Philadelphia Eagles players really rallied around Nick Foles when the team went to the Super Bowl (and won, by the way) last year. Foles’ teammates also stepped up around him when the Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.
Chris Long is taking the Foles support to a new level. The veteran pass rusher actually built a shrine to the reigning Super Bowl MVP in his locker room stall.
The shrine includes: a picture of Foles when he played for the Rams, a copy of Foles’ ‘Believe It’ book (click here for a review), and some religious candles:
Inside locker of @JOEL9ONE— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) December 20, 2018
“It’s good energy for Nick Foles,” Chris Long said.
Love this locker room! pic.twitter.com/EK48RVKJ4d
“He’s been there to bail us out when we’ve had injuries before, and this weekend, no different,” said Long, via ESPN’s Tim McManus. “I know he’s going to show up big.”
Fletcher Cox got in on the action by lighting some of the candles.
Fletcher Cox lighting the Nick Foles shrine candles in Chris Long’s locker. pic.twitter.com/fjg7DDBQRb— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) December 20, 2018
Hey, whatever works ahead of a big, must-win game against the Houston Texans!
It’s good to see the guys having fun again. The Eagles were at their best in 2017 when they were loose.
On a different Eagles quarterback note, Carson Wentz will not be speaking this week. He was previously scheduled to be available but that’s no longer the case. Wentz hasn’t spoken to reporters since news of his back fracture was first revealed last week.
After Sunday’s game, the Eagles asked reporters not to approach Carson Wentz, saying he would answer questions about his injury later in the week.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) December 20, 2018
Everyone honored that request.
Now we have been told that he will not speak.
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