The Eagles are sitting at 2-0 and at the top of the NFC East after 2 weeks. While we as fans should be ecstatic, the team just hasn't looked right. The defense has had some breakdowns but overall we've seen steady improvement from that unit since last year. However, the biggest question/concern at the moment is the play of QB Nick Foles. While his stat line doesn't look horrendously bad, there is definitely something not right with Nick. He looked more comfortable in the pocket in week 2 and did a better job of feeling the pressure and getting the ball out quicker. However his accuracy continues to be off most notably on crossing routes and passes out wide.
Last year after the horrendous performance against the Cowboys Chip made reference that they were focusing a little too much on Nick's footwork and mechanics and recommended he just "Let it rip". Perhaps with new QBs coach Bill Musgrave in the mix, he's been less willing to lay off on this. I don't necessarrily have an eye for this type of thing but I don't generally see a fundamental flaw in Nick's mechanics. I do think his footwork is a little sloppy and he doesn't always set his feet in a clean pocket. However, he just seems to be in a bit of a mental funk right now where he is thinking too much.
Let's have a look.