Nick Foles

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  1. jaxvid

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    I like Foles too. He was very good in Philly. Look at the Eagles now? He was a lot better then Bradford. I thought he could be a star but the Rams problems on offense would have hurt any QB. Hopefully Welker can help him turn it around.
     
  2. Extra Point

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    I was high on Nick Foles when he came out in 2012. Then he had one of the greatest seasons ever in 2013. The leftists in the mainstream media hated him because he was white, blond, rich, successful and a Christian. This made me like him even more.

    Foles never got the credit he deserved for 2013, regardless of how has he played since then.

    I'm interested to see how he does in the future. Will he develop into a consistently elite player?

    One reason I hope he does well is because it would stick in the craw of the white hating leftists in the mainstream media.
     
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  3. Leonardfan

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    The Rams benched Foles.
     
  4. Extra Point

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    The Foles situation is hard to figure. Some observations.

    In 2012 the scouting reports said Foles had good accuracy in the short and intermediate range but not on the deep ball.

    He had one of the greatest seasons ever by a quarterback in 2013.

    In 2013 he was one of the most accurate quarterbacks both short and deep.

    In 2015 he has had poor accuracy short but good accuracy in the intermediate range.

    In 2015 he's been one of the best passers off of play action but one of the worst out of the shotgun.

    Foles is said to throw slants well but the Rams don't seem to use that pass too much.

    This year Foles played great against Seattle and Arizona, two teams with good defenses.

    Foles had a statistically bad game against Chicago, one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

    St Louis has one of the worst pass blocking lines in the league, left tackle Greg Robinson is awful.

    The Rams receivers are bad, though they will improve with the addition of Wes Welker.

    The Rams seem to have a good running back in Todd Gurley.

    I find it hard to believe that a player who had the kind of season Foles had in 2013 doesn't have the talent to be a decent starter.

    I think the Rams need to upgrade the receiving corps and offensive line and get a new offensive coordinator.
     
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  5. sport historian

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    The bottom line on a QB is it's up to him.
     
  6. Extra Point

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    Nick Foles was benched in favor of Case Keenum but now Keenum has a concussion.

    Foles will be the starter for the upcoming game against the Bengals.

    I'm hoping he does well as he did against the Seahawks and Cardinals.
     
  7. Freethinker

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    Some rumors on Caste Football's favorite "fringe" player:

    Eagles coach Doug Pederson is "interested" in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


    The quarterback wheels are spinning in Philly. Schefter reported Sunday the Eagles are no longer planning to place the franchise tag on Sam Bradford and now it looks like Pederson is gearing up for a reunion with Foles. Pederson was the Eagles' quarterback coach when the team drafted Foles in 2012. Foles is coming off a dreadful year in St. Louis but the $7.75 million he'll make in 2016 ($1.75 million base salary plus a $6 million roster bonus) is far less than what Bradford will sign for in free agency. It's unclear what the Rams would be looking for in a trade for Foles.
     
  8. Leonardfan

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    Interesting for sure. I still believe Foles has all the ability to be a very good starting qb. The Rams were an offensive train wreck.
     
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  9. Extra Point

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    If I recall correctly, Pederson was instrumental in the Eagles drafting Foles. He worked Foles out and recommended the Eagles draft him. He had a high opinion of him.

    It will be interesting to see how Foles does if he goes back to Philadelphia.
     
  10. Extra Point

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    So what's next for Nick Foles? The Rams drafted Jared Goff and will probably go with him.

    Foles was due for a big salary this year. I'm not sure how it works but if they can the Rams will probably release Foles.

    Foles's Achilles heel is his mobility. He needs to go to a team with good pass blocking. If he gets time he can play well I believe. The Rams had an awful pass blocking O line last year.

    Foles would do best with a team that emphasizes short and intermediate passing, his fortes. He will probably have to be a backup this year.

    The Chiefs might be interested. He would be reunited with his former head coach Andy Reid, who liked Foles.

    Let's not forget that Foles had one of the greatest seasons a football player ever had in 2013. That indicates he does have some talent.
     
  11. Extra Point

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    Last year Foles played in 4 games for the Chiefs, starting 3. He had a 65.5 completion percentage, a 3-0 TD to INT ration and a 105.9 QB rating, all excellent numbers.

    This year Foles signed a 5 year contract with the Eagles for 27.5 million. The Eagles are now strong at quarterback with Foles and Carson Wentz.
     
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