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Old 04-16-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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There's no room for football in Westbrook's heart

Interesting article on what MW has been up to since retiring from football

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Old 04-16-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: There's no room for football in Westbrook's heart

sounds like brandon lloyd . . . never had any ill will towards westbrook, glad to see he is happy
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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I also wish him no ill will, just sad that he never turned out to be the star we all thought he would be.... I often think of bringing his jersey out of retirment for a game here and there, but then I remember to stop dwelling on the past, and if I wanted to wear a jersey for irony, I would rock a Heath Shuler one damnit
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I also forgot to mention, that after his reconstructive surgery he ran a 4.35 fourty in a workout with the bengals before signing.... pretty impressive but what was his combine speed?
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I only ask because I get tired of worrying about combine 40, press, ect.... I just pray we get a star who can make plays and free up Santana into some more single coverage and make everyone better. Is that too much to ask out of the draft? I dont care what round they come from as long as they produce and show me they are a "True player of the game and a man in life"
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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really good article, you can see where he's coming from. I agree w/him about feeling sorry for high draft prospects. I mean how many of these guys say "I'm the man & should be drafted high?" Sure, some of them do, but it's the scouts, coaches & fans that build the expectations, then if these guys don't come through, they're a "bust." Westbrook's career was actually not bad. If he were a 3rd round pick, we'd have said he was okay but still a bit of a head case.

The one thing I disagree w/him about is when he says he wasn't selfish enough. I wonder if his coaches & teamates agree w/that. He surely seemed pretty selfish & never seemed to play hurt (I know, the article mentions a cast on his hand).
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Man I was hoping this article was about Brian Westbrook.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:23 PM   #7
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Good piece. I gotta tell you, when I was working in DC covering the Redskins Westbrook was one of the strangest cats to deal with. I could be chatting with him and say "Hey Michael, here are the things we want to talk with you about during the interview" And we'd go over it and everything would be fine and he'd be real polite and give thorough answers. But then as soon as the camera flipped on, he was a completely changed man. I could never figure it out.
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I remember reading something about him right after he was drafted that's stuck with me. Someone asked him what his favorite football team was growing up and he said he didn't have a team, and that he didn't even follow football that closely. Right then I wondered if he was in football for the right reasons. Seems like he's found his true calling now.

Too bad regarding football because the guy had a ton of talent and could have been something special. I thought he had turned the corner after the nice season he had in '99.
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Good piece. I gotta tell you, when I was working in DC covering the Redskins Westbrook was one of the strangest cats to deal with. I could be chatting with him and say "Hey Michael, here are the things we want to talk with you about during the interview" And we'd go over it and everything would be fine and he'd be real polite and give thorough answers. But then as soon as the camera flipped on, he was a completely changed man. I could never figure it out.
So, your saying he is the exact opposite of Darrell Green in front of the camera?
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So, your saying he is the exact opposite of Darrell Green in front of the camera?
Hmm...well yeah I guess so. Never really thought of it that way.

I always forget if it was Casserly that wanted him or Norv. I know that one wanted Shuler and Galloway, and the other wanted Dilfer and Westbrook.
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Hmm...well yeah I guess so. Never really thought of it that way.

I always forget if it was Casserly that wanted him or Norv. I know that one wanted Shuler and Galloway, and the other wanted Dilfer and Westbrook.
I remember Norv wanted Heath... don't know about the rest of it. Were Galloway and Westbrook in the same class? Man, did we screw the pooch on that one if they were.
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Hmm...well yeah I guess so. Never really thought of it that way.

I always forget if it was Casserly that wanted him or Norv. I know that one wanted Shuler and Galloway, and the other wanted Dilfer and Westbrook.
btw... are we the only two on here who have those thoughts on DG?
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Hmm...well yeah I guess so. Never really thought of it that way.

I always forget if it was Casserly that wanted him or Norv. I know that one wanted Shuler and Galloway, and the other wanted Dilfer and Westbrook.
I'm pretty sure that Shuler was Norv's call.
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You know i'm glad he's happy now. I can understand alot of what he's saying but it's his actions that led to his bad rap. I think most fans were rooting for him to do well. After the Davis incident he lost alot of respect. He's a very strange dude. Why would he think everyone is jealous of him? Don't get it.
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I remember Norv wanted Heath... don't know about the rest of it. Were Galloway and Westbrook in the same class? Man, did we screw the pooch on that one if they were.
Yeah I think you and Matty are right about Norv/Shuler. Westbrook was the #4 overall pick in 1995, Galloway was #8

But I think I was wrong about Galloway, judging by this

"Casserly wanted to pick Trent Dilfer of Fresno State, but Turner preferred Heath Shuler, coming out of Tennessee after his junior year."

"In the 1995 draft the Redskins again used their top pick on offense, this time to fulfill Turner's desire for a big-play wide receiver along the lines of Michael Irvin, whom he'd coached in Dallas. Again Casserly and Turner disagreed on the best choice--Casserly preferring Joey Galloway of Ohio State and Turner wanting Michael Westbrook of Colorado, who was bigger and more physical than Galloway."

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