He also caught for more than 700 yards. He had over 100 yards per game total as his average.
Oh, he also had 4.6 yards per carry. That tells you much more about about how well a guy runs the ball than his total rushing yards.
no it doesn't..not remotely. how many runs came on 1st down, or 2nd a 6? almost all of them I'd bet..you have T.o, you have defenses thinking pass, so you slip a draw play in to get the 4.6 yards or so.
how many times did he run on third and short? how effective was he? thats the TRUE answer about how well a guy runs..how many times does he moves the chains..would you rather have Corey Dillon or Westbrook? I know they have Levens to handle some of that, but he sucks. Westbrook is a finesse runner on a finesse team. Notice how often he runs out of bounds? he never takes a shot, does he?
Philly finished 24th in rushing yards per game, yet finished 7th in the NFL in passing yards per game. that is a completely unbalanced run/pass combo. on the flip side, New England was 7th in rushing yards , 11th in passing YPG , thats BALANCE..
hey I'm not knocking Westbrook, he did well this year, but I think the Eagles would get more bang for their buck if they got themselves a power runner, someone who can and will carry the ball 300+ times..i.e, Edge or SA... they are a very one dimensional offense. you could cover Westbrook and that offense with a nickel package. Or, use a dime package and dare them to run.