Nick Foles Says He's Not Thinking About Backup Job

Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Man of the hour Nick Foles joined the midday show on 94WIP yesterday to discuss his big preseason so far.

Glen and Anthony asked him about his poise in the pocket that everyone has noticed and ability to handle the blitz.

"I trust my o-linemen and, like I said, they did a great job. And sometimes those things do happen and guys get in, but very few times last night. It's easy to stand in there and deliver and keep moving the chains. And our receivers were doing a great job running routes, so as a quarterback you gotta stand in there and deliver the ball to them, because they're working their butt off to get open."

He was also asked whether he's thinking about earning the backup QB job.

"Not at all. I'm really just focusing on helping my team get better and just going out every day to work hard and improve and be the best player for my team that I can be. And just help the guys around me and do everything I can to keep growing, keep maturing in the offense. All I can do is just worry about getting better and helping my team in any way possible."

A diplomatic answer for sure... But the reality is that the goal is really the same either way. He can earn the backup job by improving as much as possible. So whether he's specifically thinking about getting that #2 gig or not, he's working his way toward it anyway.

Read the rest of the interview on SRI.

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