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Nick Foles acquired slightly assist from his buddy and fellow Westlake Excessive Faculty alumnus forward of his Tremendous Bowl LII MVP efficiency.
In keeping with Charean Williams of Professional Soccer Speak, Foles stated at Monday’s post-Tremendous Bowl press convention that he acquired pregame textual content messages from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whom he considers “one of many best of all time.”
“Quite a lot of the message I will maintain to myself, however the huge factor was going into this sport, he simply jogged my memory that it is simply soccer,” stated Foles, who grew to become simply the second Texas-born quarterback behind Brees to begin and win a Tremendous Bowl. “There’s plenty of issues occurring, pregame, an extended pregame, an enormous halftime present, however on the finish of the day once you’re on the market, the sport will cool down, and it will simply be soccer.”
It did not take lengthy for him to cool down Sunday, as he led the Eagles on a 67-yard field-goal drive to open the sport. They scored their first of three first-half touchdowns earlier than the top of the primary quarter.
“He was proper,” Foles added. “You do not actually know. I’ve by no means performed in a Tremendous Bowl. It is the largest stage there may be on this sport, one thing you dream about as a child, so once you’re on the market, you do not know how your physique’s going to react, you do not know how your thoughts’s going to react. I used to be capable of cool down.”