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    The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    When your franchise has D line greats such as Jack Youngblood, Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen on its all-time roster, a player like Larry Brooks can be overlooked. But, in my book, Brooks, a 5-time Pro Bowl player who played on some of the best Ram defenses of all time, deserves a mention.

    Brooks is currently the defensive line coach for the Detroit Lions. He was previously on the staffs of the Bears, Seahawks, the Super Bowl Champion 1996 Packers, and the Los Angeles Rams.

    With all the talk of bringing a guy like Jerry Gray in to coach the team, maybe Brooks is another example of an ex-Ram who deserves a look.

    For more on Brooks, here's a link:

    http://www.detroitlions.com/photos/athletes/Brooks_Header.jpg


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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    Check out Larry Brooks and other Retired Rams in the ClanRam Gallery

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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    That's a big jump from D line coach to HC, but I could see him becoming the next DC.

    So here's next years coaching staff.

    HC - Jerry Gray
    Assistant HC - David "Deacon" Jones

    OC - Henry Ellard

    QB Coach - Jim Everett
    WR Coach - Wille "Flipper" Anderson
    RB Coach - Eric Dickerson
    TE Coach - Pat Carter
    OL Coach - Jackie Slater

    Special Teams Coach - Leroy Irvin / Mike Lansford

    DC - Larry Brooks

    DL Coach - Jack "The Duke" Youngblood
    LB Coach - Mike Wilcher
    DB Coach - Nolan Cromwell

    We must restore RAM dignity!:clanram:
    JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS


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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    Ramman68, I hear what you're saying, but the problem with coaches who were once outstanding players is they tend to not work well with players who aren't outstanding.

    That's why Larry Bird left coaching.......he got tired of coaching players who weren't Larry Bird.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    That was a joke; sort of.
    Though Gray, Brooks, and Slater would be good choices.
    JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS


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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    Where Is Isaah Robertson ?

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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMMAN68
    That's a big jump from D line coach to HC, but I could see him becoming the next DC.

    So here's next years coaching staff.

    HC - Jerry Gray
    Assistant HC - David "Deacon" Jones

    OC - Henry Ellard

    QB Coach - Jim Everett
    WR Coach - Wille "Flipper" Anderson
    RB Coach - Eric Dickerson
    TE Coach - Pat Carter
    OL Coach - Jackie Slater

    Special Teams Coach - Leroy Irvin / Mike Lansford

    DC - Larry Brooks

    DL Coach - Jack "The Duke" Youngblood
    LB Coach - Mike Wilcher
    DB Coach - Nolan Cromwell

    We must restore RAM dignity!:clanram:



    I like it!

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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    Isiah is a minister of some kind. he has a foundation that works with the underpriveledged.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Ramman68, I hear what you're saying, but the problem with coaches who were once outstanding players is they tend to not work well with players who aren't outstanding.

    That's why Larry Bird left coaching.......he got tired of coaching players who weren't Larry Bird.
    Exactly. You see this more in the baseball world, where greats like Ted Williams and Sandy Koufax can only be specialty coaches, and nobodies like Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda, Art Howe and Johnny Oates become notable coaches. (Some guys, like Dusty Baker, fall in between)

    In football, you have the example of Ram HoF QB Norm Van Brocklin being an ornery, unexceptional coach.

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    Re: The eX-Ram Files: Larry Brooks

    that would be sick!!!!!! but everett does not need to show bulger how to stay in the pocket with happy feet

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