Brian Westbrook sat out Wednesday’s practice, but he’ll certainly play against the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Expect him to take the rest of the week off from actual practice and focus more on getting his aching muscles and sore knees ready for gametime come Sunday. According to #36 himself:
I will start.
Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin practiced Wednesday, and says he will play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
This doesn’t bode well for the Eagle secondary as they will already have their hands full trying to contain Larry Fitzgerald. I expect to see Asante Samuel man up on Larry Fitzgerald and Sheldon Brown to take on Quan. Look for B Dawk and the Q’s, Mikell and Demps, to be helping out all day on this explosive wide receiving corps.
As my buddy Matt said yesterday on the email chain, ‘I’m more excited for Sunday, then any Christmas as a kid.”
Sunday can’t come soon enough.
Birds running back Brian Westbrook did not practice Wednesday and might be limited for the rest of the week. Westbrook is nursing a badly sprained right ankle and swollen left knee, said Wednesday that he probably won’t practice much this week. Instead he will prepare for the Eagles’ divisional-round playoff game against NFC East rival, the New York Giants with an intensive regimen of weightlifting, stretching and running in a pool.
Westbrook said he will start against the Giants on Sunday, but only after taking a round of anti-inflammatory medication on Saturday night and Sunday morning to get the pain and swelling to a tolerable level. Look for B West to torch the G-Men as he usually does.
Chris Clemons (literally) paving the way for Asante Samuel on the INT return off an errant Tavaris Jackson throw.