Nick Foles: I have all the confidence in the world in my ability

May 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the ball during organized team activities at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are entrenched in a quarterback battle that pits Michael Vick, Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley against one another. While we’ve seen Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez both publicly plead their case and express their confidence the Eagles competiton has been more one sided.

Until now.

“I have all the confidence in the world in my ability,” Foles said Monday, according to Phillymag.com. “But I still respect the players around me and I know what they’re capable of doing. But at the end of the day, I’m not here to be a backup. I’m here to be the guy. I don’t think we play this game to sit on the bench. We play it to play, and I’m here to play.”

When asked if Foles felt he was ahead in the quarterback competition, Foles dodged the question.

“No, I feel like we’re still competing and there is no lead,” he said. “There’s never a lead.”

“We’ve got to go out there… that was the spring, that was an opportunity for the team to get better. And I feel like I had a solid spring. There’s a lot of stuff I need to correct throughout the spring. I looked at it as a work in progress. This camp is another opportunity to get better and improve on the things I didn’t think I did well in the last camp and to get even better at the things I thought I did do well. So there is no lead. Every day… one guy’s going to have a good day, the other guy’s going to have a mediocre day, something like that.”

Topics: Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Dr Muon Funk

    Go Foles!

  • Dan

    The time to move forward is now. DMac was a disaster from 2006 -2009. MVick made a decent showing for 7-8 games in 2010 but has shown nothing since. Maybe NFoles is not the answer at QB but I’d rather watch him try and develop into a starting QB than watch MVick struggle through another year of mediocre play from the Defense and listen to the excuses of how if, when, and why the Offense could have done better. Cut loose from the old ties and let’s start all over, if the Iggles flop under Foles we’ll then have a shot at a top QB in next years draft if Kelly doesn’t think Barkely isn’t the answer. Enuff is Enuff, it’s time to move on!

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