Brian Westbrook was pretty much the only highlight in the Eagles loss last week to the Oakland Raiders. He looked good on a few screen plays and made a couple plays on the ground as well. It was a reminder of his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, something it seems the Eagles (or Andy Reid) has forgotten.
Everyone was very excited to see his performance on Sunday as it has been quite some time since he has made a big contribution. On Monday, he needs to make the most out of the touches he’s given and really show us he hasn’t lost anything. This is especially important as LeSean McCoy made a lot of mistakes last week.
The screen play used to be the Eagles bread and butter, but it seems they have been reluctant to call it this year. After some success last week, I hope to see them use it early and often. I’d also like to see them give their running backs some chances to make plays in the rush game. Giving your backs less than 15 combined rushes in a game is just pitiful to me. I’ve come to expect this number to be low given the eagles play calling; however, this seems a bit extreme to me.
Andy and company know their play calling was poor last week and Westbrook was their only highlight. Keeping this in mind, I expect them to allow Westbrook to get in the neighborhood of 25 touches on Monday night and hope he can keep his production up.