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Does Foles remind anyone else of Eli Manning?


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#1 SD_Eagle

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

Both are tall, goofy looking, tough, big arm, limited mobility [I will concede Eli is more mobile], good in the clutch.

Now, I'm not saying Foles is even close to the player that Eli Manning is or that he will ever win a Superbowl or has the skill set to be an elite QB...but I do see some resemblance in playing style.

For all we know Foles could be the next Bobby Hoying, but at least there's some optimism on the future of the franchise rather than going with Vick who is/was awful.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

If he turns out like Eli, then congrats..you found yourselves a franchise QB...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Both are tall, goofy looking, tough, big arm, limited mobility [I will concede Eli is more mobile], good in the clutch.

Now, I'm not saying Foles is even close to the player that Eli Manning is or that he will ever win a Superbowl or has the skill set to be an elite QB...but I do see some resemblance in playing style.

For all we know Foles could be the next Bobby Hoying, but at least there's some optimism on the future of the franchise rather than going with Vick who is/was awful.


He's physically much more similar to Roethlisberger than Corky:

Foles - 6'6", 243
Ben - 6'5", 241
Corky - 6'4", 218

None of their downfield running ability scares anybody but they all have enough "mobility" to buy time in the pocket or pick up a handful of yards if the D gives them an open lane.

As far as "playing style" goes, the available sample size, patchwork and inexperienced players around him and Andy/Marty's out-of-whack play calling make it almost impossible to really guage, but I'm encouraged by what appears to be steady development.

Cincy's pass rush will be a good test on Thursday.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

No

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Don't insult Foles like that.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

He remind me of Dan Fouts, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw, Peyton Manning, and Bret favre

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

The comparisons are a bit early, but a few things are clear.

1. Foles will be one of the greatest of all time.
2. The NFL will mandate every team retire the #9 jersey after all is said and done.
3. Foles will win 3 or 4 Super Bowls in the next year or 2.
4. Goodell will expand the season to 25 games to give future QBs a chance to break all of the passing records Foles will be setting.
5. Those efforts will prove futile.
6. The NFL will change the name of its championship game to the Super Foles!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

The comparisons are a bit early, but a few things are clear.

1. Foles will be one of the greatest of all time.
2. The NFL will mandate every team retire the #9 jersey after all is said and done.
3. Foles will win 3 or 4 Super Bowls in the next year or 2.
4. Goodell will expand the season to 25 games to give future QBs a chance to break all of the passing records Foles will be setting.
5. Those efforts will prove futile.
6. The NFL will change the name of its championship game to the Super Foles!


:lol: I see what you did there.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

He's physically much more similar to Roethlisberger than Corky:

Foles - 6'6", 243
Ben - 6'5", 241
Corky - 6'4", 218

None of their downfield running ability scares anybody but they all have enough "mobility" to buy time in the pocket or pick up a handful of yards if the D gives them an open lane.

As far as "playing style" goes, the available sample size, patchwork and inexperienced players around him and Andy/Marty's out-of-whack play calling make it almost impossible to really guage, but I'm encouraged by what appears to be steady development.

Cincy's pass rush will be a good test on Thursday.


I doubt Big Ben has sniffed 241 in a long time. :lol:

As far as Eli/Foles, goes, they both look mildly retarded. Beyond that, it's too early to say. There aren't many lanky, long-striding, 6-6 pocket passers out there that offer a direct physical comparison, but Brady would probably be closer than Eli.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

The both have that dumb look in their face.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

The comparisons are a bit early, but a few things are clear.

1. Foles will be one of the greatest of all time.
2. The NFL will mandate every team retire the #9 jersey after all is said and done.
3. Foles will win 3 or 4 Super Bowls in the next year or 2.
4. Goodell will expand the season to 25 games to give future QBs a chance to break all of the passing records Foles will be setting.
5. Those efforts will prove futile.
6. The NFL will change the name of its championship game to the Super Foles!
7 He will be the first QB to be elected to the HOF while still playing


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

I doubt Big Ben has sniffed 241 in a long time. :lol:


I was thinking the same thing. No way that dude is even close to 241. I'd add 20 pounds to that. Maybe 30.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

Did anyone else watch Foles run? My wife asked me if I had the tv on slow mo.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

Did anyone else watch Foles run? My wife asked me if I had the tv on slow mo.

I think Mayock calls that 'sneaky athletic'.

Seriously though, he ran a 5.14 at the combine. There were many OL that were just plain faster.

Personally I'm looking at him as the anti-Vick.

6'6 vs 6'0
243 vs 215
white vs black (just an observation)
pocket passer vs scrambler
high release vs side arm

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

If Foles takes as long to develop as Eli, he'll be run out of town. I'll hold my opinion until the end of the year. You guys can judge Elite Eli, Romo, St. Nick and baby Jesus in Washington.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

My take; I think Foles is the best option for the Eagles going forward (between him and Vick). They'll be more efficient on offense and as a result will win more games with him at QB. I also think Foles will be a welcome sight for the Giants defense. Bottom line, these guys are sick and tired of chasing around athletic QBs 6 times a year. You hear it in post game interviews and can see it in their body language on the field. Vick, RG3 and Romo are a pain in the a**, especially for a team that depends so much on their pass rush. A statue like Foles will be a breathe of fresh air.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Did anyone else watch Foles run? My wife asked me if I had the tv on slow mo.

And that's just fine with me. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning look goofy running too. At this point I could careless about Sportscenter highlight real QB scrambles. I want a QB who can stand in there and deliver the ball down the field, because that's what wins big games at the biggest moments (playoffs).

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

And that's just fine with me. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning look goofy running too. At this point I could careless about Sportscenter highlight real QB scrambles. I want a QB who can stand in there and deliver the ball down the field, because that's what wins big games at the biggest moments (playoffs).

Personally I think it's better. He's slow and everyone knows it. That way when a play isn't there he'll throw the ball away becasue even he knows he can't get away.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

And that's just fine with me. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning look goofy running too. At this point I could careless about Sportscenter highlight real QB scrambles. I want a QB who can stand in there and deliver the ball down the field, because that's what wins big games at the biggest moments (playoffs).

Peyton looks funny as hell trying to jump. You see him trying to jump on thursday? :roll:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Not me. I can't shake the thought of Ty Detmer or Bobby Hoying though, but it's more of a fear than a comparison.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

The comparisons are a bit early, but a few things are clear.

1. Foles will be one of the greatest of all time.
2. The NFL will mandate every team retire the #9 jersey after all is said and done.
3. Foles will win 3 or 4 Super Bowls in the next year or 2.
4. Goodell will expand the season to 25 games to give future QBs a chance to break all of the passing records Foles will be setting.
5. Those efforts will prove futile.
6. The NFL will change the name of its championship game to the Super Foles!

:roll:

Another negative Eagles fan. He will do so much more than that.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

The comparisons are a bit early, but a few things are clear.

2. The NFL will mandate every team retire the #9 jersey after all is said and done.

#9 is already in our Ring of Honor and in the Hall of Fame for the Eagles. Some other team tries to claim him as their own, but he's an Eagle...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Not me. I can't shake the thought of Ty Detmer or Bobby Hoying though, but it's more of a fear than a comparison.


It's fair to think this way, he was a 3rd round pick for a reason. To me the skills are there to mold him into a decent QB, his big arm is his stand out asset sort of like Eli. I'd like to see what he can do with some time to throw the ball instead of running for his life as soon as the ball is snapped.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

It's fair to think this way, he was a 3rd round pick for a reason. To me the skills are there to mold him into a decent QB, his big arm is his stand out asset sort of like Eli. I'd like to see what he can do with some time to throw the ball instead of running for his life as soon as the ball is snapped.

Yeah, great QB's have gone in later rounds and total losers have gone with the first pick in the draft. More often than not though, it's the other way around. So I'll be excited and happy to watch him grow and do good things, but until I see him win us a playoff game, I'll have those guys that I mentioned earlier in the back of my mind.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

"They both have that dumb look in their face."

Yeah, it's that look, ya'know the one that humbled the greatest coach and quarterback of recent history...twice in 2 Superbowls, gotta have that look instead of that great physique McNab had and the cheetah quick mobility of Vick, and who was it that had that amazing dashing speed, Cordelle Stewart...LOL, I'll take the dumb look any day. It might be worth noting that our glorious leader was also seduced by this flashy nonsense too, for 14 long years....

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Did anyone else watch Foles run? My wife asked me if I had the tv on slow mo.


LOLOLOL

On that TD run, I'm thinking there is NO WAY he will be able to get to the 10 yard line, let alone the endzone, without a TB defender coming up and forcing him out of bounds. But, 18 seconds later, he scored the TD. Amazing.

And no, he does not remind me of Eli at all.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:38 AM

baby Jesus in Washington.

:roll: :roll:


I am not sure why, but I spit water across my desk because of this.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

He reminds me of a McRib.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:09 AM

LOLOLOL

On that TD run, I'm thinking there is NO WAY he will be able to get to the 10 yard line, let alone the endzone, without a TB defender coming up and forcing him out of bounds. But, 18 seconds later, he scored the TD. Amazing.

And no, he does not remind me of Eli at all.

:lol:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

Can he do a spin move like Jamarcus Russell? I'll never forget that play on us