I'm actually really liking what I see out if Foles. He has areas to
Improve, but anyone writing him off (like I've seen from some in here) is flat out wrong.
I really don't think we should blow this team up. If you remember what happened with Singletary in San Fransico, Andy Reid and co built a great team because of reputation but was not the right guy for the job.
I still love the d-line if they get rid of the wide nine (Cole, Graham, Curry, Hunt, Cox, Patterson), the o-line is above average with the healthy starters, our Rb's can carry the team especially with Peters coming back, our receivers have great speed for play action, Celek is a boss, Kendricks looks like a good young linebacker, and I think Cromartie and Boykins are adequate in coverage.
If we bring in the right coaches to motivate and properly run this team and we get good play from the qb (whoever it may be Vick, Foles, draft or trade) we will be contenders.
Foles recognizes the blitz alot better then Vick ever did, but sometimes doesn't put enough velocity on the ball to get it to the receivers in stride....Brown is a power runner who needs to learn how to tuck that ball away....both are making progress faster then most rookies....I like what I've seen out of these two...
Buh Bye Wide 9....just get this defense back to base defense and expand from there....it's almost as if you have to make it simple for these guys and build from there...
I like Foles (kinda), but if we have a clock killing team that runs the ball with McCoy, Brown, Havili AND Vick (only at times) and allow Vick to only throw a normal amount we could be dangerously good. Dangerously.
Could you imagine a defense after McCoy has broken all of their ankles trying to slow down Bryce Brown? Flip side, can you imagine a defense trying to catch McCoy after Brown has been knocking them down? I'm starting to think this 1-2 punch is the best running duo in football. How about when both backs are next to Vick in Shotgun...who's gonna run, if anyone?
Further, killing the clock leaves our poor defense off the field more.
Lets do it.
Uh ya, there is no scenario where we ware dangerously good. We'd be lucky to be mediocre. Only way I see us even being close to good is if every player does a 180 and magically plays good football again and we somehow draft instant studs with every pick
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