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Foles, Eagles, Foles!: A legend is born. @FakeWIPCaller is ready to call the Eagles’ quarterback controversy.

Oct 14, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT


In Sunday’s thrilling victory over Tampa Bay, Eagles fans got a glimpse at the future of the franchise — and that future is Nick Foles.

Not only did Foles throw for 296 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, but he was poised, confident, and didn’t choke at all. Foles led the first-place Eagles to a big victory and brought the Birds’ supposed “quarterback controversy” to an instant end. He even ran for a touchdown, putting forever to rest that stupid idea about Foles not being able to run.

It’s more clear than ever that Nick Foles — and not Michael Vick, Matt Barkley or some other quarterback in next year’s draft — is the future of this team. Merrill Reese said on the morning show Wednesday that he wouldn’t trade Foles for the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft, and it’s hard to disagree with him.

Let’s look at Foles’ two starts against the Bucs, both last December and Sunday, which represent a pretty fair cross-section of his ability. Foles threw for a total of 54 completions, 677 yards and 5 touchdowns. And, of course, two wins. Donovan McNabb, we all remember, couldn’t beat the Bucs in 2003. Foles beat them in both 2012 and 2013.

And the best part of all is, he’s only going to get better.
Foles, assuming Chip Kelly doesn’t do something foolish like let Vick start on Sunday, will now have a chance to further cement his legend with a signature victory next Sunday against the Cowboys.
With Chip’s offense in place and a frontline quarterback like Foles, my only concern is the Eagles’ defense. If things don’t improve soon, I’m concerned the Eagles will squander Nick Foles’ prime.

We’ve been hearing since last year about that awesome quarterback class in the 2012 draft that’s going to thoroughly shake up the league. Andrew Luck. RG3. Russell Wilson. Has Nick Foles’ name been on that list?


Not yet.

But after Sunday, it will be.

Other Philly sports takes:

- And how about Riley Cooper, huh? Four catches, 120 yards, a touchdown and complete redemption. I sure hope everyone who’s bashed Cooper the last few weeks- especially the ones who wanted him cut in training camp- are ready to line up and apologize.

- On his weekly interview on the morning show Monday, Chip Kelly joked that if Angelo Cataldi were out for any period of time and the other members of the crew hosted in his place, the show “wouldn’t miss a beat.” That tells me one thing about Chip: He listens to the WIP morning show.

- It was great to see Danny Trejo, the actor who plays “Machete,” show up at a Flyers game last week. But why didn’t the Flyers offer him a contract, to play on the blue line? We know Trejo  can win a fight, and so what if he’s almost 70 years old- he’s not that much older than Jagr.

- For way too long, the Flyers organization has been living in the past of the ’70s. Now, with Ron Hextall in the front office and Craig Berube coaching, they’re finally, at last, living in the ’80s. And if Berube doesn’t work out, I’m all for the triumphant return to the bench of Mike Keenan.

- Speaking of which, I’m so glad to hear the Phillies have brought Larry Bowa back to the coaching staff. Having both him and Ed Wade back in the organizational fold really brings back the Phils’ glory days. Anything to wash off the stink of the Charlie Manuel years. I can’t wait for Bobby Abreu to be named special assistant.

- My Phillies offseason plan? Trade Ryan Howard for pitching. Move Jimmy Rollins down in the order. Spend some money on free agents for once. And most importantly, trade Domonic Brown. Boom- first place, here we come.

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  1. Jonzee - Oct 14, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    “For way too long, the Flyers organization has been living in the past of the ’70s. Now, with Ron Hextall in the front office and Craig Berube coaching, they’re finally, at last, living in the ’80s”

    Sad but true

  2. dave - Oct 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Can’t wait for the ignorant comments, they’ve become my favorite part.

  3. gq - Oct 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Insert “Kevin Kolb” for all the places in the above article that you see “Nick Foles”

    …Are you talking about the Ron Hextall that turned the dismal kings into the Kings that won their first ever Cup and has made it to the layoffs 4 years in a row? He clearly learned something in LA. Just because they played for the Flyers doesn’t mean everyone is automatically defunct. Lavy, Hitchcock, Ramsey, Nielson, Cashman….seems like they’ve brought guys in from outside the organization and how many Cups did they win with those guys?

    • Tim - Oct 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      Comparing Kolb to Foles is even more ridiculous than the people that always want the back-up QB to start.

    • BenE. - Oct 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Great post, but it won’t be well-received because it doesn’t fit the baseless narrative that the Flyers only hire people who used to play for them.

      • mike - Oct 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        Yea, exactly. People are totally forgetting 1990 to 1994 when Russ Farwell was GM. Just because it was the only 4 out of the past 30 years when Clarke or Holmgren wasn’t the GM.

  4. Al Sharpton - Oct 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I know it’s satire, but did Merrill Reese actually say that?

    Riley Cooper still needs to throw a block before I forgive him.

  5. 2sentz - Oct 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Most comments about Foles and Cooper seem serious, but the others about Manuel and trading Howard for pitching (or anything of value) are obviously satirical. And none are terrible amusing. I’m confused.

  6. Simmonds17 - Oct 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Even though this is fake, it still makes me shake my head. Because I know there are Phillies fans on hold right now for WIP who basically believe that last paragraph.


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