Eagles RB Brian Westbrook has been back in the Eagles' lineup for the last two games after sitting out the team's pre-bye finale against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a right ankle sprain. During this stretch, Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg have attempted to keep the Pro Bowler fresh via a running back rotation with rookie RB Lesean Mccoy.
While appreciative of his coaches' thoughtful gesture, Westbrook not only believes he's healthy enough to take on more work, but that he can make an impact with more playing time.
"I think I can carry the load," said Westbrook, who's coming off his most productive performance of the year. At Oakland last Sunday, he generated 141 total yards of offense, 50 of which came on the ground, with another 91 coming through the air. His 15 touches were one shy of matching his season-high, and seven more than he was allotted the previous outing versus Tampa Bay.
"I think I have the ability to go out there and touch the ball 20, 25 times a game. I haven't had the opportunity yet, so really you don't know for sure 110 percent until you have the opportunity."