Not trying to piss you off or anything Rock (sounds like you're a big fan of Foles), just entertaining the idea that just maybe the system is propping him up to make him look much better than he really is.
And I have seen Foles play more than once. The Eagles are my local outlet team here.
It seemed like Kelly didn't want to commit to him at all until he absolutely had to. (Vick injury)
He started Vick and even drafted Matt Barkley. Hardly seemed like Kelly endorsed Foles at all until he started winning with him.
I think the Jury is still out on Foles. I'm interested in seeing if he can do it again next year, or will coordinaters catch up to what Kelly is doing in Philly. Remember Josh Freeman had a season with 25 touchdowns and 6 picks. RG3 lit the world on fire before crashing back to earth after defenses adjusted. I think the league as it stands allows for QB’s to come in right away and look pretty good. The real test is how good will you be after defensive coordinators get a 16 game sample to assess your weaknesses. The truly good QB’s are able to zig when defensive coordinators think they will zag.
Sounds like I am not the only person who thinks it may be possible. Again, he had some nice numbers. Don't think anyone was predicting Foles and Riley Cooper to be breakout stars. I wanna see if the Eagles can duplicate it again in 2014.
Fair or not, Nick Foles' success has been credited in some NFL circles to the chicken - as in Chip Kelly's offense birthed Foles' egg.
Either way, it really doesn't matter as long as the Eagles coach believes he can win a Super Bowl with Foles. And as foolish as it may have sounded two months ago, that title could come this season.
More than likely, though, the season will end sometime in January. Even if they lose to the Cowboys on Sunday, the Eagles appear to have their quarterback for 2014 in Foles. But other than Kelly's saying after the season that Foles is his quarterback, there is no other way for the team to give him a public commitment.
He wasn't a first-round draft pick, and thus there hasn't been a long-term financial commitment, and the Eagles can't extend his contract after just two seasons, per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement.
So there could be months of speculation about Foles' future, despite his historic season, because there is still the sentiment that his success is more a product of Kelly's scheme than it is of his abilities.
Three NFL executives were polled for their opinions on Foles' season - he leads the NFL in passer rating and is 7-2 as a starter - and all three had positive things to say about the second-year quarterback. But two suggested that Foles has been the benefactor of Kelly's system.
"I think Chip's scheme is a huge help to him," an AFC executive said. "It gives him a chance to look great when he is probably good but maybe not great. Most good quarterbacks are smart and accurate and he is both of those things."
Kelly's scheme doesn't require his quarterbacks to make complex presnap reads. But the quarterback must be a quick decision-maker post-snap and he must be accurate. Foles has completed 63.9 percent of his passes and tossed 25 touchdowns against only two interceptions.
The Eagles offense is ranked second in yards and in points.
"Once defensive coordinators are able to figure out their scheme, things will change," an NFC executive said. "But you're definitely glad he's on your team. Ultimately, the offensive staff is doing a great job of scheming and there are a lot of weapons around him. He's a less mobile version of Alex Smith. Not a franchise quarterback, but one that you can win games with."