Originally Posted by Rascal
I have zero confidence in Brooking. He was a huge liability against the pass and will only continue to get worse. He is not startable at this point in his career. He is a FA and I'd be surprised to see him picked up outside of a backup spot. There is a reason why he was a FA so late last year. The defense improving under his tenure speaks more about the ineptitude of Joe Mays than anything.
I agree. The D played better after he stepped in in part because Denver had finished playing its toughest opponents too. Brooking was a stopgap and I think there has to be a contingency plan should Irving not be the answer at mike. I'm still not sure what Irving did to give the impression that he can be the man in the middle going forward. Hope he can be, but I think it's pretty much wishful thinking at this point.