Brian Westbrook was one of the smartest players Andy Reid ever coached with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles head man said as much earlier in the week when speaking in a conference call with the Bay Area media.
Westbrook spent eight seasons with Reid and is the Eagles all-time leader in yards from scrimmage (9,875). But for all he’s accomplished, Westbrook has yet to make his mark with his new team.
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Brian Finneran said he can barely remember what he had for lunch yesterday, so of course the Falcons wide receiver will be a little shaky when asked to conjure up seven-year-old memories.
But still, Finneran recalls when 49ers new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson was Atlanta’s play caller for the final two games of the 2003 season. The details are a little fuzzy, but Finneran said Johnson was a “competitor” who has an “aggressive kind of mindset.”
“He’ll find a way to match his guys up where he wants them so they can try to make some plays against us,” Finneran said in his Wednesday conference call with the Bay Area media. “The No. 1 thing is he is just a competitor and he loves to win.”
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Mike Singletary said he made the difficult decision of replacing Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator after a night-long film review session following his team’s 31-10 loss in Kansas City.
“I came back here and basically spent the night here looking at the film,” Singletary said of his decision to elevate quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson to coordinator and promote offensive assistant Jason Michael to quarterbacks coach.
It was admittedly a difficult decision for the 49ers head coach, but one he felt was necessary after his team had begun the season 0-3 and is currently sitting in last place in the NFC West.
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