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The Bud Light Eagles Statue is Nick Foles and Doug Pederson Calling the “Philly Special”

Kevin Kinkead - September 4, 2018

Looks like the Bud Light statue outside of Lincoln Financial Field does indeed appear to be Doug Pederson and Nick Foles deciding on the “Philly Special” play call during Super Bowl 52.

We did a short post a few minutes ago featuring a picture of the statue with a cover draped over it, but here’s an image of the statue sans veil below:

Looks like Pederson holding a play sheet. The crane is moving crusher Doug into position on the pedestal next to Foles.

Pretty gnarly, yeah? I assume this will only be up for Thursday night before eventually being moved, but I say we replace the Rocky statue at the Art Museum with this masterpiece instead.

Report: Nick Foles to Start Week 1

Chris Jastrzembski - September 1, 2018

Per Ian Rapoport:

It makes the most sense to be patient with your franchise quarterback. Why rush him and risk getting him injured again, perhaps even worse? He’s the future of the franchise.

He’s apparently very close to returning, which is a good sign.

What the “verge of starting” is I don’t know. But my gut thinks either Week 2 against Tampa Bay or Week 3 against Indianapolis.

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Nick Foles is Who We Thought He Was

Kevin Kinkead - August 24, 2018

Let me preface this by saying that the preseason is utterly meaningless.

I’ll also reiterate that the Eagles offense was missing Jason Peters, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles last night.

So the 5-0 Browns loss doesn’t mean anything and the backup quarterback played with a backup left tackle, three backup running backs, and only one wide receiver from the starting unit (who happens to be new to the system). Oh, and the playbook was very vanilla, kept plain on purpose for strategic reasons.

Those three disclaimers considered, would you expect more from your Super Bowl-winning, veteran quarterback? Of course you would. You’d at least like to see a sustained scoring drive and a couple of consecutive completions. You’d like to see the total antithesis of two interceptions, a fumble, and a safety. You’d like to have some reassurance that Foles looks like himself going into the season opener against a good Falcons team.

But here’s the thing:

Foles does look himself. This is Nick Foles. He has always been a streaky, hot and cold player who hits very high highs and very low lows.

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Nick Foles: Super Bowl MVP, Weatherman, Traffic Anchor

BWanksCB - June 28, 2018

As you know, Nick Foles once threw for 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions in an NFL season. Certainly, you also recall that he put the entire weight of a city on his shoulders and then outlasted Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on his way to being named MVP of Super Bowl 52 this past February. In doing so, Foles proved that he can do anything. That anything includes delivering the local weather forecast, which he did this morning on FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia:

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Nick Foles: Live in Souderton

Kevin Kinkead - June 28, 2018

I used to live in Georgia, so I know what a megachurch looks like.

But, holy crap, “Calvary Baptist” up in Souderton is HUGE. The place looks like Episcopal Academy and has a small convenience store inside the building. Seriously. My brother-in-law walked over to some Starbucks-looking area and came back with a bottle of water and a soda.

That’s not why we were there, however. I didn’t drive 90 minutes up Broad Street and Route 309 for a soft drink. We dropped in on 1210 WPHT’s Nick Foles “Speaker Series” event, part of the tour to promote his new book, Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds,”. 100% of proceeds from sales will go to various charity efforts. 

But before I get into the Super Bowl MVP, I wanna shout out morning host Chris Stigall, who was tasked with addressing the crowd during a 40 minute delay before Foles hit the stage with Dom Giordano. It was a restless crowd, but Stigall held his ground and got the job done, like some burgeoning young comic that had the misfortune of opening for Dave Chappelle.

Foles and Giordano spoke for about 70 minutes, and I’ve never seen Nick so loose. He really shelved a lot of the guarded athlete-speak that you hear from him in media scrums (no duh). He spoke openly about a lot of things in the book and his relationship with teammates, coaches, and family. He was not, however, asked about the Eagles’ canceled White House visit or the national anthem controversy, which I’m 99.9% sure Dom has talked about on his midday show. I’m told it was Dom’s decision not to go down that road and keep the discussion rather straightforward and non-controversial instead.

There’s a lot to parse, so I figured I’d just go chunk by chunk and give you some of the highlights:

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Nick Foles USA Tour 2018

Kevin Kinkead - June 26, 2018

Talking head: “Nick Foles, you just won the Super Bowl! What are you going to do next?”

Foles: “I’m going to Souderton!”

That’s not really how the exchange went back in February, but it’s where we’re at now, with your Super Bowl MVP beginning a tour this week to promote his new book, dubbed “Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds.”

Foles will make 11 stops on the tour, a combination of signing and speaking events. The main attraction, I think, will be tomorrow night’s appearance alongside Dom Giordano for a 1210 WPHT “Speaker Series” event at Calvary Church on route 113 up in Montco. I’ve been to 7 or 8 of these things and they have a conservative lean because, well, it’s a conservative radio station. I’m sure a good portion will center on Foles’ faith and how he’s applied it to his career as a professional athlete.

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Reports: Eagles and Nick Foles Agree to Revised Contract

Kevin Kinkead - April 20, 2018

They basically gave him a bonus for winning the Super Bowl.

Per Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport:

Foles was originally set to earn $7 million this season, the second year of a two-year contract.

It’s another player-friendly move via Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas. Earlier this offseason they revised Stefen Wisniewski’s contract to reward him with $250k from a missed playing time incentive. Chris Long is also returning to the Birds, reportedly with a revised deal.

In other contract tweaks, Lane Johnson’s deal was restructured. Zach Ertz also agreed to a restructure.

The Eagles Reportedly Set a Price on Nick Foles

Kevin Kinkead - March 5, 2018

Let’s get it back to the Eagles.

News from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen today regarding SUPER BOWL MVP Nick Foles:

This follows a report from Peter King that the Birds had a “respectable” trade offer for Foles on the table. Geoff Mosher over at 97.5/Fanrag had a story about an AFC team offering a second rounder.

I think the first report is a proper starting point. If Bradford is worth a 1st and 4th, then your SUPER BOWL MVP is worth more.

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