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Old 12-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Patience with Foles...

Man, I listen to the radio, read the papers, the net and so many people just dont have the patience to want to develop a young QB. He struggled some against Cincy....big deal. He's makin his fourth start, against a good D fighting for a playoff spot, while playing with a unit full of backups and with a moron as the offensive cooridinator.

I understand some young qbs are in there and playing at a high level already. But how many are playing with what Foles is stuck playing with. I think the kid has done pretty well and has shown us some things we haven't seen in quite sometime at that position, even in a very short time.

I just wish people would take a deep breath and have some patience. If ht was horrible, Ok, I get it...move on. But he hasn't been. He's shown promise. He's going to have ups and downs. He's not going to be a top qb that fast. Let em play, let him learn, let him develop. I hope whoever takes over next season, lets him do just that.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Patience is important with any young player. Hell look at Brandon Graham I myself didn't have the patience with him. Now he looks like a guy who we could build our defensive line around.

I guess it also doesn't help that other rookie QB's like Russel Wilson and Kirk Cousins preformed so well this year. (forget RGIII and Luck they were out of draft area).

Either way he has shown enough that he deserves to start next year.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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I agree with you on this Theo. Let's face it, the O-line blows & MM hasn't helped Foles out either. The Kid has a good awareness about him & keeps his eyes downfield. Dame good thing he's 6-5, 250 because he's already taking a beating but manages to get right back in there. Addressing the O-line HAS to be priority # 1 for whoever the next Coach. Foles has his flaws(the deep ball) but IMO he can be a solid NFL QB that we can win with. Patience is key & right now he's gaining valuable experience. People forget that Aikman went 1-15 his first year. THAT turned out pretty well for him.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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I agree he should be given the chance BUT

a new coach may have different ideas. He could see the QB of his dreams at #4. Who knows?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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I am really satisfied with Foles. Is there another rookie QB that has so little to work with right now ? At one point last game Maclin was the only opening day starter on the field. Until Foles gets to play with a true starting offense, who can judge ?

My only real concern with Foles at this point has been his deep ball. He has really hung a few. I would hate to see the deep ball become a weakness for Foles. It should not be an issue with his size and arm-strength, unless he has a problem with spirals.

Cousins was playing with a team that believed in themselves right now. And, I do think Cousins has a future in this league. Personally, I like what I have seen from Foles more than Russell Wilson.

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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I agree he should be given the chance BUT

a new coach may have different ideas. He could see the QB of his dreams at #4. Who knows?
Whoever takes the HC job is going to do so in large part as to whether or not he likes Nick Foles (at least it is isn't a real reach of a HC pick). Therefore, the guy is going to see something in him and want to work with him. I just hope it's a good mentor.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Whoever takes the HC job is going to do so in large part as to whether or not he likes Nick Foles (at least it is isn't a real reach of a HC pick). Therefore, the guy is going to see something in him and want to work with him. I just hope it's a good mentor.
I worry a little bit that the decision on the HC will be influenced by the prospective coach's view of Foles. I would hope not.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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so hard to tell on Foles right now. The kid is playing with 4 backup O-Lineman, a 7th round HB who barely even played college ball, no DJax, no McCoy, and last week he was without Celek as well.

put that all together and mix in a defense that has struggled all year, and any QB is going to look like crap

He's made the rookie mistakes like staring down receivers or panicking and not going through his progressions. But all of that is rookie mistakes possibly compounded by what's around him.

I do worry about the long ball. I thought he was said to have a big arm, but he has well underthrown some. A couple that were miraculously caught and a couple nearly or actually picked off.

I think I'd cut Vick, keep Edwards, and wither add someone else in FA or the draft
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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Personally, I like what I have seen from Foles more than Russell Wilson.
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you had me til this part. You do know Wilson is likely to break the rookie passing TD record this year? That kid has been amazing and by far the best rookie QB

Luck gets all the pub. but a closer look at his stats and it's not too impressive
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