Boldin, Edwards, McNabb, and Cutler. Names that will surely grab your attention this off-season. But all eyes should instead be focused on Westbrook. As Westbrook goes, so goes the Eagles offense.
Can B-West stay healthy? Can B-West fight off father time that so often claims RBs when they hit 30? This fan hopes so and hopes that B-West isn't turning into Marshall Faulk (who Westbrook is often compared to) of 2003 and 2004.
If you look at the stats for Faulk you see a trend that Westbrook began to follow last season.
- Faulk 2001 (28 years old): 1382 rushing yards, 765 receiving yards
- Westbrook 2007 (28 years old): 1333 rushing yards, 771 receiving yards
- Faulk 2002 (29 years old): 953 rushing yards, 537 receiving yards
- Westbrook 2008 (29 years old): 936 rushing yards, 402 receiving yards
- Faulk 2003 (30 years old): 818 rushing yards, 290 receiving yards
- Westrbook 2009 (30 years old): ???
- Faulk 2004 (31 years old): 774 rushing yards, 310 receiving yards
- Westbrook 2010 (31 years old): ?!?
Faulk battled knee injuries. Westbrook has battled knee injuries. Will 30 years old also mean that the best of B-West is gone?
I am hoping that because Westbrook had only 7 years of NFL pounding prior to his 30th birthday (compared to 9 years for Faulk) that there is at least 1 if not 2 good years left for #36.
Draft a RB Reid, prolong the career of your only true offensive playmaker!
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