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warcrychief
02-25-2009, 07:12 PM
Someone that can light a fire under these young guys. Brooks just might be that guy. I dont know about you guys. but im sick and tired of no one being fired up about letting the other team score. Everyone just walks off the field, like it was suppose to happen. Sure get a great defensive talent in the draft, but who is going to help guide him on the field. Surtain and Edwards is gone. Who is our D-general?

hometeam
02-25-2009, 08:15 PM
While it sounds good in theory Brooks is going to be another one of those guys that commands too much money at the end of his career. If we could have him for a year or two at a bargain I would be more inclined to cheerlead for that, but I am betting he is gonna command more than we should spend on a player that wont be around for a while~

Coach
02-25-2009, 08:20 PM
He's 35. Not exactly part of a youth movement. I agree that if you can get a 1-2 yr deal with him at modest money, then he's an option. But I'm guessing he is looking for at least a 2 yr deal that is front loaded with a lot of guaranteed money. Pioli would laugh at that.

yashi
02-25-2009, 08:21 PM
There's too much Donnie Edwards all over again potential in signing him. Great player in his day, but his day is long past. He's also too small for a 3-4.

Codac
02-25-2009, 08:24 PM
There's too much Donnie Edwards all over again potential in signing him. Great player in his day, but his day is long past. He's also too small for a 3-4.

Yea. Too old. Way past his prime.

NWA Chief
02-25-2009, 09:13 PM
I wouldn't mind D Brooks. Just because he's 35 don't count him out. We need to be able to give him rest though. He would be a great locker room addition but don't think he IS the answer. We need several players in the front 7. He would help the other LB's and give us some defensive leadership.

Bike
02-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Doesn't make sense to cut Donnie Edwards and sign Brooks. He won't be here.

DT14PRIEST
02-25-2009, 10:00 PM
I'm echoing everyone else but I agree on the too old, too small, and no longer relevant to the defense point. He was good when he was good but now hes just aged goods. Pioli already proved that he is stepping away from the tampa 2 and players associated with it.

honda522
02-25-2009, 10:07 PM
Good idea about Brooks...but you forget how old he is.

Pro_Angler
02-25-2009, 10:07 PM
He's 35. Not exactly part of a youth movement. I agree that if you can get a 1-2 yr deal with him at modest money, then he's an option. But I'm guessing he is looking for at least a 2 yr deal that is front loaded with a lot of guaranteed money. Pioli would laugh at that.


well said. We don't need another old guy.

warcrychief
02-25-2009, 10:13 PM
well said. We don't need another old guy.

Wouldnt be the first time Pioli signed a old vet.

AkChief49
02-25-2009, 10:19 PM
DB is a good player. Never missed a game, but it looks like his production(tackles) took a tumble this last year. 14 seasons. But yeah, why trade Derrick for Donnie, would not make a whole lot of sense. (Just getting my turn on this dead horse...ha)

jap1
02-25-2009, 10:23 PM
I wouldnt mind him if we could get him at a cheap price, and all the other FA LBs are gone. No big "D. Edwards, P. Surtain" contracts.

Coach
02-25-2009, 11:09 PM
With Channing Crowder being gone, the pickings just became a little slimmer.

jmlamerson
02-26-2009, 04:20 PM
DB is a good player. Never missed a game, but it looks like his production(tackles) took a tumble this last year. 14 seasons. But yeah, why trade Derrick for Donnie, would not make a whole lot of sense. (Just getting my turn on this dead horse...ha)

Difference is cost. We could probably get Brooks to a two year/$4M contracts, whereas Donnie was scheduled to make $6M this year alone.

yashi
02-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Raheem Morris thinks he's going to retire anyway...

warcrychief
02-26-2009, 05:19 PM
Raheem Morris thinks he's going to retire anyway...

Only because he saw it on Madden :lol:

KristofLaw
02-26-2009, 05:56 PM
Difference is cost. We could probably get Brooks to a two year/$4M contracts, whereas Donnie was scheduled to make $6M this year alone.
At that price, we can't go wrong.

jason1981
02-26-2009, 07:04 PM
i think we will get a lb in the draft. hoping for olb curry.

Chief4Ever&Ever
02-26-2009, 09:32 PM
For the right price I think Brooks would be a great pick up for us!! He is a future hall of famer, verteran for a very young team, and the guy can make tackles....

Our defense could use him!!!