Nick Foles focusing on feet in Jacksonville

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Nick Foles was brought in this offseason to lend some credibility to the Jaguars offense.

Now, he’s making sure he gets off on the right foot.

Via Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, Foles said he focused on making sure his footwork was right as he went through offseason workouts.

“If you go back to high school or go back to college, I always have talked about my feet because they are always [a concern],” Foles said. “I’ll always work on my feet. Playing for coach [Andy] Reid and coach [Doug] Pederson, it’s always about rhythm. That’s how it is always taught. They are great at the QB position. ‘Flip’ [John DeFilippo] was my coach, my quarterback coach with Frank Reich in Philly. They always harp on feet and target line, and anytime you can keep your feet under you and you work the pocket, you can buy some time.

“Football is not 7-on-7; 7-on-7 is a three-hitch throw, a five-hitch throw. Real football is when you have to work the pocket, move, get hit, do all of the crazy throws from bad hips and all that. But you want to always work on your feet and keep them moving.”

Of course, having size 16 flippers makes that more complicated. But the fact Foles has spent so much time thinking about the finer points of the game shows the kind of attention to the craft that Jacksonville could certainly use.

18 responses to “Nick Foles focusing on feet in Jacksonville

  1. Gotta love Foles. Statue at the Linc. Champion. AND always needs to work on his feet and knows it. I think he is ready to do well in Jax. Hasn’t played more than half of a season’s games since 2014 though, so that will be the thing to watch.

  2. Some people think Foles is the perfect player though. You can usually tell who they are – they have “Carson Wentz Sucks” written in sharpie pen on their foreheads…usually misspelled in some way 🙂

  3. @Eaglesnoles05

    One guy delivered a championship outgunning Tom Brady and then taking a losing Eagles team into the playoffs the following season.

    The other guy has been hurt… and keeping a bench warm. Who exactly is writing delusional things on their head with a sharpie?

    Foles delivered in reality.

  4. For everyone who believes the Eagles should have kept Foles and shipped Wentz off. Please remind me…how many seasons Foles has completed in his 8 years in the league? And what was the reasons behind that number of incompleted seasons? Further…has Foles ever been a starter for 3 consecutive seasons…if not..why?
    Sorry but 4 standout games out of a 8 year career doesn’t make one a franchise QB.

  5. @Eaglehaslanded

    Really? You’re going to make that argument in favor of Wentz, who has a mediocre rookie season, maybe 11 mvp level games in an injury shortened season, and a losing non-playoff injury shortened follow up season?

    Foles actually delivered. The championship. He actually did the thing everyone can only “hope” Wentz will eventually do.

  6. redlikethepig says:
    Rex Ryan’s ears just perked up.

    thank you for not letting me down… 🙂

  7. Size 16 shoes? No wonder he keeps working on his feet.
    Best of luck in Jacksonville

  8. I’ll give it 8 games and you will never find another post about the Eagles keeping the wrong guy !

  9. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 2, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    The Eagles will soon see that they let the wrong guy walk
    ________________________________

    I may be the only one but I don’t think so, Foles has never done a think outside of Philly,
    N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

  10. Eaglehaslanded !!! says:
    July 2, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    For everyone who believes the Eagles should have kept Foles and shipped Wentz off. Please remind me…how many seasons Foles has completed in his 8 years in the league? And what was the reasons behind that number of incompleted seasons? Further…has Foles ever been a starter for 3 consecutive seasons…if not..why?
    Sorry but 4 standout games out of a 8 year career doesn’t make one a franchise QB.
    ____________________________________________

    And neither does 2 injury shortened seasons! Wentz still has a ton to prove!

  11. @SteveCunningham

    Wentz has never done anything outside or inside of Philly. They let a proven champion IN Philly walk for a prospect no one knows whether he can stay healthy nevermind deliver a championship.

    Whatever knocks people might have on Foles… they all apply to Wentz and then some.

  12. It’s not Eagles fans.

    rockstar904 says:
    Love the Eagles fans who trash talk Foles now.

    Seriously?

  13. It’s not Eagle fans trash talking Foles. It’s Eagle fans defending Wentz from the unknowing. Foles would not been in position to garner any accolades without Wentz putting the team in position. Both years Super Bowl and last year. Foles did well, he’s no Carson Wentz. Knowledgeable football fans would know that !

  14. greymares says:
    July 3, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    It’s not Eagle fans trash talking Foles. It’s Eagle fans defending Wentz from the unknowing. Foles would not been in position to garner any accolades without Wentz putting the team in position. Both years Super Bowl and last year. Foles did well, he’s no Carson Wentz. Knowledgeable football fans would know that !

    ——————-

    How is he “no Carson Wentz” when Foles is the one who utterly destroyed the Vikings and Patriots in the playoffs to win the Super Bowl?

    In the most recent season, Carson failed to beat any team with a winning record and was under .500 on the season. Foles steps in and guns down the AFC South leader Texans and the NFC West leader (and NFC Super Bowl representative) Rams to take the Eagles into the playoffs. They were a LOSING team under Wentz with no quality wins.

    Knowledgeable football fans would know that.

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