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VIDEO: FSU legend Derrick Brooks takes “adversity” cliche to new low

Derrick Brooks accomplished a lot as a NFL Linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before that, he was quite the acclaimed college football player with the Florida State Seminoles. As a broadcaster though, I am anything but impressed. Whenever I hear that stupid “adversity” cliche perpetrated by coaches and athletes, my eyes roll. If you see my eyes roll from that…good, you...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of Talent, or lack of Time? Which is the reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is struggling?

In 1996, Coach Tony Dungy had Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Hardy Nickerson on his team and was 0-5 and 1-8 at two points in the season, including getting beat up and blown out a few times. How did THAT turn into the Bucs defense we knew? Time. The Bucs got better because as time went by, Defenders learned the system better, bought into the system, and believed in the...
Via Buc Stop
13 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers legendary LB Derrick Brooks inducted into HOF

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Linebacker Derrick Brooks has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brooks is an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and spent his 14-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was the NFL's 2002 Defensive Player of the Year, and helped anchor a defense that led the Bucs to their Super Bowl victory that season. Brooks retired after the 2008 season and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks offers true help through Brooks Bunch program

TAMPA, Fla. -- A.J. Ponds would be different without Derrick Brooks' influence, so he wants to support the famed Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker in a proud moment. A Hall of Fame resume should only be part of Brooks' memory. Ponds, 28, was shy and lacked confidence when he joined the Brooks Bunch program in 1999. He first heard about the group through his involvement in a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 02, 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...
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 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...
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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