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Published on 05/22/2010 at Sat May 22 02:00.
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Brian Westbrook shares a moment with Brian Dawkins after the Eagles victory. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Brian Westbrook shares a moment with Brian Dawkins after the Eagles victory. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

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.”

Really?

Why not?

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

  • TheTroglodyte

    Great article Ian

  • dogheadbrew

    If you draft a running/receiving back at #12 and he doesn't explode out of the gates, you HAVE to go get an older experienced version of the same back you want your draft pick to be. Especially if he's coming off injury and will come a little cheaper. You owe that to the development of your team. Never mind the fact that this is now a two or three back league. If we actually want to win games this year, how is it a problem to have Westbrook, Westbrook Jr., Brokenhalter (not really but it I think it's funny) and in the role of Peyton Hillis, Spencer Larsen?

    And then a cadre of WRs to cover the Marshall Plan, and fifteen DBs. Then a 13 man rotation for the “3″ in the 3-4. Four QBs, lord knows how many LBs… Good thing we don't have a center, I think we're out of roster spots.

  • http://broncosstable.com/ Bryan D.

    Wanted to send heartfelt thanks for the kind words Ian…

    I can't imagine folks reading this don't know, but BroncoTalk is THE leader in fan-based blogs for the Mile High scene and to be mentioned/linked here is an unbelievable honor. Kyle has turned this spot into the leading source of Denver football news and the additions of Ian and Mr. East has turned the editorial side into a force of reckoning as well.

    Kudos to the entire clan & keep up the good work… and Ian, another outstanding offering brother. Standing… applauding…

  • anthony33

    Does anyone know what's up with Kyle? I know there was a huge problem with his house. Hope everything is okay.

  • WhidbeyBronco

    again?

  • anthony33

    I don't think so. It just seemed like he was the guy that basically ran the site and now we rarely hear from him. Hopefully eveything is okay… curious more than anything.

  • anthony33

    Westbrook would be a nice fit for us even though he would most likely come in only on short yardage situations… which is fine by me. We were horrific in that department last year.

  • Joey

    Yeah I would like to see Westbrook sign here too. Have some more leadership for Knowshon. And Westbrook is a good screen back. I have a feeling that Knowshon will have a good year tho, with the blocking scheme going from zone to power. And he will prepare himself better this year now that he has a year of experience under his belt

  • herc_rock

    Yes, I'm a jerk…but lambasted is one word and has nothing to do w/ sheep.

  • Dan

    Has anyone heard anything about the status of Clady and Harris? Is Clady really going to be able to play during the first half of the season? Can one of you guys put together some kind of mock depth chart for the O-line, because many of us are at a loss who will likely be expected to play where…Thanks.

  • Dan

    Looks like at training camp they are lined-up as follows from left to right: Tyler Polumbus, Seth Olsen, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper and Zane Beadles. Anybody else worried about Polumbus? Has anyone seen Beadles play? I wonder if he is good enough to beat out a healthy Harris?

  • SivNiz

    I would be very surprised if Harris didn't start this season. Wasn't Harris drafted as a left tackle and converted to a right tackle? If so I bet Harris starts at left until Clady gets better and then he moves back to right.

  • 12508

    Keep drinking the cool aid this GM is serving. We will be in last place in the West soon.

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  • Guest

    There are an awful lot more productive ways to do marketing online than spending your days spamming blogs my man. I've been working at home as an online marketer for 12 years and I hate to break it to you but in the time it took you to copy and paste that ad which will result in ZERO sales, you could have gotten 20 – 30 actual leads.

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Josh Temple

    Anthony, Kyle is doing fine. Just working nearly two full time jobs and living in a temporary home provided by his insurance company. He still finds time to write.

  • 12508

    Ok so we pass on Jones and let him sign with the Chiefs. Now you would sign Westbrook? As dogheadbrew points out Moreno is not the answer. I swear I could do a better job than this GM. Who is this guy and how did he get to be the GM?

  • 12508

    Blame Brian Xanders

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  • http://broncoszone.blogspot.com/ Jon

    I wish Westy would just sign already! With anybody!

  • http://www.sportsbettingreviews.com Jim Higgs

    I think this is a bad idea. The Westbrook of 3+ years ago? Sure, that's a no-brainer but that's not what we would be getting. Westbrook of today is a step slower and more critical, he cannot stay on the field. Why bother with him. The Broncos need to develop who they have. I put Westbrook in the LT category. Great once upon a time, but now we need to move on.

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