Monday, November 3, 2014
Eagles without Foles
The Philadelphia Eagles have just lost young QB Nick Foles to a collarbone issue and he will be out for at least a month. Foles was taken down hard on his left shoulder area by Houston Texans' linebacker Whitney Mercilus. Foles walked off the field and was replaced by backup Mark Sanchez who recorded a strong showing against a somewhat weak Houston secondary. Sanchez tossed two touchdowns during his time on the field and lead the Eagles past the Texans 31-21. RB LeSean McCoy should also share some of Sanchez's credit. McCoy torched the Texans with his beastly speed, which opened up opportunities for Sanchez to shine. Mark Sanchez dominated during his college tenure at USC. He was regarded as one of the best QBs in all of college until he turned pro. He was drafted by the New York Jets and for awhile seemed to have turned the franchise into a winning organization. However, Ryan eventually stole Sanchez's key weapons and sabotaged his New York career. In free agency Sanchez opted to go to Philly and backup young star Nick Foles. Perhaps Chip Kelly's most under-the-radar signing this offseason could save his season and take the Eagles to the playoffs.