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Postby inferno19 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:36 am

I'm getting a little frustrated with Brian after he hasnt put up a TD in three weeks, but they NEVER stop passing. It's annoying as hell.
So, should I trade him now, while the goings somewhat good?
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Postby 1crzydmnd » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:42 am

I'd probably deal him while he has good value. See what you can get....
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Postby maddog60 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:42 am

Westbrook will get used. When you're facing bad teams with injured secondaries you throw a lot. Westbrook is still one of McNabb's better receiving targets and averaging 5.5 ypc. Give him time, he'll find the endzone eventually.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:43 am

He'll do better. Don't sell low, sell high!
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Postby The Lung » Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:38 pm

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Postby Steve_Mac9 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:42 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:He'll do better. Don't sell low, sell high!


I thought this guy was going to run for 1500 yards and 2000+ combined? Looks like your typical 3rd down back to me. Nice change of pace guy but I have a better shot at carrying the load than this guy over 16 weeks.
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Postby IRON CHEF » Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:16 pm

I'm not exactly sure of the severity of Ritchie's injury, but it undoubtedly effects Westbrook. At first I was having my doubts with Westy but after seeing him in action it seemed as if my worries were unwarranted. Too bad about Ritchie though, carrying the load will be harder now without a solid FB. Maybe Mahe will begin to see more action.
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Postby maddog60 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:35 pm

Steve_Mac9 wrote:I thought this guy was going to run for 1500 yards and 2000+ combined? Looks like your typical 3rd down back to me. Nice change of pace guy but I have a better shot at carrying the load than this guy over 16 weeks.


You just can't bother to look up the stats before spouting off nonsense can you KT?

Lets compare Westbrook to the elite RBs of this years draft: Priest, LT, Green, Alexander, Duece, Portis, Edge, and Lewis. If you have an argument for how any one of these guys are 3rd down RBs, I'd love to hear it. I could use the laugh.

Now, let's compare Westbrook's yardage totals to these RBs:

RB: Touches: Rush: Rec: Total:

Priest 79 351 14 365
LT 78 268 82 350
Green 82 314 38 352
Duece 21 58 20 78
SA 70 232 53 285
Portis 81 311 81 392
Lewis 63 305 46 351
Edge 78 328 49 377
BW 57 232 142 375

So far only two 1st round fantasy RBs have more yardage than Westbrook. I'd like to hear your list of typical 3rd down backs that produce like this. However, the data isn't quite fair. To measure the actual effectiveness of each RB you have to account for the caveat that more touches will generally equal more yards. So, lets analyze their respect total yards per touch(ypt). Here's how they shake out:

Westbrook 6.26 ypt
Lewis 5.57 ypt
Portis 4.84 ypt
James 4.83 ypt
Holmes 4.62 ypt
LT 4.49 ypt
Green 4.29 ypt
Alexander 4.07 ypt
Duece 3.71 ypt

Clearly, Westbrook is being more effect with each time he touches the ball than any of these premier RBs who clearly are not 3rd down RBs. Might have something to do with him not being a 3rd down RB.

Finally, the most basic and simple thing you should have checked before posting your ignorant Eagles-hate, let's project Westbrook's yardage totals based on his first 3 games:

Rushing: 1237.3
Receiving: 762.6
Total: 2000 yards

Hmm, he's right on track for 2000 all purpose yards. That's more than Jamal Lewis or Tomlinson can claim.
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Postby Teck » Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:42 pm

He's doing good, just not in our fantasy world.
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Postby Main Event » Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:45 pm

Im impressed Mad dog..i was actually thinking about trying to trade him after listening to everyone on here talk about him. 2K total yards is nothing to turn your nose at. He smelled the endzone like 11 times last year so he knows how to get there...Im not gonna worry about westbrook yet.
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