Just in case you missed it, FS1’s Colin Cowherd shared his thoughts on Nick Foles, Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback situation.
Talk continues about the Philadelphia Eagles‘ quarterback situation, and it probably will for as long as they’re in the playoffs. Then again, who are we kidding? When Carson Wentz is your franchise signal caller and you have a Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles, as your backup, it’s hard for a lot of people not to voice their opinion.
It also gives the media a ton of content for whatever their platform is. Recently, on FS1’s highly popular show, The Herd, the host, Colin Cowherd, took an opportunity to voice his opinion.
Most wouldn’t have said that Foles is easier to coach than Wentz, but Cowherd believes that, because Wentz has more naturally ability and more athletic ability, this may be the case.
Take a look at this one:
Here’s what’s crazy. He may actually have a point. We all know about the athletic limitations Foles has. The beauty of Foles, however, is those may be the only limitations we can find. He throws an excellent ball. He’s unflappable. He’s always ready for the moment, and he plays at his absolute best when he absolutely has to.
Is that to say Wentz can’t? We absolutely aren’t saying that, but typically, when guys can’t rely on certain things, they excel at others. Foles may not ever outrun a linebacker to the first down marker. That makes his preparation more important.
That isn’t to say that Wentz doesn’t prepare with the same intensity, but it’s hard to disagree with the notion that someone who may not be able to extend plays (Foles) might focus more on pre-snap areas.
Someone coming off of an injury (Wentz) who’s trying to get his rhythm back may have a tendency to become one-receiver reliant in crisis (he does look for Zach Ertz a lot), or he could scramble out of trouble.
Foles can’t do that, and that makes the design of the play more important. Maybe there’s something to it. Maybe it isn’t, but here’s what can’t be debated.
It’s a nice ‘problem’ to have. Philly lost one of the best quarterbacks in the NFC, and in stepped, well, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFC. The Foles story adds another chapter on Sunday.