Originally posted by ninertico:
Originally posted by NCommand:
True but typically, the SAM isn't the guy who is required to get 10+ sacks every year. That comes from the WILL position on the blind side of the QB's side. Those are your Ware's, Harrison, Matthews, etc.
If Brooks can get 7+ sacks every year while also leading the team in TFL (like a sack), seals the edge effectively, remains 6th on the team in total tackles, 3rd in pressures/hits and continues to impress with underneath and outside-in coverage like he did last year in his first year, than he has more than earned his contract! But I have no doubt this contract is set up to motivate him even more and if he DOES get double-digit sacks from the SAM, it will benefit both sides.
The more effective Brooks is and the more teams have to continue to double and even triple team him, the more effective the rest of the front 7 (esp. Aldon) AND the back end will be.
Very nice contract!
PS: We just have to remember the differences in responsibilities between the SAM & WILL positions. Eventually, both may be learning the other position and they will become interchangeable like in Pittsburgh to help with disguising the blitz!
How long have we've been talkin' 'bout this, N? Been soooooooooooo long ago that I think I was playing with my Pong game. Shheeeez. We finally have our QB Rushing Book Ends and man are they nice.
Hehe, the point of my post wasnt to say he would be our main sackmaster... just if he wants that type of contract he will have to produce to get it. Trust I remember all the zone conversations of OLB's and their responsibilities ever since Nolan took over or thought that Justin Smith would make a great OLB.... which has now turned into the move Grant to OLB argument lol. If nothing else this extension has put to rest those ridiculous threads . Though I still cant believe we never moved Lawson to safety!
[ Edited by 5280High on Mar 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM ]