Nick Foles became Philly’s quarterback yesterday … not the Eagles quarterback, because he’s been that for a year. No, yesterday he became the quarterback of all the rabid 700-level type Philly fans.
After getting blindsided and obliterated, Nick got up, never missed a play, and threw the go-ahead touchdown to beat division rival Washington.
Here’s how the players saw it (Birds 24/7 blog):
“I see Nick on the ground, so I went there,” said tackle Andrew Gardner. “And I was just kind of looking at Nick. And looking at him, I said, ‘He’s done.’ I didn’t think he was coming back in. He was just kind of sitting there, toughening up, sucking up the pain. I thought he was done, certainly gonna be out a few plays.”
Added Dennis Kelly: “The fact that he got up and was fired up, just as fired up as the entire stadium, I think it really shows his level of commitment to winning and to this team. It’s a great sign for your leader, your quarterback that he’s able to take something like that and just stare it in its face and say: ‘What else you got?’
Yeah, Nick’s my quarterback. Did I mention he’s from Texas.