Lorenzo Booker Speaks to the Philadelphia Eagles

chris klinknerSenior Writer IJune 25, 2008

And here's what he said:

Hi Eagles. My name is Lorenzo Booker, and I am the big offseason free-agent signing for the Eagles' offense. I am it. There will be no big-name wide receiver coming to the Eagles. Only me, some Lawton guy, and Kris Wilson.

It's time to stop the rumors about a No. 1 receiver coming to the Eagles. The latest rumor has Philadelphia trading for Marques Colston (Saints). It is not going to happen. It's just me.

My resume is as follows.

Job Responsibilities

- Improve the Eagles' woeful offense. In 2007, the Eagles ranked 17th in the NFL in scoring.
- Give Brian Westbrook some much-needed rest. Westbrook played in 15 games during the 2007 season. During those games, Westbrook had 84 percent of the carries by Eagles running backs.
- Provide a boost to the Eagles' anemic kick-return game.


- Unfortunately, my only NFL experience was last year with the 1-15 Miami Dolphins. Despite Ronnie Brown’s injury, I managed only one start.
- Some of my stats are good. Some are bad. In 2007, I achieved a 4.5 yards-per-carry average, but gained only 125 yards rushing. I also added 237 yards receiving, but had no rushing or receiving touchdowns.
- I played my college ball at Florida State. My numbers were so good that the Eagles intended to select me in the 2007 draft. They didn't get the chance, and had to settle for Tony Hunt.


- An elusive back with blazing speed and great hands. I have been compared to a guy named Brian Westbrook.
- The plan is to use me in a lot of two-man backfields with Westbrook. We might even bring back some memories of the Charlie Garner-Ricky Watters backfield.
- On third down, I will be spread out as a receiver, hoping to exploit a mismatch against a linebacker.
- I will be your No. 2 running back. Maybe the Bears would be interested in Correll Buckhalter?

My Promise to Eagle Fans

- I can guarantee that the 2008 Eagles will have more wins than my previous employer.

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