Buccaneers: Derrick Brooks talks about Pro Bowl and Hall of Fame
Two Buccaneers are playing this weekend in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl, and there are two more coaching for the NFC squad as Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn take control of the sideline.
Gerald McCoy is making yet another Pro Bowl appearance, and Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander is making his first trip to the All-Star game.
During the week, Brooks sat down with Casey Phillips from Buccaneers.com.
About his time as a Legends Coach with Dunn, Brooks said,
"“We got a good track record of winning, and I hope that, that continues this weekend as the NFC takes down the AFC.”"
Bucs fans remember clearly the history of winning Brooks was speaking about.
As part of easily the best defense in team history, he and his teammates led the way bringing Tampa their first and only Super Bowl title to this point.
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In return for his impact on the NFL and the Buccaneers, Brooks was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2014. Teammate Warren Sapp went into the hall a year before him, and safety John Lynch is a finalist for the 2018 class.
While he was certainly excited about the prospect of Lynch joining him in the Hall of Fame, he also commented on two other teammates who did not make the finals cut, saying,
“With that process, you know, it does surprise you and it does disappoint you. And, you know, as all three of them came down the stretch it started looking as if only one would make it through, and John did.”
Brooks continued with words of support for both Simeon Rice and Ronde Barber who were dropped from consideration after making it to the semi-final group of names.
In the five-minute video currently up on Buccaneers.com, Brooks spoke to Phillips about these topics and spoke about some of his advice to McCoy and Alexander as they enjoy the festivities.
This Sunday, both Buccaneers players will appear for the NFC team in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl. Catch it, and then come on back to catch our thoughts and reactions to the game and performances.
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