Of course Foles can't properly be judged yet. I didn't say I was quitting on him. Clearly the entire team is a mess, as I stated. But for this season, if there was any chance for him to have success, it was against that Washington defense. For him to look that bad is not a good sign.
Foles is not mobile, and as a rookie without much time spent with the first unit, is predictably and understandably indecisive. Throwing him to the wolves was never the answer. The decision to play him was borne out of desperation by Andy Reid and the entire Eagles staff. If they were truly concerned about the future, they'd have played Trent Edwards and let Foles continue to observe and absorb. Any chance they have of extracting a future from him would be to sit him and spare him from this mess, not to overrate his performance against 2nd and 3rd team vanilla pre-season defenses and use him as the sacrificial lamb. But clearly they see the writing on the wall, and are more concerned about themselves, and the desperation of their situation than what's actually best for the future of Nick Foles and the Eagles as a whole.
Eagles fans and coaches alike chose to ignore that in the hopes that Foles would come off the bench and hit an 8 run HR. Many a QB have had their futures sacrificed by being thrown into situations they weren't ready for. I'm just hoping for the sake of Foles and the future of the Eagles, this doesn't become another of those situations.
"I'd knock your brains out, then pick them up later."