Found November 14, 2012 on NFL Draft Zone:
The Washington Redskins aren’t taking Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles lightly, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Wednesday. “This kid is in this league for a reason,” Hall said in the locker room at Redskins Park. “He’s waiting for his chance to get out there and play. It just so happens to come against us…. Our coaches coached him in the Senior Bowl. They definitely told us the kid can make every throw. It’s not like we’re going out there against a guy that can’t throw the ball at all. “Like I said, we’ve still got to go out there and execute against an NFL-caliber quarterback. We just haven’t seen a lot of film on him. But we’ll go out there and we’ll treat him like he’s an NFL quarterback, like he is. It’s nice not to have to worry about Mike [Vick] running around a little bit, extending some plays. So that will be a little bit to our advantage.” Foles appears set to make his first NFL start Sunday against the Redskins at FedEx Field, with Vick likely to be sidelined by the concussion he suffered during last weekend’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins have lost the last eight games they’ve played against rookie starting quarterbacks, dating to 2006. The list of rookie quarterbacks to which the Redskins have lost includes Vince Young, Bruce Gradkowski, Trent Edwards, Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Cam Newton and Christian Ponder. If Foles starts, this will be the first time this season that the Redskins face a rookie starter at quarterback
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  • DHall says They are not taking Nick Foles lightly? What makes Nick any different from all the other QB's? Practice what you preach DHAll. The secondary hasn't stepped up all year. pretty much last in the league against the pass!! cover somebody, bump them off the line, tackle somebody, be a LEADER!!! Put your little boy pants on and step it up!!!!
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