Derrick Brooks: All-Time LB

November 29th, 2019

What an honor this is.

As if former Bucs great Derrick Brooks hadn’t already reached the pinnacle of a football life by being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it may have gotten better for Brooks.

The NFL Network is producing an all-time team to commemorate the first 100 seasons of the NFL. Each week, a different position or two is announced with the top players in the history of the game selected.

The network panel chose 12 linebackers and Brooks was named tonight among the all-time NFL linebackers.

You can see snippets from the episode below. Yes, even Bill Belichick is among the panel of selectors.

(This is different than the 25-man panel columnist Ira Kaufman is part of that is commissioned by the Hall of Fame.)

20 Responses to “Derrick Brooks: All-Time LB”

  1. NYC Bucs Says:

    Who’s your favorite player? Mr. Derrick Brooks!

    Soooo cool and well deserved!

  2. AwShbucs Says:

    I was gonna be furious if they disrespected this man and didnt include him. To my eye, Mr. Brooks, Junior Seau and Ray Lewis are THEE best off-ball Linebackers to ever play the game.

    It’s really funny that a certain infamous poster on this site will tell you he was a glorified back-up and be dead serious.

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Greatness on and off the field

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Jack Ham and Brooks are the only HOF to take every career snap in their home state. High school, college, pro. Ham was Penn St/Steelers for the younger folks.

  5. Little Bo Peep 🤡❗️ Says:

    Joe, I am watching The NFL Network as we speak, and when Derrick Brooks Name was announced to the NFL 100 All Time Team, I said “O Hell Yeh 🤡❗️“ So many great memories of seeing Derrick being the leader of the FSU and Buccaneers Legendary Defensive Units In The 1990’s And 2000’s. But Remember folks, The Greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneer Football Player Of All-Time is The Late Great Lee Roy Selmon (1976-1994.) Just In: Buccaneers All-Time Great DE and Pro Football Hall Of Famer Lee Roy Selmon was just announced by The NFL Network to the NFL 100 All Time Team. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers amoung the 100 greatest players in the 100 year history of The National Football League. What a Night. I know the great Ira Kaufman and Joe Bucs is so proud tonight. GO BUCS ❗️

  6. Buczilla Says:

    A list like this wouldn’t be legitimate without Brooks on it.

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Derrick Brooks & Jack Ham

    Nuff Said

  8. NOLES Says:

    Well deserved honor for a man who redefined the WIL position… just think some wanted to draft him as a safety… bc he was too small… lol..

  9. nano107 Says:

    Best ever
    Sap will be there too even though he acts like a douchebag

  10. NOLES Says:

    Lee Roy Selmon made the list. Reggie White, Bruce Smith & Selmon what a trio. Just goes to Show you how good he REALLY was!!!

  11. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Overrated loser.

    Sorry, channelling our resident moron before he chimes in.

    Congratulations Mr. Brooks and thanks for all the great memories.

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:


  13. Mort Says:

    Won’t be complete without Sapp.

  14. whats the bucs plan 2020 Says:

    big honor congrats super guy

  15. Razor Ramone Says:

    Favorite all time Buc, shoot, player.

  16. orlbucfan Says:

    Great pick. And well-deserved. Lee Roy Selmon (RIP)…Brilliant pick.

  17. Slugglife Says:

    But we were told that Brooks was just average and rode Sapps coattails.

    I guess a good portion of the world doesn’t agree with you TMAX

  18. Slugglife Says:

    I’ll never forget the game Brooks lit Michael Vick up when he broke the pocket.

    Broke was like a missile on that play:

  19. Slugglife Says:

    Good call SC. I said the same thing but putting that morons name in a post somehow gets your comment sent to moderation.

  20. D-Rome Says:

    I think Sapp should have been on there as well. Brooks was a great player and I think he would have been great without Sapp, but I think Brooks’ play was elevated by Sapp’s dominance.