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Old 05-11-2010, 10:47 PM   #61
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Re: Brian Westbrook Meeting with Redskins on Wednesday

We haven't dropped a dime yet so I don't see the problem. Parker is most likely getting cut. Westbrook, Portis and LJ.

Spell all three of them and we should be ok.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:54 PM   #62
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Imagine mcnabb in the shotgun, with portis and westbrook in the backfield moss and devin thomas as our WR's. You've got portis to block, and westbrook to catch in the backfield, and devin thomas and moss as deep threats. Thats sounds scary good to me.
I'm hoping that having Torain in the backfield comes to sound even scarier.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:24 PM   #63
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Imagine mcnabb in the shotgun, with portis and westbrook in the backfield moss and devin thomas as our WR's. You've got portis to block, and westbrook to catch in the backfield, and devin thomas and moss as deep threats. Thats sounds scary good to me.
You forgot Fred Davis and Cooley as well...that is 6 Potential Receivers and a QB...our line cant block anyways...so just keep 4 in to block!...heck....last year they were essentially blocking with the equivelant of 3 decent linemen and 2 HOV lane dummies....flipping it to Westbrook would easily slow down the pass rush...now if only Westbrook could teach Portis how to release and catch well..we'd be set.

But as much as some of you guys think Parker is out...there is a distinct possibility that Westbrook could be brought in to "teach" parker on how to catch from the backfield like Westbrook did...i know Parkers speed is not that great but he still has flashes that Portis and Johnson do not have that are neccessary when catching a 2 yard pass out of the backfield.

The reality is that it would be highly unlikely that Westbrook would join the Skins for nothing more than a small shot at the 3rd RB role...why on earth would he want that?

Only 2 reasons....McNabb, and revenge on the Eagles for releasing him...and as someone else pointed out...they cut Dawkins too soon.... I am sure McNAbb and especially Westbrook are out to prove to the Eagles that they bailed on their stars a bit too early...that is REALLY motivating.
Keep in mind that Westbrook knows his top performance capability would come with McNabb since they can play catch with their eyes closed.

Outside of emotional reasons though...there is no legit business sense for Westbrook to join the Skins and we certainly aren't going to pay him high $.
He's got to make money...he is a year or two max from retirement...he's lucky to be playing this year if he can pull it off...concussions are scary

If he joins...I'd be thrilled....just not holding my breath.
He'd be a great fit considering all the factors.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:31 PM   #64
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I'm hoping that having Torain in the backfield comes to sound even scarier.
Who the heck is Torain?
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:22 AM   #65
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Who the heck is Torain?
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:01 AM   #66
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Imagine mcnabb in the shotgun, with portis and westbrook in the backfield moss and devin thomas as our WR's. You've got portis to block, and westbrook to catch in the backfield, and devin thomas and moss as deep threats. Thats sounds scary good to me.
Imagine Joey Harrington at QB with Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams at Reciever. Marcus Pollard at Tight End and Kevin Jones at Running Back.

It's not that I don't think it can work, but just a word of warning that these sum of all parts scenarios usually play out a lot better on paper then they do in real life. It's great though that we finally have a QB. I'm looking forward to which random nobody breaks out and has a big year kind of like Pierre Garcon and Ben Utecht for the Colts in recent years.

The Westbrook scenario though reminds me of a timeless GTripp quote on par with Lotus's banned winning quote in that we are continuing to acquire players in our attempt to win the 2004 NFC East.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:25 AM   #67
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Imagine Joey Harrington at QB with Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams at Reciever. Marcus Pollard at Tight End and Kevin Jones at Running Back.

It's not that I don't think it can work, but just a word of warning that these sum of all parts scenarios usually play out a lot better on paper then they do in real life. It's great though that we finally have a QB. I'm looking forward to which random nobody breaks out and has a big year kind of like Pierre Garcon and Ben Utecht for the Colts in recent years.

The Westbrook scenario though reminds me of a timeless GTripp quote on par with Lotus's banned winning quote in that we are continuing to acquire players in our attempt to win the 2004 NFC East.
I definitely see where these statements are coming from, especially knowing that Shanahan wasn't exactly a perennial late-postseason attendant. However at this point there is no guarantee that all 3 of the current vets make it. I hope that Shan doesn't keep guys on based on previous merits, but we have yet to see even one season under his talent evaluation
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:33 AM   #68
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Re: Brian Westbrook Meeting with Redskins on Wednesday

It probably should be mentioned that the Shanahan offense doesn't have a third down back in the offense, as his philosophy is that his roster of backs should be interchangeable regardless of down and distance.

In general, the Westbrook skill set is out of place in the Shanahan offense, however, I could see him being signed and returning punts (along, obviously, with getting his 70-80 carries and 20-30 receptions). Outside of that, I don't see him getting signed to replace one of the three vets we already have.
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It probably should be mentioned that the Shanahan offense doesn't have a third down back in the offense, as his philosophy is that his roster of backs should be interchangeable regardless of down and distance.

In general, the Westbrook skill set is out of place in the Shanahan offense, however, I could see him being signed and returning punts (along, obviously, with getting his 70-80 carries and 20-30 receptions). Outside of that, I don't see him getting signed to replace one of the three vets we already have.
maybe Mike's doesn't but perhaps Kyle's offense does

don't see him being brought in as a return specialist either
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:52 AM   #70
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Re: Brian Westbrook Meeting with Redskins on Wednesday

Even that season, Kyle didn't use a third down back. That might have had more to do with heading into the season planning to feature Ahman Green at RB than a failure to understand how Steve Slaton would adapt to the NFL game.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:09 AM   #72
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Re: Brian Westbrook Meeting with Redskins on Wednesday

i dont see westbrook as a return guy. if shanny/son and company think he can contribute more than parker, by all means, welcome.
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Re: Brian Westbrook Meeting with Redskins on Wednesday

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It probably should be mentioned that the Shanahan offense doesn't have a third down back in the offense, as his philosophy is that his roster of backs should be interchangeable regardless of down and distance.

In general, the Westbrook skill set is out of place in the Shanahan offense, however, I could see him being signed and returning punts (along, obviously, with getting his 70-80 carries and 20-30 receptions). Outside of that, I don't see him getting signed to replace one of the three vets we already have.
I disagree. Steve Slaton was used quite often out of the backfield.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:59 AM   #74
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Imagine mcnabb in the shotgun, with portis and westbrook in the backfield moss and devin thomas as our WR's. You've got portis to block, and westbrook to catch in the backfield, and devin thomas and moss as deep threats. Thats sounds scary good to me.
Sorry but Moss and Thomas really don't scare anyone. It would be nice to see Davis and Cooley in the lineup together w/ Westbrook coming out of the back field.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:33 AM   #75
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Re: Brian Westbrook Meeting with Redskins on Wednesday

We're talking about competition/depth accululation of unprecendented proportions. Great luxary to have...The R/B position (even without the thought of Westbrook) is going to present some fierce battles. Adding another high quality player to a position that's obviously going to need adjustment before the season starts is perplexing to say the least, despite the fact Westbrook is a player I wouldn't mind having.
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