Originally posted by 5280High:
Whoever is against Brooks needs to read this...
He is the unsung hero of our LB core and puts us over the top in terms of 'best LB core in the league'
Second down: The 49ers' pass rush didn't win a lot Sunday, but they won here. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks beat left tackle Sam Baker quickly around the blind side, making Matt Ryan throw before he wanted. Ryan did a great job just to find Jason Snelling for 5 yards and took a big hit afterward, apparently injuring his left (non-throwing) shoulder.
Third down: Brooks made the play again. Ryan stared down Roddy White, and Brooks jumped to deflect the pass. If the pass had made it through, I think the 49ers would have knocked it down or picked it off. They read the play.
Willis stuffed the run. Brooks got the key pass rush on second down and deflected the third-down pass. Bowman covered a Pro Bowl receiver on fourth down. It's a special linebacker group, with Brooks too often being overlooked. Everyone should know his name now.
highlight of this dudes life. Injuring Matt Ryan while almost sacking him
you guys have your opinions, I have mine.
[ Edited by NTeply49 on Apr 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM ]