Foles: ‘I Want To Be Better Than Last Year’
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Nick Foles heads into the 2014 NFL season—his third—as a starting quarter back for the first time in his career. At age 25, the modest kid from Texas has already led the Eagles to a NFC East division championship, been the NFL’s highest rated passer, and went to a Pro Bowl—where he happened to win offensive MVP.
Still Foles says he hasn’t accomplished anything.
“It’s a blessing to be here, it really is—and there’s a lot of things that go along with it—but I’m thankful for the opportunity and everyday is a new day to get better,” Foles told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Wednesday, promoting a golf-outing at Merion Golf Club for the Eagles Radiothon. “It’s one of those things where, you can’t do this forever. I’m thankful for the day, that I get to go out there today. I block out last year because I don’t want to think about last year ’cause you can become complacent. You could think that because you did that last year, you could do it this year.
I know I want to be better than last year, I don’t think—I’m really critical of myself to really break it down. I want to keep pushing myself because I have a lot of guys in the locker room that depend on me and I depend on them, so I want to do the best I can and get better each and every day. I don’t want to stay the same and that doesn’t mean I’m going to go out there and everything is going to be better than last year, but I hopefully will excel and that’s the plan.”
Foles, often criticized for his monotonous personality off-the-field, showed his lighter side in a video where he surprised fantasy football players at their draft parties.
“It was one of those things where it was really neat, definitely out of my norm from what everybody has seen me do and really what I had done,” Foles said. “Drama class and acting was not always my favorite thing, so I really had to suck it up for that, but I had fun. The Marriott crew really made it a fun time.”
Would Foles consider keeping the the facial-hair filled disguise he wore in the video?
“I mean, I would but I can’t grow a mustache and side burns like that,” Foles joked. “I can’t even grow a good beard, I have to shave it after a little while because it gets all spotty. If I could, I would grow a Jason Kelce beard, but I’m not able too.”
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