But Sunday marked the start of March, which means NFL offseason programs are mere weeks away. Before long, work will be heavy on players' minds.Westbrook's agent is downplaying the situation considerably saying that he is already at 100% and this won't be an issue at all come the start of Mini-Camp. But there is a bigger issue at stake here.
In Westbrook's case, a key step toward that front was taken recently when he underwent knee surgery and began a rigorous rehab he hopes will whip him back in the form he displayed for most of the 2008 season, during which he wore down in the home stretch.
''It's getting better all the time,' he said.
Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid, you are losing your team. You lost the only credible back up to Westbrook to the Broncos (I have problems calling Lorenzo Booker credible; he's been an Eagle for a year now. Really. He has.), you lost your emotional leader, Brian Dawkins, to the Denver Broncos as well. But now, your starting running back is breaking down, Andy, he is breaking down! An injury-plagued season. Off-season surgery. The cruel, cruel monster that is age. It's all happening to Brian Westbrook. This is not the young team it used to be. Brian Westbrook, now, more so than ever, is not the guy for 3rd and 1 situations! The man is not equipped to plow through people and get a yard. And the outside pitch has been figured out by pretty much NFL team on that situaton when the Eagles are playing. Look, Andy, I know you have much better things to do than listen to some blogger who is calling for your job, but for goodness sakes man, get a grip! This team needs a back-up running back that can plow through the hole and get you those tough 2 yards every time he touches the ball. The Eagles need Beanie Wells, and I do not care how on earth you go about it, even if it means trading up to ensure that you get him, just get him!
Westbrook had surgery (Russakoff Rules)