Nickwatch

Posted: November 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 51 Comments »

Today is going to be very important for Nick Foles. He is coming off the best game of his career. That didn’t fully erase the Dallas nightmare, but it did bury it for the time being.

The challenge for Foles today is to build off last week’s great game. He isn’t going to throw 7 TDs or have a QB rating of 158.3. That kind of stuff is a fluke. Realistic expectations for Foles? Play well. I can’t put specific numbers out there. We’ll know what a good game looks like. He’ll move the chains and lead the team to points. He won’t turn the ball over. Foles will make smart decisions and good throws.

A bad game would show a lack of consistency and be a big hint that Foles can’t be trusted on a weekly basis as the starter.

A good game will help the argument that he can be a good starting QB. As I’ve written before, we need to see Foles play well for 6 or 8 weeks to start to really feel comfortable with him. Good QBs are consistent. They might have a bad game or two, but you know what you’ll get on a regular basis. Foles has shown that he can be good. He must now show that he can be consistently good.

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Inactives:  Vick, Tucker, Knott, Tobin, Kelly, Cunningham, and FLETCHER.

No Bradley Fletcher today.

The Packers normally run a lot of 3-WR sets. With Wallace in the game on Monday, they went to the I-formation more and just 2 WRs. If they stick with that, Boykin can shift outside with no problems. If the Packers go with 3 WRs, Roc Carmichael or Curtis Marsh might get lots of PT on the outside.

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If you need a good laugh, check out some of the comments in the previous post. Great stuff from the readers.

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Some fun stuff from Paul Domowitch

https://twitter.com/pdomo/status/399570654841679872

https://twitter.com/pdomo/status/399570927215587329

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Jeff McLane wrote a good piece on Chip Kelly and package plays.

The thing that makes Peyton Manning so special is his ability to change plays at the LOS and avoid bad situations. Kelly has taken that idea and changed it. In his offense, the QB is essentially audibling after the snap. At that point, you know what the defense is doing. There is no guessing. The QB can hand the ball off, keep it or throw a pass. No matter what the defense does, there should be a safe option. So simple. So brilliant. But it does take proper execution to make it work. We saw that in the DAL/NYG games.

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Michael Vick told Albert Breer that he is still a week or two away from returning.

Does he return as starter or backup? Nick Foles performance today will heavily impact that.

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  • jimmyrustler

    100% agree, I (along with everyone else) want to see Nick string the good performances together. Last year’s games are long gone, the Dallas game is behind him now, and so is the Oakland game; he’s finally earned a chance in the spotlight to prove why he should keep the starting job going forward, no excuses.

    It’d be nice to put this whole QB situation to bed for a while, but until we see consistency from Nick, I think it’s all people are going to want to talk about (then again, it wouldn’t be Philly w/o QB controversy)

  • ICDogg

    Eagles wearing white jerseys and white pants. They don’t do that very often.

    • GermanEagle

      No problem with creaming their pants then…

  • GermanEagle

    24-37, 265 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Int.

    • GEAGLE

      We don’t throw INTs around these parts!!!

      • GermanEagle

        I am afraid Nick’s non Int streak will end today.

        • Anders

          GB only has 3 ints for the season.

          They aint really forcing them

          • GermanEagle

            Let’s see (and hope the streak continues).

            You’re still sticking to your 31-17 prediction to the Eagles?

          • Anders

            yea

          • GermanEagle

            Still confident?!

          • GEAGLE

            It will come down to how our Oline and FOles handle And recognize Dom capers exotic blitz packages…

          • Anders

            He cant dial them up if we go up tempo like against the Raiders

          • GEAGLE

            Yes sir….which is why getting into a Rythm early so we can rev up the tempo, is just absolutely crucial

        • Andy124

          I am afraid
          Yeah, it’s part of being an Eagles fan.

          • GermanEagle

            Yep. Life’s a bitch.

          • GEAGLE

            31-13

  • GEAGLE

    Forecast for greenbay…chances of RAIN when the RAINMAKER is in the building…I’m JACKED up and ready to roll..
    ..
    Keys of the game, actually pretty simple:
    FOles get into a Rythm so we can rev up the tempo and wear down those huge Dlineman and Clay who won’t be in game shape..
    ….
    Shut down the GB run game…

    Let’s get it done today. I hate these trap games…They are dangerous, and you get little credit for winning

  • Baloophi

    I take one night off the blog to enrich myself with the thought of reading a book and I miss the “oddities prediction” thread?!?! Ugh. Okay, this prediction is literally a day late…

    ***************************************

    In an oddly stirring halftime reveal, B.J. Raji is reunited with the twin he was separated from at birth – the redheaded kid from “The Sandlot.”

    • Baloophi

      And here’s their father getting the news…

      • GEAGLE

        I literally just spit coffee out of my mouth

  • ICDogg

    Jaws was saying something I’ve also seen in some of the comments here and at BGN this week: that the 3 huge linemen on the Pack might have trouble keeping up with the Eagles quick tempo.

  • Andy124

    Coming off such a huge game, the pendulum has to swing back the other way. Hopefully not too far. I don’t expect a big statistical day, just looking for him to be “ok” and build from there.

  • Corry

    I just can’t shake the Dallas game. That was such an awful performance, and then to turn around and have a historic game like he did is mind boggling. I just need to see some consistency from Foles.

    • Andy124

      Some wounds only time can heal.

    • GEAGLE

      You have already seen consistency in FOles…I would call a 3-1 record pretty damn consistent…he consistently doesn’t throw INTs, he has had 3 stellar games, and one terrible performance that didn’t even resemble anything close to the QB he has been these past 4 years…just go look at all the STINKER games Brady is having…throwing a football is like shooting a jump shot, some days you just aren’t going to have your stroke…I’m banking on Dallas being an ANOMOLY, but I guess we are about to find out..
      ..
      Cheers MEN!! let’s get Fired up and get this W!!!

  • GEAGLE

    I been out of the loop these past few days, have we already discussed Shawn Andrews claims of Mcnabb bullying him?

  • ICDogg

    What I want out of this game is to see an Eagles team that is sure about what they are doing. One that doesn’t beat itself with stupid mistakes.

    • GEAGLE

      Yes sir….I just don’t want to see a letdown performance after last week…the rainmaker isn’t going to hang another 7 on the board today, but I want to see this offense build off of last weeks game, the way the defense has been doing from one week to the next since the broncos game….I don’t want to see a team overconfident that overlooked the veteran packers

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Agreed. Going into the season I was expecting about 7-9. What I really want to see is steady improvement over the season, enough to give us hope that the Eagles will be in the serious playoff conversation going into next year – QB decision aside.

  • GEAGLE

    Vick reveals a tear in his is hamstring

  • GEAGLE

    Didingers predicting a repeat of the 1960 championship (17-13 Eagles)
    ….
    Westbrook is the biggest FOles hater in philly! he just predicted a loss today

    • Andy124

      So true. But I just can’t be mad at Westy.

    • Andy124

      Feel like we need a patented Bruce Buffer

      Iiiiiiiiiiit’s Tiiiiimeee!!!!!

      • GEAGLE

        Lol LOVE the Buffer…props for doing the “BRUCE” instead of here “Micheal”…ITS. TIIIIIIIIME for your main event of the evening..in THIS CORNER, Nick “T he RAINMaker FOLES”…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh as the broad goes wild!!!

  • jshort

    nick foles called the coin toss and lost it

    • BlindChow

      Vick would have NAILED that coin toss.

  • jshort

    we get the ball 1st…hummmmm!

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Would you put the ball in Seneca’s hands if you had a choice?

  • GEAGLE

    Hahahahaha FOles is so crafty

  • Andy124

    Nick’s running is deadly.

    • jshort

      might break a long one today….10yds +

  • Andy124

    Clay’s club is hilarious btw.

    • jshort

      looks like one of the old time leg irons

  • Andy124

    You gotta catch that.

  • Andy124

    http://igglesblitz.com/2013/11/phi-at-gb-1st-half/

    just in case I’m not the only one…

  • OregonDucker

    Was the Packer injury faked? Either way it really slowed our tempo advantage.

    • ICDogg

      fake

    • Anders

      Cooper not running his route killed our drive.