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Westbrook decision expected this week

Brian Westbrook surprisingly has plenty of options for where to play in 2010.  Now that he’s found suitors, it’s time to make a choice

Westbrook is expected to make a final decision this week on whether to join the Rams, Broncos, or Redskins, according to Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Dispatch.

Some will automatically eliminate the Rams, but they have the most familiar offense for Westbrook and a clear role behind Steven Jackson.

The Redskins have a crowded backfield, and may not be able to guarantee a roster spot.

If we had to guess Westbrook’s choice, we’d pick the Broncos.  They have another system built for pass-catching running backs, a competitive team, and some familiar faces to Westbrook.  (Correll Buckhalter, Brian Dawkins.)  It’s where old Eagles go to wrap up their careers.

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20 Responses to “Westbrook decision expected this week”
  1. CanadianVikingFan says: May 23, 2010 1:58 PM

    Which team has a higher record of concussions?

  2. KingJoe! says: May 23, 2010 2:03 PM

    Broncos offer the best situation for Westbrook. Don’t be surprised if Chicago and New Orleans are where he actually ends up however. Martz offense would use a vet out of the backfield, think Faulk light.

  3. GaryClark says: May 23, 2010 2:07 PM

    Forget the Skins for him…We have other needs

  4. CutlerIsACryBaby says: May 23, 2010 2:12 PM

    nice last sentence…..

  5. adeem4578 says: May 23, 2010 2:13 PM

    didnt we hear this last week???

  6. Bwa Ha Ha says: May 23, 2010 2:22 PM

    His brother plays for the skins. He knows that he is in his last few seasons at best. I think he will take that opportunity to share a locker room with his brother for at least a season.

  7. The Hogster says: May 23, 2010 2:28 PM

    The Skins gave him his first concussion, so he probably forgets that his little brother and former QB play for them now.

  8. Bob S. says: May 23, 2010 2:39 PM

    I agree wiyth Skins fan, they are loaded at RB and don’t need him. Rams or Broncos most likely.

  9. Gray Eagle says: May 23, 2010 2:42 PM

    If you’d like to see Clinton Portis really “lose his cool,” just let Westbrook end up wearing Burgandy and Gold.

  10. rchyrch187 says: May 23, 2010 2:46 PM

    King Joe are you a moron or just a casual fan that doesnt watch a lot of football… Chicago has a pass catching rb well they have two in Chester Taylor who they signed on the first day of free agency and Matt Forte, who also excells in pass catching… And New Orleans Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, so why would any of these teams need a concussion prone overthehill rb like Westbrooke… Get all your fact straight before you post something that stupid next time MORON!!!!

  11. brasho says: May 23, 2010 2:52 PM

    Why would Westbrook be most familiar with their offense? Only the Skins run a true WCO which is similar to the Eagles WCO and at the that fact, the Skins have his old QB which means the Skins will be running plays that their new QB is most comfortable and successful with.
    Sure, say the Rams would be a good fit, as the 2nd guy behind Jackson, but don’t say “he would be most familiar with their offense”… that is flat-out erroneous.

  12. cowboyssuck says: May 23, 2010 6:22 PM

    Who cares?

  13. Route36West says: May 23, 2010 6:31 PM

    brasho says:
    May 23, 2010 2:52 PM
    Why would Westbrook be most familiar with their offense? Only the Skins run a true WCO which is similar to the Eagles WCO and at the that fact, the Skins have his old QB which means the Skins will be running plays that their new QB is most comfortable and successful with.
    Sure, say the Rams would be a good fit, as the 2nd guy behind Jackson, but don’t say “he would be most familiar with their offense”… that is flat-out erroneous.
    ——————————————————-
    No it would be the most familiar offense. Steve Spagnoulo the Rams head coach was an Eagles assistant coach for a long time. The assistant coach of the Rams Pat Shumur was an assistant coach in the Eagles offense for 10 years.
    Pat Shumur based his entire offense off of Andy Reids system. Which Westbrook is most familiar with. Before you call people out and say they are wrong why dont you get your facts straight. The Rams got entirely new coaching staff last year. Your basing your flat out erroneous argument on a Rams offense that no longer exists.

  14. FumbleNuts says: May 23, 2010 7:30 PM

    If he plays for the Skins’ we can dub it the Bell Ringer backfield.

  15. clemenza says: May 23, 2010 7:37 PM

    i want to see Brian stay healthy and play well for somebody…it was fun watching him play his career in Philly,always a fan favorite

  16. BUTT NAKED RAIDERS FAN says: May 23, 2010 7:48 PM

    Who cares about who he plays for. Let’s talk about his alleged realtionship with porn star Cherokee D’ Ass.

  17. BDMurrayJr says: May 23, 2010 8:01 PM

    Just what the Skins need, a 4th elderly running back.

  18. DnBrnc says: May 23, 2010 8:58 PM

    Well, if he goes to Denver, Arrington will be history.

  19. Sociofan says: May 23, 2010 9:35 PM

    I’m surprised that you dismiss the Redskins so quickly. If you lined up all the 2006 Pro Bowl running backs on their roster, I’d be inclined to take Westbrook over any of them with the possible exception of Portis. And I think that Westbrook might be inclined to take Washington over the other teams. Why?
    1) McNabb (familiarity becomes a safety net)
    2) Kyle Shanahan (both years as the OC in Houston, Slaton had 40+ catches)
    3) Byron Westbrook (this late in your career, how cool would it be to play ball with your brother?)
    4) Washington, D.C. (Westbrook is a homer, born in D.C., no doubt with family still in the area)
    So, if the Skins have already pushed the ball into his court, he may just bring it up into D.C.

  20. vanhelsing says: May 23, 2010 9:56 PM

    fruitloaf portis would have a cow.
    but i suspect he will go to denver.

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