Eagles Vs Patriots: Nick Foles Back To Work After Another Strong Showing

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 20: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles is chased by Jake Bequette #66 of the New England Patriots during a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 20, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Nick Foles made his preseason debut 2 weeks against Pittsburgh and was impressive going 6-10 for 144 yds and 2 TDs. His encore performance last night was even better.

The rookie from Arizona was 18-28 for 217 yds and another pair of TDs in just about 2.5 quarters of work. He had John Gruden signing his praises all night (as he is known to do) and likely will hear half the callers to Philadelphia sports radio this morning calling for him to be the team's starter. Despite the accolades though, Foles says his focus has not changed.

"It's like it always is," he said. "Tomorrow I will go to work, go into the office, get a workout in and study the film, keep working and keep learning. This will be great film to learn from. There's things I can do better. There's a lot of things I can do better. Tomorrow will be a big day to learn. My mindset is to go out and be ready for anything."

Andy Reid credited Foles' comfort level last night to the increased complexity and work QBs are getting in college these days.

"First of all, he threw the ball a little bit in college and college is a little bit more sophisticated than when Donovan (McNabb) came out. I think they are seeing more, particularly from the defenses. They are more aware of the blitz game. So, I think he was better prepared coming in, and then he is a smart kid on top of that - very hard worker, very diligent."

When asked whether Foles could rise to the backup QB job as a result of his performances, Reid wouldn't commit to it, but did say that he will evaluate the position.

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