Former Eagles All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook was at the NovaCare Complex this week in his new role as an analyst for SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Westbrook took a few minutes to stop by the Xfinity Studio on Eagles Live! to share some memories of playing for head coach Andy Reid as well as offer his thoughts on the current Eagles team. A two-time Pro Bowl selection in eight years with the team, Westbrook was instrumental in mentoring LeSean McCoy, who earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors for the first time following the 2011 season.
"When I think about him, I smile; I'm happy because he's come a long way and he wasn't very far off when he got here," Westbrook said. "Through his hard work and a little bit of help here and there, he's gotten a lot better but he's continuing to improve every single day, every single game. That's all you can expect from a young man like LeSean."
There are a lot of fans who have debated which running back is better? Westbrook showed that he could one day run for Mayor in Philadelphia with the way he deftly answered the question.
"The things that they ask him to do, from the player's perspective, are totally different than the things that they asked me to do. The team's a little bit different, so it's hard to compare," Westbrook said. "We have a lot of similar attributes. It's a toss-up."
One thing is certain. Westbrook and McCoy have continued a strong tradition of running backs who have played for coach Ted Williams going back to Ricky Watters in the late 1990s.
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