http://www.nola.com/saints/t-p/index.ssf?/...90300103580.xmlI'm getting pretty tired of this guy. Last year he blamed his fumbles on "slippery balls". I guess they gave Brooks different balls than they gave everyone else. This year he blames the team's poor record at home on the fans. Apparently he doesn't think the fans should boo his falling backward, no look INTs for TDs. A few years ago he took himself out of a game right before half time because he didn't want to risk an INT on the hail mary. Now in the above article comparing him to Delhomme he says:
"Jake is a great guy, a good quarterback," Brooks said. "He's on a team that plays well together. I'm the exact opposite. I'm a great quarterback, and I'm on a team that's kind of struggling and been very inconsistent a lot of the time. I've been able to do some great things. There's no comparison. He's just a good friend of mine. I would never try to make this into a him-versus-me type deal."
This guy has zero leadership skills. Over the past couple of years he has been disastrous in the 2-minute drill. If the Saints are trying to run the clock out he runs out of bounds. If they are trying to preserve time he slides. He has a 72 QB rating in the first quarter and people wonder why the team gets off to a slow start every week. Virtually every QB in the NFL has seen a significant improvement in their passer rating this year, but Brooks' is down 10 points from 88 to 78--the same as Rattay and Josh McCown. Will someone please take this clown off of our hands."There is no comparison to Jake and I," Brooks said. "Jake had his opportunity for numerous years here in New Orleans and couldn't capitalize on it. I came and got the job, and he had to move on. He's done a great job where he's at."