I posted or replied something similar a couple weeks back; can't remember when?? But canamDolphin made a reply that touched on the same area in Carl's Post titled "THE MARINO AFFECT ON TANEHILL"
The area I am speaking about, and also what canamDolphin said, have to do with the affect & the offensive scheme Lazor had on Nick Foles, and possibly what we are seeing now in Ryan. If you have time, look at Philly's record 2013. They were 3-5 at one point; Foles came into game 5(I don't recall why? Injury or just trying someone new?), but didn't start a game until game 6!
I think there is a higher learning curve to this offense that takes all of pre-season, and then maybe 6-8 games?? Continued practice & serious attention to detail for every position is required(I believe). e.g. On a very short 4th & 1, all 11 players must perform their job to get that 1 yard? Maybe that is too much for an NFL team? But they ended up pulling it together in Philly, losing on a no time left FG to get to the 2nd round of the playoffs!
I believe when you learn this offense the pay-off is high! But everyone has a job to do on every play so no 1/2 %^&*#@ on plays where the ball isn't coming to you. And I haven't seen that with this group & I do not think they will over celebrate before going to the Motor City.
I'm not sure how much this game means when we have to turn around and play Buffalo on Thursday. If anyone is in doubt injury wise, I would rest 'em. Our last NFC game & I don't think it means squat. Unless they are still rolling then of course, a "W" is great. But don't take chances with any LB ankles, or TE issues, as well as our RB's! Give those guys another Bye week if they need it! I have my plastic rain coat on for all the fruit & veggies thrown at me on this one. It's how I fell.