Derrick Brooks Is Not Going To Be A Bucs CoachFebruary 12th, 2012
There are few if any former Bucs players more popular than Derrick Brooks. As ferocious as he was as a linebacker, he is that personable of a person when meeting him on the street.
It seems Brooks has a smile for just about anyone.
And as intelligent as Brooks is, specifically his football knowledge, Bucs fans will not see Brooks stalking a Bucs sideline, no matter how many pine for him to do so, as evidenced in a recent TBO Bucs Q&A.
Q: In the hopes that you have the ear of someone within the Buc’s organization or that at least a few of the decision makers read these columns, how about Derrick Brooks as an assistant coach? Maybe it’s just me but I’d vote for the guy if he ran for president. While they’re at it, why not checkout some of our other retired greats, Mike Alstott might be ready for a change of pace!
Scott Sparenberg, Homestead
A: I think the Bucs would gladly take on some of their past greats as coaches if the greats were interested. As of right now, Derrick Brooks is rather busy running the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm. I think he’s looking more at a future in management than on the field, much like Doug Williams and Shelton Quarles.
– Woody Cummings
It ain’t happening, and Joe will explain, in dollars and cents.
Brooks is a millionaire, and not just from his football earnings. Brooks is a savvy businessman. Aside from running the Storm and working for SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brooks has many business holdings where he makes a pretty penny.
Why would Brooks want to step away from that, take a pay cut of at least 50 percent if not more, and work twice as many hours?
Brooks is content with coaching his son in youth football. Before Bucs fans will ever get a chance of calling Brooks “coach,” they will likely have to use a different title.