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tsiguy96
05-12-2010, 12:45 PM
per schefter, be here tomorrow.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Didn't we all have a feeling this would happen eventually?

mizzoutigers
05-12-2010, 12:46 PM
http://thecampussocialite.com/blog/images/sbtrophy.jpg

tsiguy96
05-12-2010, 12:47 PM
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/407984660/schefter4_normal.JPG (http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter) Adam_Schefter (http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter)
Sounds like Denver is serious on RB Brian Westbrook, who suddenly has options with the Broncos, Redskins, Rams and who knows who else.

well

LRtagger
05-12-2010, 12:48 PM
ghey

PRBronco
05-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Nice, that wouldn't hurt.

Popps
05-12-2010, 12:50 PM
Obviously, he won't command a big price tag.

This is a no-brainer if he's healthy enough. (No pun intended.)

Kaylore
05-12-2010, 12:50 PM
We'll see.

Smiling Assassin27
05-12-2010, 12:50 PM
be interesting to see, assuming they both want him, who wins between shanny and mcd for westbrook's services.

tsiguy96
05-12-2010, 12:51 PM
be interesting to see, assuming they both want him, who wins between shanny and mcd for westbrook's services.

shanny signed wilie parker, larry johnson and has clinton portis, westbroook would be silly to sign there.

Houshyamama
05-12-2010, 12:54 PM
shanny signed wilie parker, larry johnson and has clinton portis, westbroook would be silly to sign there.

Why? 4 washed up backs would almost make 1 good one.

tsiguy96
05-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Why? 4 washed up backs would almost make 1 good one.

because all of them hvae a really good chance of making the roster, westbrook clearly wants playing time and hell get more here than in washington.

SonOfLe-loLang
05-12-2010, 12:55 PM
I dont see why this would hurt.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
05-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Why? 4 washed up backs would almost make 1 good one.

That sure sounds like the Shanaplan in action.

Smiling Assassin27
05-12-2010, 12:56 PM
shanny signed wilie parker, larry johnson and has clinton portis, westbroook would be silly to sign there.

he's tight with mcnabb, and he might think he can win the spot over those washouts.

BowlenBall
05-12-2010, 12:57 PM
I'm all for it -- providing the price is right. Basically, we'll be renting him for the last 1-2 good years of his career.

Dagmar
05-12-2010, 12:57 PM
he's tight with mcnabb, and he might think he can win the spot over those washouts.

Perhaps Dawkins is a factor too?

TonyR
05-12-2010, 12:59 PM
Brian Westbrook will visit the Broncos next
Posted by Mike Florio on May 12, 2010 2:55 PM ET

By all appearances, the Redskins gave running back Brian Westbrook a courtesy visit, aimed at getting his name out in circulation so that someone else will become interested.

If that was the goal, it worked.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Westbrook will now visit the Broncos.

"He had a really positive visit with the Redskins," agent Todd France told Schefter. "We're confident we're going to find the perfect fit."

In this regard, the "perfect fit" will be a team inclined to sign an aging player with a potentially wrecked knee and a concussion problem that could make him unavailable for long stretches of the 2010 season.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/05/12/brian-westbrook-will-visit-the-broncos-next/

tsiguy96
05-12-2010, 01:01 PM
he's tight with mcnabb, and he might think he can win the spot over those washouts.

or he could just come to a team without a real 3rd down back. but continue trying to convince yourself taht he left washington without a contract because he will become a redskin soon.

TonyR
05-12-2010, 01:03 PM
I guess Buckhalter + Westbrook = one backup RB. So there's that.

SoDak Bronco
05-12-2010, 01:13 PM
i like Westbrook, but I would pass..he has very limited amount left in the tank..I'd rather keep a roster spot for someone who can be with the team for several years

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-12-2010, 01:16 PM
Westbrook is awesome catching out of the backfield. Imagine the screens.

And F Florio for his usual, biased bull****.

Doggcow
05-12-2010, 01:17 PM
I would love a multi-faceted RB like Moreno learning from one of the best like Westbrook.

Side note, westbrook drops from a 92 RB to a 75 on Madden if he signs with us.

Requiem
05-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Given the fact Denver didn't get a back in the draft, it does make some sense. He is worth a shot.

Quoydogs
05-12-2010, 01:18 PM
i like Westbrook, but I would pass..he has very limited amount left in the tank..I'd rather keep a roster spot for someone who can be with the team for several years

This. If we are rebuilding and already have a 1st round RB and a Vet, why bring in someone that is all used up?

24champ
05-12-2010, 01:19 PM
I think Westbrook would be a nice weapon to have in the backfield on 3rd down passing situations. Other than that...

gunns
05-12-2010, 01:21 PM
In this regard, the "perfect fit" will be a team inclined to sign an aging player with a potentially wrecked knee and a concussion problem that could make him unavailable for long stretches of the 2010 season.


My thoughts exactly. While when healthy he was great, those moments are few and far between.

dbfan21
05-12-2010, 01:29 PM
i like Westbrook, but I would pass..he has very limited amount left in the tank..I'd rather keep a roster spot for someone who can be with the team for several years

+1

I think we need to split the carries between Moreno, Buck and Arrington, with a young guy on the PS for insurance.

Tombstone RJ
05-12-2010, 01:36 PM
because all of them hvae a really good chance of making the roster, westbrook clearly wants playing time and hell get more here than in washington.

Not necessarily, old RBs break down. I'm not so sure that Westbrook brings more to the table for the Broncos than Buckhalter. I really like Westbrook but I'd rather the Broncos get Moreno the ball as much as possible and use Buck and a change up.

Requiem
05-12-2010, 01:38 PM
You don't know how it will work out unless you try it. Westbrook is better than Buckhalter. You saw how that played out in Philadelphia. He could add a dynamic to our team and improve our offense if he proves healthy and pans out. It really isn't a risk of a signing at all. Nothing to lose here.

Rabb
05-12-2010, 01:41 PM
after the debacle 2 years ago at RB, I don't see why more will hurt

RunSilentRunDeep
05-12-2010, 01:44 PM
It's a free pull on the slot machine. No reason not to do it There's barely ever a fullback on the field (and Larson can serve as the second) so I have no problem with Moreno, Buckhalter, Arrington (special teams) and Westbrook on the roster.

s0phr0syne
05-12-2010, 01:47 PM
Westbrook in his prime is basically what the Broncos hope that Moreno can become. Moreno was compared quite favorably to Westbrook in terms of skill set when coming out last year. I don't know how much I buy into the mentoring thing, but could be worth it to maximize Moreno's development

cmhargrove
05-12-2010, 01:48 PM
I want to see the "Wild Horses" formation with Westbrook, Buckhalter, Moreno, Brady Quinn, and Tim Tebow all on the field at the same time.

A-11 offense baby!

Dedhed
05-12-2010, 01:48 PM
I guess Buckhalter + Westbrook = one backup RB. So there's that.

That was my thought. If you can get 8+ healthy weeks out of each, you'd have a solid backup all season.

GoBroncos84
05-12-2010, 01:55 PM
I'm all for this. Westbrook > arrington, could thrive in a limited 3rd down back / change of pace role.

UberBroncoMan
05-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Not at all surprised... now imagine if we had traded for McNabb lol.

Westbrook when healthy has always been a beast though. Great character, good leader etc.

We'd prob cut JJ for Westbrook.

Think of Westbrook as Brandon Stokley, but for RB's.

cabronco
05-12-2010, 02:08 PM
I think it would be a good fit. We need another Rb to play a limited role. If we can rent-a-vet like Westbrook for a year or two, thats what we need. If he can stay healthy is the key.

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
05-12-2010, 02:11 PM
Sign him! This team needs more explosive ball carriers that can score from any where on the field.

Gob
05-12-2010, 02:24 PM
McDaniels seems to really, really value the Kevin Faulk type back. I think that is why he is willing to take a bit of a chance to get similar players. Moreno, Arrington, now Westbrook (maybe). I guess he has good reason too, Faulk, Arrington, and Westbrook were important contributors to explosive offenses.

gunns
05-12-2010, 02:53 PM
If we sign Westbrook and have Buckhalter, we need another when both are hurt at the same time.

BlaK-Argentina
05-12-2010, 02:57 PM
I think we're really thin at RB... Buckhalter is an injury waiting to happen, Arrington is a meh... and who else? There's really not one sure thing behind Moreno. This makes sense.

cutthemdown
05-12-2010, 02:57 PM
He would be a good mentor for the young Moreno. The problem is his head. He should probably just retire.

BMarsh615
05-12-2010, 03:17 PM
I would rather have Westbrook than Arrington. The only thing Arrington has going for him is he can return kickoffs, but so can Sydquan Thompson, Parrish Cox, and Alphonso Smith.

Plus having another veteran player who is used to winning never hurts.

Broncoman13
05-12-2010, 03:28 PM
I don't think you can understate how valuable Westbrook would be as a third down back. His ability to both catch out of the backfield and pick up a blitz and protect the QB would be valuable additions to any team... especially one that will most likely be without their starting LT for the year! Injuries aside, this would be a nice signing.

TonyR
05-12-2010, 03:29 PM
Westbrook is better than Buckhalter.

Yes but Buck is healthier, and that's saying something. The concussion issue in particular is troubling with Westbrook. Then there's the fact that the Eagles has zero interest in keeping him around as a backup. If he comes cheap I wouldn't protest too much but I don't think he's worth much more than the vet minimum.

Natedog24
05-12-2010, 03:37 PM
If we can get him for real cheap, sure why not give him a shot. If not then no thanks, I'd say the odds are pretty good that he doesn't have anything left in the tank at this point...

Doggcow
05-12-2010, 03:41 PM
People said Buck was done last year, I dont see why this is any different, except that Westbrook has a much higher ceiling.

UberBroncoMan
05-12-2010, 04:02 PM
I'm wondering if he even leaves to Denver without a contract from the rich as hell Redskins. Westbrook is from the D.C. area and it keeps him on the east coast. Might be a homecoming for him, plus McNabb is there.

NYBronc
05-12-2010, 04:05 PM
I think Toney Baker could surprise and make the team. He tore up his knee in the season opener in 2007, and missed the rest of the year as well as all of 2008.

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Doggcow
05-12-2010, 04:11 PM
I think Toney Baker could surprise and make the team. He tore up his knee in the season opener in 2007, and missed the rest of the year as well as all of 2008.

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That kid runs like a beast. Looks like he has some studly tackle breaking ability.

Wonder what the knee does. Plus Knowshon is still #1

HEAV
05-12-2010, 05:16 PM
The Broncos continue to show their interest in accomplished veteran players.

The team will host former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook for a visit at Dove Valley on Thursday, according to a league source.

Westbrook, 30, was released by the Eagles after the 2009 season, which was his least productive year since his rookie season. Westbrook missed eight games in 2009 and dealt with serious concussion issues.

On Tuesday, Westbrook visited the Washington Redskins, but left without signing a contract.

Denver surely would be a comfortable destination for Westbrook, who count reunite here with his former Eagles teammates Correll Buckhalter and Brian Dawkins. All three are close friends. (Westbrook has plenty of connections, too, in Washington, with former Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb and brother Byron Westbook both on the Redskins’ roster.)

If the Broncos were to sign Westbrook, he would join a backfield that already includes Knowshon Moreno, Buckhalter and J.J. Arrington. The Broncos carried four running backs on their roster in 2009, though that included Peyton Hillis, who could double as a fullback and also played special teams. To keep four backs in 2010, the team would likely need special teams contributions as well from a couple of them. Arrington would be a top candidate to return kickoffs.

Moreno, one of the team’s first-round draft picks in 2009, figures to get the bulk of the carries in 2010, though the team will likely continue to use a rotation. Last year, Moreno and Buckhalter split carries, often alternating by offensive series. Westbrook or Arrington could be a better third-down option.

Byron Westbrook told The Washington Post that his brother had been medically cleared to play in 2010 by doctors with the St. Louis Rams, whom Westbrook also visited.

LRtagger
05-12-2010, 05:55 PM
shanny signed wilie parker, larry johnson and has clinton portis, westbroook would be silly to sign there.

Dont forget TD II

Denver724
05-12-2010, 05:58 PM
That kid runs like a beast. Looks like he has some studly tackle breaking ability.

Wonder what the knee does. Plus Knowshon is still #1

Agreed. I think Baker is a sleeper if he can recover further from the knee injury.

baja
05-12-2010, 06:15 PM
Baker looks like our new (and better) Hillis.

Hope he is smarter than Hillis.

baja
05-12-2010, 06:16 PM
I can't remember when I looked forward to training camp as much as I am this year.

UberBroncoMan
05-12-2010, 06:30 PM
Baker looks like our new (and better) Hillis.

Hope he is smarter than Hillis.

Dude, he's 2 inches smaller and FIFTEEN POUNDS lighter. He's got nowhere near the muscle mass and brute that Hillis has.

That said I hope he turns into a star since he's on our team.

baja
05-12-2010, 06:59 PM
Dude, he's 2 inches smaller and FIFTEEN POUNDS lighter. He's got nowhere near the muscle mass and brute that Hillis has.

That said I hope he turns into a star since he's on our team.

Watch the way he runs and tell me he doesn't remind you of Hillis the way he bowls people over.

Dagmar
05-12-2010, 07:00 PM
The Broncos carried four running backs on their roster in 2009, though that included Peyton Hillis, who could double as a fullback and also played special teams.

I miss that guy :(






























ROFL!

montrose
05-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Why sign Westbrook when we just traded away a future HOFer for a backup QB?

BroncoInferno
05-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Why not? Will likely come cheap, so if he has anything left would be worth a shot.

BroncoInferno
05-12-2010, 08:01 PM
Dude, he's 2 inches smaller and FIFTEEN POUNDS lighter. He's got nowhere near the muscle mass and brute that Hillis has.

That said I hope he turns into a star since he's on our team.

Dude, my uncle is two inches TALLER and 100 pounds HEAVIER than Hillis. So, obviously we should sign him.

BroncoInferno
05-12-2010, 08:05 PM
Westbrook is injury prone, yes, but we can use him as a third-down back/receiver so that he stays fresh. If--and it's a big if--he can play stay healthy enough to play the majority of the reason, why not give it a chance at a price that isn't likely to be exorbitant.

baja
05-12-2010, 08:51 PM
I see not only is Shanny copying Josh but he is now trying to anticipate his next move and usurp him ala Westbrook.

baja
05-12-2010, 08:52 PM
I bet if we want him he's ours.

He only went to Washington so he could have a back up plan if we don't want him.

montrose
05-12-2010, 08:55 PM
I bet if we want he's ours.

He only went to Washington so he could have a back up plan if we don't want him.

I'll be interesting that if we sign him, "certain people" here will spin it that we're the only ones that wanted him and if he goes elsewhere it will be because he wanted no part of our team after visiting.

azbroncfan
05-12-2010, 08:57 PM
He would be better than Arrington if healthy.

UberBroncoMan
05-12-2010, 09:37 PM
Watch the way he runs and tell me he doesn't remind you of Hillis the way he bowls people over.

That's college. Hillis did it in the NFL.

Dude, my uncle is two inches TALLER and 100 pounds HEAVIER than Hillis. So, obviously we should sign him.

Don't act like a retard. You know damn well 2 inches and 15 pounds of muscle means something.

The Moops
05-13-2010, 04:06 AM
The offense needs playmakers, why not sign him!

oubronco
05-13-2010, 06:58 AM
Westbrook is the best RB at running screens and we run alot of them so why not

long beach bronco
05-13-2010, 07:21 AM
Hopefully Westbrook will sign here today.

Hamrob
05-13-2010, 02:35 PM
That kid runs like a beast. Looks like he has some studly tackle breaking ability.

Wonder what the knee does. Plus Knowshon is still #1Looks like Emmett Smith to me. I wonder what his 40 time is?

oubronco
05-13-2010, 04:00 PM
any word?

HEAV
05-13-2010, 04:20 PM
McDaniels said team had a good visit with Brian Westbrook today. "He's in no hurry," McDaniels said of Westbrook.

Seems Westbrook is taking his time and looking for the best deal.

Paladin
05-13-2010, 04:32 PM
That's college. Hillis did it in the NFL.



Don't act like a retard. You know damn well 2 inches and 15 pounds of muscle means something.

Big Junk?

GoBroncos84
05-13-2010, 04:36 PM
any word?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/05/13/mcdaniels-on-westbrook-hes-healthy/


McDaniels on Westbrook: "He's healthy"
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on May 13, 2010 6:21 PM ET
Interest in Brian Westbrook was slow to develop this offseason, but has picked up rapidly.

Westbrook visited his third team since the draft and second this week on Thursday when he wrapped up a visit with the Broncos. It appears he's satisfied medical questions about him.

"He's healthy now, and that's a really important part for him and everyone else concerned," Josh McDaniels told Lindsey Jones of the Denver Post regarding Westbrook Thursday. "So we'll see where it goes."

Westbrook met with the Redskins for "exploratory meetings" on Wednesday and sat down with the Rams a few weeks ago. Washington G.M. Bruce Allen said, "We'll probably have some meetings down the road."

McDaniels also suggested Westbrook won't be signing soon. "He's in no hurry."

Westbrook also probably isn't getting the contract offer he's hoping for or he'd make a decision.

FireFly
05-13-2010, 05:00 PM
Baker looks like our new (and better) Hillis.

Hope he is smarter than Hillis.

Better than Hillis? No way he has more potnetial than Hillies did.

Hopefully he does more with less.

FireFly
05-13-2010, 05:08 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/05/13/mcdaniels-on-westbrook-hes-healthy/

Westbrook also probably isn't getting the contract offer he's hoping for or he'd make a decision.

This makes me happy.

I'd be really happy with this signing, but I'm glad we're not offering him too much :)

Popps
05-13-2010, 06:12 PM
Better than Hillis? No way he has more potnetial than Hillies did.

Hopefully he does more with less.

Hilarious!