Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
JP in his prime >> Brooks
JP in his prime, his last four seasons in SF - 14 sacks
Brooks in his last four seasons with SF - 23.5 sacks
JP real good in pass defense, very bad against the run, couldn't hold the edge
Brooks pretty good in pass defense, extremely good against the run, holds the edge better than any strong side LB in the league
JP 6'3", 235 and fast.
Brooks 6'4", 255 and a little faster
Bottom line: no possible way JP starts at strong side linebacker on a team with Ahmed Brooks.