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Fangio on Benching Ahmad Brooks: ‘It Was Difficult to Do, But It Was an Easy Decision’

Ahmad Brooks’ 60-game starting streak came to a crashing halt on Sunday after San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio benched the veteran for missing a meeting. “It was difficult to do, but it was an easy decision,” said Fangio on Thursday during a press conference at Levi’s Stadium. “He missed an entire meeting on Tuesday and then was 20 minutes late on Wednesday...
Via BaySportsNet
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

LB Ahmad Brooks expected back in 49ers lineup against Seahawks

San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio expects outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks to return to the 49ers' starting lineup Sunday at Seattle after his benching last week for missing a team meeting. "Yeah, I think he will, provided he keeps practicing like he did yesterday," Fangio said Thursday. Brooks had started 60 straight games under fourth-year coach Jim Harbaugh before...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmad Brooks benched for missing team meeting: ‘I’m just a number’

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks appears to be growing unhappy with his current situation. The veteran did not play a snap on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders after he was benched as punishment for missing a team meeting. Brooks missed a defensive meeting on Tuesday, which inspired Jim Harbaugh to put an end to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 11 Recap and Week 12 Picks

I’m fairly certain that the one thing I find absolutely infuriating in sports is when athletes quit. This past weekend we had 3 examples of football players quitting within 2 days of each other. 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks started the theme on Sunday when he took himself out of the 49ers game due to what he felt was inadequate playing time.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ahmad Brooks asked out of game rather than split time

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks believes he has done enough to earn a full-time position with his team, and he doesn’t intend to allow Aldon Smith or anyone else to steal his playing time. Brooks started at outside linebacker on Sunday against the New York Giants, but he watched the second half from the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ahmad Brooks benched himself during 49ers' win

The San Francisco 49ers have had to deal with plenty of obstacles this season, particularly at the linebacker position after losing star ILB Patrick Willis for the season (sprained toe). With Navorro Bowman still on the PUP list after tearing his ACL and MCL in last year’s NFC Championship Game and Aldon Smith just now returning from suspension, Ahmad Brooks has been the only...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What a difference a year can make for Ahmad Brooks against the Saints

Remember this Niner fans? Yeah, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,750 for that hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last season. The Saints went on to win that game on a game winning field goal. This year was a little bit of a different story. The 49ers kept its playoff hopes alive with this play as Phil Dawson hit the game winner this season and snapped a 2 game losing...
Via cover32 - 49ers
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmad Brooks leaps over Panthers O-line a bit early (GIF)

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks took a flying leap over the Carolina Panthers offensive line to stuff quarterback Cam Newton on a goal line play, but jumped to early as the ball had not been snapped yet.It happened in the second quarter as the Panthers had 3rd-and-Goal from the 1-yard line.  The obvious offsides by Brooks was reminiscent of a play by Troy Polamalu earlier...
Via Holdout Sports
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ahmad Brooks jumps over Panthers offensive line

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers were facing a critical third-and-goal from the one-yard line with just over five minutes to play in the second quarter of Sunday’s NFC Divisional playoff showdown when San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks jumped the gun on the snap count and knocked Newton down as he flew through the air. As you can see in the video below, Brooks...
Via Gridiron Grit
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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