head injury. Chip Kelly couldn’t explain it, either, but rather than laying the blame for scoring only three points in the game only at Foles, he pointed the finger at the entire offense.
The real pity of the offense’s failings was a strong showing by the defense, who held the Cowboys to just 17 points and grabbed two interceptions from Tony Romo. With a little help in the way of points on the scoreboard, the Eagles could have won this game. Or at least been in it. But that was not the way it was to be.
Foles’ numbers were as strikingly bad this week as they were good last week. 11-for-29 for 80 yards, averaging just 2.8 yards per attempt. Ouch. In fact, when Kelly was asked how the young quarterback could go from the NFC’s offensive player of the week to disaster in seven days, he didn’t have an answer. In fact, that was his actual response. “ I don’t have an answer for it.” Continue reading ‘The Eagles’ quarterback quandry’
Nick Foles, the likely quarterback in Sunday’s game, will face Mike Glennon rather than Josh Freeman in his second consecutive year of facing the team.
It’s been a strange week leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles’ game with Tampa Bay.
Mike Vick, still sporting a hamstring injury from the Week 5 matchup against the Giants, was limited in practice during the week. When asked if he would get the start against the Bucs, his answer was that he would play this Sunday of he “had to.”
Though Chip Kelly said he wouldn’t reveal whether Vick or Nick Foles would get the start in Tampa Bay, Vick’s answer said everything we need to know. Continue reading ‘Strange week comes to a conclusion as Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off’