"Stop writing the epitaph on the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. I understand Brian Westbrook had surgery and I understand he's a player who we talk about from September through January - Will he play, won't he play ... he's nicked, he's nacked ... he's fragile, as some naysayers and critics like to say.
"Look, it's all part of the Brian Westbrook equation. Brian Westbrook is not a model of health and durability. It's clean-up surgery. Better he has it now than later on in the year.
"You know what you're going to get out of Westbrook. You're going to get about 14 games in the regular season and you hope that he is 100 percent or close to 100 percent come playoff time.
"Brian Westbrook is to the Philadelphia Eagles what LaDainian Tomlinson is with the San Diego Chargers. He's that important to Philadelphia.
"And I think that people saying that this benefits the Giants or the Dallas Cowboys, you're just not focused and paying attention. He'll be fine by August. It's not like they have a new system in Philly or he doesn't know the playbook. Andy Reid doesn't want to hear me say this, but minicamps, OTAs, even training Camp are all overrated for Brian Westbrook."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Adam Schein on Brian Westbrook
Adam Schein had this to say about Westbrook's injury: (sorry I couldn't make it embed)