It was a memorable weekend in football, both on the college and professional scenes.
Chip Kelly knows Nick Foles will be his starting quarterback on Sunday in Oakland. That’s all the information the coach will give about the future of the position.
Chip Kelly anounces that Nick Foles will start against the Raiders.
Chris reviews the apology given by the Obama Administration for the rollout of healthcare.gov, Chris Christie’s huge lead in the polls in the leadup to the election for Governor in New Jersey, and NSA spying on foreign leaders. He talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine and foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski.
Nick Foles has been cleared, and will practice today with the Eagles.
Chip Kelly says it’s a combination of “the little things” that caused Sunday’s offensive ineptness.
Where the Eagles go from here is a question that will be asked plenty on sports radio this week. While the defense does seem to be coming together and playing well on a more regular basis, the offense continues to flounder.
Michael Vick’s first pulled hamstring against the Giants cost him two weeks. This time, he lost most of the game.
The Eagles offensive woes of last week bled into this week, resulting in a 15-7 loss in a crossroads game.
Many have said that the quarterback of the future for the Eagles is not currently on the roster. Nick Foles’ performance against the Cowboys may have driven that point home even further. The official odds agree with the public sentiment.
The struggles on Sunday have once again sparked the debate on where the quarterback situation is heading in Philadelphia. Vick is certainly not going to be a part of the long-term equation as he ages and continues to show he cannot play a full season. The one name that pops up often is Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. I am here to tell you to just stop considering that option, because it is not going to be worth it with a high draft pick.
This one stings. The Eagles offense folded against a Cowboys defense that was vulnerable and incapable of taking advantage of a nice game put in by the defense.
After one preseason game we are really no closer to projecting a winner in the quarterback competition.
If first team reps with the Eagles offense at training camp has any meaning, Matt Barkley is clearly the third string quarterback so far. He’s seen far fewer first and second team reps than Nick Foles or Michael Vick.
More than 65,000 tickets were distributed for practice, and nearly half the people showed up. The estimated crowd of 30,000 was a club record for practice.