Buzz Bissinger Claims Vindication on Nick Foles
Once upon a time, Buzz Bissinger didn’t seem to think much of Nick Foles. That time was July, and Buzz was writing for the cover of Philadelphia magazine:
But unless he stops being chickenshit and goes into the middle, he will never guide the Eagles to the place that only tantalizes us. We are tired, Nick. We are already dependent on you. So man up to be the man.
Then there was the time Buzz seemed to like Foles a little more — just a little. The time? Labor Day, when he selected Foles in the second round of his 12-team fantasy football draft.
Foles is a genuinely nice young man as the story said about a half dozen times. He genuinely cares about other people. He clearly has talent. I imagine he is quite flattered I drafted him. I want him and the Eagles to succeed. Which he will until it really counts.
The era of good feeling is over. Bissinger ripped Foles on 94WIP this morning, and Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com was listening:
Now, as Foles has struggled through the first five games of the season and leads the NFL in turnovers, Bissinger says he is owed and apology — and that he was right.
“I got negative feedback from everyone,” Bissinger said during an 94 WIP on Monday morning. “I do feel vindicated. I’m owed an apology from the entire city.”
While teammates say they like Foles’ coolness under pressure, Bissinger would like to see a little more fire from the quarterback:
“When (receiver Riley) Cooper dropped that pass early (against the St. Louis Rams), a quarterback should get in his face and say you gotta make those plays,” Bissinger said. “He will not do that. He does not have that. Whether it’s humor, whether it’s edge, anger — he doesn’t have it.”
There are a few other Buzz-like quotes. Suffice it to say: He’s unhappy with the Eagles’ quarterback.
And not for nothing: We wonder how Buzz’s fantasy team is doing so far this year.
Previously: Buzz Bissinger Owes Nick Foles an Apology