Will We See A Better Version Of Nick Foles In Week Two?
Last Thursday Night, Nick Foles had a disappointing performance in front of the raucous Eagles fans at Lincoln Financial Field. Compiling a 55.88 Completion Percentage and only 117 Passing Yards with zero Touchdowns and one interception, Foles had a major drop off compared to his incredible performance that earning him MVP honors at Super Bowl 52. Nick Foles has a career record of 18-10 as Eagles Starting Quarterback in the Regular Season heading into Week Two as Philadelphia's starter when they play the Buccaneers in Tampa.
Press of Atlantic City Eagles Beat Writer Dave Weinberg joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and discussed what to expect from Nick Foles starting for the Eagles versus the Buccaneers:
"I think you’ll see a better version of him (this Sunday). If you remember last year, (Foles) struggled at the outset and then gradually got better - (Doug Pederson) talked about finding a different way to improve their chances of success early on just to get (Foles) into a rhythm; Some short passes, some high percentage throws, stuff so you can get a little bit more confident....I think we’ll see his supporting cast play better too - Zach Ertz had an awful game on Thursday night and that’s atypical of him. He’s a much better player then that, so I think you’ll see him bounce back. They’re gonna try to get Mike Wallace a little more involved too as the game goes on; He didn’t have any catches on Thursday - Once (Foles) gets more comfortable with the supporting cast that he has, I think he will play better.”
Hear what Weinberg had to say about Carson Wentz timetable, perspective on the Defense in 2018, perspective on how Eagles secondary matches up with Bucs Receivers, and more