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> A Seemingly Illadvised Non Move By The Eagles
Birdwatcher
post Dec 23 2017, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE (nephillymike @ Dec 23 2017, 08:47 PM) *
Wentz gets hurt what should be five weeks before the team needs to play its first playoff game.

They make the decision not to bring in a 3rd QB for emergency purpose. Interesting.

I can see if they want Sudfeld to be the first backup, but in a case of a double QB injury, where say one is a simple concussion protocol, we could be winning a playoff game by a decent margin and need a QB just to handle very basic things like handoffs and safe passes. This would be extremely important and would only be a stop gap until the following week. Keep in mind, that it is not like it was a few years ago. If the NFL appointed person thinks a guy should be evaluated for a concussion, out of the game they go. It is out of the teams control.

IMO, it was a foolish decision. Years ago there was a foolish decision by Vermeil not to replace an injured kicker for a playoff game, thinking the punter could make due for a week. Two very short field goal misses plus a missed extra point later and we were proud owners of a crushing 14-13 loss in the wild card game to the Atlanta Falcons.

This is Philadelphia. What could go wrong, will go wrong. We could protect one possibility by making a no brainer move.

I can't believe that the 53rd man on the team is more important than QB insurance.


You honestly believe they could bring in a QB from the street and have him ready to run this O in a couple of weeks? Bottom line, if Nick goes down it is game over, just like if Brady, Brees, et al. were to get knocked out by injury this late in the game, we were damn lucky to have a backup as good as Foles. Can you name me other good QBs backing up the starters heading into the playoffs?
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nephillymike
post Dec 24 2017, 02:05 AM
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QUOTE (Birdwatcher @ Dec 23 2017, 10:08 PM) *
You honestly believe they could bring in a QB from the street and have him ready to run this O in a couple of weeks? Bottom line, if Nick goes down it is game over, just like if Brady, Brees, et al. were to get knocked out by injury this late in the game, we were damn lucky to have a backup as good as Foles. Can you name me other good QBs backing up the starters heading into the playoffs?

You sure could, at least good enough to handle basic things in a game manager role with a lead. He wouldn't be a good QB per se, but someone capable of performing normal QB duties in a crunch.

Remember, you are comparing an emergency QB to the 53rd man on your team.

It's a no brainer.

I wonder how many playoff teams have two QB including the practice squad?

Seems real stupid.

Also, Foles had arm problems remember? You may want to save him some throws in practice.
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post Dec 24 2017, 06:26 AM
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QUOTE (nephillymike @ Dec 24 2017, 03:05 AM) *
You sure could, at least good enough to handle basic things in a game manager role with a lead. He wouldn't be a good QB per se, but someone capable of performing normal QB duties in a crunch.

Remember, you are comparing an emergency QB to the 53rd man on your team.

It's a no brainer.

I wonder how many playoff teams have two QB including the practice squad?

Seems real stupid.

Also, Foles had arm problems remember? You may want to save him some throws in practice.

I have to agree. Not saying the other QB would be able to make a playoff run but, what if, as you say, we're up and we just need to finish off a game and it's an injury Foles can recover from for the next game.

Or, more likely as the Eagles, they're up in the SB and this happens....
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