Listen: Nick Foles, Carson Wentz And Eagles discussed on KNBR Tonight with Ryan Covay
"Like they talk from the bottom of their neck. They talked from their surname. They do Andrew lucked moving on though that was a game that I did not see happening this weekend. I was wrong. I was absolutely wrong. I was wrong on three of the four games. Over over the last week. I was on with Marcus Thompson from one to three from Thursday and Friday, we're giving our picks. And I thought that the chargers would beat the ravens I did charged with the beat the ravens. I didn't think Lamar Jackson. We're going to play like that. Do you know fourteen was fourteen for thirties with we didn't have to undergo yards? It was it was pretty bad. Lamar Jackson considering what we've seen from him in the past couple of months. I really think his play later on in the season, especially that pushed at the Baltimore Ravens got to get into the postseason save Harbaugh's job. But on Sunday against the chargers, which I thought was going to be the best game of the weekend. It didn't happen. So LA moves on they be Baltimore. Twenty three seventeen the other three games. I was completely wrong on one hundred percent specifically, and I will admit this with the bears in the eagles. I thought that was going to be the most boring game of the weekend. I did. Because the way that the bears defense had been rolling. I think you're going into the postseason core conservative play defense matters for sure it's going to step up the bears Khalil Mack Trubisky is going to have good game. And then boom. The magic of Nick foles, obviously, get a couple of couple of weird things that happen. We were talking about party missing the field goals for Chicago. But that was the game. I missed on for sure no doubt about that. Was the number one game. I missed on. I would say because I was only one for four. But the one I hurt the most was the eagles bears. I think he was the great Jeff Schwartz. Now, we've had him down in her shows before he pleaded out yesterday said I think it was Bill Cowher on the CBS pregame who said your strengths get you into the playoffs and your weaknesses. Get you out. The ravens offense the bears kicking game and the Seahawks conservative play calling. The weakness is for these teams all year. And look what happened. How come Russell Wilson? We through eighteen times. That's the big question. Why did behind there were running? So it was such a heavy run a game plan for Seattle. Listen, I know that it was working for him because we talked about the running game for Seattle late in the season. The offensive line was fantastic for both that aspect of of Seahawks football the running game and Russell Wilson. But I thought that was really conservative and it did losing the game for sure I'm looking at a Dallas team to gave up three hundred twenty four points on the year. Yeah. That's that's a lot. You get shut out in the first quarter. In for me. I'm I'm thinking if I'm Seattle I'm gonna put it in especially late your best. His aunts. Right. And you're gonna put it in Russell Wilson. Yeah. Every time. You didn't eighteen times is what he threw see what I wonder is if pe- got with his staff because I you and I've had this discussion for for a long time this year about Pete Carroll and the job that he's done Seattle. And I think this may be his best year in the NFL as a head coach. But maybe he over thought maybe he over thought on Sunday because I don't trust the Dallas Cowboys yet. They still came back and beat the Seattle Seahawks. And there was one particular plane that gave the third and fourteen rush from Dak. By really vows off. Yes. That was one of the best places the weekend for sure I think about it. Who's your best player? The the the Cowboys Cowboys Zeke Zeke Zeke Elliott ran twenty six times hundred thirty seven yards put it in the best players hands. Right. I mean that play was not it was him more than with Zeke. But I'm just saying you gave him the ball. You gave Zeke the ball. Let him eat like he likes to do a lot right? So. Yeah. Thirty touches on the day. You're you're talking. He went forty carries in week fifteen fourteen. He went twenty five or you had forty touches in in week fourteen twenty-five in fifteen twenty three in sixteen was off on week seventeen because they all sat. Right, ed. So you're you're seeing that diminish, touch, and you're going was rested. Thirty right. Winning thirty. So the Cowboys had a plan. It just seems like they j Jason GARRETT'S job. I mean, it's not like he saved his job. But just there's a win. Jack as a as many postseason wins is Tony Romo. True. Jason Garrett is is very interesting topic. Because I obviously I don't think he's going to get fired at all. But Jerry Jones said something interesting I'm trying to find out the exact quote, but he said something to the effect that Jason Garrett has learned a lot of tough lessons on our dime. Talking about the Cowboys franchise, which he has. But I think I think at this point Jerry's gonna roll with Jason because I think he's molded the way that he wants to. They do have something with deck, of course with Zeke. But I don't think Jason's going anywhere for for a minute. No. I don't think so either I think I think Jerry Jones is gonna continue investing in Jason Garrett house. I mean who knows what's going to have they're going to have a David tough test next week for sure I mean, they're playing the Rams that's going to be brutal. We all I think we all know who's gonna end. I mean, you looking at what Amari Cooper has done. Seven catches one. Oh, six. He's okay. He's pretty good. He's not bad. Remember that trade went down. Remember that the raiders had? I remain. You. Remember when the raiders had Amari Cooper? Oh my goodness. I remember Celts. Incredible. It really it really is. Sebastian jankowski. I do remember all this all these ex raiders in the postseason. That's just that's just beautiful, isn't it? But going back to what you're saying earlier. You thought the bears was gonna be the eagles. And and was going to be the most boring game. Yeah. I did say that. I was completely wrong. One hundred what the hell Nick foles. I mean, he's is he making? Okay. So the question is, you know, when's is better truly physics? He is but the physical the physical traits. He is right. But it's the situation for Nick, it's for some there's some about it. There's some guys who are able to step it up when the lights of the brightest. I mean, Nick foles David do we ever talk about David freeze in the regular season? No. Postseason seemed like step up for the dodgers this year, you're going. Oh, that's the guy. First pitch Homer. Seeing this guy like what walk-offs in the World Series? The cardinals. I mean, there are just certain guys. I think it professional sports who step up in the moment is right. And Nick foles does it again. He really does. Yes. Okay. It's Carson Wentz. His team he will start. But. Got Nick foles. What else? Do you want them to do? So here's the here's the question. I have for you, Jim. Carson Wentz could be all world everything. Correct. Let's say Nick foles to win another title, which is not going to have him. If he did. No matter what never late Carson Wentz. Walden. Never top. Nick foles any barely played. Nick foles barely play. Even have Carson Wentz wins the title. He can't. I agree with that one hundred percent the most fascinating thing because we've seen two years in a row Carson Wentz has gotten his team to that point. Right. And obviously this year Nick foles did a lot more in the regular season to get the eagles, you know, into the playoffs. Yeah. Last year being with Carson Wentz. They're pretty solidified into what they were gonna be. But Nick foles stepping up this year again in the regular season. And then now in the postseason, you're on it. It's not going to be difficult to let him go because he has the in his contract. This is not going to be difficult. He guys earned everything at the same time. If you're the eagles econ, do we have the right guy? And you know, you do Carson Wentz. I I believe in him. I believe in Carson Wentz you sound. Like you drafted him. How how'd you sound? Like you drafted. Did he give him? Yeah. It's one of those things where you're you're. You're looking at going. Tag, technically, it is the right thing. But he really. But you have to get rid of. It's it's a very difficult. Position. And I find it fascinating the situation that the eagles he wins. He wins this week does again, and he beats if okay, okay? Carson got his ass kicked against the the saints this year, they go to New Orleans Saints beat the saints. And we're talking about at the same time. My pick to go to the Super Bowl for the NFC. And they have the road to do it in the dome. The rest of the way both games at home if they win plus the super bowl's in Atlanta is picture perfect for the saints. If Nick foles can go to New Orleans beat the saints. Stop it. Stop everything you do everything you're doing it. The rip up the book, and you have to try again because if the try to write something out again because you're going to have to have that conversation the off season about Nick foles, you have to have to think about it. I can't I can't trust. Puppet. It's so weird. Just think of it from a fan. I mean, obviously the fans have nothing to do with with the decision made on the quarterback. But I don't think Carson Wentz. No matter what he does will ever be able to capture what Nick foles is already down in Philly. Even if Carson Wentz like you said is all world all-star grinder. Glenn? Diva. He's not one of those who he fits imperfect with the eagles. Even if he does go down the road and win another one with Philly with Nick foles is done for this team. The last two years. I don't think anyone's going to be able to match it for quite a while. And is definitely not going to be Carson Wentz. And how much more pressure is going to be on the young, man. I love you bring that up. That's a lot of pressure on him. Just along the way your backup won two titles with us. I go I go down again. Ken Nick foles is taken everybody to town. It's if I'm in love, it's in wedding singer. He's those mind reaping the benefits. I mean, it's crazy. And it's awesome. You know, just what Nick foles stands for. I mean the dudes. He is so NFC matchups this weekend. A fantastic eagles saints all natural. Yeah. We're gonna get to the AFC match ups coming up next to one in Foxborough. Oh, my God can up do it. Will he be able to do it? You know, what let's Gino. Tom Brady's record against Philip rivers seven to no. Teased. Oh, you're gonna. Shut up. Blew it. I blew."