Found August 22, 2012 on
New England Patriots
I discovered a new blog called "The Monday Night Spotter"... it promises to review every MNF game this season through the eyes and mind of a former professional "Spotter" for ESPN. Who and what is a "Spotter" ?
Well…in the world of television, it basically amounts to an extra set of eyes and ears that serve to fill in the blanks of a broadcast. This blogger claims his job over the last decade has been to serve as the Talent Spotter for ESPN’s Monday Night Football show, working alongside the likes of Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico in the broadcast booth filling in the blanks as they come.Sometimes it involves tracking specialty stats – like a QBs ability to pass vs. the blitz. Other times it might be alerting the guys when a certain defensive formation has been used. Basically, he's the guy you never actually see but occasionally you’ll hear a random stat while watching Monday Night Football and think to yourself….”How do they know that?”
If true, t...
BEST OF MAXIM
Elise Amedola / The Associated Press
If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles was already a five-time pro-bowler and Super Bowl MVP.
Fortunately, I know that he’s just a rookie who has attempted a mere 38 passes in two preseason games during his 15 day career as an Eagle.
But wow, what a 38 pass attempts it has been!
He has completed 24...
Nick Foles has impressed a lot of people with his preseason performance thus far. While the majority of the rookie quarterback’s opportunities have come against 2nd and 3rd string defenses, Foles will have an opportunity tonight to show Eagles fans whether there is cause for true optimism.
That’s not to say that a third week preseason start will make or break him, but with the...
The original plan, before Vick was injured, was to have the Eagles play late into the third quarter with all the starters. So ideally with Vick going down so early, Nick Foles was given an opportunity to lead the Eagles with all the starters on Monday Night Football. -He did not squander his opportunity.Fantasy Football:
Nick Foles will start Friday’s preseason game for the Philadelphia Eagles, filling in for Michael Vick. While Vick appears to be fine, the Eagles simply don’t want to risk any further injury in the final two preseason games.
On Friday, the Eagles will fave the Browns, who have allowed just 329 through the air and have picked off five passes through two games, so this may actually...
Eagles at Patriots, preseason, Monday, August 20, 2012
I Loved: that the Eagles won their second pre-season game in a row.
I Did Not Love: that the Eagles won their second pre-season game in a row without starting QB Michael Vick. Who hasn’t sustained a major injury – yet – but has had two different “contusions” in two games that required removing...
When Mike Kafka, the 2010 4th round pick who was expected to be the Eagles’ primary backup this season, went down with a hand injury, it opened the door for Nick Foles, a 3rd round pick rookie originally viewed as a developmental 3rd string quarterback for this season, to become the Eagles’ primary backup. Foles has been just that in the Eagles’ first 2 preseason games and...
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles QB passes for two touchdowns in second game
For the second straight preseason game Michael Vick was knocked out early, getting leveled on a deep pass play on his sixth play. X-rays were negative on Vick and he was diagnosed with bruised ribs. Vick passed for five yards and rushed for five. In came rookie Nick Foles who again was impressive throwing...
Michael Vick is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s just get that one out of the way right now.
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No. 7 has earned that role with stellar, dependable play no one could have expected when the Eagles signed him in 2009.
However, as his inability to stay on the field has been displayed in each of the Eagles’ preseason...
Andy Reid made Kolb look like a real QB Juan…
Nick Foles has climbed the Eagles depth chart and looks like the #2 over incumbent Mike Kafka. In his preseason Foles has completed 24/38 passes for 361 yards, 4 touchdowns, and an interception. He has shown great pocket presence and arm strength as he fit some tough throws into tight windows.
We all know that Vick is prone to...
Rookie Nick Foles continues his climb up the quarterback depth chart of the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Andy Reid said Foles would start if Michael Vick (ribs) doesn't play in Friday's preseason game at Cleveland. Reid said Vick wasn't likely to play as he recovers from bruised ribs. However, Reid said the team is not concerned Vick won't be ready for the...
For the second preseason game in a row, Michael Vick’s night was ended after six snaps. This time around, Vick took a hard shot to the ribs while trying to scramble away from a defender. The good news is that x-rays turned out to be negative so it looks like he’ll only be experiencing some soreness.
Nick Foles was the highlight of the night yet again. He came in after Vick...
Michael Vick has always been injury prone. The way that he plays the game somewhat dictates that as does his stature. As electrifying as he can be to watch, there’s years of tape on him for defenses to understand how to play him.
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Michael Vick: 4-for-7, 11 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 62.2 rating (12 offensive plays).Nick Foles: 24-of-38, 361 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 118.4 rating (roughly an entire game played overall).Obviously, these numbers are a bit deceiving. Vick’s 12 plays of offense were stunted not by poor play, but a pair of injuries (jamming a throwing finger in one game;...
1st QuarterThe first quarter was by all means the worst quarter in terms of how the team performed.The Patriots drove up the field and claimed three points by the way of a 51-yard field goal. Eagles didn't look confident the next drive and went three and out. The real story was when they got it back, and as fate would have it, Vick went down again.He was scrambling from the...
Even though the Eagles came out with a 27-17 win Monday night against the New England Patriots, the first-team offense continued to struggle with Michael Vick at the helm.However, they improved when Nick Foles, the Eagles’ third-round pick in the 2012 Draft, came in to relieve him. The first-team defense, though, riddled with penalties, continued to struggle against a Patriots’...