Doug Pederson on Nick Foles’ performance: “It’s very disappointing”

AP

The Eagles somehow coaxed the best possible performance out of quarterback Nick Foles through three 2017 postseason games. Through three 2018 preseason games, it’s been a much different story.

Foles has played like anything but a Super Bowl MVP, but instead a lot like the guy who was a disappointment during donut-hole years with the Rams and Chiefs.

Asked by Erin Andrews of FOX whether Foles would enter the third quarter of Thursday’s preseason game against the Browns, coach Doug Pederson said, “I’m done. I’ve seen enough.”

Andrews asked Pederson to explain Foles struggles.

“I don’t know,” Pederson said. “It’s very disappointing. He was calm before the game, I thought he’d settled in.”

Foles completed 13 of 17 passes for 127 yards and two interceptions on Thursday night. Foles also lost a fumble.

The backup to Carson Wentz didn’t play in the preseason opener against the Steelers. Last Thursday, Foles completed three of nine passes with a lost fumble against the Patriots.

66 responses to “Doug Pederson on Nick Foles’ performance: “It’s very disappointing”

  1. Elmer called it ,,,the fairy dust has blown away ,and in other news anyone getting the distinct impression that Joe &Troy are passive agressively mocking the Foles and Mr 4th down book tour ,, I do !

  2. I bet ol Doug Pederson wishes he traded Foles when his value was at its peak.

    Could’ve easily gotten a first rounder.

  3. “I bet ol Doug Pederson wishes he traded Foles when his value was at its peak.
    Could’ve easily gotten a first rounder”

    So it’s Carson Wentz and no safety net.

    No rationale person expected Foles to look like a SB MVP again. That was an aberration. He can still probably win a game or two if called upon.

  4. Super Bowl MVP doesn’t mean squat. Hell that guy on the Cowboys won it
    while playing on the losing team! Even a blind squirrel finds a nuts every
    now and then. Ask Joe Flacco.

  5. All the boo birds about Nikki Foles …good thing he’s the BACKUP QB..jeez, posters saying Eagles winning g 5 games..lol. Ya, OK. See ya in February gentleman.

  6. Eagles should have gone 4-12 with all their injuries instead they won a super ball with a backup. Doug pederson did the greatest coaching job in the history of sports .

  7. whodey420 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:32 pm
    Even a blind squirrel finds a nuts every
    now and then. Ask Joe Flacco.
    &&&&&&&&&&
    Ravens SB wins: 2
    Bengals SB wins: 0

    Ravens playoff record since 2008: 10-5
    Bengals playoff record since 2008: 0-6

    When will the Bengals find success? 1990 was a long time ago..

  8. Eagles should have gone 4-12 with all their injuries instead they won a super lball with a backup. Doug pederson did the greatest coaching job in the history of sports .

  9. I love the Nick Foles story, but the brutal truth is if he had the same talent as the other starting QB’s in NFL he would be STARTING and getting PAID like the rest of them. Tell me when Manning, Favre, and every other great starting QB ever contemplated retirement IN THEIR PRIME because no team wanted them?

  10. Doug Pederson is by far the smartest person in the world . Took a team with no talent filled with backups and won a superbowl against belichick and Brady

  11. Head coaches are worthless. It’s all about having good players and a good qb. You can hire a bum off the street and he’ll get you to the superbowl if he has tom brady. Try to think who’s the worst coach in nfl history and put him on the Patriots with tombrady and he’ll all of a sudden be the greatest coach in nfl history. Coaches are worthless and get too much credit for the teams success. If belicheat had stayed in Cleveland his whole career, he’d be considered one of the worst coaches of alltime. Hulk hogan can coach the Patriots with Tom Brady to the superbowl. It’s all about having good players and a good qb. Doesn’t matter who the coach is. Peewee Herman can coach the Patriots with Tom Brady to the Super Bowl. That’s how meaningless a coach is.

  12. Preseason game is taking a toll on everyone. Glad that m’boy Baker Mayfield was not put into Concussion Protocol, having had his own teammate run into his head. Please don’t make this a “Mark Sanchez” thing, people, and I think you know what I mean lol

  13. taintedsaints2009 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:46 pm
    As a Viking fan, this really makes me angry. Looked like joe Montana against us. Looked like Deshone Kizer today, or worse.

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    Pats fan. I know those feels.

  14. Football is such a fickle game, with the super bowl winner usually being the team that gets hot at the right time. Emotional energy doesn’t last, hence the ups and inevitable downs that follow. Foles played out of his mind for a few games last year and his fans were ready to anoint him as the next Brady. Welcome to reality.

  15. it’s pre-season. Always get a kick at how much people go overboard one way ort he other during pre-season. The final score was 5-0 🙂 Teams just run vanilla stuff and don’t want to show anything

  16. Our offense was a no game plan offense and we had 1 offensive starter, our TE playing. All receivers who are fighting for 1 spot, 3 running backs vying for a potential 4th spot. Our entire offense has been mostly camp bodies, but our offensive line play is depressing.

  17. fartweasel says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:09 pm
    Football is such a fickle game, with the super bowl winner usually being the team that gets hot at the right time. Emotional energy doesn’t last, hence the ups and inevitable downs that follow. Foles played out of his mind for a few games last year and his fans were ready to anoint him as the next Brady. Welcome to reality.

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    Water always seeks it’s own level. When a guy has an outlier of a performance, we always expect some regression.

  18. Jeff Hostetler should have forced a trade. His magic is gone and his value has plummetted.

  19. All these predictions. Man you guys were so dead on last year. You know one and done, No chance against the Vikings, and the Pats will kill them. You guys should quit work and just be full time gamblers.

  20. Orrr….and idk, maybe it’s just me, but was alshon in the game? Agholor? Ajayi? Was it still preseason? It boggles my mind that year in and year out people put value in the press on, and almost every time it has little to no implication on the impending season. But some of y’all don’t get that. What’s the definition of insanity again? Something along the lines of what some of you are doing now by always falling for preseason. Oh, and does anyone know where I can pick up a super bowl edition Sam Bradford eagles jersey? I’ll never forget that year where he killed it against the packers in the preseason and went on to win us our first super bowl! Thanks Bradford!

  21. It’s preseason, smart coaches don’t even game plan for these games.
    Btw, Carson Wentz is still on the roster.
    Thank God for all the losers who think preseason performance & stats count once the regular season starts. Shoot your shot.
    You make like interesting.
    Fly Eagles Fly

  22. Let’s see..backup QB, Backup LT, Top THREE WRs out, Top THREE RBs out, Vanilla offense game plan and now your grape Viking fans and spoiled rotten Patriot (cheaters) fans still crying about losing…R.E.L.A.X. it’s preseason.

    Totally different team with Wentz, Alshon, Nelson, Sproles, Ajayi, Clement, Peters, Graham and Super Bowl winning coach Dougie “big balls” Peterson calling a real game..12-4 Repeat NFC East Champs bet it!

  23. There are 3 separate displays in the Hall of Fame dedicated to Nick Foles. He is only a fluke if your IQ is below 90. He put up the 3rd highest passer rating season in NFL history in 2013 without DeFilippo and Reich. DeFilippo was at his 7 TD game, but he was coaching the 2012-2104 Raiders QB’s to nowhere (Carr took off the year after he left)

    This was the Eagles JV offense and yes, he made 2 boneheaded throws. If they ever build a meaningless game wing of the Hall of Fame then Foles has no shot of getting a display there. Hugh Jackson will be the first inductee to that wing though.

    Add in Jeffrey, Agholor, Hollins, Ajayi, Clement, Sproles, and Peters and you may see if different offense in the regular season with Foles or Wentz under center.

  24. Lions went 4-0 in the preseason the 0-16 in the real games. Think about it.

  25. Can’t stand the Eagles but these comments are very laughable. Preseason is a joke period. The 0-16 Lions went 4-0 in preseason for example. Foles knows it’s preseason and knows he’s playing a half. He’s not going to go all out. Unfortunately, the Eagles are going to be fine and this game means absolutely nothing for Foles.

  26. The same Nick Foles who looked bad at the end of last season, and then proceeded to have the best post-season in NFL history?

    Wake me when the games count.

  27. Its great reading all the dumb comments about a meaningless pre season game (talking to you elmerfudd). Lets wait for the real season before you start trolling you are only making yourself look stupid, which from most of your comments is appears to be pretty easy for you. I know a lot of you hope the eagles stink but one if the best parts of being super bowl champs is seeing all the jealous trolls and their hatefulness. Super bowls are not won in the preseason, not hard to figure that out is it?

  28. He’s playing like the Foles I remember.. He just had a hot streak at the right time. lol

  29. famundacheese says:

    August 23, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    You guys should quit work and just be full time gamblers.
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    That’s what I would call a dream job!

  30. Josh Winkler says:

    August 23, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Doug pederson is the greatest coach in sports history

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    Ok. lol. What about Bill from NE? He has only won 5 Superbowls. That’s all. Been in 8 more. I would make a wager with you that Bill will win another one, and Doug will never win another one.

  31. This is Preseason. People are way over reacting. On that note I have always thought Nick is no better than a Case Keenum QB. Can do well with good coaching and an amazing Supporting cast.

  32. The whole time after the SB Eagles fans were talking about Foles like Hagar 5150 and now they want David Lee Roth back and he’s just not available

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