Kelly: Foles Confirmed What I Thought

kelly_400_102813It’s sometimes easy to forget, but Nick Foles has only started three games under Chip Kelly.

The coach saw the very good against the Bucs, the very bad against the Cowboys and the spectacular in Oakland. So what did Kelly learn about the second-year QB on Sunday?

“I think maybe it just confirmed. I’ve seen him practice. I’ve seen him getting better and better,” Kelly said. “But it’s going out on the field and doing it. That’s why I think what happened in the Cowboys game was such a surprise to everybody, because that’s not what Nick expects out of himself, not what we expected out of Nick. Just really happy for him.”


On film, Kelly said Foles' early throws on third down really stood out. He praised the QB for his preparation, but stopped short of naming him the starter the rest of the way.

"He just needs to continue to play, just like everybody else on this team," Kelly said.

Who's taking the first-team reps tomorrow?

"Nick will tomorrow because I don't know if Mike [Vick] will be ready to go in practice," Kelly said. "So we'll keep monitoring that situation just like every other situation."

Kelly said Vick's leg is sore, but he did not have a timetable on the hamstring injury. Given that he was inactive Sunday and won't practice tomorrow, Vick may still have a ways to go.

"They tell me when he can go and when he can't go," Kelly said. "I cross my fingers and I can be hopeful and I can be wishful, but when they say he can go, he can go."

As for his overall impressions of Foles, Kelly took a trip down memory lane to when Oregon played Arizona.

"It's what I knew about Nick," he said. "I thought what happened in the Cowboys game was, as I said the other day, the exception, not the rule. That's not the Nick Foles I know. I think he's extremely resilient. I think he's got a toughness to him.

"Take the film out of when we [Oregon] played them. We hit the crap out of that kid every single day. He completed a pass against us left-handed for 13 yards and had his helmet turned around sideways and got up and took the next snap. I've always been a big fan of his because I've seen him play and I've seen him play in critical games, and he always seemed to have great games against us. So really what happened in the Cowboys game was the first time I've ever seen that from him. And let's knock on wood. Hopefully it's the last time we ever see it from him."

INJURIES

Kelly said Jason Peters might not practice tomorrow, but should be back later in the week. It's wait-and-see with Bradley Fletcher. Both players suffered pectoral injuries.

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  • grillo

    FIRST!

  • Chris

    Eagles 2013-14 Record through week 9:

    Home: 0-4
    Road: 4-1

    Thank the good lord we’re going to Lambeau this week. So you’re saying there’s a chance….

    • anon

      That’s pretty crazy

    • hawaiieaglesfan

      Road Warriors!!!! GO EAGLES!!!!

    • mrparabolic

      Someone start an internet petition to rebuild Veterans Stadium.

      • Guest

        Hey, the Linc is the “greenest stadium in the NFL”…at least it has that to brag about. Homefield advantage? Not so much.

      • Adam

        Yeah, thanks OBAMA

      • Andy124

        Yeah, who needs knees anyway?

        • Johnny Domino

          They are overrated.

    • ObamasBlockingBack

      No home playoff game no matter what. That’s for sure–

    • Nah__Roots

      Road field advantage, baby.

    • B-West

      You know, when the schedule was released, I liked the late bye week. I don’t have great reasoning, but I always hate an early bye week. I also remember seeing the 3 game home stretch wrapped around that bye and thinking it could be a nice time to make a run. So much for that.

      • Chris

        let’s hope Chip can adjust after the bye, maybe we’ll get lucky.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      lol. But don’t we have the Redskins at home the following week? What a wacky season.

      • Chris

        yes, then 2 home in a row after the bye…based on this season, that may not actually be a good thing haha.

  • theycallmerob

    Sheil/Tim, any word on either Peters or Fletch getting further tests done, like MRI’s? We’ve already heard reports that Peters’ injury is not that serious, it’s been a little quieter re: Fletch. He and Berwin are underrated, and somewhat irreplaceable, on that side of the ball

    • Chris

      right now i think fletcher would be a huge loss..he’s not the best out there but has been very solid and there would be a huge dropoff if he had to be replaced (would it be carmichael? more boykin?)

    • Andy124

      Berwin gets an auto-up.

  • Adam

    Where’s BBaaS, #7 today?

    • #7

      I’m right here buddy. Haven’t ran at all. Was on the chat yesterday too. You need anything else?

      • Adam

        Good Sunday eh?

        • #7

          Great game by Foles. I give credit where it’s due sir. Seems you might have been a bit biased yourself with your overwhelming support of Foles

          • Adam

            How could I not be? He was perfect.

          • #7

            I’m talking about the entire year, even when he was getting beat down by Vick in the QB comp

          • Adam

            Few preseason snaps all you’ve got left? What a shame.

          • #7

            Shouldn’t you be worried about winning instead of who the QB is? I quit caring a long time ago, even when Vick was still the starter.

            The bottom line, for me, is that we win. If Foles does well, keep him and draft on defense.

            If Vick is gone, he’s gone. I still respect what he’s done in Philly and has turned his life around. You people act like it was a crime because I supported Vick and tried to label me as a fraud, but you just got smashed in the face with reality.

            “Where’s BBaaS, #7 today?”

            Right in your face. I don’t run and I can man up about mine, yet if Vick was doing this you would be making excuses as to why he should still be gone.

          • Adam

            Damn, right in my face? Should I be worried

          • #7

            “Where’s BBaaS, #7 today?”

            You thought I was a fake. That’s right in your face..IMO. You were wrong and all of you have been wrong the entire time lol

          • Adam

            Alright

          • Richard Colton

            Jury is still out. I’m not 100% convinced that you aren’t Wilma McNabb.

          • #7

            I’m just dying for your approval lol. Richard “Dick” Colton. The master of all Eagles fans

          • Richard Colton

            hahaha. you know it! better recognize.

          • #7

            Pfffff yeah right

          • BirdGang

            I wish we had more people like you homie. It shouldnt matter who the QB is. The only thing that matters are the W’s.

          • #7

            I was right there with them in the beginning, but it doesn’t matter anymore to me. Matters to them…I guess more than the team winning. One minute they want Foles, then Mariota, then Manziel, then Foles again.

            And don’t let Vick play well. They WERE NOT happy when our starting QB plays/played well unless it’s Foles. They always want to label me, yet they are only happy when Foles plays well.

            Just think about that. Look at these threads. When Vick lit up WSH and SD they didn’t want to give respect…except for a few.

            @theycallmerob:disqus and @cliffhenny:disqus are the few that I respect on here even though that ride my ass every chance they get.

            Just want to win at the end of the day

      • theycallmerob

        Must give you credit for sticking around yesterday.

        • #7

          WTH would I leave for? You guys tried to label me as a “fake fan” and I’ve proven that I’m not.

          • Adam

            Still early yet. We’ll check back again in August 2014.

          • #7

            Ok well since you feel you need to monitor me, by all means go ahead. Nothing to hide

        • #7

          Also, I just haven’t had the time to blog like I used to. Too busy.

          • knighn

            The good news is you don’t have to change your handle now. Now: instead of showing a picture of White Vick, you can have a picture of Nick Foles throwing TD #7.

          • jabostick

            I thought it was funny on the telecast where they were showing jerseys of Eagles fans and all the different QB’s. Couldn’t find any Foles ones but there was a #9 McMahon (though they called him Jim, not Mike).

          • Brian

            Don’t remember Jim McMahon? Won SB with the Bears in ’85. Was here from ’90 through 92′.

          • jabostick

            Yeah I realized that after I posted it. I just assumed the announcers didn’t know what they were talking about haha. I’m the idiot though. I’m down-voting myself as punishment

          • Brian

            Figured you were too young to know him. No biggie. Anyway, I’m the idiot. Commas are all over the place.

          • jabostick

            Not too young but where I grew up (small town Alberta) we didn’t get many NFL games and when we did it was Niners, Cowboys, Bills. I saw a couple of Cunningham games which made me a fan but I didn’t get immersed in the rosters until later (unless I had their trading card).

            How’s that for too much info? Also, you can’t down-vote yourself, apparently. I’ll do pushups instead

          • #7

            May change my handle, may not. Depends on how I feel

          • Andy124

            That was good!

    • theycallmerob

      Her 3 posts during the game, in order: “Celek!”, “There we go Brown!”, and “Alright Cooper!”. After literally running out of other players to congratulate, haven’t heard from her since.

      • #7

        Damn lol ya’ll cold

        • theycallmerob

          Just speaking the facts. You can click on someone’s name and see for yourself. At least you have the balls to show your face and cheer on the eagles from time to time, not just the qb.

          • #7

            From time to time? I’ve posted over 2300 comments on here. That’s more than “time to time”.

            Why can’t you give credit, Rob? All year “#7 is a fraud, blah blah blah”

            And here I am. I was a fraud because I didn’t support Foles. What kind of shit is that lol

          • theycallmerob

            guess you missed the reply I made to adam giving you credit. go ahead, try the click-on-name thingy.

          • #7

            Took issue with your “time to time” comment to be honest. I don’t question your “fandom”. I guess I would have been a “true Eagles fan” had I just supported Foles and hated Vick like everyone else, right?

          • cliff henny

            vick just got hurt one too many times. sooner or later, someone will take that job. i enjoy watching vick, but barring injury, think we’ve seen last of him on field as eagle. line plays like it did yesterday, foles will have games where his uniform wont need washing.

          • #7

            It’s surely the end of his tenure as an Eagle. And you’re right as far as the injuries. But I don’t think this is the last of him this year. If Foles goes down, we have a guy that can step in and win.

            I will say it again. Foles has earned the job and should be the starter. He’s earned it and that’s good. That’s part of the reason I was in favor or Vick because Vick had to EARN the job, yet 98% of the people on here wanted the job HANDED to Foles and that rubbed me the wrong way. No one hands me a job in corporate america, had to earn it. I hate when QBs are handed the job…can’t lie

          • cliff henny

            yes, he needs to stay as #2 just in case eagles get 8-7 and foles goes down. cant turn something that important over to barkley.

          • anon

            That’s my point exactly. Don’t you mean 10-5?

          • cliff henny

            o-line blocks like that, wouldnt bet against it.

          • #7

            Easy now

          • Richard Colton

            I like this new position of yours. It doesn’t jive with your “I can’t wait to see the Foles train crash” former position. But hey, it’s America, we all have the right to change our minds.

          • #7

            It’s not a new position. Foles earned the job so he’s the starter. That simple. I’ve been consistent unlike alot of people and not afraid to admit what is right…when it’s earned on the field. Also…I didn’t say

            “I can’t wait to see the Foles train crash”

            I said…ah hell who gives a damn. Eagles are first before any player, yet I had you follow me around for months saying I was a fraud. Love the eagles and always have

          • nicksaenz1

            Well…. not always.

          • #7

            ????

          • nicksaenz1

            You were a Cowboys fan as a kid. Remember?

          • #7

            LOL you just had to do it. Born and raised in Oklahoma. Didn’t know any better. Not much else to say

          • nicksaenz1

            Haha I couldn’t resist! You didn’t think I’d let them have all the fun, did you?

          • #7

            You got me. It’s all good

          • Richard Colton

            you know what you said. so does everyone else. you act like everyone here has the same goldfish memory you do.

          • #7

            I said that I’m not on the Foles bandwagon and I will stand to the side and watch it crash, which it did against Dallas…and what do you know, o’l Dick Colton is one of the main ones that wanted Foles benched for the season.

            Now you’ve dove right back on it lol. Do you man. Doesn’t matter to me

          • Richard Colton

            The great thing about me during this QB thing is that I’ve never made an absolute statement one way or the other. I just said Mike Vick gives you the best chance to win now. BTW – that was Chip Kelly’s position as well.

            You on the other hand wanted, MV for other reasons. Idolatry mostly.

          • #7

            Hmmm then why am I not calling for Vick to still be the starter? Can you explain that?

            I should still be pulling for my “idol”, right? I’ve given Foles all the credit I can give. He played a phenominal game

          • Richard Colton

            the lady doth protest too much

          • #7

            Yessah Richard

          • gweeg

            “I can’t wait to see the Foles train crash” was never his position. You fabricated that one in your own mind. But, don’t let me interrupt. Please, continue patrolling the boards and advise the rest of us on the proper ways of supporting the team and forging opinions. We value your condescension oh so very much here.

          • Richard Colton

            It was. Before the Dallas game, which (if my calendar is correct) was before you signed up six days ago, so you really have no way of knowing that, do you?

            And let’s see…you’ve posted exactly two comments here. One was to rip Foles and come to the aid of BBaSS and the other was to defend #7. What’s the deal, you have a signed copy of Vick’s book on your night table too?

            God that was too easy.

          • gweeg

            I need to sign up to read the articles?

            Still waiting for you to show me where he said that. I’m surprised you haven’t linked to it yet. Seems like you have enough time on your hands to read through the post history of other users. That’s just too hardcore right there.

          • #7

            He can’t

          • Richard Colton

            Funny that you only post to defend one guy and then make the same exact syntax errors. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d have a field day.

          • #7

            ZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • #7

            I APPRECIATE honesty

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        You’re so full it. There were plenty of other players to congratulate…I also went back to work once I realized the game was int the bag..If you clicked on my name you’ll notice I also talked about us still being in the playoff race..it being a good game and a few other things once the game was done. As usual you try to make a point that doesn’t exist.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      I’ve was on here after the Tampa game. I was on here after the Dallas game. I’m here after the Raiders game. I’ll be here after the Green Bay game. So on and so forth.

  • Token

    This is a bad way to go about this whole thing.

    Chip its time to IR Vick. Take him out of the picture. Let Foles know the jobs his and he aint getting yanked from week to week and lets see what happens. You cant play with QBs like that in the NFL. Playing these mind games is just meaningless.

    I dont hold much hope in either of the youngsters but its just way past time to let the Vick ship sail. It does no good for this year and beyond. Im sure its getting annoying to the team at this point. Everyone knows the guy is done.

    • #7

      It does good when the inevitable happens, which is Foles getting hurt and we’re in a playoff chase. Foles hasn’t been exactly durable.

      Sure, Foles has earned the job and I’ve said as much, but Vick can still win and can still play. It’s funny how you can come on here and make calls on who’s “done” lol.

      You’re a blogger. Stay in your place

      • macadood

        christ, stop saying “Foles hasn’t been exactly durable”. He’s been fine, quite durable, even read Chip’s comments above regarding his toughness. He sat out one game due to a concussion, happens to the best of us. I certainly wouldn’t label him as injury prone…

        though I agree Vick shouldn’t be IR’d and used as a back up in case anything does happen to Foles, but that is definitely not an “inevitability”

        • #7

          Foles has his Saint Nick crown again lol

          Dude I’m not talking bad about him. He had a broken hand last year, concussion and groin this year. I don’t wish injury on any player. I’ve given Foles all the credit I can give him man.

          WTH else do you people want lol. Foles has earned the job and that’s been my criteria with him and Vick. I didn’t want the job handed to Foles, like 98% of the people on here, just because he’s young.

          As you can see, and I’ve been saying all year, we have the talent to compete, so why not have the QBs compete too? I was for it then and anyone that knows me on here knows that.

          I don’t recognize your name.

      • theycallmerob

        How is Foles getting hurt inevitable?

        • #7

          He’s gotten hurt every year he’s been in the league. I give Foles credit. He was able to get the ball out. Guys running WIIIIIIDDDDEEEE open. We saw what happens when BOTH QBs hold the ball.

          INJURY.

          I HOPE that Foles DOES NOT get hurt. You guys are just waiting for me to slip up so you can attack. Foles earned the job. What more do you want man

          • theycallmerob

            What more do I want? I haven’t said anything about Vick once, nor did I bring up his play yesterday. Don’t know why you’re so agitated.
            But he’s played 9 games. Broke his hand on a fluke play last year, and missed 1 game this year to a concussion.
            You really want to say that on one hand, it’s too early to judge a guy’s performance, yet stick on an injury-prone label in the same breath?
            If Foles is injury prone, Vick is Mr. Glass

          • #7

            I’m not agitated sir. And I didn’t bring up Vick either. And I didn’t label Foles. I said:

            “Foles hasn’t been exactly durable.”

          • anon

            He’s missed games twice for injury and he’s only played 9 games — i wouldn’t call him injury prone, but you can’t ignore it. I think Vick needs to stick around for that reason b/c MB is sooo bad. Vick can heal his leg for 4-5 weeks and if foles goes out you have healthy Vick.

          • #7

            They don’t want to hear that anon. I didn’t even say he was injury prone. I said he hasn’t been exactly durable and folks were offended.

          • BlindChow

            An “inevitable” injury in this case means “injury prone.” You always try to weasel out of your comments when people call you on them. Still enjoying watching the Foles Train crash? :)

            I think people are just annoyed that you are trying to find a way to make this about Vick, how he needs to stick around so he can come in and save the day and whatnot.

          • #7

            LMAO!!! OMG man quit reaching.

          • theycallmerob

            again, name clicky thing. it’s right there. “inevitably gets injured”
            you may be a real fan, you may not, but you’re certainly a real liar

          • #7

            Alright whatever you say Rob. Sorry for saying anything wrong about Foles

          • #7

            The Foles patrol is on point today. ANY constructive criticism about Foles and you guys are on them like lightning lol. Pretty funny I must admit

          • theycallmerob

            no. it’s not constructive criticism. it’s twisted logic, backtracking, plus appeal to emotion, special pleading, tu quoque, ambiguity, texas sharpshooter…..i can go on and on
            https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

          • #7

            Rob,

            So Foles is above criticism now? I didn’t call him injury prone. You came up with your own assumptions. All of a sudden, I’m a master of words now? Geez relax dude.

            Saint Nick is the starter. Amen

          • Richard Colton

            strawman applies here too.

          • theycallmerob

            look at the injuries.
            Miles Austin? injury prone. Hakeem Nicks? injury prone. Julio? iffy, but i’ll say injury prone at this point? remember stew bradley? heck, even him too.
            Foles’ joints, tendons, and critical arm/leg components all seem healthy. it’s not like he’s any more likely to start whacking his hand on helmets because of prior history.
            not all injuries are created equal.

          • cliff henny

            concussions mount quickly though. hopefully new procedures help, cause bet 5 yrs ago he played right thru dallas to oakland

          • BlindChow

            Vick’s had concussions, too, right? Maybe they can have a concuss-off.

          • #7

            Those type of injuries have happened to Vick too, yet he gets the label. There’s a lot of luck involved with football and Vick hasn’t had a lot of it…and his balls to the wal style has hurt him at times

          • theycallmerob

            one caveat- it’s been a decade. apples and oranges.

          • #7

            A decade of pretty much minor injuries, but games missed is games missed

          • theycallmerob
          • Andy124

            i wouldn’t call him injury prone, but you can’t ignore it.

            Agreed.

          • cliff henny

            certainly not the concussion, that one matters. hand injury is meaningless.

          • Andy124

            Meaningless by itself. If it becomes part of a larger sample set it begins to gain weight.

            Believe me, I’m not trying to put Foles down. I’m just admitting to myself that it’s something to keep an eye on.

          • #7

            I pretty much said the same thing and I’m attacked for it lol. Funny how cliqueish you people are

          • Andy124

            I replied to you below to try to point out the disconnect. Don’t know if you saw that.

          • #7

            Guess not

          • Andy124

            Pasted here for your viewing pleasure:

            Big difference between a realistic chance of injury and an inevitable injury. Tell you what could have made that exchange go down differently:

            Yeah, I used the wrong word there when I said inevitable injury. My bad. I just meant that you can’t rule it out. ~#7

          • Andy124

            What do you mean, “You people”?

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Durability was a knock against him coming out of college. Time will tell whether it will become an issue.

          • BirdGang

            Wait…what did Foles earn? How do you earn a starters job after one GREAT game? There is a reason Chip said Vick won the starting job…because Chip thinks Vick is either better or gives us a better chance of winning.
            Foles had a great game…and i am not taking anything away from him. But lets leave it there. He had a great game. Doesnt mean he is a great QB and it doesnt mean he should be the starter.

          • GEAGLE

            Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha good one

          • BirdGang

            lol All i am saying is let the man be. There is no need to talk about the future. Worry about the NOW. Foles is the starter for NOW. That is all that matters.

        • knighn

          To be fair: if you only ever watched Vick, you would think that the QB getting hurt was inevitable.

          • #7

            knighn, so what’s it gonna be?

            One minute you want Mariota, and now you’re slobbing up Foles. Which QB do you want or is it game to game for you.

          • EaglePete

            oh man, at least your back n forths on these boards are consistent unlike the Eagles QB play. All you guys, unreal reading below. Same thing different day.

          • #7

            I give Foles props, say that he should be the starter, and they still want to come at me lol.

            These blogging skills I have just touches a nerve with them I guess lol

          • knighn

            Well, let’s see. Nick Foles has started fewer than ten games in his career. I have always maintained that young QBs that show some promise have room for improvement. Foles has started all of 3.5 games for Chip Kelly. In 1.5 games he looked good, in 1 he looked incredibly bad, and then in another he was historically awesome. We know Vick is done. We also know that the Eagles need a franchise QB… but we don’t know if Foles can fill that role. So, we let Foles play. Either he plays more games like TB and OAK and proves to be the franchise, or he plays more games like DAL and the Eagles improve their draft position for 2014. Either way you have to appreciate how historically awesome Foles was… just like Vick was against the Redskins in 2010.

      • Token

        Im not sure what more you need to see from your hero to know hes cooked.

        Even if you think hes the best QB to ever play, which you do, hes always hurt which negates any positives.

        He was never gonna be here next year in any scenario. Playing this back and forth game does no good for anybody.

        And I think people are getting a little carried away with playoff talk.

        • #7

          When Vick hangs up the cleats, then he’s done. Is that simple enough?

          I’m still trying to look up your credentials on whether you’re an NFL scout or not since you can make all these “predictions”.

          Why would an NFL scout like yourself be blogging with us peons?

          • Token

            Im a bit confused.

            Are you saying opinions are not allowed unless your a NFL scout?

            You would have to go back and delete a bunch of your posts if thats the case.

            Everyone knows Vick is done. Well except two people, and oddly enough they both post on here.

          • #7

            I’m saying that you act like you’re a scout. We’ll see if Vick is done one way or the other.

    • knighn

      I don’t mind at all the way that CK is handling this. There is no guarantee that Foles will continue to play at a high level. Who knows? Foles may revert to Bad-Foles over the next two games and Kelly won’t have any choice but to insert Vick back in. Foles, realistically, could get hurt. What point is there to name Foles the starter now, only to have to revert back to Vick once he is actually healthy?

      I want to see more of Foles… but I don’t think that you IR Vick (unless Vick actually needs to go on the IR). There is another scenario: Foles gets the Eagles squarely in the playoff hunt. Foles still gets hurt. Do you play Barkley until Foles is healthy again and definitely miss out on the playoffs? Now, I don’t think that the Eagles have much of a chance even if they make the playoffs (with Foles or Vick), but they have to go for it: recent history has shown that all bets are off once a team makes the playoffs.

      • #7

        Thank you

        • Andy124

          Big difference between a realistic chance of injury and an inevitable injury. Tell you what could have made that exchange go down differently:

          Yeah, I used the wrong word there when I said inevitable injury. My bad. I just meant that you can’t rule it out. ~#7

      • Eagles4Life

        EXACTLY. Glad to see logic hasn’t escaped this forum lol.

    • #7

      And it’s not annoying to the team. There is no animosity whatsoever on the team… except from you, of course.

      • Token

        Man, the hostility. This Foles thing has really done a number on you. At least the other Vick fanatic just left. Your just hurting everyones feelings now.

        • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

          Still here with your BS I see. Typical.

      • Andy124

        I don’t know. CW doesn’t sound like he’s letting go of the concert very well. I liked his initial comments where he pretty much admitted to being upset, but provided perspective that he’s said things he regretted as well. Didn’t think he’d be one of the last hanging on to it.

        • #7

          Who the hell is CW

          • Andy124

            Carry Williams. Sconces.

    • hawaiieaglesfan

      Woah wait a bit here. If Foles is the starter. Vick would be a great back up. Lets face it the Eagles have a good Qb situation here. How many NFL teams can say that they have 2 QBs that can start? You think Barkley is good enough to fill in for Foles or Vick? I guarantee Vick will be starting for someone else if released by the Eagles.

      • Token

        If you have two QBs you have none.

        One guy has to be the unquestioned starter. If you have to be asked that question weekly at each press conference its not a good sign.

        • hawaiieaglesfan

          I agree to 100% with what you said. Chip has to name a starter. At no time did I say that both should be starting. I was commenting on the statement “everyone knows the guy is done” and “it does no good for this year”
          I assume if Foles has a decent game this Sunday and Vick is at a 100% next week Foles will be named the starter. But to say Vick us done is just foolish. If Foles is the starter who better to back him up than Vick. Last time I checked he is still on the roster. The trade deadline has come and gone.
          If this team is fortunate enough to make it to the playoffs and Foles gets hurt I would feel fortunate that Vick is the back up.
          Next year will be a totally different story. I dont see two starting calliber qbs playing for the same team. Who knows maybe both will be gone.

  • nicksaenz1

    So we have, not one, but TWO, ambidexterous QBs???

  • DEBO 215

    Let’s call a spade a spade here:

    Vicks leg is cooked.
    Foles is the starter for the remainder of this season and perhaps beyond.
    I don’t know what to make of yesterday…I still can’t believe it. This guy was just so unbearably awful against Dallas and so damn good yesterday. This is the context I put it into:
    Under Chip Kelly, Nick Foles has looked like Joe Montana against the likes of the Giants, Raiders and Bucs, who are all going to pick in the top 10, but in the most important game of his young career, at home, against the team they are tied with for the division lead who is also our most hated rival, he played the worst game of his life.
    So that’s three good performances against the bottom of the league, and one crap performance against the marginally better then average Cowboys…This week will be what sells me. On the road, against a good Packers team…show up and play a third of the game you played yesterday, and I’ll get on board…until then? #Mariota2014

    • #7

      He played great. Doesn’t matter who it was against. Hard to win in the NFL. Foles balled out. Period.

      • DEBO 215

        One of the best performances I’ve ever seen. If he played half as good against Dallas, they’d be in first place.

  • addicted2mula

    We make it to the playoffs we wont have home field soooo looks good to me

  • anon

    Namdi cut today.

  • Max Lightfoot

    I have a pound of coffee riding on the Packers game, so my hope is that Foles goes nuts against Green Bay next Sunday. And should that miracle occur, the national press will still declare that Foles is overrated, and that Chip should start Vick, no matter how gimpy he is.

  • Loke1988

    As for his overall impressions of Foles, Kelly took a trip down memory lane to when Oregon played Arizona.

    “It’s what I knew about Nick,”

    Yeah sure Chip, you knew this about Nick. That’s why you wasted all that time with Vick. Bull Spit Chip.