By Mo Brewington
The legend of Nick Foles continues to grow. Footage released today by NFL Films takes us inside the huddle on what will go down as one of the greatest and guttiest play calls in Super Bowl history. It also reveals the competitive fire burning inside Philadelphia’s newest cult hero.
The clip, which will air on tonight’s episode of “Inside of the NFL”, shows Nick Foles approaching his head coach Doug Pederson during a timeout, just before the Eagles critical 4-and-1 play at the end of the first half of Super Bowl LII.
Pederson tells his quarterback the team is going for the touchdown. As the head coach scans his play sheet for the perfect call, Foles chimes in with a suggestion of his own. The rest is history.
Pederson’s response is priceless, as there’s minimal hesitation while he processes Foles’ request to run “Philly, Philly” — a play that’s become better known over the past two days as the “Philly Special”.
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