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With the 88th pick the Eagles select...Russell Wilson?
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babyatemydingo


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Russell Wilson wouldn't have near the amount of success he's having in Seattle on Philadelphia

The Seahawks actually run the football, the Seahawks actually call playaction roll outs, and have recently utilized some zone read option

All the things that Russell Wilson would not be doing in the current Eagles system. Not to mention the elite pass blocking Oline by comparison


But, he's clearly a better player than Foles.
The QB question would be answered for years to come.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

babyatemydingo wrote:
BBIB wrote:
Russell Wilson wouldn't have near the amount of success he's having in Seattle on Philadelphia

The Seahawks actually run the football, the Seahawks actually call playaction roll outs, and have recently utilized some zone read option

All the things that Russell Wilson would not be doing in the current Eagles system. Not to mention the elite pass blocking Oline by comparison


But, he's clearly a better player than Foles.
The QB question would be answered for years to come.


I don't see how you can confidently say that. Until Foles plays with a solid oline, the starting WRs, TEs, RBs and a defense that doesn't give up 100pts a game you can't say he's the better player. Wilson was in a much better situation than Foles. He didn't get thrust into the game half way through the season with a patch work offense.

If you check out this article from CSNPhilly it shows he did quite well for what he had to work with.
http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/eagles-talk/By-the-numbers-Foles-historic-rookie-ran?blockID=817023&feedID=692
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohmek wrote:
babyatemydingo wrote:
BBIB wrote:
Russell Wilson wouldn't have near the amount of success he's having in Seattle on Philadelphia

The Seahawks actually run the football, the Seahawks actually call playaction roll outs, and have recently utilized some zone read option

All the things that Russell Wilson would not be doing in the current Eagles system. Not to mention the elite pass blocking Oline by comparison


But, he's clearly a better player than Foles.
The QB question would be answered for years to come.


I don't see how you can confidently say that. Until Foles plays with a solid oline, the starting WRs, TEs, RBs and a defense that doesn't give up 100pts a game you can't say he's the better player. Wilson was in a much better situation than Foles. He didn't get thrust into the game half way through the season with a patch work offense.

If you check out this article from CSNPhilly it shows he did quite well for what he had to work with.
http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/eagles-talk/By-the-numbers-Foles-historic-rookie-ran?blockID=817023&feedID=692


Interesting article. I wonder how Russell Wilson's numbers would stack up if compared the same way. The article switched between comparing current NFL records, where Foles was behind Wilson in some categories, and historical Eagles records which would eliminate Wilson from competition.

That said I do think Foles has done enough to warrant a full season under center for the Eagles and hopefully we can get a coach that can work with his strengths.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles_808 wrote:
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Just to make sure - You all know that Russell Wilson wasn't on the board when we picked in the third round, right?
Yes, we do.


Just checking, I loved Russell Wilson but this just seemed odd considering we weren't in position to pick him and was picked 13 picks ahead of the 88th pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meco wrote:
I loved Russell Wilson but this just seemed odd considering we weren't in position to pick him and was picked 13 picks ahead of the 88th pick.
When you're an Eagle fan, as we all know, the grass is always greener on someone else's lawn. We tend to yearn for that which we don't have, even if the player was not an option for us.
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Eagles_808 wrote:
Meco wrote:
I loved Russell Wilson but this just seemed odd considering we weren't in position to pick him and was picked 13 picks ahead of the 88th pick.
When you're an Eagle fan, as we all know, the grass is always greener on someone else's lawn. We tend to yearn for that which we don't have, even if the player was not an option for us.


Kam Chancellor > DTN for example.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

babyatemydingo wrote:
BBIB wrote:
Russell Wilson wouldn't have near the amount of success he's having in Seattle on Philadelphia

The Seahawks actually run the football, the Seahawks actually call playaction roll outs, and have recently utilized some zone read option

All the things that Russell Wilson would not be doing in the current Eagles system. Not to mention the elite pass blocking Oline by comparison


But, he's clearly a better player than Foles.
The QB question would be answered for years to come.


Well there is no doubt that Russell Wilson is a superior talent, but you put him in Philadelphia and he isn't the same player he is now.

No one is which is why this cast needs to go

It's been a great run but it's time for some new innovation in Philly


I really will be disappointed if you guys dont land Chip Kelly
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If Foles was on the Seahawks theyd probably be doing even better then they are now.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hammertime52 wrote:
If Foles was on the Seahawks theyd probably be doing even better then they are now.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hammertime52 wrote:
If Foles was on the Seahawks theyd probably be doing even better then they are now.


I Think thats very doubtful
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hammertime52 wrote:
If Foles was on the Seahawks theyd probably be doing even better then they are now.


Nah, Russell Wilson is a stud. He was a stud in college. He's become a stud in the NFL. I'd take Wilson over Foles everyday of the week.
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