Rock Sexton wrote:
No offense, but as a UofA alumn who watched every single one of his games that is NOT who Nick Foles was.
Then maybe you can explain this to me:
In regards to throwing INTs in bunches.
10 TDs, 0 INTs the first 4 games. 18TDs, 14 INTs the next 8 games. 5 out of those 8 games he had 2 or more INTs. 2 games with 3 INTs.
As for reading defenses and locking onto receivers:
• Field vision
• Lacks mobility
• Too many interceptions
Summary: Foles is a big-armed pocket passer. He comes to the NFL having put up some big numbers in his career at Arizona. Foles was a warrior in 2011. He had to battle in a shootout on a weekly basis, as Arizona had one of the worst defenses in the nation. As a result, Foles got a ton of opportunities to throw against collegiate secondaries. That experience should help him from a mental standpoint.
As a senior, Foles completed 69 percent of his passes for 4,334 yards with 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Early in the season, he was doing a good job of avoiding turnovers, but he later threw a bunch of picks. One of the reasons for this was his inclination to lock on to one receiver and not make progressions through his different reads. Foles' field vision will need work, and that is the big detriment to his game. He also got a lot of help from wide receiver Juron Criner. Over the past few seasons. Foles would throw a lot of passes up for grabs, and his big wide receiver would reward him with many tough receptions.
Weaknesses: Foles is only an average athlete and has happy feet with the bad habit of hopping in the pocket. He has a bit of a wind-up delivery and needs to quicken his throwing motion. Foles tends to rush throws and lose his mechanics at times, which leads to erratic passes. He has struggled with his decision-making and needs to improve his pre-snap recognition skills to read defenses and see blitzes. Foles doesn't decipher information as quickly as you would likehttp://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/play ... nick-foles
Weaknesses Questionable on-field judgment and ball securityhttp://www.kffl.com/a.php/129903/nfl-dr ... B--Arizona