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Birdwatcher
this is from BGN, not a fan of Lawlor, but facts are facts:



"Just how good has Foles been in the red zone? The Eagles are 8 for 11 in red zone chances with him at quarterback. That's incredibly impressive, but it gets even better than that when you go inside the numbers.

The first red zone "failure" came in the Giants game. Foles came off the bench late in the first half and led the offense from the Eagles seven-yard line down to the Giants 18. The drive didn't stall. The Eagles just ran out of time and kicked a field goal.

The next "failure" came late in the Tampa game. The Eagles held a 28-20 lead and drove the ball from midfield down into scoring position. The goal was to work the clock and control the ball. The Eagles didn't throw a single pass on the drive. They kicked a field goal and won 31-20.

The only legitimate red zone failure with Foles at quarterback came in the Dallas game. Even then, Foles had Jason Avant open for a touchdown and just made a sloppy throw.

The Eagles are really 8 for 9 in the red zone with Foles. That is incredible.

Now think about this. The eight touchdowns with Foles came on seven touchdown passes and one touchdown run. That scoring run was Foles quarterback draw against the Buccaneers. Foles is responsible for all eight scores in the red zone. LeSean McCoy has not scored a red zone touchdown with Foles on the field. His only score is a 25-yard touchdown reception from last week.

That isn't to say McCoy hasn't helped. You can bet defenses are focusing on him. It just seems crazy to think that Foles is doing so well in the red zone with minimal production from McCoy.

As a passer in the red zone, Foles is 12 for 15 for 95 yards. He has seven touchdowns. His rating is 132.6. He hasn't turned the ball over and he's only been sacked once. Michael Vick is 5 for 19 for 38 yards. He has one touchdown pass in the red zone. Vick has run for two scores."


I hope this kid continues to get better, remember he doesn't even have a season's worth of starts yet. I don't get the criticism, he is playing far better than most young QBs, even Aikman only went 1-15 in his first season. Just saying...
nephillymike
Wow!!

Great stuff thanks!
Bocadelphia Eagles John
Jeezuz, that's off the charts good.

Hope it's not a case of the beginner's luck syndrome.

Unreal stats ...

It reminds me of that scene when Butch and Sundance are looking into the distance and they can't believe their eyes ... "who are those guys?" they exclaim before high tailing it towards the eventual deep fall into the running waters of their escape route.

Defensive coordinators must be asking themselves the same thing about Foles during the middle of the first quarter when they see their game plan imploding before their very eyes. "Who is that guy"?

These stats make Foles sound like a Freak of Nature .... Unreal !

Can't wait to see what unfolds tomorrow against the Peckers.
Birdwatcher
QUOTE (Bocadelphia Eagles John @ Nov 9 2013, 11:04 PM) *
Jeezuz, that's off the charts good.

Hope it's not a case of the beginner's luck syndrome.

Unreal stats ...

It reminds me of that scene when Butch and Sundance are looking into the distance and they can't believe their eyes ... "who are those guys?" they exclaim before high tailing it towards the eventual deep fall into the running waters of their escape route.

Defensive coordinators must be asking themselves the same thing about Foles during the middle of the first quarter when they see their game plan imploding before their very eyes. "Who is that guy"?

These stats make Foles sound like a Freak of Nature .... Unreal !

Can't wait to see what unfolds tomorrow against the Peckers.



The GB game will be a good test, even with Rodgers out, but we ain't going anywhere until we start winning at the linc. Next week is the more important game, this home losing streak has to end.
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