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Brian Westbrook Says Focus On Turnovers Must Start With Vick

July 26, 2012;Bethlehem, PA. USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) throws a pass during training camp at Lehigh University. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
July 26, 2012;Bethlehem, PA. USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) throws a pass during training camp at Lehigh University. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Brian Westbrook was a guest of the Holden & Danny show on 106.7 The Fan in Washington to discuss the upcoming Eagles season. While he acknowledged that the defense has to play better, the #1 issue facing the team was pretty clear to Westbrook.

"Turnovers. It was a basic story of too many turnovers at the wrong time," Westbrook said.

And the main culprit?

"Michael Vick was a part of a lot of them - fumbles, interceptions, turnovers - when you have that, you can't win football games."

Vick accounted for 18 total turnovers last year and even if you eliminated some of those unfairly charged to him (Steve Smith's tap to an opponent, the Atlanta INT that wasn't, Avant getting the ball stripped against Buffalo) it's still too many.

Vick has acknowledged this, Reid has acknowledged it, Mornhinweg has... everyone knows the turnovers were a giant issue last year. You can blame a lot of the inability to hold leads and the red zone frustrations on turnovers. It's not an earth shattering insight from Westbrook, but it's undeniably correct.