The Eagles’ offense was a disaster in the first half of their Week 3 preseason game against the Browns. Sure, the team wasn’t playing several key offensive players — like, most of their starting wide receivers and running backs — but Nick Foles had a particularly tough night.
By half-time, the quarterback had tripped into the endzone for a safety, thrown two interceptions, and failed to get in the endzone. The offensive line wasn’t doing that much to protect Foles, but even with good opportunities, he missed the mark.
Doug Pederson was caught leaving the locker room after halftime, and didn’t mince words in an interview with FOX’s Erin Andrews. Foles didn’t have the best showing last week against the Patriots either, so it’s understandable why the head coach might be upset with some of the silly mistakes.
Doug Pederson was pissed with that poor first half showing against the Browns. #Eagles pic.twitter.com/qURrOudYYb— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) August 24, 2018
Foles probably wasn’t expected to play much in the second half anyway, with the team excited about getting Nate Sudfeld reps, but it wouldn’t have been surprising if they got him in for at least one series just to rebuild his confidence.
It’s still the preseason, and Foles talks a lot about the importance he places on getting into rhythm, which is hard in limited reps. Regardless, if Carson Wentz is back in Week 1, Foles’ almost-amusing performance against the Browns won’t be that important.