Yesterday the Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up day one of Training Camp 2014. For Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles it was business as usual. The big question surrounding Foles? Can he do it again this year? Most fans hope he can build on last year and impress even more. For Foles, it’s just another day in the life of a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback:
Those numbers from last year won’t do anything for me this year. They do absolutely nothing. I had a great coach once tell me that one play won’t affect the next play, good or bad. And that’s the same thing for one season: you can’t let one season affect you, good or bad. The next year, you start off clean. Everybody is starting off fresh. Everybody is 0-0 and everybody has got high expectations. That’s just the way I think. If you play in a new year, it’s a new year.
That’s a nice, grounded view of the present. Always looking forward. This is more than talk out of Foles. Last season he threw his first interception against the Detroit Lions in the Snow Bowl early in the second quarter. The Lions took advantage of that turnover and later scored and converted a two-point attempt. The next possession Foles fumbles the ball but fortunately recovers it for no loss. The Eagles punted two plays later.
Would have been understandable had Foles imploded after that. But he stayed focused. It wasn’t until late in the third quarter that the Eagles scored on a 19 yard pass to former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. It looked bleak for the Eagles during that game. Foles was 11 for 22 with one touchdown. But he didn’t implode as you could expect from a (rookie) quarterback.