McGinest: I Truly Believe Foles Will Be Okay
The Eagles enter the postseason with the luxury of the Bye Week to get healthier and better prepare Nick Foles for the responsibility of shepherding the offense in place of the injured Carson Wentz. In his 14 starts at home as the Eagles' Quarterback, Foles has a record of 9-5 with 18 Touchdowns and Eight Interceptions. In Foles three starts in 2017 he has compiled a record of 2-1 with Five Touchdowns, Two Interceptions, and a Completion Percentage of 54% along with 439 Passing Yards.
3-Time Super Bowl Champion and NFL Network Analyst Willie McGinest joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and gave his perspective on Nick Foles at Quarterback for the Eagles:
“A lot of people forget they were one of the top teams at running the football, in the top five at rushing the ball. I think you continue to do that, you don’t try to put the entire game in Nick Foles’ hands, you take a little bit of that pressure off with the running game. You got three (Running) Backs that you can hand the ball off to….You’re playing in Philly, you’re playing at home so he doesn’t have to worry about crowd noise, he doesn’t have to worry about using hand signals – There are a lot of advantages to him playing at home, having the Bye Week and I think you will see a little bit better Nick Foles and (Eagles coaches) will figure it out, they will put him in position (to succeed)….I truly believe he will be okay; now I don’t look for him to go out and throw for 500 Yards, I could be wrong but go out there and throw for 250, 300 Yards and take care of the football and just make good decisions.”
Hear what McGinest had to say about how NFC Playoff teams matchup with the Eagles, the Eagles Running Game, and more NFL Postseason talk