Originally Posted by TonyR
Yeah, I'm not advocating Brooking specifically but more pointing out that we can't automatically rule out vets who are on the wrong side of the career hill. You're not going to totally rebuild a defense successfully with young guys and top flight FA's. So some Brooking type players here and there are possible. Seau, among others, was certainly considered "washed up" before the Pats effectively plugged him in.
I don't think anyone is against the general concept of bringing in an aged vet to help out. I think most people here are suggesting Brooking himself is done and not worth it here.