Former Eagles Beau Allen and Vinny Curry give props to Nick Foles
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles receives some praise from his former teammates who turned into enemies this week.
The Philadelphia Eagles are off to sunny Florida where they will face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. This week’s game has a lot of headlines surrounding it since the Buccaneers formed a big-time upset last week against the New Orleans Saints. One thing not many people are discussing though is the familiar faces on the other team this week.
Over the offseason, the Buccaneers signed not one, but two former Eagles defensive lineman. One being defensive end, Vinny Curry. The other being defensive tackle, Beau Allen. Both of which, were on last year’s Super Bowl roster. Now, Allen and Curry made their money out in Tampa and should receive a lot more playing time in 2018.
It was nothing personal when the Eagles let Allen walk, and released Curry. It was evident that the Eagles had to prioritize their money elsewhere as the cap situation was quite difficult to work with. And unlike some other former Eagles, Curry and Allen have nothing but nice things to say about their former team. Well, at least for the media they did.
Props to Nick Foles:
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Carson Wentz has yet to be cleared for contact. Therefore Nick Foles will start for the Eagles once again on Sunday. There’s probably a sigh of relief coming from Tampa, but Curry and Allen know that Foles can heat up fairly quickly if he is on. We all saw it happen last year, and the two former Eagles had front row seats to see it happen. Here’s what they had to say about Foles, courtesy of Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance media.
"Vinny Curry: “He’s just a leader, man. He has been a Pro Bowl MVP, Super Bowl MVP. His perseverance is second-to-none. He just don’t quit.”Beau Allen: “Nick can do a lot of different stuff. He’s a smart football player and I think he knows what his strengths are. He’s got some awareness in the pocket. He can get out and throw on the run and stuff like that but he does a good job of avoiding pressure within the pocket and keeping his eyes downfield. He’s got a lot of confidence when he makes good throws. It kind of seems like when he makes one good throw, they keep coming. I think he’s a good quarterback.”"
Curry and Allen know the significance of preventing Foles from getting comfortable. The only problem is the Eagles have argubly the best offensive line in the league. Keeping Foles comfortable and protected is not a tough task for the big men up front. But since Curry and Allen have practiced with these guys for years, they may be able to dish out some inside advice to their teammates in the Bucs’ locker room. Keep a look out for the battle in the trenches on Sunday.