Nick Foles gave an impassioned speech about where the Bears are and where they want to be after Chicago beat the Panthers to move to 5-1.
Nick Foles should think about a second career as a hype man.
Truthfully, the transcript doesn’t do the video much justice.
Foles talked about not getting complacent in the locker room and always looking for ways to improve. He pointed to great teams finding ways to win and how that’s the important thing.
The more he talked, the more impassioned he became.
“I’m proud of our guys,” Foles said. “I think we’ll continue to improve. Are we where we want to be? No, we’re not where we want to be. But I’m excited about our offense. I’m excited about the guys that are there. I like the communication that’s happening on the sideline. I love the passion of the players. Most importantly, they care. We’re bonding. We’re getting to know each other. That’s football. You don’t just go out there and just play football. You’ve got to care about the man next to you to make those plays.”
Leadership from Nick Foles has helped the Bears get to 5-1
Foles is by no means a great quarterback, but he’s led Chicago to the top of the NFC North standings with three wins in his four starts this year.
The gusto he showed in that interview is what sets him apart from Mitchell Trubisky, who he replaced as the starter.
There’s a reason Foles has a Super Bowl ring. His pedestrian stats can’t quantify what he brings to a locker room and a sideline. He inspires confidence in the people around him.
Will that be enough to get the Bears into the playoffs this year? They’re in very good shape at the moment, but they’ll have to keep finding ways to win, including next week’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles.