Originally posted by eonblue:
I don't know if he should either. I think Brooks' best attribute is his ability to set the edge on the SS. I was rewatching the Wash game. Wash ran it to the right over the TE but Brooks is so quick and strong he blows the TE back a couple of yards and completely pinchs the play off. It was an incredible football play. He was just doing his job though. I know that sounds dumb but if he wasn't setting the edge or dropping into coverage he wouldn't be doing the most fundamental assignments of his position. Its like with Aldon. Everyone basically ignores his poor reads and poor edge setting. Why? Because hes our sack machine and while we expect him to do the fundamental things we're willing to give him a pass if hes picking up 15 sacks a season. Within the scheme thats Smiths primary job and valuable asset he brings to the team. idk if he deserves praise or at the very least I don't think hes underapprexiated. I mean dude is making bank to set the edge and its no coincidence he makes more when he picks up 8+ sacks.
disagree with you on aldon
he does his job too he sets the edge
how many times did wash run those naked boot's to his side of the field assuming aldon would crash but he didn't
he was in position the entire game and i see that going forward as well
in fact as a result of him being in the right position on those flow action plays, it forced the qb into throwing an interception.. because of his discipline.