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Old 02-25-2009   #1
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Default Derrick Brooks Released

http://blogs.tampabay.com/bucs/

Just wanted to make a seperate thread to honor one of the greats, 11 time pro bowler derrick brooks. Tampa thanks you for the memories.
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

Cato June was also released. Might be worth a look.

Man that's going to be weird seeing the Bucs W/O Brooks. Guy has been an absolute all-pro on and off the field.
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

Brooks and Ronde Barber were two of my favorite players when I was growing up.

Those guys are class acts. Brooks next stop is surely the Hall of Fame is he decides to hang it up.
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

yeah, brooks lost a step over night it seems... i think i'd pass on both.
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

Hell they released all the good old timers

Buccaneers released RB Warrick Dunn, LB Derrick Brooks, WR Joey Galloway, WR Ike Hilliard, and LB Cato June.
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June is only 29. Why did he drop off so much from Indy to TB?
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Hell they released all the good old timers

Buccaneers released RB Warrick Dunn, LB Derrick Brooks, WR Joey Galloway, WR Ike Hilliard, and LB Cato June.
Dunn had a decent season for them running the ball behind Graham. I wonder why they got rid of him.
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Dunn had a decent season for them running the ball behind Graham. I wonder why they got rid of him.
Maybe the expect Cadillac back 100%?(which i cant see happening)

I'm wondering why myself.
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June is only 29. Why did he drop off so much from Indy to TB?
If not mistaken, June played SLB in tampa versus WLB in Indy.
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

There aren't a lot of players you can say were better in their prime than Derrick Brooks. That guy was an animal in his time.
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If not mistaken, June played SLB in tampa versus WLB in Indy.
He is small for a LB and he did play WLB for Indy.

I think Brooks will hang it up at this point and I like June, but I don't know if we are going to make a run at him. If were not going to draft a LB then I say we test the waters with him.
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

Brooks will go down as one the all time greats. In his time there few if any in his league. The guy could do it all, sideline to sideline, balls to the wall.
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Dunn had a decent season for them running the ball behind Graham. I wonder why they got rid of him.
GM said they are wanting to get younger but I think it's the head coach wanting some room to draft his own.
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Brooks will go down as one the all time greats. In his time there few if any in his league. The guy could do it all, sideline to sideline, balls to the wall.
IMO he was better than Ray Lewis.

They play different positions but I was always turned off by the fact that Lewis got so much hype (deservedly) and Brooks got very little (undeservedly).
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Default Re: Derrick Brooks Released

There's a joke about Brooks and Dunn here.
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IMO he was better than Ray Lewis.

They play different positions but I was always turned off by the fact that Lewis got so much hype (deservedly) and Brooks got very little (undeservedly).
Remember the year Brooks was picking off passes and returning them for TDs?

I use to do a FF w/D players, Brooks was always my first pick. He did it all.
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There's a joke about Brooks and Dunn here.
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