Eagles Go Forward With Foles At Quarterback
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By Ed Benkin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The worst kept secret in Philadelphia is out.
Despite the return of Michael Vick from a hamstring injury, Nick Foles will be the Eagles starting quarterback this Sunday and will likely remain the starter for the rest of the season. Foles has led the Eagles to three straight victories, but vows to take the same approach as he has every week.
“Nothing changed in the way I am or who I am,” said Foles. ”The way I approach the game, how I am on the practice field and how I am in the locker room….I always stay true to who I am.”
Foles and Vick met with Chip Kelly before Tuesday’s practice, and Foles talked about the conversation with the coach.
“He told me the situation,” Foles said. ”He said that I was the one and Mike was the two. It wasn’t drawn out like in a move where it’s a big thing when you sit down and there are tears. I was ready to go and Mike’s ready to go.”
Both Kelly and his players had high praise for Vick’s professionalism concerning the decision. Vick said he will do everything he can to support Foles and believes he still has plenty of years left in the NFL.
“You have to look at the things that you did,” said Vick. ”You look at the things you were able to do well. Hopefully, that’s enough to show that I can continue to play. I feel great.”
Now that the quarterback situation has been officially settled, Foles and his teammates are focused on Sunday’s game against Arizona. The Cardinals will come to town riding a four-game winning streak and are one of the hottest teams in the NFL.
“I know they’ve been playing some really good football,” Foles said. ”They have a really good team. They have a sharp defense with a lot of talent, so this is a great challenge.”
Nearly all of the Eagles regular who have been battling injuries were back at practice on Tuesday. Only safety Earl Wolff remains sidelined, but he is hoping to return for next week’s game on December 8 against Detroit.