By Lewis Gould
All of a sudden, Nick Foles, who blazed across the sky in 2013 as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, is starting to sound like his former coach, Andy Reid, who drafted him in 2012.
Foles said after his team’s 34-28 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, that he knows there is plenty to be improved on.
“There are things I can do better,” Foles said. “There are definitely things I can do better, and that’s what I’ll work on.”
Foles was inconsistent against the Rams, missing wide open throws, under throwing some and overthrowing others.
The quarterback also turned the ball over two times against the Rams, one coming on an interceptions and the other on a costly fumble. The turnovers, considering their timing, overshadowed the two touchdowns he threw.
His biggest turnover came in the third quarter with his team up 34-7 and very much in control. After the pocket started to collapse, Foles took off for a run, but the ball slipped out at the end of the play.
“I was just trying to settle in the pocket. I saw a lane so I took off and I was trying to get as many yards as I could. I tried to get down. I felt a guy right behind me so I was trying to get down forward. In that situation, I just have to make sure that I hold onto the ball.”
After the fumble, the Rams drove down the field for a touchdown, and came within six-points before finally falling short.