On the third play of the live period on Thursday afternoon, Foles hit Riley Cooper (yes, that Riley Cooper) in stride for a 50-yard touchdown. It was a sign of things to come.
Foles completed his first nine throws in live action. He finished an impressive 15-of-18 with two long touchdown passes on his best day of training camp.
…The second bomb came when Foles was working with the second team later in practice. He laid the ball out perfectly deep down the middle to Damaris Johnson for a 50-plus-yard score. The throw dropped over linebacker Emmanuel Acho and safety Kurt Coleman and traveled approximately 60 yards in the air. It’s a positive sign for a quarterback who struggled last year throwing the deep ball. Foles has admitted a tendency to overthrow passes downfield.
Raanan noted that Vick had his best day on Wednesday and was impressed that Foles responded with such a sharp performance. Maybe the competition will bring out the best in each guy, as they push each other.