Found November 17, 2012 on
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Will Nick Foles be able to perform with the weight of the Eagles franchise on his back?
Michael Vick is still feeling the effects of a substantial concussion, and will not be ready for Sunday, and may not be ready to play for quite some time. That leaves the Philadelphia Eagles at 3-6 with their rookie QB Nick Foles set to take over the reins.
I’m sure Foles will try to say something like this is “just another game.” The reality is that there is a lot riding on Foles, and it’s probably more than just for this week. With Vick on the shelf, it appears as though Foles’ time to shine is upon us.
Many fans were calling for Foles even before this team went on a 5 game losing streak. Now, the fates have made the decision that Andy Reid could not.
More than just a shot to get to 4-6 rides on tomorrow’s game with the Washington Redskins. At this point it’s almost impossible for the Eagles to make the playoffs, so this becomes more about the future now.
Can Nick Foles play in the NFL? Can he be the quarterback of the future for the Philadelphia Eagles? Will Andy Reid be able to save his job? Will Michael Vick be an Eagle next year?
All of those questions are related.
Michael Vick will probably not be a Philadelphia Eagle next year no matter what happens going forward. Vick carries a significant price tag for a player who will be 33 and who has performed below expectations. Michael Vick is tied to Andy Reid. The shelf life of each depends on the other. Both are failing. But even if Reid can save his job, I don’t see any scenario where Michael Vick saves his.
I don’t doubt Michael Vick’s will to win. I don’t doubt his toughness either. The man is a warrior no matter what you say about him. He’s played behind a terrible offensive line and has gotten pummeled all season long, but hasn’t complained. What I do doubt is Michael Vick’s decision making and his ability to win.
Andy Reid has a great reputation for developing QBs. Nick Foles will need to be developed. The question is will Andy be able to work his magic in a short amount of time and get this kid to a point where he can win in the NFL and get Reid another year to fix this team?
Time will tell. The truth is that Nick Foles will have his future, plus the future of Andy Reid and Michael Vick on his shoulders as well tomorrow when he makes his first NFL start. That’s a lot of weight.
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Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles was very unimpressive during today’s loss to the Redskins. The good news is that Michael Vick might be back next week.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Eagles overstated Vick’s condition in order to give themselves an excuse to start Foles for the remainder of the season if he played well.
The problem is that...
Michael Vick isn’t expected to play tackle football this weekend, as the Eagles turn to Nick Foles while Vick attempts to recover from a concussion.
It’s uncertain when — or even if — Vick will return this season. If he doesn’t, there’s a chance that he doesn’t even return to Philadelphia. He’s shown flashes of brilliance at times in Philly, but the overall body of...
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All eyes will be on Nick Foles come Sunday at FedEx Field. Photo via New York Daily News.
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Apparently Andy Reid was telling the truth when he said that Michael Vick’s concussion was significant.
The Eagles’ quarterback is experiencing some pretty shocking side effects from his latest concussion. Vick “still can’t drive a car due to balance issues, sleeps all day, can’t sleep at night” and he is “lethargic, nauseous, can’t sit in meetings and sensitive...
When Michael Vick got concussed in the second quarter of the Eagles’ 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, first it is a real shame for such a gamer.
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Not that Nick Foles will definitely be a World Beater, but the dude is 6’6”, 243 pounds, compared to Michael Vicks’ 6-0, 215 pounds.
Foles in size and stature is closest...
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The answer was evasive, yet telling, because basically all Reid offered was something about ''got to get ready'' for Philadelphia's next game.
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Quarterback Michael Vick is officially inactive for Sunday's game with the concussion he suffered last week, and rookie Nick Foles will start for the Philadelphia Eagles. Foles will face a Washington Redskins secondary that will have safety Brandon Meriweather for the first time this season. Meriweather, who has been recovering from a knee injury, is expected to start in place...
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