Never Approached Playing “As My Plan A”

July 5th, 2014

BrooksLovieWe’re now exactly four weeks from the day Derrick Brooks gets deservedly enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

What a glorious day that will be.

Brooks sat down recently with Players Circle of Champions to chat about lots of things that didn’t have to do with football, though he explained how one of his veteran teammates getting cut had a huge impact on him.

That was a life-changing, devastating moment for Brooks, he said, and got him on the phone immediately to Florida State University to find out what he needed to do to obtain a master’s degree while playing for the Buccaneers.

Brooks also talked about how playing football was not his “Plan A” and much more. If you’re into success stories and mindsets of successful people, then this is the podcast for you. Listen below.

7 Responses to “Never Approached Playing “As My Plan A””

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    As much as Brooks meant and still does mean to the Bucs, he means even more to the entire community of Tampa Bay. So glad guys like he, Alstott, Selmon while he was alive, and others stayed to do so much more off the field. Probably why Sapp left, cuz he knew he couldn’t hold a candle to these guys after their careers were over here in TB.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    What a player, but a better man than he was a player.

    Hall of Fame football player.

    Hall of Fame human.

  3. SAMCRO Says:

    I just hope we top off Derrick’s celebration with a St. Louis defeat!
    Of all the tough games on the beginning of our schedule, we just can’t lose that one.

  4. Eric Says:

    Poetics justice that he will be enshrined the year the rock star was jettisoned.

  5. John McKillop Says:

    What a fabulous career he had, none better at his position. With that said he is an even better man, he wears his faith on his sleeve and what he does in the community is second to none. First class human being all the way, if you want a role model to point your kids toward other than yourselves, look no further.

  6. JBuc Says:

    Attended class with him at FSU and he is first class all the way. Always there and was an active participant. While Sapp was a good player, Brooks is at a class far above him due to his play on the field and his involvement in our community. They should not share the same Ring of Honor due to the fact Sapp is an absolute punk off the field.

  7. MadMax Says:

    Ditto Samcro and Eric….I DID NOT appreciate the way they did him near the end. But being the high class humble MAN as he is, all was forgiven and he still cherishes his career as a Buc. Cant ask for more from such a hall of fame player. I hope we dominate that game in honor of him!!!