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Brian Westbrook

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by obryant13, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. obryant13

    obryant13 Cheesehead

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    what does everyone think about signing westbrook after the draft if we arent able to get a guy like mccluster?

    To me at that point if he isnt asking for too much money hed be a great receiving back on our team with ryan grant still getting the bulk of the carries.
     
  2. A1MEANGREEN

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    he could be a good third down back. but would rather have a good young back that could take up the slack
     
  3. obryant13

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    id agree a young back would be better but if we cant get one and hes affordable there couldnt be a better 1-3 yr solution for our backup rb
     
  4. DILLIGAFF

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    A. Green would be the better option than Westbrook.
     
  5. PackersRS

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    I don't think he can play anymore. If people think LT is washed up, Westbrook is even more, with the numerous head concussions...
     
  6. ivo610

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    Because it would be morally wrong to put him on a football field. Just like Ali holmes there is something just not right about it
     
  7. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Why does this topic keep popping up we wont sign him he is now WASHED UP!

    Look at LT!
     
  8. obryant13

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    how about not thinking of him as a starting running back for 2 seconds? he was recently the best in the NFL at what he did and would you rather enter the season with brandon jackson and the backup and no new weapons on offense?
     
  9. Green_Bay_Packers

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    I like Brandon Jackson :D
     
  10. PackersRS

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    I'd rather enter the season with BJ as the #3 back than Westbrook. He's a better blocker, and as good as receiver as Westbrook.

    For a much lesser money, and that's key.

    I wouldn't mind a tryout, but I don't think Westbrook is fast anymore, and we need speed...
     
  11. SpartaChris

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    I agree with PackersRS. Westbrook has had numerous concussions and hasn't been able to avoid injury for the past several seasons. Besides, we already have Ahman Green at a pretty good rate. Why not stick with him as our veteran backup and hopefully find a young guy to fill the void?
     
  12. SpartaChris

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    Yeah, but ultimately it's his decision whether to play or not. He should certainly know the risks by now.
     
  13. NYPacker

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    Ahman Green is reportedly not coming back to the team. It's not that the Packers don't want him back it's the fact that he wants to join other ventures like coaching and other non-football retlated activities. Green isn't coming back and we'll need a replacement for him.
     
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    Ahh, thanks for the update. I hadn't heard Green didn't plan on returning before, so I guess that changes things a bit. Since there's no Green, I'd happily take the gamble with Westbrook to provide some depth and a veteran presence. Not like he can hurt us too badly, you know?
     
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    If management thinks we have a chance to contend for a SB next year, definitely should pursue Westbrook.
     
  16. ivo610

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    Tell that to the families of former players who have to take care of them.

    i highly doubt he would pass a physical. The NFL has made concussions a big part of their agenda in the coming years including team specialist and designing new helmets. It would be spitting in the face of everything they are working towards if Westbrook was allowed to play.
     
  17. ivo610

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    Brian Westbrook has never played a full season. He is always injured. Enough of suggesting 30 year old running backs. I think next on the list is Deuce McAllister! Jamal Lewis! Priest Holmes! Rudi Johnson! or maybe we should trade for Clinton Portis. LOL
     
  18. PackersRS

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    Packers interested in Westbrook

    Packers showing interest in Westbrook - JSOnline

    Apparently, two sources told Silverstein as much. Remains to be seen who are this sources, and if the interest is real, and deep enough for them to actually make a run at Westbrook...
     
  19. News Bot

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    Packers interested in Brian Westbrook

    Source: ProFootballTalk.com
     
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    So does this mean we're not getting Jahvid Best? :smirk:
     
  21. Pat4DaPack

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    I would love this. A Backfield of Grant and Westbrook would be awesome!
     
  22. Schmitty327

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    It dosent matter who we get, our O-line needs to stay healthy and consistent in order for any tailback to produce. I do however think that Westbrook is a better receiving back than any other back on the team. Thing is he wont stay healthy, he never does.
     
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    Color me crazy, but I am not excited to hear we might sign an aging, injury-prone RB to back-up Ryan Grant. I would rather draft someone or bring back Ahman Green. I know what Westbrook CAN bring to the table, (he won my fantasy league for me 3 years ago) but he excites me now like Shaun Alexander, Edgerrin James or Priest Holmes would if we signed them. Who knows though, I was wrong on Woodson, I'll admit that. I thought he was washed up and injury prone at the time too. (Probably why Ted doesn't return my calls on joining his scouting dept).
     
  24. Pat4DaPack

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    is a deal close?
     
  25. SpartaChris

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    Well, OK, then it's the decision one must make with their family. Either way, the responsibility should ultimately lie with the player. The NFL shouldn't be a nanny state, and teams shouldn't be required to protect players from themselves. The players (and their families) know the risks, and should use that to make their own decisions.
     

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