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Go with Foles at QB

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Posted: 11/15/2012 4:36 AM

Go with Foles at QB 


I think it will be a disaster if we go back to Vick, not because I believe Foles can save the season but because I think nobody can. If Reid wants to use Vick, Lurie has to tell him no. Let Foles play for the rest of the season, lets see what he got, we need to know and give him som playing time under the belt. If he is no good we must find a new QB for next season or we could be doomed for years to come. There is only one thing left for the season, find out what we got ant who has to go.




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Posted: 11/15/2012 6:16 PM

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arpettho wrote: I think it will be a disaster if we go back to Vick, not because I believe Foles can save the season but because I think nobody can. If Reid wants to use Vick, Lurie has to tell him no. Let Foles play for the rest of the season, lets see what he got, we need to know and give him som playing time under the belt. If he is no good we must find a new QB for next season or we could be doomed for years to come. There is only one thing left for the season, find out what we got ant who has to go.
Much as I hate to say it, the Cowboys did us a favor by taking Vick out of the game on Sunday. Andy should have done it a long time ago. Instead his solution was to solve our problems by firing Juan. Even though our D was the least of our problems (they look worse now than they did before the firing). I'm looking at this as a second chance to get things straightened out, unless it becomes obvious that nothing's changing. Vick's been a failure for 2 years. I'm willing to give Foles at least the next 7 games to prove himself.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 6:36 PM

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As long as he gets some type of protection he might do well. He has size and a good arm. He has weapons to throw to and a good backfield behind him. All he needs is some time to get rid of the ball.
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Posted: 11/16/2012 2:04 AM

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yankeeboy1046 wrote: As long as he gets some type of protection he might do well. He has size and a good arm. He has weapons to throw to and a good backfield behind him. All he needs is some time to get rid of the ball.
I agree, yank. Both times that Foles replaced Vick the problems with the OL seemed to get better. Still bad, but not as bad as when Vick's back there. I'm a bit encouraged by that. Not saying that it'll get us any more wins at this point. He is a rookie after all, and I expect him to make mistakes. But I'd rather have him make them now, since this season is already so far gone.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 3:53 PM

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What ever happens we need to think who our QB for 2013 should be and Foles need the last 7 games to show what he can do.




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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:53 PM

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So, do you Eagle fans realize yet that it doesn't really matter who lines up behind center when your o-line sucks?
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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:14 PM

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ECboy wrote: So, do you Eagle fans realize yet that it doesn't really matter who lines up behind center when your o-line sucks?
What a dumb comment. Of course it matters who the QB is, whether or not the OL sucks. A bad OL is going to give you problems. A bad OL with a bad QB behind 'em is going to give you even more problems.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:11 PM

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Eagles1976 wrote:
ECboy wrote: So, do you Eagle fans realize yet that it doesn't really matter who lines up behind center when your o-line sucks?
What a dumb comment. Of course it matters who the QB is, whether or not the OL sucks. A bad OL is going to give you problems. A bad OL with a bad QB behind 'em is going to give you even more problems.
When you combine that horrible o-line with Andy Reid and Marty Mornwhig's fascination with throwing it 50 times a game, they're gonna end up destroying this kid's (Foles) confidence.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 12:42 AM

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ECboy wrote:
Eagles1976 wrote:
ECboy wrote: So, do you Eagle fans realize yet that it doesn't really matter who lines up behind center when your o-line sucks?
What a dumb comment. Of course it matters who the QB is, whether or not the OL sucks. A bad OL is going to give you problems. A bad OL with a bad QB behind 'em is going to give you even more problems.
When you combine that horrible o-line with Andy Reid and Marty Mornwhig's fascination with throwing it 50 times a game, they're gonna end up destroying this kid's (Foles) confidence.
A lot of people share that opinion. It is something to considered. Not sure that I buy into it completely. Foles played behind a really bad OL in college. If we were still playing for anything this year I'd be supporting Edwards at QB. But since we're not, we need to see what Foles looks like before this years draft. Although I do agree that having a rookie QB throw 50 times in his first start probably wasn't the smartest way to break him in.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:35 AM

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Eagles1976 wrote:
ECboy wrote:
Eagles1976 wrote:
ECboy wrote: So, do you Eagle fans realize yet that it doesn't really matter who lines up behind center when your o-line sucks?
What a dumb comment. Of course it matters who the QB is, whether or not the OL sucks. A bad OL is going to give you problems. A bad OL with a bad QB behind 'em is going to give you even more problems.
When you combine that horrible o-line with Andy Reid and Marty Mornwhig's fascination with throwing it 50 times a game, they're gonna end up destroying this kid's (Foles) confidence.
A lot of people share that opinion. It is something to considered. Not sure that I buy into it completely. Foles played behind a really bad OL in college. If we were still playing for anything this year I'd be supporting Edwards at QB. But since we're not, we need to see what Foles looks like before this years draft. Although I do agree that having a rookie QB throw 50 times in his first start probably wasn't the smartest way to break him in.
Andy and Marty should be fired TODAY for that alone.  Nevermind the team has obviously quit...you don't ask a rookie QB making his first start behind a terrible OL to throw 50 times when you have a top 3 RB standing behind him.  Oh, they should also be fired for running McCoy with 2 minutes to go trailing by 25, and then defending it postgame.

From what I'm reading, there's not really a can't miss QB in the draft...even Matt Barkley's stock has dropped, and even if he is, KC would likely take him before we could.  Might as well play Foles and let him get some rookie mistakes out of his system now.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 10:04 AM

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too early to know if we will be a QB in the 1st round team...by week 16 Foles could be the next promising young QB...or he could be on the bench.

This OL is embarrassing.   I would love to see us be able to go OT in the 1st (assuming there is a good fit where we pick).     If this year told us anything its that we have absolutely attrocious OL depth.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 6:31 PM

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"From what I'm reading, there's not really a can't miss QB in the draft...even Matt Barkley's stock has dropped, and even if he is, KC would likely take him before we could.  Might as well play Foles and let him get some rookie mistakes out of his system now."


Barkley just injured his shoulder this past weekend so it might have fell even more.  Luckily for him, he still has a bowl game, Senior Bowl, combine, and the pro day to help himself climb back up.  I'm hoping the Jaguars will take him so they can dump Gabbert.

Anyway, the Eagles do not need to take a quarterback in the upcoming draft.  No one can play well at QB with this offensive line and playcalling.  I would like to see King Dunlap and Demetress Bell both go in free agency and draft a solid young LT.  We could also use a WR but I think our weakest link still remains the safety positions.  My biggest concern is if Howard Mudd resumes retirement, who will replace him?

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Posted: 11/19/2012 6:42 PM

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Bring back Juan.... He got alot out of our OL over the years. 

Foles needs a chance to play. Throwing that many times isn't the answer. Just because the Skins have a bad secondary didn't mean they wouldn't come to play. It was a divisional game and they were ready.
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