Eagles HC Doug Pederson isn’t bothered by Nick Foles’ performance

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 25: Quarterback Nick Foles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 25: Quarterback Nick Foles /

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson isn’t stressing what he’s seen from his quarterback, Nick Foles, or the Eagles’ offense.

We were all wrong. We thought Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a classic fictional novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. It isn’t. Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde is very real and it exists in ‘The City of Brotherly Love’ in the form of the Philadelphia Eagles and their head coach, Doug Pederson. One week, they’re scoring, seemingly, at will and can’t stop anything versus their rivals, the New York Giants. The next week, the defense is almost impenetrable, but the offense can’t move the ball. That brings us to Nick Foles.

There isn’t an NFL fan alive that isn’t aware of what’s gone on in Philly. Their franchise quarterback was watching Monday Night’s Week 16 victory from a suite. His replacement, Foles, was given the nickname ‘Saint Nick’. He torched the Giants for four touchdown passes, but after a performance where he only completed 50 percent of his passes and looked inefficient most of the time, the Philly faithful is worried.

His coach isn’t bothered though.

The head coach is keeping things in perspective.

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Due to the Monday night game, Coach Pederson’s press conference, normally held on Mondays, would have to wait until Tuesday. As expected, Pederson was asked about Foles’ performance. As expected, the Eagles’ leader and the man that calls the plays on offense hasn’t gone into panic mode.

“Listen, number one, it’s not about one person” said Pederson on Tuesday. “There’s enough to go around offensively. Obviously, the quarterback is the focal point because he touches the ball every snap, but there’s enough to go around offensively to make the corrections and get better. The thing is everything’s fixable. Everything’s correctable. He’ll learn from it. We’ll learn from it, and it’s really a good thing too when you can play again. You play as poor and as sloppy as you did offensively but still have a chance to pull it out in the end with a two-minute drive to put yourself in position to kick that game winner.”

Much can be learned.

Foles is a professional, and Pederson’s right. He’ll learn from this. His second meeting with the Oakland Raiders in an Eagles jersey was nowhere near as successful as his first, but when you look around the NFC, with the exception of Drew Brees in New Orleans, every starting quarterback has shown a tendency to be ineffective. It happens often in the NFL.

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Philly’s Super Bowl chances don’t look as bright as they once did, but it’s not over yet. Expect to see Foles in the season finale versus the Dallas Cowboys. It isn’t certain how long he’ll be in, but he will play.

We’ll all have to wait and see what happens.