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Should the Giants Sign Derrick Brooks?

Peter Schrager at Fox Sports is previewing each division. Today, he previewed the NFC South. He asked one question that I think interests Giants fans. Where is Derrick Brooks? This is what he had to say:

By my count, there are still 23 teams that employ the 4-3 defense. Could Brooks not play some sort of role on one of them? Take the Giants, for example. Yes, New York brought in Michael Boley and Clint Sintim during the offseason. But Brooks might be willing to join a sure-fire Super Bowl contender for what I’d imagine would be not exuberant money.

So, here is my question. Should the Giants sign Derrick Brooks? Sure, he’s getting up there in age, but he had 73 tackles a year ago, at 36. He can still play. With Michael Boley suspended and hurt, with Clint Sintim also hurt, wouldn’t Brooks make a great starter until Boley comes back? And a damn good backup? How many times can you add a future Hall-of-Famer? This move screams Zach Thomas to the Cowboys a year ago. Thomas had 94 tackles. I say, why not sign him. He won’t need too much money. And he’s hungry for a championship. Sounds like a match made in heaven. What do you think? If you’re interested, here is Peter Schrager’s take on the NFC East

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2 Responses to “Should the Giants Sign Derrick Brooks?”

  1. Jay L says:

    Nice find. I read the link about the NFC East. Does it ever make you mad how other, bigger name websites (they have more TOTAL visitors because they cover all of the teams) think they can write articles based of two or three games of observation. Boley played the strong side in Atlanta, yet they say that he needs help making the transition from inside backer to outside. Keith Brooking anyone? They say how Clint Sintim can play inside or outside when really he’ll have enough trouble alone in making the transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3. At least they aren’t making criticisms but I don’t think they should be providing their insight when they have only seen the players they are analyzing in sportscenter highlights or in Madden. I think they need to hire more guys like you who actually follow the Giants closely.

  2. B says:

    Glad we are bringing in Brooks. I hope he signs with saints. That would improve their defense greatly.

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