Originally Posted by itsaboutthattime
Foles was pretty bad this year.. No clue why there couldn't be some sort of happy medium with foles and sanchez.. Foles forced everything into coverage on the deeper routes while sanchez forcing everything into coverageover the middle on the intermediary routes..
Chip's system is set up to force to defense to cover every portion of the feild on every play, laterally and vertically.. You have to dictate pretty quickly what you are going to do.. So the offense just adapts and should take what is there to be had
But with both guys they just force things and are simply not sufficiently accurate enough in a system that has guys running open most of the time
You're right. He wasn't very good this year. I didn't get to watch as much of him as I hoped, but I had been high on Foles when he was at Arizona because, despite is awkward stature and with no outstanding features to his game, he was a guy who stood tall among all kinds of pressure and still had the accuracy to drop the ball in a bucket 15-40 yards down the field (disparity being from hitting deep outs all the way up the tree to corner, posts and fades). Given those circumstances, he looked pretty damn tough to me and was durable.
I don't think his groove last year was all happenstance as it made sense to me given my initial evaluation of him. I think it was an unprecedented run for him though and just an amazingly hot streak that he'll never replicate. I don't think he has to be that efficient though in order to remain a starter in the NFL. A lot of talk had to do with his footwork being way outta wack, which led to a lot of his inefficiencies, but without really seeing all of the games, it's hard for me to tell. My quick presumption is a matter of him falling back to reality and having small mistakes snowball into bigger ones. Confidence is so under-mentioned when it comes to professional athletes, especially when it comes to quarterbacks -- RGIII for one, because most assume pro's don't have these issues, so it could be something along those lines because it's definitely a thing. It's one of my personal story lines I'm intrigued to follow going into the 2015 season. Hopefully he's still the starter. You might now feel the same though.