Our staff made a terrible call in ever putting Brooking on Westbrook. That was an idiotic move. Any RB in this league that runs faster than a 4.55 is too fast for Brooking. And that includes most starting RBs. If Brooking is routinely burned by Michael Pittman, who is not known for his homerun speed, then why oh why would any Falcon coach ever think he could possibly cover Westbrook, who competes with Dunn and LT as the best runners in the league in the open field.
Brooking can match up with bigger backs like Stephen Davis or Duce Staley in coverage. There should be a basic rule of thumb for the coaching staff when they prepare for matchups like these. If he weighs over 225 pounds, then Brooking can cover him. If not, then its up to Demorrio or even Boley to do the job.
Hartwell played well when he was in the game. I may be wrong, but I think when he was in the game, the longest run Westbrook made was probably 4 yards.
The Eagles did a good job neutralizing him by keeping him off the field. In all honesty, I think we're going to have to do the same thing if we face the Eagles again in order to keep Trotter under wraps.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.