Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chip Kelly talks about Nick Foles' toughness

Nick Foles' third straight win last Sunday against the Redskins didn't come without some pain. Foles took several big shots, most notably from Redskins LB London Fletcher, who decked Foles for a 9 yard sack in the 2nd quarter:

Chip Kelly talks about Nick Foles' toughness

0 comments
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Nick Foles' third straight win last Sunday against the Redskins didn't come without some pain. Foles took several big shots, most notably from Redskins LB London Fletcher, who decked Foles for a 9 yard sack in the 2nd quarter:

Impressively, Foles took off and tried to run for a 1st down 2 plays later, despite likely still feeling the effects of that big hit. In the post-game press conference, Chip Kelly was asked how Foles was able to keep getting up. Kelly responded that he has known about Foles' toughness since the two faced each other when Kelly was at Oregon and Foles was a senior at Arizona.

"I mean, we knocked the tar out of him when we played them," said Kelly. "We knocked the snot out of him when we played him. I know you studied a lot of Oregon tape. Watch the tape when he completed a 13‑yard pass against us left‑handed. We chinned him. He was going down. Switches the ball to his left hand and then still throws it for a completion, then gets up and makes another play against us. I've admired him. Love the fact that I get to coach him and don't coach against him. But he is a tough kid."

More coverage
 
VOTE: Thumbs up or down on Eagles’ signing of John Moffitt?
 
A look at the Eagles' 2015 draft picks
 
Game-by-game breakdown of Eagles' schedule
 
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Football app
 
FORUMS: Who will make the 53-man roster?
 
Latest NFL odds
 
Buy Eagles jerseys and other gear

Foles said he remembered the play. “I know what he is talking about. I remember that. I thought my back was broke after I got up from that. I remember that. I didn’t even know I could throw left handed to tell you the truth. I really never had done it. Actually I had and I was awful at it but I just got lucky. I think you just play and you hope for the best when it came out. I want to stick to throwing right handed.”

Here's the play Kelly was talking about (h/t to reddit/r/eagles):

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
For news, stats, video, live chats and more, Red Zone is the place to find Eagles coverage you can't get anywhere else.

Red Zone Philly.com Staff
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter