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DERRICK BROOKS RUMORS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Series: Defense- The NO.1 No.1: Lee Roy Selmon

There have been a few 99s but never will again, and there were 55’s before Derrick Brooks, but doubtful ever again. There was never a 63 before Lee Roy Selmon, because he was the first player ever choosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his number was the first retired, never to be seen again. Selmon did not play long in the NFL, From 1976 to 1984, he never played pro ball for...
Via Buc Stop
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs fans can meet Super Bowl champ Derrick Brooks through IfOnly

One of the most famous and dominant defensive units the NFL has seen over the past few decades was anchored down in Tampa Bay throughout the late-1990s-early 2000s, as the Buccaneers excelled for a while under their much-publicized “Tampa 2” scheme. This strategy was implemented by former head coach Tony Dungy and former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, but undoubtedly, the...
Via Buc Stop
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Need TIME, not an overhaul, on defense

No one knows the Tampa Two like Derrick Brooks. So when he speaks on it, people listen. Some out there would have you believe the Bucs need to blow this team up and start over. Some would throw the coach in that pile too, after three weeks. But perhaps you will listen to the voice of sanity, the voice of reason. The voice, of DERRICK BROOKS; who tells us the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via Buc Stop
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A deep character: Derrick Brooks to broaden legacy with Hall of Fame induction

TAMPA, Fla. -- The image is blazed in pewter-and-red minds forever. Derrick Brooks sliding in front of Rich Gannon's pass and racing 44 yards for a touchdown at Qualcomm Stadium, the linebacker's right index finger raised in the chilled air, a perfect picture on a signature day in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' proudest night. A Bucs rout over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Buccaneers LB’ Derrick Brooks Continues to Make Impact off the Field

Derrick Brooks, who earned 11 Pro Bowl trips in his 14-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this upcoming weekend. But it’s not his impact on the field that the Tampa area has felt the most, as Martin Fennelly from The Tampa Tribune suggests.  The scribe penned an article on Monday that focuses on Brooks’ off-field...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks begins HOF victory lap with Bucs Ring of Honor announcement

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derrick Brooks wants to be recalled as a servant leader. It's a fitting term, though it may seem like a contradiction. Too often, leadership is associated with loud displays of bravado at the center of a huddle or "Me, me, me" acts before television cameras. That was never Brooks' way. That's why all this seems so right. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker was...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks' wait for Hall of Fame appropriately short

TAMPA, Fla. -- There are no locks, but Derrick Brooks was as secure as a first-year finalist could be. There are no certainties, but the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker entered Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame vote much like he did most of his decorated 14-year career: As a constant, a sure thing. Canton is calling. Another Buc is on his way. There are many notable memories...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Buccaneers’ linebacker Derrick Brooks was a fan favorite on and off the field. His play on the field equaled that of his charitable work off the gridiron. On Saturday, the player and person that is Brooks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame – a much deserving honor.  After being selected 28th overall in the 1995 NFL draft, Brooks became an important piece...
Via The Bay Cave
February 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Derrick Brooks, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. build a legacy beyond the field

TAMPA, Fla. -- One day, shortly after he found inspiration for his next goal, Derrick Brooks sat with Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and sold him on a vision. Their conversation happened after Brooks' trip to South Africa in 2005, one in which the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker bonded with Tampa Bay-area youth, and he looked for his foundation's next challenge. Brooks wanted to start...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Complete list of Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists announced

The 15 finalists for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced on Thursday. Photo Via Destination360.com Four of the finalists are eligible for the first time: Derrick Brooks, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, offensive tackle Walter Jones and coach Tony Dungy.  Among these four finalists, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star linebacker seems to be the most likely to get into...
Via Gridiron Grit
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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