“They Don’t Get A Chance To Pick Up Where They Left Off”

June 4th, 2017

Derrick Brooks speaks

Mr. Derrick Brooks was talking Buccaneers last week.

Specifically, Brooks offered a glimpse into his regular chats and meetings with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. Yes, Brooks and Jameis are that close. Brooks has spoken publicly about it several times.

Key advice Brooks is delivering to Jameis and his teammates?

“Understanding they’ve got to start over,” Brooks said. “They don’t get a chance to pick up where they left off,”

Brooks continued on WDAE-AM 620 saying, “That was a big learning lesson for me that I shared when we won the Super Bowl, returning 29 of our top 30 guys, I took for granted that we got to start the grind all over [the following seasons]. These [current Bucs] additions suit well right now on paper. They’ve got to go spend the time here in the OTAs and develop and get better. At the same time, they’ve got to challenge themselves on a day-in, day-out basis that the grind starts all over again. I’m excited to see them go through the process.”

Of course, Brooks is right, the Bucs can’t rest on anything they did last season. Frankly, that should be easy for the team to realize. They were garbage through their first eight games, won five in a row, and then fizzled out with the playoffs on the line.

Nobody there at One Buc Palace should be strutting around overconfident. However, that’s easy to do when surrounded by high expectations, elite acquisitions and coming from a culture of losing (2011 through 2015).

Joe is so grateful that Brooks is in Jameis’ ear regularly.

13 Responses to ““They Don’t Get A Chance To Pick Up Where They Left Off””

  1. BucEmUp Says:

    Thats what I love about Koetter. He has a constant grind it out hard work approach to his job and the players. Hes gonna have these boys ready, and not Lovie tennessee ready…

  2. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I believe we are the least talented team in the NFC South. And that alone will keep us out of the playoffs.

  3. Architek Says:

    Where would the franchise be without the Don!

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    I’m concerned that there is an attitude of Fait Accompli Paper Champions on the team.

  5. Doctor Stroud Says:

    His comments might be directed more at veterans who are not participating in the OTAs. If the Bucs don’t improve at least, fans will remember and call out those non-participants. If players care about what others think, that’s another reason why it’s just better to show up. My favorite line in Frank Miller’s Sin City: “It’s time to prove to your friends that you’re worth a damn.”

  6. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I believe lakeland is trying his best to be the next Dallasbuc. But its not working,Dallas is Dallas the same as when I discovered JBF. Your version succs bro. The originals always have more value.

  7. Mo_Downs Says:

    That’s why they play the games……

  8. BRoy34 Says:

    Someone explain how the saints are more talented

  9. Seattle Buc Says:

    Dont think JJ Wilcox is an upgrade over MacDougald. Explain to me why Im wrong and why he wasnt worth the small change the Hawks paid him. Ppl on here talk about how he got roasted by Olsen. Im not saying he was swesome, but he was in on 90 tackles and had 10 PDs. 2 pics

  10. Joe Says:

    Explain to me why Im wrong and why he wasnt worth the small change the Hawks paid him.

    Well, the Seahawks did draft a safety both in the third and fourth rounds. If they were that sold on a backup safety like McDougald, why draft two safeties?

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    I listened to this interview last week and thought, dang, he’s right. As fans, the expectation is to improve upon the 9-7. It’s easy to forget the road that got us there and the new road we must travel this season.
    Everybody “improves” in the off-season.

  12. Eric Says:

    Falcons offense is more talented than our offense, but we added weapons so that’s not necessarily true yet, although it will be hard to catch up. I think our defense is more talented and will stay that way.

    Saints have a more talented offense, but again that could change with our additions. I think the defense is self explanatory considering they are one of the worst in the league.

    Panthers have good pieces on offense but I think their qb is overrated and will continue his regression. I think we have a much more talented offense at this point. Their defense will rebound and I believe it will be better than ours but that’s still debatable. Overall this is not yet determined either.

    So to say that we are the least talented team in the division with 12 new additions to the team and half of them of which are expected to be potentially one of the best at their positions, isn’t very intelligent and I was under the impression you were actually a bucs fan.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    I like the talk Brooks puts forth. He should know. They won a superbowl and the next yr a lot of teams..beat them down! There is no picking up where you left off. 31 other teams have improved. I laugh at Buc fans who actually think we just..start winning automatically like we were in last yrs 2nd half of the season. Actually, its going to be harder this year.