Chip Kelly says Nick Foles will be the starter for the rest of the season.
If it seemed like Nick Foles’ performance in Novemeber was better than you’ve ever seen, that’s because it was.
If the Eagles can take advantage of their newly discovered home cooking, then they could have the upper hand in the schedule breakdown, but a win against the Cowboys is likely going to be a requirement regardless of what else happens.
Chip Kelly’s unique way of doing things has been the right formula for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles have found a quarterback they can feel good having on the field, the league’s leading rusher leads the offense and the defense has improved week by week. The Chip Kelly offense is coming along nicely, even if Nick Foles is not considered the ideal quarterback to lead it but Kelly has been silencing critics as he keeps the Eagles loose and ready to strike.
From joint press conferences, to encouraging words caught by NFL microphones after big plays, Vick has been the consummate professional and an exemplary teammate, and he deserves credit.
Each team has a new head coach and those fellows are seeing some improvements in their teams’ “blind spots”.
Foles has always been a pretty smart passer and his instincts have always been admirable. This is what former head coach and quarterback guru Andy Reid saw in Foles and it is something Chip Kelly was very familiar with having coached against him in the Pac 12. Now, as Kelly’s offense starts to become more familiar with the Eagles, Foles is beginning to excel in it with smart decisions.
Michael Vick’s hamstring injury has prevented him from being available to play for the Eagles, but it’s also given head coach Chip Kelly a bit of an out in any “who is the starting quarterback” question. Very soon, that will not be the case, and Kelly says he’ll deal with it when the time comes.
All alone in first place at the bye week, riding a three-game winning streak. This is the sort of stuff that dreams are made of. Admittedly, those are the dreams of a modest man, but dreams none the less.
There was a lot to like about what the Eagles did Sunday against the Redskins. The whole team took it to a division rival to put the game out of reach, or so it seemed, and when the defense had their backs against the wall, they responded by coming up with the big play to slam the door shut on their division foes.
It’s been a long time coming, but the Eagles were finally able to snap a ten-game losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday.
The Eagles now own sole possession of first place in the NFC East, after a 24-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense that made a big splash in his coaching debut might be even better now.
Eagles WR Riley Cooper has come a long way since leaving the Philadelphia Eagles for three days after using a racial slur.