“The Least Agressive Position In That Defense”May 19th, 2011
The Bucs’ spiritual godfather joined the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio yesterday for their weekly chat on WDAE-AM 620.
Derrick Brooks and Steve Duemig kicked around all sorts of topics and, no surprise, callers wanted to pepper Brooks with comments, questions and concerns about popular punching bag Barrett Ruud.
At one point, Brooks told an anti-Ruud caller, “Look I know the defensive calls. Middle linebacker is the least aggressive position in that defense.” Brooks also explained that Ruud is dropping back initially in cover 2 and many blitz packages, essentially saying Ruud does his job.
Oh, there are so many nuances to the raging Ruud debate.
If that’s the least the aggressive position on the defense, then maybe Ruud is properly cast.