Fade to Black

Eagles' Brian Westbrook laughs during a morning practice break at Lehigh University on Monday, July 28, 2008. (Yong Kim / Philadelphia Daily News)

    Donovan McNabb had just finished briefing the media here at Lehigh under a tent and rather dark skies. As the Eagles quarterback walked toward the player's dressing hall, receiver Hank Baskett was returning from the VIP tent and waved to McNabb that he wanted to speak with him.

    McNabb was all smiles and had just showered Baskett with some kind words about his abilities when he shouted out, '

“I've been answering questions about you, Hank. Your one, little fade pattern has gone over real big in Philadelphia.  You’re not running any more of those fade patterns again."


   Baskett just smiled. Watching Baskett at this camp, he has been runnnig down alot of deep balls from both McNabb and Kevin Kolb. The Fade is about to become a weapon of choice and not last resort for the Eagles next season. Read more about this in tomorrow's Inquirer.