Westbrook vs Buckhalterby Doug
I just took a look at the stats between Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter. What I found is kind of amazing and confirms my thoughts about Buckhalter. That is, he should be given more playing time? Corell Buckhalter, while having fewer starts then Westbrook, has a higher average number of yard per carry. I understand the more a RB is used the more he will be seen as a target for the defense. But it just seems like the Eagles could really stand to use Buckhalter more then they did in 2008. There where quite a few plays this season where Buckhalter came through in the clutch. I can also remember a few play where Westbrook literally came up short in big plays. So I have to ask. Why do the Eagles always rely so much on Westbrook? He is a great RB when healthy. But he was not healthy for most of the 2009 season. So why did they not use Buckhalter more? Who knows. But one thing I do know and you’ll probably agree. I know would absolutely love to see the Eagles split carries between both Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter next in the 2009 – 2010 season. Go Birds!