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Hall of Fame LB Derrick Brooks hired as appeals officer in NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks was hired as an appeals officer Friday by the NFL and the players' union. The former Tampa Bay star, who will be inducted into the hall on Aug. 2, replaces Matt Birk, now the NFL's director of football development. Brooks will hear player appeals of on-field discipline. After playing 14 seasons with Tampa...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend approaching for newest class

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derrick Brooks' wait is almost over. The decorated Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 2 in Canton, Ohio. He will join other venerable NFL figures like Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams in receiving entrance into the league's most hallowed halls. Many...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks says Dungy's comments on Michael Sam understandable

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derrick Brooks hasn't spoken to Tony Dungy since his former coach's comments about Michael Sam spread across the country Monday. Still, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker and soon-to-be Hall of Famer considers Dungy's perspective understandable. Brooks spoke about the issue Tuesday morning in a conference call, when asked about Dungy's controversial...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BUCSTOP.COM Video Vault- 2007 Derrick Brooks

  How fast was Derrick Brooks? In this video, even in his 13th season, you can still see the speed that put him in the hall of fame. As were about to celebrate another Buccaneer going into the hall, here is a Brooks clip.  
Via Buc Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers To Retire Derrick Brooks Jersey

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to retire the jersey of linebacker. Derrick Brooks on September 14th, 2014. That day. Brooks will become the third Buccaneers player to have his jersey number retired. Brooks who is the co owner and president of the AFL (Arena Football League) Tampa Bay Storm was drafted in the first round with the 26th pick in the 1995 NFL Draft to the Buccaneers...
Via The Front Office News
May 09, 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooks to enter Bucs' Ring of Honor

Bucs Hall-of-Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor Sept. 14, when Tampa Bay plays host to the Rams. Brooks also will have his No. 55 jersey retired, calling it a tremendous honor. Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer says that as impressive as Derrick Brooks' career achievements were, they pale in comparison to what he's done off the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 announced

The 2014 Hall Of Fame inductees are being announced tonight. Here’s a look at the players who have been selected so far. We’ll have more updates as the announcements are made. Derrick Brooks Brooks was selected in the first-round of the 1995 NFL Draft out of Florida State by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brooks played his entire 11-year-career for the Buccaneers. Along the way...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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

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 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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