Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Derrick Brooks



Derrick Brooks joins the immortals

Derrick Brooks joins the immortals

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a better place now that Derrick Brooks is a member of that elite fraternity, Martin Fennelly writes.
Published: 08/02/14
Updated: 08/03/14
Brooks soaks in the moment during Hall induction

Brooks soaks in the moment during Hall induction

Derrick Brooks, who always arrived to the football in a hurry during a glorious 14-year career with the Buccaneers, took his sweet time with his induction Saturday night.
Published: 08/02/14
Updated: 08/03/14

Excerpts from Derrick Brooks’ induction speech

Tonight, I guess for the first time in my life, I get the chance to sit back and enjoy some of the success of my individual career in the ultimate team game. When we just unveiled that bust, I realized this is what it’s all about, there’...
Published: 08/02/14
Gathering with Bucs family kicks off Brooks’ induction day

Gathering with Bucs family kicks off Brooks’ induction day

CANTON, Ohio — Hours before he addressed the Hall of Fame fraternity in his enshrinement speech, Derrick Brooks spoke emotionally to his Buccaneer family.
Published: 08/02/14
Photos: Brooks' Hall of Fame induction weekend

Photos: Brooks' Hall of Fame induction weekend

Enshrinement weekend festivities are underway at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks will be inducted during a ceremony on Saturday night.
Published: 08/01/14
Updated: 08/02/14
Fire is burning inside Brooks to tackle next assignment

Fire is burning inside Brooks to tackle next assignment

Derrick Brooks hardly needs a new endeavor, but the newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame just embarked on yet another mission.
Published: 08/02/14
Gerri’s smiling down, never far from No. 55’s heart

Gerri’s smiling down, never far from No. 55’s heart

The party would have been louder. No doubt. And whether it would have been on the grounds of the Pro Football Hall of Fame or at the hotel or anywhere else, Geraldine Brooks-Mitchell, Derrick Brooks’ mother, would have been running things, celebrating, music blasting, grill going, laughter everywhere. Love, too.
Published: 08/02/14

Brooks has many points to make in Hall speech

CANTON, Ohio — Batting leadoff at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Saturday night, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks is planning on going off script during his acceptance speech....
Published: 08/01/14
Pensacola’s favorite son carries lessons learned to Canton

Pensacola’s favorite son carries lessons learned to Canton

TAMPA — Very quickly, visitors to Booker T. Washington High in Pensacola realize that Derrick Brooks once passed through the halls.
Published: 07/31/14
Updated: 08/01/14
Dungy: Brooks has ability to lift others to greatness

Dungy: Brooks has ability to lift others to greatness

Editor’s note: Tony Dungy was Derrick Brooks’ head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001. Dungy, a Tampa resident who won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts in 2007, is a football analyst with NBC Sports.
Published: 07/31/14
Updated: 08/01/14
To Bucs teammates, No. 55 known as The Godfather

To Bucs teammates, No. 55 known as The Godfather

TAMPA — His “office’’ was tucked away inside the relative quiet of the linebackers’ meeting room, far from the commotion of the congested locker room and the chatter at the end of the chow line....
Published: 07/31/14
Updated: 08/01/14
Derrick Brooks gave Bucs a new attitude

Derrick Brooks gave Bucs a new attitude

TAMPA — Monte Kiffin used to joke about it.
Published: 07/31/14

Derrick Brooks: Hall of Fame facts and figures

A look at Derrick Brooks' career, honors and statistics.
Published: 07/31/14
Before Bucs, Brooks established Garnet and Gold Era

Before Bucs, Brooks established Garnet and Gold Era

TAMPA — There’s Deion, of course. There’s Charlie Ward, the program’s first Heisman Trophy winner. There’s probably Jameis Winston, too, even with a smaller sample size.
Published: 07/31/14
In Brooks, Bucs’ defense found perfect weapon

In Brooks, Bucs’ defense found perfect weapon

TAMPA — The trend that resulted in the passing game becoming the NFL’s dominant mode of attack was just beginning when the Buccaneers drafted a linebacker out of Florida State to help them defend it.
Published: 07/31/14
Video: Brooks part of history after joining Bucs

Video: Brooks part of history after joining Bucs

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Sat., Aug. 2, in Canton, Ohio. Recently, Brooks sat down for an interview with TBO Seen reporter Olivia Stacey and shared h...
Published: 07/31/14
Touchdowns made Brooks a game-changer

Touchdowns made Brooks a game-changer

TAMPA — When Derrick Brooks intercepted the 39th of Rich Gannon’s 44 passes and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown to seal the Bucs’ victory over the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, Warrick Dunn just sort of shrugged his shoulder...
Published: 07/31/14
For Bucs and Brooks, 4-22-95 a memorable day

For Bucs and Brooks, 4-22-95 a memorable day

TAMPA — While a debate raged in the Buccaneers War Room during the spring of 1995, Derrick Brooks was chilling out in his hometown of Pensacola, hoping some NFL team was savvy enough to draft him in the opening round....
Published: 07/31/14
The greatest Buccaneer of all time

The greatest Buccaneer of all time

At his Tampa home, he still has all his notebooks from all those game weeks for all those seasons with the Buccaneers, from the first to the last, always the details, every line highlighted.
Published: 06/27/14
Updated: 07/31/14
Sapp: You won’t find a better man than Brooks

Sapp: You won’t find a better man than Brooks

Editor’s note: Warren Sapp was Derrick Brooks’ teammate for nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, and is an analyst for the NFL Network.
Published: 06/27/14
Updated: 07/31/14
To Bucs teammates, No. 55 known as The Godfather

To Bucs teammates, No. 55 known as The Godfather

TAMPA — His “office’’ was tucked away inside the relative quiet of the linebackers’ meeting room, far from the commotion of the congested locker room and the chatter at the end of the chow line....
Published: 07/31/14
Updated: 08/01/14
Derrick Brooks gave Bucs a new attitude

Derrick Brooks gave Bucs a new attitude

TAMPA — Monte Kiffin used to joke about it.
Published: 07/31/14

Derrick Brooks: Hall of Fame facts and figures

A look at Derrick Brooks' career, honors and statistics.
Published: 07/31/14
Before Bucs, Brooks established Garnet and Gold Era

Before Bucs, Brooks established Garnet and Gold Era

TAMPA — There’s Deion, of course. There’s Charlie Ward, the program’s first Heisman Trophy winner. There’s probably Jameis Winston, too, even with a smaller sample size.
Published: 07/31/14
In Brooks, Bucs’ defense found perfect weapon

In Brooks, Bucs’ defense found perfect weapon

TAMPA — The trend that resulted in the passing game becoming the NFL’s dominant mode of attack was just beginning when the Buccaneers drafted a linebacker out of Florida State to help them defend it.
Published: 07/31/14
Video: Brooks part of history after joining Bucs

Video: Brooks part of history after joining Bucs

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Sat., Aug. 2, in Canton, Ohio. Recently, Brooks sat down for an interview with TBO Seen reporter Olivia Stacey and shared h...
Published: 07/31/14
Touchdowns made Brooks a game-changer

Touchdowns made Brooks a game-changer

TAMPA — When Derrick Brooks intercepted the 39th of Rich Gannon’s 44 passes and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown to seal the Bucs’ victory over the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, Warrick Dunn just sort of shrugged his shoulder...
Published: 07/31/14
For Bucs and Brooks, 4-22-95 a memorable day

For Bucs and Brooks, 4-22-95 a memorable day

TAMPA — While a debate raged in the Buccaneers War Room during the spring of 1995, Derrick Brooks was chilling out in his hometown of Pensacola, hoping some NFL team was savvy enough to draft him in the opening round....
Published: 07/31/14
The greatest Buccaneer of all time

The greatest Buccaneer of all time

At his Tampa home, he still has all his notebooks from all those game weeks for all those seasons with the Buccaneers, from the first to the last, always the details, every line highlighted.
Published: 06/27/14
Updated: 07/31/14
Sapp: You won’t find a better man than Brooks

Sapp: You won’t find a better man than Brooks

Editor’s note: Warren Sapp was Derrick Brooks’ teammate for nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, and is an analyst for the NFL Network.
Published: 06/27/14
Updated: 07/31/14

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