Westbrook wants to see the ball more
Brian Westbrook raised his hand yesterday and said he was ready for more work.
"I think I can make some plays when I have the ball in my hands," Westbrook said before practice yesterday. "It's very hard to show people what you can do when you don't have the opportunities. I think as the season goes on, I will get those opportunities - and when I do, I think I will show people that I can still play."
He showed that Sunday against the Oakland Raiders when he ran six times for 50 yards and caught nine passes for 91 more. It was a reminder of what he's done in the past for the Eagles, and now he would like to carry the football some more.
Westbrook said he has been known to make a suggestion or two to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in the middle of games.