News now! Rams QB Nick Foles doesn’t often throw picks, either

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 7, 2015 – 11:26 am

151007-nn1GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers’ emphasis on protecting the football is well known, but St. Louis QB Nick Foles isn’t fond of throwing interceptions, either.

While Rodgers has not thrown an interception through four games this season, the Rams’ Foles has thrown only one. He appears to be resuming where he was two years ago, when he threw just two picks all season in more than 300 attempts while quarterbacking the Eagles. He did throw 10 last season in half a season in Philadelphia, but that appears to be the exception to the rule in his career.

“He takes care of it,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said before Wednesday’s practice. “He plays within rhythm, he has good footwork, he’s decisive, he knows where to go with the football. It looks like he does a good job of scheme recognition pre-snap, and he does a good job running their system.”

The Packers host the Rams at noon on Sunday at Lambeau Field, and after back-to-back night games — one on a Monday night — followed by a West Coast road trip, McCarthy sounded a bit relieved to be back on a regular weekly schedule.

“We’ll do the same next week,” he said, referring to the following Sunday’s home game against San Diego, the Packers’ last contest before their bye week. “It’s been a disjointed schedule, so it’s important for our preparation to reflect the flow these seven-day schedules give you.”

McCarthy said it hadn’t been determined whether WR Davante Adams would be able to return from his ankle injury this week. Adams did not play in San Francisco after re-aggravating the ankle on the opening series against Kansas City the previous Monday.

“We’ll give him the full week and give him every opportunity to get back, see how he moves around,” McCarthy said. “Tomorrow is a big practice. Thursday is usually a good indicator.”

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