I Thought Our Receivers Couldn't Get Open?

Posted October 06, 2013
Well that's what it looked like in the first half. Guys just seemed to be blanketed for like three weeks now. That was until Nick Foles stepped in the game and took what the defense gave him. He didn't force anything, and most importantly he threw to guys before they made their moves. Let's be real for a moment. In the current NFL there isn't a way defenses can simply shut offenses down. Defensive backs can't even touch guys after five yards. Someone is always open somewhere in the defense. On Jackson's touchdown catch, Foles tossed it up before Jackson made his move. It was a thing of beauty. Now Foles isn't going to wow anyone with his run speed like Vick, but for whatever reason the offense just seems to move better when he plays. He's not holding the ball too long, but instead he is getting rid of the ball and gets the ball to the open guy. Or gets the ball to the guy making the move. No one was wide open for him. He simply put the ball in tight spots and threw the ball deep. That's something people said he couldn't do. At this point I think it would be a mistake to rush back Vick especially since he's hobbling around on one leg. Kudos to Chip Kelly for quickly pulling Vick and going to Foles when he did.
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