Link roundup: Eckel gets tanked

Since the Phils game ended at about 7:45, I thought I'd take some time to pass along some Eagles links this evening.

Where to begin?

** How about this one from Bleeding Green Nation? Philly's own Kyle Eckel apparently interned for the Preston and Steve Show on WMMR. What exactly did that entail? How about getting hammered on air? The Eagles' fullback played some beer pong, was asked embarassing questions and did his best impression of Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I thought of embedding the YouTube video, but we like to consider ourselves a PG blog here at MTC so click on the link to check Eckel out. Warning that there are parts of the video probably not suitable for kids or for those of you reading at work.

**'s Bucky Brooks names Brian Westbrook the fifth-best running back in the NFL:

An absolute terror since assuming the role as Philadelphia's featured back in 2004, Westbrook has amassed 8,106 yards from scrimmage in that span, which ranks as the second-best total in the league. Moreover, Westbrook's exceptional skills as a runner/receiver have made him the league's premier all-around back. Though his expansive role has resulted in numerous nagging injuries, Westbrook's continual dominance as a dual threat make him worthy of inclusion on this list.

**'s Matt Mosley says rookie LeSean McCoy has a chance to be the NFC East's breakout player this season:

I know. I know. It's sort of easy to pick young running backs, but I really think McCoy will make an immediate and significant impact. And more importantly, his presence will make Brian Westbrook more effective. I could see McCoy rushing for 750 yards and catching 35-40 passes.

**'s Pete Prisco ranks Westbrook the No. 5 running back in the league. Of course, Prisco called Westbrook the most overrated Eagle in an earlier post, so not sure what to make of this one.

**'s Bucky Brooks calls Asante Samuel the third-best corner in the league:

The big-play specialist has ascended to the top of the cornerback charts because of his outstanding ball skills and awareness. The two-time Pro Bowler has an uncanny ability to read routes, and his exceptional instincts have netted him 20 interceptions over the past three seasons. Playing in an aggressive zone-blitz scheme that ideally suits his game, Samuel is poised to continue his bandit-like ways and remain worthy of consideration as one of the league's best cover men.

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