Derrick Brooks
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"Derrick Dewan Brooks" is an American former college and professional American football/football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for Florida State University, and was twice recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and he played his entire professional career for the Buccaneers. An eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro, Brooks was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award/AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. He is currently a co-owner and president for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.

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In this game there are so many rules favoring the offense. To see a little defense being played is a good thing.

I feel grateful, to be honest with you. Thank God for the effort out there, on both sides of the ball. ... Thank God the replay official saw it as we did in our locker room and changed that call. Things like that go your way throughout a ballgame sometimes, and we've been pretty fortunate this year at the end of games to make plays to win games.

It's tough. You just never know which play is going to be the one that changes the ballgame.

It's a very humbling experience. I'm just so thankful to be a part of three division championships in this franchise's history.

We have a good defensive team. You have a good group of guys who made the team defensively so I wasn't surprised we went out there and played well.

Going up in my collection with all my other stuff.

In years past, we have had a lot of turnovers and defensive scores. Last year, that part of our game was missing. We got our hands on a lot of balls. We caused way more fumbles that we didn't recover. The turnovers we got, we didn't turn them into touchdowns.

You know they can do one of three things. Somebody has got to run it; somebody has got to block. Or they are both going out for a pass route. We have no idea with both of them in the backfield. And if that presents itself, you just have to read your keys.

For anybody who thought I lost a step, I hope I showed them.