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Old 09-21-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Eagles RB Westbrook vs. Steelers defense

The matchup: Eagles RB Westbrook vs. Steelers defense
By Mike Prisuta
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, September 21, 2008



EAGLES RB BRIAN WESTBROOK: In Monday night's 41-37 loss to Dallas, Westbrook (5-foot-10, 203) had a fairly typical Brian Westbrook game. He carried 18 times for 58 yards (a 3.2 average) and two touchdowns, and caught six passes for 45 yards (a 7.5 average) and another score. In other words, he was heavily involved. The Eagles ran 64 offensive plays and Westbrook was officially credited with 24 touches. Not included in that total were a pair of botched handoffs by QB Donovan McNabb and at least one pass on which McNabb overthrew Westbrook. The Eagles like to get him the ball.

THE STEELERS' DEFENSE: In two games the Steelers' defense has yet to allow an opposing team 100 yards rushing or 200 yards passing -- or a meaningful touchdown (Houston managed a couple at garbage time in the opener). The Steelers have collected seven sacks, four pass interceptions and five total takeaways. Defensively, they're on their game. But the attrition process that gradually weakened the unit a season ago has already started to rear its ugly head. CB Deshea Townsend (heel) missed a start last Sunday night in Cleveland and DE Brett Keisel will miss one this afternoon in Philly.

THE MATCHUP: Westbrook lines up everywhere, which means just about everyone will need to get a piece of him at some point. When he's lined up at wide receiver it might be up to the cornerbacks to keep him contained. When he's in the slot it could be incumbent upon the safeties to cover him. The linebackers may be responsible for pitchouts and passes to the flat, and the rest of the front seven will need to keep an eye on him as McNabb play-actions on his way back to the pocket. If anyone blinks Westbrook may well be able to add to his NFL-high total of five TDs. He'll pressure the Steelers' defense all game long. EDGE: WESTBROOK

LAST WEEK: QB Derek Anderson wasn't a disaster, but he never did get the Browns into the end zone in a 10-6 Steelers victory. SS Troy Polamalu's interception inside the 5-yard line at the end of the first half was critical, and Anderson was also picked off by CB Bryant McFadden. EDGE: STEELERS

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Old 09-21-2008, 06:00 AM   #2
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THE MATCHUP: Westbrook lines up everywhere, which means just about everyone will need to get a piece of him at some point. When he's lined up at wide receiver it might be up to the cornerbacks to keep him contained. When he's in the slot it could be incumbent upon the safeties to cover him. The linebackers may be responsible for pitchouts and passes to the flat, and the rest of the front seven will need to keep an eye on him as McNabb play-actions on his way back to the pocket. If anyone blinks Westbrook may well be able to add to his NFL-high total of five TDs. He'll pressure the Steelers' defense all game long. EDGE: WESTBROOK
Westbrook AND McNabb. What a punch.... Today may be a true indicator of how good our defense really is. Call me a homer, but regardless, I still have a good feeling.
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Westbrook is a really good running back he has it all and if we can contain him we will have a good shot at beating them.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
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i think this is the game that b mac and gay steps up as deshea is out again i beleive... but we might need to have 3 cb's on the field at all time just to cover westbrook.. unless timmons is fast enough to cover him
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Bend don't break. Make them earn every fresh set of downs. Make them execute. That's how you beat a team like Philly's offense.
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THE MATCHUP: Westbrook lines up everywhere, which means just about everyone will need to get a piece of him at some point. When he's lined up at wide receiver it might be up to the cornerbacks to keep him contained. When he's in the slot it could be incumbent upon the safeties to cover him. The linebackers may be responsible for pitchouts and passes to the flat, and the rest of the front seven will need to keep an eye on him as McNabb play-actions on his way back to the pocket. If anyone blinks Westbrook may well be able to add to his NFL-high total of five TDs. He'll pressure the Steelers' defense all game long. EDGE: WESTBROOK
i dont know if he getts the edge here. we have 4 lb's who'm im comfortable covering him in zone. if were in nickel defense our 5th lb (timmons) is more than capable of matching his speed.

if matched up on a safety, its not like he will be up agains roy williams. troy polamalu is a huge difference at SS and ryan clark is up for the task. its unfortunate deshea is out , but im not scared if gay or mcfadden get isolated on him and ike will be there to make a tackle.

our defense is better than the defense that shut down ladainin tomlinson the last 2 times we faced the chargers. we are built to be able to handle a rb like westbrook.

advantage- steelers

im more worried about lj smith.
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i dont know if he getts the edge here. we have 4 lb's who'm im comfortable covering him in zone. if were in nickel defense our 5th lb (timmons) is more than capable of matching his speed.

if matched up on a safety, its not like he will be up agains roy williams. troy polamalu is a huge difference at SS and ryan clark is up for the task. its unfortunate deshea is out , but im not scared if gay or mcfadden get isolated on him and ike will be there to make a tackle.

our defense is better than the defense that shut down ladainin tomlinson the last 2 times we faced the chargers. we are built to be able to handle a rb like westbrook.

advantage- steelers

im more worried about lj smith.
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Westbrook is a really good running back he has it all and if we can contain him we will have a good shot at beating them.

We have to contain him and McNabb. Westbrook is very good coming out of the backfield where we seem to have trouble covering. Lewis and the Browns had there best time moving the ball doing that.
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Westbrook is the best running back we will face this year and our first real test. I feel containing him in the running game will fare well on our side, but as for containing him in the pass game when he spreads out is a different story, that is our true test.

As well we must contain Mcnabb, pressure him, force him to move and most of all SACKS! His line has done good so far and our defense is nothing they have saw this year and our defense can truly make a difference in the outcome.
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