The dot-connecting process that unfolds whenever a high-profile player hits the open market caused many league observers to ponder two possible destinations for former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook: Minnesota, where former Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress runs the show, and Baltimore, where former Eagles defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator is the boss.
The Vikings previously have said that they aren’t interested. Harbaugh now says that the Ravens aren’t, either.
Per Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, Harbaugh explained his position on Tuesday at the AFC coaches’ breakfast. “I think Brian will definitely end up somewhere, I’m sure,” Harbaugh said. “He’s too good. And he’s too good a guy. We’d be interested in Brian, but with our
running back situation, we’re so strong there. But believe me, my first
thought [when he was released by the Eagles] was, was there any way we can bring him in here to be on our team? But
he just doesn’t fit us right now.”
It’s possible that Harbaugh is simply being polite. If he believed that Westbrook would be an upgrade over, say, Willis McGahee, McGahee would be gone in a second and Westbrook would have a job.
But a real question remains regarding whether his knee and/or his brain will cooperate with the demands of football. If anyone believed that Westbrook’s body would cooperate, he’d have a job by now.