What Would Buddy Do?
Flattery, obsequiousness among Booker’s strengths
Posted on May 19th, 2008 at 3:50 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

I’m going to try not to make a habit of copy-editing the Birds’ official site, but there was a line in Bob Kent’s piece today on Lorenzo Booker that was just too good to pass up.

In re: how Booker will fit into the Eagles offense, Kent writes,

Coaches believe Booker, a third-round pick of the Dolphins in the 2007, can step in immediately and compliment [emphasis added] Pro Bowl running back Brian Westbrook. Like Westbrook, Booker figures to line up all over the formation and be a threat in both the run game and the pass game.

“The offense and the team is exciting itself, but being able to work with a guy like Brian is priceless. That was one of the things that excited me, just being able to see his style of play and the success that he’s had in this offense,” Booker said. “You can’t help but be excited because that’s what you do. You know that you’re not coming into a situation hoping they use you right, hoping they understand what your strengths are.”

Stickler for grammar that I am, I thought that I would be able to ding Kent for using the wrong term to indicate that Booker would make Brian Westbrook ”whole, or bring [him] to perfection.”  Silly me!  What Kent actually meant is that Booker was good at sucking up to Number 36 (”priceless,” “the success that he’s had in this offense”).

Look for continued flattery, fawning, and toadying from Booker throughout the season.  

(Slow week, I know.)

NOTE: They’ve since fixed the typo, so I guess I’ll have to semi-retract my comments.  Still, I think the joke worked.  Sort of.

 

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