Nick Foles - did the Eagles make a mistake?

breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,548 ✭✭✭

A couple plays go differently in the post-season and Philly might actually have had back to back SB titles or at least been in the Super Bowl back to back with St. Nick. I think the guy has some serious big-game stones and I think his teammates loved playing with him.
Carson Wentz has skills and a big upside but if I was Eagles management, I think I would have tried to do everything I could have to keep the one guy that has won a Super Bowl in Philadelphia (and over the Patriots, no less).
I will be very curious to see how Foles does in Jacksonville.

"It's a beautiful world.
So hold me tight. I had to fight
Every day of my life. It's a beautiful world."
Mudcrutch.

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  • stevekstevek Posts: 21,915 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wish Nick Foles all the best and sincerely hope he does well. Except of course when he plays against the Eagles.

    But let's tell it like it is...there weren't exactly a lot of teams beating down the Eagles door to get him.

    To sum up Nick Foles, considering a full NFL season, I think he's a better reliever than a starter. I think him having to play full time towards 16 games will wear him down to the point of ineffectiveness.

    Foles will probably have some shinning moments, but I think overall he will wind up the 2019 season being rated as a below average NFL starting quarterback.

    We shall see. :)

  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 7,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One can never predict the future. Wentz seems injury prone. I would have stuck with the guy that got you the ring.

  • JRR300JRR300 Posts: 316 ✭✭✭

    can't imagine how he'll rate below average......look at the guys playing QB in the league. Lots of rookies who are learning and a handful of guys who are just not that good. If Jax "D" can get their act together, they could make life real easy for Nick. Have to get him some help in the receiving corps, but their running game could be very solid again. So Nick may not need to do a lot for the situation to turn around. After all, look who he's replacing.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 21,915 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JRR300 said:
    can't imagine how he'll rate below average......look at the guys playing QB in the league. Lots of rookies who are learning and a handful of guys who are just not that good. If Jax "D" can get their act together, they could make life real easy for Nick. Have to get him some help in the receiving corps, but their running game could be very solid again. So Nick may not need to do a lot for the situation to turn around. After all, look who he's replacing.

    Well the Jaguars certainly are seeing it the way you're seeing it.

    As I've previously mentioned in other posts. What differentiates QB's in the NFL, is not only their talent, but their ability to withstand punishment. The latter is more important given the fact that to get to the NFL, a QB must have a certain level of talent to begin with.

    Of course there are other factors as well such as intelligence and learning the game plan. Which is why a number of so-called "athletic" quarterbacks drafted who have the talent level to be a great NFL QB, don't succeed because they simply aren't smart enough.

    Then there are QB's drafted who have talent and brains, but not the intestinal fortitude necessary to rise to the highest level and stay there for a long career.

    Of course injuries play a part in all of it as well. However unless it's a debilitating injury such as an ACL tear, the great ones in the NFL continue to play at a high level even when they are nicked up a bit.

    Foles is an enigma. He's obviously got the talent, and he's obviously got the brains. And he's obviously got some intestinal fortitude as he helped the Eagles win a Super Bowl. The question is does Foles have enough intestinal fortitude at this point in his career to last through an entire season without developing "happy feet", and I think we all know what that means.

    Once a QB develops "happy feet" which is basically a sarcastic name for a QB who doesn't possess enough courage when 300 pound killers are charging at him, then it's basically over for a QB as a starter.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 18,546 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinstartled said:
    One can never predict the future. Wentz seems injury prone. I would have stuck with the guy that got you the ring.

    Agreed. If I were the Eagles I would have committed to Foles and taken another team to the wood shed with a lopsided trade for Wentz. Or at least tried

  • hammer1hammer1 Posts: 891 ✭✭✭

    Don't know why they didn't franchise tag Foles. It's a one year deal. In that year they could see if Wentz would hold up physically for 16 games.

    With Foles gone, I think Eagles should select a QB with their first, as insurance.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 3,286 ✭✭✭✭

    Seems pretty simple. They got rid of the guy who did it and kept the guy who they hope can do it. Probably the wrong decision.

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