Lorenzo Booker Says He's "Unproven"
Fair or not, the tag on Booker is that he falls to the turf if a defender happens to breathe on him too heavily — a bum rap, he said. “I’m not going to be like Eddie George and break eight tackles,” said Booker, who turns 25 on Sunday. “I’m going to break some, but I’m not going to move the pile four yards. That’s not my style of play. ... I don’t expect people to know that because everything I do is during training camp. They wouldn’t know. How can I be mad at people who don’t know?
-Lorenzo Booker I don't believe that Booker is unproven. This is the same Booker we saw last year during preseason and the regular season. He ran the ball 42 times, and had averages of 3.9 and 2.6 yards/carry in the pre season and regular season respectively. Last year during training camp he was repeatedly touted as a back who could both run AND receive, much like Westbrook. His preseason reception average was 5.6 but when it mattered, when working with the REAL defensive tackle's and linebackers, he averaged 1.8 yards on 11 attempts. If Booker does not really show up in training camp, I expect him to be cut and a back like Kyle Eckel to make it to the 53 man roster.
Kyle Eckel demands consideration for a spot on the 53 Man Roster because of the situation at fullback. Leonard Weaver will definitely be the starter, but the depth at the position is literally non- existent. Kyle Eckel can not be asked to make the transition back one more time, and as it is that is a terrible option. Just in case Weaver were to go down, Kyle Eckel would serve as an adequate substitute. While his blocking skills may not be on par with Weaver's, he has proven to the Eagles that he can get the short yardage when necessary
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