Found October 21, 2013 on
With Nick Foles suffering a concussion Sunday and Michael Vick's status still unknown, Chip Kelly has yet to name a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Giants.
As if it wasn't apparent enough Sunday after Nick Foles left the game late in the third quarter with a head injury, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly revealed Monday that the quarterback suffered a concussion.
Foles, who departed Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field with three seconds remaining in the third quarter after being sacked by Jarius Wynn, had his worst game as a professional throwing for just 80 yards against a Cowboys defense that averages 308 yards passing against per game.
In spite of his poor performance, Kelly does not believe that the second-year University of Arizona product was rattled, rather something was just "off" with him.
"I didn't see that," Kelly said at his day after press conference Monday at the Novacare Complex. "I haven't spoken to him but Nick has never struck me as a guy where the moment effects him. Nick came in against the Giants off the bench cold and led us on a two-minute drive to get us a field goal. I saw him play a lot in college and I've never seen Nick get overwhelmed or anything like that."
Kelly didn't rule out the possibility of adding another quarterback this week.
The Eagles face a very perilous situation this week with Foles availability uncertain and Michael Vick still recovering from his hamstring pull suffered three weeks ago against New York. If neither quarterback is healthy enough to start, the Birds would likely be forced to turn to rookie Matt Barkley who threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter of his NFL debut Sunday.
However, in a dramatic change in philosophy from training camp when the head coach emphatically made it clear that once a starter was named he would remain the quarterback the rest of the season, Kelly has been evasive the past two weeks when the subject of the quarterback for the remainder of the year is broached.
"My decision based on who our quarterback is is based on health," Kelly said. "I don't know who's healthy right now and who isn't healthy and until we know that answer it doesn't do anybody any good to say 'that guy' is our starter. It doesn't help the situation until we know who's coming back and depending on who is healthy."
"All things being equal you're never going to get that answer out of me."
In the event that neither Vick or Foles is healthy enough to start on Sunday, James Casey who served as the emergency quarterback Sunday would be the backup against the Giants this week. Kelly didn't rule out signing another quarterback at some point this week.
"Yeah, if those guys can't go," He explained. "Obviously we'd have to bring in another quarterback."
The quarterback watch at One Novacare Way has been ongoing since the spring but this week with two injuries added into the mix, it certainly could make for an extra interesting six days leading up to Sunday.
Matt Lombardo is the Editor-In-Chief of Eagledelphia and also an on-air personality on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia. Join the conversation and follow Matt on Twitter.
Michael Vick: I'm Not Playing Sunday
Monday Review: From Foles to Barkley, offensive struggles started at quarterback
Disappointment All Around For Eagles Offense In Loss to Cowboys
BEST OF MAXIM
Sunday was Chip Kelly's lowest offensive output as a head coach. He and his offensive skill players did Nick Foles no favors amid the quarterback's worst performance as a professional.
Perhaps the most suprising and disappointing moments from Chip Kelly's first NFL sojourn as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles took place at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday.
Following the Philadelphia Eagles humiliating 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has a ton of unanswered questions starring him directly in the face. Who is the quarterback of Philadelphia’s future and is that player even on the current roster? What happened to […]The post Just Prospecting: Offense or Defense, Chip Kelly Has Draft Options...
Nick Foles has a concussion and Michael Vick is still recovering from a hamstring injury, leaving the Philadelphia Eagles uncertain of a starting quarterback next week.
Foles was injured when he was sacked by George Selvie and Jarius Wynn on the final play of the third quarter in a 17-3 loss to Dallas on Sunday. Foles struggled against the Cowboys, completing just 11 of 29 for 80...
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles left Sunday’s Week 7 game against the Cowboys in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a head injury and will not return.
Foles was filling in for an injured Michael Vick.
On a red-zone play, Foles held the ball way too long and got slammed to the turf by George Selvie. He got up slow and then was escorted to the locker room to be checked for...
The Philadelphia Eagles cannot catch a break. Not too long ago they were thought of as one of the top-teams in the NFL, having assembled the three-headed monster. A few quick seasons later they are looking at a team that is horrid on defense and can’t keep a quarterback healthy.
Nick Foles, who struggled for most of the day going 11-for-29 for 80 yards and 0 touchdowns on the day...
Sunday was not Nick Foles’ day. Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles.
Whatever Nick Foles had for breakfast on Sunday, he shouldn’t plan to have ever again on a game day.
In the absence of any other explanation for his awful performance at the Linc against the Cowboys, let’s just go ahead and blame it on the Wheaties. Foles wasn’t available following the game to discuss what...
In today's Eagles-Cowboys game, the woeful Eagles' defense clearly played their best game of the year. They kept up some good work against the run, got off the field on third down, achieved some success in rushing the passer, had a game-changing interception when the team needed it the most, and held an explosive offense to 17 points despite being put, time...
Nick Foles could not get anything going on Sunday against the Cowboys (Photo: Philly.com)
Philadelphia sports fans like to overreact. We all know this. When anything in sports happens, there is instant and intense reaction from the fans of the city. Now that all the dust has settled from the Eagles 17-3 loss, it is fair to analyze the game.
In this case, the fans were right.
When Michael Vick was ruled inactive before Sunday's Week 6 game against the Cowboys it was notable that Nick Foles' only "real" backup was Matt Barkley. Now that Foles has been ruled out with a head injury it's really notable.
Barkley's first drive under center didn't go so hot as the former USC standout threw a pick (and got lucky not to throw one...
Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ha. “Jim Tressel’s Least Favorite Moment of the game- After a long morning...
No one was more pleased with the struggles of Eagles QB Nick Foles against Dallas than Michael Vick's brother, Marcus. He mocked him on Twitter, because he's all class.
Old college rivals matched wits again and this time it went to Kiffin...
So much for the Chip Kelly mystique...
Monte Kiffin knew what Chip Kelly was going to run on offense before the play was called...
Too bad for the Eagles, because they wasted their best defensive effort of the year so far, with Bill Davis calling pressures like an artist formerly known as Jim Johnson...
The Dallas Cowboys went into the City of Brotherly Love and seized first place of the NFC East in a dominant win over the Eagles, 17-3.
Philly’s woes at home continue; the team has not won a game at the Linc since September 30th in 2012 (that’s a nine game losing streak for those of you counting at home). Monte Kiffin’s defense completely shut down the hurry-up Eagles, becoming...
Well, that was just ugly.
There have been times this season when the Eagles looked bad, but yesterdays loss to the Dallas Cowboys was pure ugly.
The offense had no consistency and Nick Foles looked out of place. Monte Kiffin’s defense made Chip Kelly look foolish, as the Eagles stuck their tail between their legs and took a butt-whipping.
Let’s get to the recap.
Eagles 3, Cowboys 17
That’s the only explanation I have. I mean, I recognized those guys – Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz – or at least guys who looked like those guys, but they were playing like they didn’t realize the game had started or something. Wow, was that sorry.
Stud of the week: DeMeco Ryans, who...