From Rocks To Pigskin, Foles Goes Deep

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Throwing deep used to land Nick Foles in hot water.

No, not because he was getting picked off. This was before safeties were a primary concern.


"It started when I was a kid throwing it in the yard. I always liked throwing it deep," he said. "I threw rocks as a kid. I was always throwing stuff. You can ask my mom. I got in trouble breaking a lot of stuff. Throwing pillows at my sisters."

Sunday, then, provided a familiar thrill.

"It was fun. I was excited to let a couple rip."

No trouble for Foles this time around. He connected with Riley Cooper for a 47-yard touchdown strike down the left sideline early in the third quarter to put the Eagles in front, and later found DeSean Jackson for a 36-yard score in the fourth.

Foles is now 5-of-7 (71 percent) on passes of 20 yards or more on the season for 148 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, per Pro Football Focus. A small sample size, yes, but a big jump up from last year when he was 10-of-28 (36 percent) for 291 yards with four touchdowns and a pair of picks on passes that traveled 20-plus yards.

Some wondered if it was simply a deficiency in his game. Andy Reid, though, preached patience at the time, noting that Donovan McNabb went through similar growing pains his rookie season and turned out to be a fine downfield thrower.

“They doubted his deep ball. He wasn’t real accurate with his deep ball,” said Reid of McNabb. “You see that with some of these young quarterbacks where they put it up into coverage and sometimes guys make plays and sometimes they don’t.

“It’s footwork. It’s your footwork. Just getting used to the drops and then the pass rush lanes and all that. It’s a mixture of things; the secondary and the different coverages you are going to see, and getting yourself situated.”

Chip Kelly won't touch any questions about a player's performance before he arrived. He judges based off what he sees with his own eyes. And he hasn't noticed any issues with Foles and the long ball since arriving in Philly.

"I've seen Nick throw the deep ball well since we've got here. I think that's something he does a really nice job of.  I think you have two quarterbacks that can launch it," he said.

"It's something as a coach you're excited about because it's something we work on every single day.  It's the first drill we do when the horn blows after centers and quarterbacks is we are throwing curl on one side, and deep ball ‑‑ we are not running 60 balls down the field.  But we are throwing the ball up with trajectory and the receivers are trying to make sure that they are catching it over the shoulder so they can body position the defensive back."

The Eagles entered the Bucs game with 42 offensive plays of 20-plus yards on the season, by far the most in the NFL. The big play continued with Foles under center, as the Eagles added four more plays to the total --  all of which were gains of 35 yards of more. Half were short passes that the receiver turned into a long gain, and the other half were tied to the arm of Foles.

The second-year signal-caller is averaging 8.89 yards per attempt this season compared to 6.41 last year. Foles does not have enough throws to qualify for Elias' statistical rankings. If he did, he would rank fourth in yards per attempt behind Peyton Manning (9.08), Michael Vick (8.98) and Aaron Rodgers (8.95).

His senior year at Arizona, that number stood at 7.7. Twelve of his 28 touchdown passes that season were from 20-plus yards.

"In college I had a lot of deep balls. I didn't change anything [this season] to be honest with you. I just throw it. I feel it and I throw it, there's nothing really to do to change it, I trust my throwing."

He's been doing it since he was a little kid, after all. Just fewer broken windows now.

  • GEAGLE

    Fly Folesy Fly…..This kid is going to make our rebuilding process so much faster. No QB will be drafted in the first 4 rounds(unless they trade away Barkley)…
    ….
    If the eagles pass up on all the great QBs in this draft, will people then Believe that FOles is our future? Not needing to draft a QB in round 1 makes our team drastically better…because it means we get to add a stud at positions of weakness(OLB, Safety,NT,WR,TE)…..gotta draft Barr, the kid is Julius peppers type special. I wasn’t sold before, but the kid is just disruptive…

    FOles not being able to throw deep is one of the biggest BS fabrications in pHillys sports…..these people pretend as if FOles didn’t have an entire body of iWork in college. he doesn’t have a Flacco type of Gun, but he is NO chad Pennington either…Just imagine when the kid gets comfortable…we are watching a kid, who is about two years of playing time away from being a finished product, come into his own and play pretty well……and for a pro style QB, he is playing pretty well early in his development….I thought it would have taken him about 4 games of playing experience this year for him to be able to perform like he did in Tampa…he is developing faster then I thought, and Thank God, so I can stop hearing all the doom and gloom from instant gratification wanting Fans….

    • cliff henny

      always enjoy your enthusiasm Johnny g, but you know i disagree with not drafting qb next yr, want kelly’s picture perfect qb running this offense. though, 31 after sitting 6 weeks, pretty good showing, should get better with reps. getting into mid to high 30′s will win a bunch of games, no doubt. i just cant see him becoming elite, and think against elite qbs like rodgers brees etc, he’ll come up short. absolutely love foles as back-up

      • nicksaenz1

        Flacco won. He’s not elite. Have to get hot at the right time. I’d like to see the kid grow. Certainly has the tools to do so, regardless of what Dutch tells us. If he turns out to be a really good QB (instead of “elite”), regardless of maybe not being Chip’s picture perfect QB, and we can get some pieces around him and on D, that’s a huge plus. But we’ll never know unless he gets the time.

        • cliff henny

          it does happen, always an outlier or 2. but odds are, if you are not elite qb, better have elite defense. and giants d-line was elite in eil’s 2 SBs. feel safe to say, philly wont have elite defense anytime soon.

          • anon

            Yeah that’s what people fail to realize. But that said I’m going ot feel real bad if Foles lays an egg at some point this season. I did get him in fantasy. I had RGIII — who i was happy to just drop and not even try to trade.

          • Richard Colton

            What if Foles becomes Elite? What if we realize that he’s that guy at 24? Then instead of spending one, perhaps multiple, high draft picks to get one, we can focus on the MANY other needs the team has. Wouldn’t that be great?

          • cliff henny

            that’s great…i’m not rooting against it. think foles looking good is product of kelly and offense. he was 4-4 at oregon, 2-2 in philly. but foles is not elite talent, arm strength or athete. it’s short list of guys with his physicals becoming elite. but asking odds? rather spend 1st on hundley or marioti and go with those odds, and they may not work out. its nfl, lot of failure.

          • Token

            The good news is we will know by the end of the year if we need a QB.

            How things usually work for the Eagles would be that we end up needing a QB, only to have both Hundley and Mariota go back to school, leaving no good options since Bridgewater is going #1,.

          • knighn

            Lots of decent QB options in college this year:
            http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/24087915/college-football-midseason-heisman-race-all-qbs-and-maybe-a-repeat

            Some will be coming to the NFL. The big question will be if the guy available will be the “all-in-one” that many think that CK really wants… or if they will just be very good QBs. The other question is whether or not Chip really, really wants that mobile QB in the first place. I think he has said, repeatedly, that if he had Tom Brady, he wouldn’t have him run the Read Option. CK also kept Foles and drafted Barkley. Makes me think that he has a somewhat open mind for pocket or pocket-ish QBs.

            I also Love this quote from the article:
            “The new 17 [points], might be 28,” for a good defense. For you lovers of defense: sorry, I also think this is coming to the NFL.

          • Andy124

            The league is cyclic. D will be en vogue again before too long. Maybe not to the degree it was, but to a degree.

          • knighn

            If we start seeing 6-3 games, the NFL will change the rules again to somehow benefit the offense. People would much rather watch the Broncos beat the Cowboys 51-48… or the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31.

          • aub32

            It’s the Madden mentality.

          • Andy124

            Absolutely. For the very reason you state the league will, via rule manipulation, never allow itslef to become completely defense dominated. But they don’t want to turn in to the Arena league either.

          • knighn

            High-scoring will not be a problem for the NFL. No one* is saying that the 34-31 Super Bowl 47 was a problem. No one is saying that the 51-48 Broncos / Cowboys game was a problem. No one has a problem with the Broncos averaging 44 a game. Everyone is saying that this is exciting… that the Broncos / Cowboys was a “great game”. I think the NFL would rather have Arena league scores than soccer game scores (3-3). This is AMERICAN football.

            *OK, maybe “no one” is a bit of an exaggeration, but the complainers are a relatively silent minority. High scores are certainly not hurting the NFL in any way, shape, or form. Expect this to continue to trend upwards.

          • Andy124

            It’s cyclic I tells ya, cyclic!

          • knighn

            We’ll see. I think we’ll see more of the college game coming to the NFL in the next few years: high-tempo, no-huddle offenses, worn out defenses, and a lot of very, very high scores.

          • Maggie

            Not all of us. Our family enjoys a defense that actually puts up a fight.

          • JofreyRice

            A lot of ballyhoo about the end of defense, but look at the Chiefs and Seahawks. They are defensive driven teams, for sure. The 49ers are still a huge force, based on the strength of their defense.

            Look at the Saints. They didn’t say “oh, we need another Jimmy Graham”. They said, “we need to fix the D”. The difference in their D is the big difference in their W-L record, IMO.

            Same thing with the Colts. Ryan Grigson has his franchise QB, but still went out and added to the D.

            Rex Ryan’s D (and Sheldon Richardson) is a big reason why the Jets haven’t melted down the way most of us expected they would.

          • Richard Colton

            good points. a bit glass half empty, but probably correct

          • cliff henny

            i see it as glass totally full, just on a ’14 draft guy. but hey, been at this 35 yrs, the who doesnt matter, foles, vick marioti…just get the damn trophy already!

          • aub32

            That would be great, but let’s see more than 1.5 games first against teams that aren’t in total dysfunction.

          • Birds4life

            Yes, aub, it was 1.5 games. But the one game that Foles got to prepare for was against a defense that did this to 2 HOF QB’s:

            Drew Brees: 26-for-46, 322 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 16 points.

            Tom Brady: 25-for-36, 225 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 23 points.

            And Foles put up these numbers:

            Foles: 22-for-31, 296 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, 31 points.

            Small sample size yes, but if Tampa is so dysfunctional, why didn’t those 2 HOF QB’s put up great numbers?
            Foles did good against NYG and most Vick supporters said that it was because he had a short field to work with. Then against Tampa, its oh Tampa is a bad team. Never gonna see what the kid can do if we don’t give him a chance to show us!

          • anon

            To be fair Brady hasn’t played well all year — i think that’s his stat line generally this year.

          • BlindChow

            Brady was also without the talented receiving corps he usually plays with.

            And he didn’t have Riley Cooper.

          • Birds4life

            I’ll give you that, but Brees has. And Brady played better than Brees did against Tampa’s defense.

          • aub32

            I never said TB had a bad defense. I said the team is in dysfunction. Look at their QB situation. They have man corners playing Tampa 2. Schiano will likely be back coaching college next year. Sample size is sample size. If we compare Vick’s first 2 games to Foles 1.5, Vick is still the clear winner in the QB race. However, Vick came back down to Earth as every QB does. That’s why I brought up sample size. If you think Foles has a realistic shot of continuing his performances with no chance of any dropp off, then we may have landed the best QB in history. I am more realistic than that.

          • HowboutdemIggles

            Why not give the guy a chance to show how bad his dropoff is going to be? Vick has had 3 years to show how well he can play then Vick comes back down to Earth even harder, he never played more than 13 games since he’s been here.

          • HowboutdemIggles

            Not to forget Vick was 6-14 and didn’t complete a pass until the 2 quarter against those terrible Giants. But Foles is the quarterback this week, so we’ll see what he has, I’m ready to see how good he actually can be, he did play well vs Dallass last season, if we can talk about Vick circa 2010 vs Washington, then we can talk about Foles 2012 vs Dallass He went 22 of 34 for 251, and he also threw a touchdown, but if you remember he was driving the team down the field up until Bryce Brown fumbled and gave the Cowboys a short field. He can beat the Cowboys, people act like just because he’s not Vick means he can’t win any football games, and that’s just not true.

          • JofreyRice

            The team could really use a blue chip passrusher at ROLB, if they intend on staying with the 3-4. With so many teams running that system, you gotta spend big draft capital to get one–like QB-level draft capital.

          • nicksaenz1

            Those defenses weren’t elite. They were good at getting after the QB and came on at the right time, much like Peyton’s did. Even if we avg 30ppg with Foles, does no good if our D gives up 33ppg.

          • aub32

            Exactly.

          • cliff henny

            why i said d-line. you can sell me a defense that gives up some points but pressures qb into sacks and ints. basically, if you dont have top tier qb, you better have something else to hang your hat on. pretty sure eagles are going to be 1 way street with kelly. so, get him hisperfect qb.

          • nicksaenz1

            Missed the d-line part. Eyes are shot from staring at screen all day. I don’t think he wants it a 1 way street, but I think he wants his system installed before he cares about D. Can’t say it’s the best strategy, but I believe it’s Chip’s strategy.

        • aub32

          Flacco also has a physical skill set Foles does not. I think Foles has gotten better at going down the field, but his deep ball still leaves something left to be desired. Also, those outs and corner routes get there late. If he starts in Dallas, which it looks like he will, then I’d like to see him complete some more of those passes against man coverage. I’m not taking away what he did Sunday. He was really good. I just would like to see a larger sample size.

          • nicksaenz1

            I agree it’s a very small sample. Thus the “what-if”. We’ll see if he’s got it, but, what’s almost unfair to him, is that most QBs get far more time for that to be discovered. People tried writing off Foles after 6 games saying he can’t hack it. Hell, even Weeden is getting a second full season…. Flacco has a better arm, only difference. He’s also a one trick pony with that arm, which is why I refer to him as Jeff George 2.0. He got to the playoffs the first four times behind a top 5 D and solid run game. Last year was a little more on him, but they barely got there and he almost cost them. But as soon as Ray Lewis announced retirement, you knew they were winning it all. Flacco’s never put up wowing stats and the only reason he may this year is because they don’t have the run game and he’s throwing 50 times per game.

          • aub32

            It’s not completely accurate to say he got an unfair shot. Who cares about the opinions of fans who change their minds every time the wind blows. Foles had a legit shot to compete for the starting job. That’s all any QB can ask for. He lost. He’s getting another chance to show what he can do. Most of us knew he would given Vick’s injury history. He did really well against the Giants and the Bucs, but too many people are taking those performances out of context. Both those teams haven’t won a game. The Giants defense is awful and Foles never drove for a TD when he didn’t start well into pplus terrtitory. The Bucs had to plan for both Vick and Foles. The D is talented but the team is dysfunctional. Also, Revis would have been a much bigger test if Schiano weren’t such an idiot. That doesn’t eliminate what Foles accomplished, but it does raise the question “are we really seeing what we think we are seeing?”. Dallas should be the better guage. They are every bit as talented as we are. They will play man and keep pressure on Foles by having the ability to score. Kelly has left the door wide open. Only has to get past Dallas to get through it.

          • nicksaenz1

            Never said it was an unfair shot. I said it’s unfair he gets final judgment from so many based on 6 games as a rookie in an awful situation…. He got a shot at the job this year and lost fairly. Never argued that. I’m not taking out of context anything. All I’m saying is that so many of you wrote him off and he’s doing just fine thus far. Obviously he’s worth looking at and giving a shot over a guy who won’t be here. It’s best for the org if he can prove to be the guy for years so we can draft a D. We can score 30ppg and it does no good if we give up 35ppg. I’d rather focus resources elsewhere than QB if we can avoid it. Success rates of QBs is so low as is.

          • anon

            vick gets judged for his play in the same situation.

          • defroe81

            how many years has vick been in the league? we have waay more than just the last two years to judge on him.

          • anon

            weeden only has a job b/c hoyer tore his acl.

          • nicksaenz1

            Weeden only lost it because he got hurt. Point?

      • anon

        I’m not sure why he can’t be more than a backup – i think the system covers a lot of flaws in the qb by relying on the running game and giving the QB a lot of options to simplify the game. He plays the game a bit differently than Vick but it’s still ok. Who knows if he can be “Elite” AR wasn’t elite until he won a SB.

        • cliff henny

          where did i say he cant win in nfl? if anything, said opposite. but eagles won 140 w/ reid, bar is raised to super bowl. i dont see foles as a SB winning qb without a ton of help. as eagle back-up, might have top 25 qb, that’s a great thing. i dont see how having foles run offense vs a marioti doesnt restrict it. if foles looks this good, imagine what kelly could do with elite talent. and rodgers jumped off field, dont have to be scouting expert to know packers had something pretty quickly.

          • BlindChow

            I think speculation about whether a player “can/cannot win a SB” is one of the emptiest, meaningless conjectures in sports analysis.

          • cliff henny

            really? let’s take foles vs luck. which would you rather have? will luck win one, who knows, be pretty confident if i was a colts’ fan. can foles, sure (odds have to be pretty small), but he’ll need alot more talent around him than luck. rather have tannehill than foles

          • BlindChow

            Saying who you’d “rather have” is different than asserting one or the other can or cannot win a Super Bowl.

            IMHO.

          • cliff henny

            no, i’m asserting foles is inferior talent, who’ll need alot more help. so, i’d rather have top teir talent that’ll make winning super bowl easy. it’s about odds. alex smith might win a super bowl because kc is loaded to the 9′s of defense, but on the average, give me brees rodger or kaep (tossing in better duel threat qb).

      • HowboutdemIggles

        We’ve been talking about Elite quarterbacks for years now, and it always seems the elite quarterbacks remain the same four guys the whole time. I don’t like the word elite, because it’s bull. There are only four. Is Flacco elite? Is Roethlisberger elite? Eli? Kurt Warner, was he elite? You don’t have to elite in the league to be a good starting quarterback. Even if you don’t draft a QB next season. I think Jameis Winston would be a great fit, barring Foles being terrible which I don’t think he is. Chip is smart enough to know how to use a quarterback no matter how he plays, that running QB has only one win this season, and he’s hurt he hadn’t scored a TD in weeks.

    • macadood

      kevin kolb’d

  • Birds4life

    First and foremost, I am a diehard Eagles fan. I will root for this team no matter what. I was really excited when we first picked up Mike Vick. But after the last 2 and half seasons, I think its time to move on. He is not the future of the franchise even if he takes us to the playoffs. Lets give Foles a chance to see what he has. He put up really good numbers against a good Tampa defense. And for those of you that say “Yeah, but Tampa doesn’t have any wins and they suck”, here are some stats of what that crappy Tampa defense did to some other QB’s you might have heard from:
    Foles: 22-for-31, 296 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, 31 points.

    Drew Brees: 26-for-46, 322 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 16 points.

    Tom Brady: 25-for-36, 225 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 23 points.

    • G_WallyHunter

      agreed, will truly be tough to see Vick go after all the class and what not, sure he hasn’t been the greatest player the last 2 years, but his leadership will be missed. I just got Foles in fantasy, had to trade away Terrance Williams for him, can’t wait to see him torch Dallas Sunday…

      • Birds4life

        Vick has been a great leader of this team and has been a great person off the field. He has made the best of his situation here, even when everyone was giving him crap when he first became an Eagle. I just don’t see him here next year unless he somehow took us to the SB and honestly, that’s not gonna happen.
        Vick does give us the best chance to win now. But if we are going to need a QB next year, why not see what Foles can do.

        • Richard Colton

          No need to qualify your excitement for Foles by saying you liked Vick. As a real Eagles fan, it’s understood. 100% OK to get amped up about the “what if” promise of a new guy in his second year. That’s what sports is all about. I’m starting to get excited too.

        • BlindChow

          Vick does give us the best chance to win now.

          That was the conventional wisdom when the year started, but I’m just not sure that’s true anymore. Vick’s completion percentage for the last 3 games is 46%, and he’s been having trouble getting the ball into the end zone. His game has relied on his running, which is great, but clearly that ability isn’t reliable anymore if he’s getting injured when he’s not even touched.

          If anything, I’d say it was a toss-up. Foles has played good enough the past two weeks that it would be disingenuous to discount him.

  • anon

    I know it’s real life and things happen, but i’ll be a little sad not to have Vick be part of this team anymore (assuming Foles plays great, etc. etc.). He/s way more mature than 99% of people that play the game and 110% more mature than McNabb. If McNabb was more mature we wouldn’t have to listen to everyone else in the division ask when’s the last time we won a ring.

  • theycallmerob

    Well now you’re just toying with us.

    Please, Tim, for the love of baby jeebus…..

  • MAHLIK

    TWO WORDS………………KEVIN KOLB

    • EaglePete

      when did Kolb put together a game like Foles did? I remember a lot of back peddling in the pocket and throwing off the back foot. I think its more Bobby Hoying than Kolb, at least Hoying had a few good games. Not sure why fans are so eager to dismiss Foles as a potential mistake for fear of being excited about the young backup QB.

      • MAHLIK

        I PRAY HE IS THE REAL DEAL BUT AGAIN….. THE TWO WORST TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE BUT NOW COMES THE REAL TEST WITH 1ST PLACE ON THE LINE AGAINST THE COWBOYS.. NOW WE HAVE PRESSURE AND EXPECTATIONS HANGING OVER FOLES HEAD. IF HE PLAYS WELL HE SHOULD CONTINUE TO START. IF HE PLAYS LIKE HE DID IN PRESEASON………..THEN WE SHOULD COMPLETELY STOP THE FOLES TALK….

      • BlindChow

        I think the dismissals are less about Foles and more about who he would be displacing.

      • MAHLIK

        REMEMBER WHEN HE THREW 300 YARDS HIS FIRST TWO CAREER STARTS WHICH WAS A RECORD AND EVERYONE INCLUDING YOU SAID “GET RID OF MCNABB”..

    • knighn

      Two more words: CAPS LOCK.
      Please learn how to turn it off.

    • defroe81

      no way you can seriously compare the two other than back up white qb. kolb played scared foles plays fearless just like vick and with confidence just like vick but foles haters wont see that…

  • MAHLIK

    FUNNY HOW WE ANNOINT SOMEONE JOE MONTANA AFTER HE PLAYED TWO GAMES AGAINST THE WORST TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE. BUT WE THROUGH VICK UNDER THE BUS FOR LOSING AGAINST TWO OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE… ??????????????HUH?????? SUNDAY WILL TELL THE TRUTH AND BELIEVE ME I’M NOT A VICK FAN ANYMORE BUT IM NOT SOLD ON FOLES EITHER.

    • Birds4life

      I’m not throwing Vick under the bus for losing against 2 of the best teams in the league. I think people on here are tired of seeing the Vick based on his performance the last 2 years. No one on here has said anything about annointing Foles as the next Joe Montana. People just want to see what we have with Foles and that is never going to happen if we keep starting Vick.

      • defroe81

        since you want to start foles over vick people will take it as you think foles is better and they get offended so then they add the whole oh we think he is the next montana, brady to our statements only because you dont agree with keeping vick as the starter there sarcastic remarks are due to the fact they dont like foles doing good and want him to fail so as he is not the answer and he is not the qb to take the job from vick so much that they would rather start barkely who really has a weaker arm than to see foles succeed. they dont want to be proven wrong is all just sad all around…

        • MAHLIK

          PLEASE READ CAREFULLY… FIRST OF ALL IM AN EAGLES FAN WAY BEFORE I KNEW OF VICK OR FOLES. LETS SAY SINCE CUNNIGHAM HAD A JHERRI CURL WHOM IS MY FAVORITE EAGLE OF ALL TIME. 2ND I WANT TO WIN AND WHOM EVER CAN WIN THEN IM WITH THAT GUY. BUT I GAURANTEE YOU WERE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO GOT ALL HOT AND MUSHY WHEN KEVIN KLOB STARTED THOSE TWO GAMES. NOW WHERE IS KLOB……..RHETORICAL QUESTION…… NOW I COULD HAVE SWORN THAT PRESEASON WAS USED TO DETERMINE WHO WAS THE BETTER QB. BUT LET ME GUESS FOLES GOT REALLY GOOD WHILE SITTING ON THE BENCH… OR MAYBE IT WAS HE WAS PLAYING AGAINST TWO AWFUL TEAMS… HENCE 0-11…. SMH… LET ME GUESS TAMPA HAS A ND AWESOME DEFENSE ETC ETC ETC… IF TAMPA BAYSDEFENSE WAS THAT GOOD THEN THEY WOULDN’T BE 0-5…. PERIOD….. IF NICK FOLES CRASH AND BURNS AGAINST DALLAS I HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS BACK ON HERE WITH YOUR POSTING REMARKS.

    • Richard Colton

      FOLES BEATING THE COWBOYS WITH OUT WHARE AND RATLIFF PROVED NOTHING. COWBOYS ARE FOLDING LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO. AWAY AT GREENBAY WILL TELL THE STORY OTHERWISE VICK ALWAYS. HUH?!!!????

  • MAHLIK

    HOW ABOUT WE PACKAGE NICK AND VICK AND SELL ALLLLLLL OUT LIKE ATLANTA DID FOR JULIO JONES AND GET THE NUMBER ONE PICK IN THIS YEAR DRAFT. MANZIEL, MARIOTTA, BRIDGEWATER, BOYD, ETC, ETC, ETC…. UNLESS FOLES PROVES ME WRONG AGAINST DALLAS AND IF HE DOES I WILL BE THE FIRST ONE TO GET HIS JERSEY…..

  • Scott J

    This is Foles’ second year so he obviously has gotten better. He’s gotten better since the preseason. Vick is what he is, while Foles looks like he keeps improving.

  • Loke1988

    Not considering prior performance and hitching his wagon to Vick has forever tainted my opinion of Kelly. Like Trotter has been saying all week if you can’t see Foles runs the O more efficiently then your blind. This goes back to last year and not just the past two weeks. SMH @ you Chippah.

  • 1972

    He looks great this year…I need to see him in cold weather. HIs worse performance throwing the deep ball was a cold game last year vs the bengals