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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: 3rd round pick (76th overall) OG Brandon Brooks Reply with quote

Love the pick. Adds OL depth with the loss of Brisiel.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does he fit the ZBS? Ugh... Another pick I am not loving.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

texansfan wrote:
How does he fit the ZBS? Ugh... Another pick I am not loving.


He is versitile, and very athletic. I believe he ran under a 5.00 in the 40, and I also heard he is an excellent run blocker.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I hope to see..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiUcbhE8fTQ

haha I really like this pick
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's huge but moves very well. Both laterally and getting to the next level. I have no doubt he'll be fine in a ZBS and has the bonus that we don't normally get of great strength for push in short yardage and goal line situations.

I really love the pick.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it makes me sound really shallow as a fan, but offensive line picks do absolutely nothing for me. He may be the best guard to ever play the game and it's not going to be that big a deal.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenney wrote:
I know it makes me sound really shallow as a fan, but offensive line picks do absolutely nothing for me. He may be the best guard to ever play the game and it's not going to be that big a deal.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually liking this one a bit although more in concept than knowing much about the player (confusing him with Miami U Brandon Washington initially in an old SNL Rosanna Rosanna Danna moment). I keep flashing back to the Arizona game back in 09 where we had 2nd and goal from the 1 to win the game and we couldn't punch it in in 3 tries with the Cardinals outweighing us up front by 30 lbs a man. I know he's fast for his size, but I also see this as another step away from the purist ZBS crap of Alex Gibbs that predated the advent of the big athletic interior DTs and NTs who could move and refused to adjust to the inherent problems of the ZBS in the red zone or short yardage. I'll be interested to hear if we consider him at RT in addition to RG.

Frankly Caldwell was a poor fit for our line from the get go as he has poor lateral quickness, poor awareness, and doesn't get downfield well. If Shelley Smith flashes some of the Breisel skill he was drafted for, I can actually see Caldwell's spot in jeopardy.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its good to have him on board in case we lose someone along the line.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bunnyracin wrote:
This is what I hope to see..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiUcbhE8fTQ

haha I really like this pick


we need this when we play Baltimore Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*From WalterFootball.com*:
Brandon Brooks, G/T, Miami of Ohio
Height: 6-5. Weight: 346.
40 Time: 4.98. 10-Yd Split: 1.71.
Bench: 36.

Arm: 33 1/2. Hand: 10.
Projected Round (2012): 2-4.

These stand out to me. This is is the second fastest of any of the 10 Yard splits that I could find, by .03, second only to Adam Gettis who is 60 pounds lighter. A big mauler who can move like that gets a good initial grade from me. We'll see what happens, but I really liked this guy.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

treece300e wrote:
*From WalterFootball.com*:
Brandon Brooks, G/T, Miami of Ohio
Height: 6-5. Weight: 346.
40 Time: 4.98. 10-Yd Split: 1.71.
Bench: 36.

Arm: 33 1/2. Hand: 10.
Projected Round (2012): 2-4.

These stand out to me. This is is the second fastest of any of the 10 Yard splits that I could find, by .03, second only to Adam Gettis who is 60 pounds lighter. A big mauler who can move like that gets a good initial grade from me. We'll see what happens, but I really liked this guy.


compare it to Poe:
Height 6-4 Weight 346
40 time:4.87 10yd split:1.68
Bench:44

lol thats amazing, the numbers are identical. Plug in Brooks at nose tackle
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess I will post this link here.

It's about Caldwell, but this was the best fit for the link.

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/05/12/2011s-best-performances-guards/

I guess the performance was hard to remember for me since we lost that game Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard and interview from Myers and he was asked about Brooks. I can't find the transcript but he basically said, this guys 60 pounds heavier than him but moves just as well. Also he said he see's him put guys on their butts and that's hard to do in this league. Also kinda hinted that he thought he'll be the starting RG next season.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumberjackchris wrote:
I heard and interview from Myers and he was asked about Brooks. I can't find the transcript but he basically said, this guys 60 pounds heavier than him but moves just as well. Also he said he see's him put guys on their butts and that's hard to do in this league. Also kinda hinted that he thought he'll be the starting RG next season.



I fully expect Brooks to be the starting RG next season and Derek Newton to be the starting RT as well. I'm glad you posted this, it's good to hear a players opinion of a rookie and I like positive news regarding our O-line. I'm hoping Brooks gets the majority of the snaps in Sundays game with New England due to Jones getting tossed around by Wilfork a month ago. This might be wishful thinking but with Brooks in the lineup I expect a better running game out of Foster.
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