Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp became the pillars of what would become a defensive dynasty in the team's vaunted Tampa-2 scheme, started by Tony Dungy and continued on for more than a decade by others as the vogue defensive scheme of its time.
From the weak side, Brooks was the ultimate playmaker against the run, outstanding in pass coverage and recognition and a a film-room scholar who could predict what offenses would do based on his incredble recall and tremendous understanding of football schemes.
For his career, Brooks made 11 Pro Bowls, was named All Pro six times and is a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s.
— Eric Edholm
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