After film study, Eagles want Foles to let it rip

From ESPN - January 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- There is good Nick Foles and there is bad Nick Foles, and there is virtually no gray area in between.

In his 29 career wins, he's completed 64 percent of his throws (8.18 yards per attempt) with 49 touchdowns to eight interceptions, good for a quarterback rating of 107.5. In his 20 losses, Foles has a 55 percent completion rate (5.75 yards per attempt) with 12 touchdowns, 21 interceptions and a 64.9 quarterback rating.

In his past five quarters of play, Foles has been 23-of-49 (47 percent) for 202 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in that time. The Philadelphia Eagles' bye week was spent in search of the Foles who made an appearance in Week 15, when he hung four touchdowns on the Giants in his first start of the season in place of the injured Carson Wentz.

Foles and the coaching staff went back and sifted through film spanning his entire career -- including his 27-touchdown, two-interception season in 2013 under Chip Kelly -- looking for answers.

What they came away with was a simple message.

"Let's go be Nick."

Coach Doug Pederson wants Foles to get back to being aggressive and letting it rip. He does not attribute the recent downturn to a confidence issue. But there is, if nothing else, a hesitation issue. Foles has been deliberate post-snap, like someone who is not trusting what he sees.


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