Posted Sat May 22nd by Ian Henson
Something that I neglected to cover yesterday is that Mike Shanahan stated Thursday that Brian Westbrook‘s decision was, coming soon.
Shanahan chose words carefully stating, “I’m sure he’s looking at his options. We’ll find out in the near future what happens there.”
Prior to that he did make it as if it was the Washington Redskins decision alone with, “We’re still talking to Brian. He’s under consideration.” Under consideration for what? To join the greatest Madden backfield ever?
I joked on twitter recently that Shanahan must have spent his off-year playing Madden. Only problem was that it was Madden 2006… Signing Willie Parker and Larry Johnson to join Clinton Portis on the roster, with Donovan McNabb handing off to them.
I guess it’s still jokes on me if Shanahan turns out to win the NFC East, I sincerely hope that he does. I hope that Denver faces both Washington and the Chicago Bears in Super Bowls to come, it would be beyond operatic… I stumbled across an excellent article by fellow Broncos blogger Bryan Douglass over at BroncosStable and he basically lamb basted the Colorado Spring’s Gazette’s Frank Schwab for comments Schwab had made on the whole Westbrook signing scenario.
Now, I love Frank, I really love Bryan, but you’ve got to understand, Frank is an objective voice… That being said, 90% of the time he’s correct.
I only disagree with him when he’s full of shit.
And he gets angry early and often. I don’t blame him he’s living in Colorado Springs (sorry Josh!). He’s probably mad at a lot of things, not just who he’s working for. I promise you one thing though, he’s writing well above and beyond his means and he deserves a shot at the next level.
That being said, Schwab stated the following on twitter, “When all is said and done, I just don’t think you can draft a RB 12th overall and on year later sign a Brian Westbrook. Let Moreno show it.”
Would Westbrook represent a threat? If he would then by all means bring him in! Moreno has shown that he’s not opposed to threats and is willing to learn from vets (see the Brandon Marshall shoving following the goal-line fumble video). Westbrook is the closest thing this kid’s got to Walter Payton. If you can bring him in and Westbrook can contribute on top of that… Then game over in this un-capped season.
God forbid Westbrook actually play like he has in years past. God forbid he remain healthy and effect fantasy football rosters. God forbid he teach Moreno a thing or two.
Denver has become Philadelphia west, there’s no reason to let it stop with Brian Westbrook…