At the 2012 NFL Combine, Nick Foles ran a 5.14 second 40 yard dash. Of the 14 quarterbacks that participated in that drill, Foles finished dead last. Yesterday against the Buccaneers, we saw Foles’ complete lack of speed on his 10 yard TD run in the 2nd quarter. Foles’ snail-like run prompted some funny reactions on Twitter, with these two being my personal favorites:
Nick Foles will never be mistaken for Michael Vick in terms of foot speed. However, foot speed should not be confused with mobility and pocket presence, which Foles displayed yesterday afternoon in Tampa. Let’s look at 5 plays from yesterday’s game when Foles did a good job evading pressure and making a play.
The first play was on 3rd and 4. Foles takes a 7 step drop, and both DEs gain the edge on OTs King Dunlap and Dennis Kelly. Foles drop may have actually dropped too deep here, but for now we’ll let that go:
The two DEs converge on Foles, but look at Foles’ head. It never comes off the action down the field:
Also, Tommy and I recorded a show this morning. We recapped the Eagles-Bucs game, talked about a few head coaching candidates, and debated whether or not Nick Foles would win 10 Super Bowls, or just 7-8.