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Does Foles remind anyone else of Eli Manning?

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Both are tall, goofy looking, tough, big arm, limited mobility , 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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If he turns out like Eli, then congrats..you found yourselves a franchise QB...

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Both are tall, goofy looking, tough, big arm, limited mobility , 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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He remind me of Dan Fouts, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw, Peyton Manning, and Bret favre

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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