Eagles Players “Say” They Have Faith In Nick FolesBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
I saw a story on television yesterday an online which said, “Eagles have faith in Foles”. Some local reporters interviewed some Eagles players coming out of the Nova Care Complex yesterday, who offered support for Foles and said they believed he could do the job.
Players have to say that because if they were to say anything different, a big deal would have been made out of it.
In truth how could you have faith in a rookie quarterback, who gets in the game and throws one pick-six and almost throws two or three others.
The one pick-six he threw was an off target pass on a slant route that was clearly behind DeSean Jackson.
On another play, he was staring down a wide receiver and trying to throw a pick-six to Dallas safety Orlando Scandrick. Scandrick dropped the ball but if he had caught it, you’re talking easy pick-six.
He threw a blind quick screen pass which was intercepted by Anthony Spencer. The defender was tackled and the play was called back because Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne was holding a receiver on the other side of the field. But Foles still threw a blind screen pass which was intercepted and it could have easily been another pick-six.
Next up he was carrying the football in one hand with no sense that trouble was around. He got blasted by Spencer and DeMarcus Ware right on the goalline. He fumbled and it was recovered for a touchdown.
I was surprised by that error because I thought he had a better sense of where the defenders are on each play.
Think about it. Foles had all that happen in less than three quarters of action. There’s no way in the world these players can have faith in this kid after looking at the tape. He’s going to need to do some good things early in the game against the Redskins for them to start having confidence in him.
Truthfully, the Eagles players and coaches don’t know whether Foles can do the job or not. They’ll be watching him during the game and trying to find out just like we will.
The true headline should have been “Eagles say they have faith in Foles” with emphasis on the word say.
I do believe this is a good situation for him because the Redskins pass rushers are out for the season. Foles should have time to sit back there, find the open receiver and get the ball to him.
Short URL: http://gcobb.com/?p=34613