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08-20-2008, 11:00 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philly Area
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Unless they started coaching him in HS, that statement was false. I think the guy may own a college record for receptions out of the backfield. His main marketable skill coming into the draft was...the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, as people questioned whether he was big enough to take the wear and tear of carrying the ball on a regular basis.
Eagles are a very good coaching staff, but Westbrook was the exact same type of player in college that he has been in the pros.
I dont think it was ever a question he would be an option to catch the ball out of the backfield but I dont think anyone thought he would be the eagles best receiver and I dont think he would be the #1 option to throw the ball to if he started his career with most teams other than the eagles and maybe a couple others. In that sense the eagles did make him into that kind of receiver because of their style of play.
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