Brooks Predicts Victory Against Carolina!

September 3rd, 2014

BrooksLovieNew Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks got his weekly football season show off to a fun start today with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Joe was out there on Clearwater Beach to soak in the program and talk to Brooks.

The Bucs icon isn’t usually one for grand predictions, but he called a Bucs victory across the Tampa Bay airwaves.

“I really expect us to get off to a fast start and get a win,” Brooks said of the Panthers-Bucs opening day matchup. “Obviously, you know, Cam struggling healthwise, I think that’s going to affect their football team to a certain degree because now he’s limited in his throws, and what he’s going to be able to do and not scramble as much. Because he’s hurt us with his legs more than his arms over the past year.

“I think our defense is up for the challenge and expect a low scoring game because Carolina got a very good defense, as well. But I do expect us to win a very low scoring game.”

As for the Bucs looking to drill Cam Newton in his cracked rib, Brooks explained that’s a non-factor.

“It’s kind of hard to target,” Brooks said. “He’s going to get the ball out. When you’re going for a sack, you’re going for a sack, you’re not aiming for a body part. You’re trying to get the ball out. This team has been about turnovers. So they’re going to do all they can to get turnovers. Forget aiming at a body part. Whatever can create a turnover is what this defense is going to be all about. Because creating turnovers equals wins.”

All the optimism feels great, but the Bucs need offense. Tampa Bay was a turnover-forcing machine last season under Greg Schiano, who grinded the Bucs every single practice on various turnover drills. But all those forced turnovers were wasted on the worst offense in the NFL.

Enjoy Brooks’ full broadcast below. Joe will share an interesting excerpt from it tomorrow.

18 Responses to “Brooks Predicts Victory Against Carolina!”

  1. billy buckaroo Says:

    Thats good enough for me

  2. Unislookgoodunislookugly Says:

    If you can’t tell our offense is 10 times better than last years then you just don’t know football. We have a better QB, a healthy running back, improved receivers and tight ends.. Why try and compare last years nightmare with this years? It doesn’t hurt to be optimistic until proven otherwise.

  3. RCH Says:

    Dungy predicted victory to. I’m rolling with these guys been saying it for at least a month.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    We had Revis last year, now we don’t. He may not have had great stats, but teams feared him. Hopefully, we will have an even better secondary this year.

    I really hope Dereck is right, because beating the Panthers would gain the Bucs instant respect. It would also make a statement that they can hang with the big boys.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If the Bucs win games 1 & 2, we could see a winning streak…that would open up some nice possibilities.

    I predicted 9-7, but if we win the first two games, I’m changing to 10-6.

  6. Joe Dunn Says:

    I predict they go 2-0 but lose 2 of the next 3…..I also predict that some of the posters on here will NEVER learn to spell.

    S M H

  7. Louis Friend Says:

    @Joe Dunn

    It’s a freaking football blog, lighten up Francis. Call them freaking apes, call them neanderthals, call them lucky to not be branded retarded baboons. But damn, don’t say something like “poster on here will never learn how to spell”!!!

    Get creative if you think people are idiots. Make it fun, you freaking nancy boy with a stick up his ass.


  8. clafollett Says: reports Cam missed practice today due to those sore ribs. He will be very limited. I agree with DB, the Bucs win this in close fashion. If those ribs are that sore today, they wont be much better on Sunday. Having busted a few myself, I’m honestly not sure how he plans on throwing so soon after the break occurred.

  9. SAMCRO Says:

    Who cares about last year …that offensive, offensive line, is gone now.

    Now it’s, can this offensive line give our QB time?

    Give us at least 3.5 seconds every snap and we win this game!

  10. buc'd Up Says:

    I wood luve too sea the Bucks go 3 and 0. Maybey thay can get of too a gud start and keap tha momentem goin thru Ocktobur.

  11. BucFanIn Arkansas Says:

    Actually, I’m with Joe Dunn on this one. Not because of typos or grammatical errors, I get that. It’s a football blog, not a literary circle. But it’s a football blog dedicated to the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS!

    You’re telling me it doesn’t bother you to read these morons referring to “Rhonde Barber” or “Dereck Brooks” or “Warwick Dunn” or “Toney Dungy” or “John Gruden”?? Good god people!! Show some damn respect to the history of this franchise and learn their damn names.

  12. Joe Says:


    You’re telling me it doesn’t bother you to read these morons referring to “Rhonde Barber” or “Dereck Brooks” or “Warwick Dunn” or “Toney Dungy” or “John Gruden”?? Good god people!! Show some damn respect to the history of this franchise and learn their damn names.

    The “Rhonde Barber” one always gets Joe. Totally no clue where (or why) people get that his name is spelled with an “h.”

  13. BucBob1 Says:

    I have never heard, Tony, Ronde, John, or Derrick, complain about their names being misspelled, so why should it bother you. Coming here with a holier than thou attitude, and posting about someones grammatical errors, is not a good way to make friends, on a football blog. We all make mistakes, and this is not English class.

  14. stratobuc Says:

    I agree with the Hall of Famer, Mr. Derrick Brooks. Bucs win.

    Spelling, meh. You should be used to it after 50 years of public education. The mixed metaphors get me. They don’t have a clue what it means – yet its a “shoe in”…..

    Hilarious. Enjoy the humor.

  15. buddha Says:

    Texting and the Internet are making us an increasingly dumber nation. Just because you like football you shouldn’t lose your desire to act civil and educated.

  16. Mort Says:

    It’s not the public education, because some of us turned out alright. It’s the fact that some people just don’t care if they come off looking like an ignoramus. You can’t read about Ronde Barber and then all of the sudden think there is an H in there unless you really just don’t care about representing yourself in a half way intelligent manner.

  17. FanOfBucs Says:

    Louis Friend, well said.

    Go Bucs!!!!!!

    Just win baby!

  18. WobbleBuc Says:

    I have a feeling that we are going to know what we have in Murray after this game. This game just has numerous FGs written all over it.