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Nick Foles had concerns about his fit in Eagles' offense

Questions about whether Nick Foles is the ideal fit to run Chip Kelly's offense persist.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback admitted even he was skeptical at first.

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"When I hadn't talked to Chip, and when I first heard the news (of his hire), it does get in your mind, 'Alright, well, I've seen their quarterbacks run all over the place and do all that crazy stuff,' " Foles told NFL Media's Albert Breer this week. "So yeah, of course, you do think that. But that was before I got here, before I'd seen a playbook, before I talked to him about what he wanted to do."

Foles said he's now in complete control of the offense. The second-year pro even went as far as telling Breer that something clicked during his seven-touchdown performance against the Raiders.

"The thing I was feeling was just to be smart with it. Trust the reads, trust my preparation, and then feel the game," he said. "... It's little things like that where I took chances, but my preparation allowed me to do that, I wasn't just guessing. It was like, 'This is what I was looking for,' and I started keying defenders, instead of just reading the routes."

While Foles has adjusted to Kelly's offense over the course of the season, his wide receivers have had to adjust from game to game as Foles and Michael Vick flop QB duties.

"It's a slight adjustment, there's a height difference," Jason Avant told Breer. "Nick, he sees the field. And on some of the routes you normally don't get the ball on, guys are getting the ball on those. So it's different, from a preparation standpoint, from a mentality standpoint. You're always alive and that's what you want. Also, the ball's gonna come out quick as he can get it there."

On Sunday, Foles will need to keep making those quick throws and reads against a Green Bay Packers defense that is getting back Clay Matthews.

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