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Bruschi Says Brooks Is Not a First-Ballot Hall of Fame LB

JoeBucsFan reports about an interview that former Patriots LB Teddy Bruschi did where he mentioned that former Bucs LB Derrick Brooks is not a first-ballot Hall of Fame LB. Here’s the story.

Rumors of Tedy Bruschi taking a shot at Derrick Brooks on ESPN were swirling out there for more than a week, and the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, fielded his share of calls about the slam. Bruschi said on the air that Brooks is not a first ballot Hall of Fame selection. Brooks acknowledged he was aware of it and said “some things are better left unsaid.” However, Brooks kept talking anyway. “My resume says it all,” Brooks said. “[Bruschi] has an opinion and I give it to him. …If he’s wrong, he’ll hear it from me. It’ll be three years of pent-up” anger. Brooks is eligible for induction in three years. Of course, every Bucs fan knows Brooks was a five-time All-Pro, earned a defensive player of the year award, was an anchor of arguably the best defense the NFL has seen and didn’t miss a start in his final 13 seasons and made 11 Pro Bowls.

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3 Comments

  1. SHANE CRABTREE

    May 20, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Teddy Bruschi is just upset that he wasn’t ever as good as D.B. Derrick is hands down the best Tampa Linebacker of all time. He is also in the top 5 LB’s ever! Sorry you didnt make any of these list Teddy. Your being a Hater! D.B. is 10x the LB you were… So you should be quiet and fade away into retirement w/ some dignity.
    One more time for those of you in the cheap seats…. “WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER? MR. DERRICK BROOKS!!!”
    I only wrote this because Derrick has to much class too…

    p.s. I might be a superbowl LB too if my coach was a cheater and taped the other teams practices and signal calls so I looked like I knew what i was doing. Your a chump Teddy!

    Truthfully,
    Captain Shane-O

  2. The_Advocate

    May 20, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Everyone knows Bruschi has severe brain damage. He probably thinks he’s talking about Mel Brooks.

  3. Greg djbucs

    May 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Wow…I guess having a couple of SB rings makes Teddy think he is the master mind LB and knows what a first balllot inductee needs in order to get through….that lists includes everything D.B. Has done and everything Teddy WISHES he has done…not only was brooks a leader on the field but off the field he was an even greater leader!

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