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Tommy Nobis [ 1966-1976] Taken as the franchises inaugural draft pick, then won defensive rookie of the year and pro bowl honors while recording 296 tackles- still the clubs single season mark. 2 Jessie Tuggle [ 1987-2000] Dropped 'The Hammer' his nickname 2065 times in his career, forcing 10 fumbles along the way. 3 Keith Brooking [1998-present] The georgia boy has never left the state to play football, going from East Coweta High to Georgia Tech to the Falcons, for whom he has made at least 100 tackles for seven years running.

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Tommy Nobis [ 1966-1976] Taken as the franchises inaugural draft pick, then won defensive rookie of the year and pro bowl honors while recording 296 tackles- still the clubs single season mark. 2 Jessie Tuggle [ 1987-2000] Dropped 'The Hammer' his nickname 2065 times in his career, forcing 10 fumbles along the way. 3 Keith Brooking [1998-present] The georgia boy has never left the state to play football, going from East Coweta High to Georgia Tech to the Falcons, for whom he has made at least 100 tackles for seven years running.

And fans bash him like a piñata on this board! Our team may suck right now but our fan base is at times embarrassing

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Tommy Nobis [ 1966-1976] Taken as the franchises inaugural draft pick, then won defensive rookie of the year and pro bowl honors while recording 296 tackles- still the clubs single season mark. 2 Jessie Tuggle [ 1987-2000] Dropped 'The Hammer' his nickname 2065 times in his career, forcing 10 fumbles along the way. 3 Keith Brooking [1998-present] The georgia boy has never left the state to play football, going from East Coweta High to Georgia Tech to the Falcons, for whom he has made at least 100 tackles for seven years running.

And fans bash him like a piñata on this board! Our team may suck right now but our fan base is at times embarrassing

because his tackles hold no impact.He makes zero plays.
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Cornelius Bennet was a manster.Nobis had 296 tackles in a 14 game season as a rooky!Thats over 21 tackles a game!Did anyone else get a tackle?Brooking has been areal pro.Keith is a falcon great.Jessie is my favorite falcon ever.Jessie is a tackleing machine.Whatever it took jessie did it.

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Tommy Nobis [ 1966-1976] Taken as the franchises inaugural draft pick, then won defensive rookie of the year and pro bowl honors while recording 296 tackles- still the clubs single season mark. 2 Jessie Tuggle [ 1987-2000] Dropped 'The Hammer' his nickname 2065 times in his career, forcing 10 fumbles along the way. 3 Keith Brooking [1998-present] The georgia boy has never left the state to play football, going from East Coweta High to Georgia Tech to the Falcons, for whom he has made at least 100 tackles for seven years running.

And fans bash him like a piñata on this board! Our team may suck right now but our fan base is at times embarrassing

because his tackles hold no impact.He makes zero plays.

 

Tackles that hold no impact?Like opinions that dont matter?Every tackle matters!Zero plays?10 years in the league and zero plays?Go watch basketball.

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Tommy Nobis [ 1966-1976] Taken as the franchises inaugural draft pick, then won defensive rookie of the year and pro bowl honors while recording 296 tackles- still the clubs single season mark. 2 Jessie Tuggle [ 1987-2000] Dropped 'The Hammer' his nickname 2065 times in his career, forcing 10 fumbles along the way. 3 Keith Brooking [1998-present] The georgia boy has never left the state to play football, going from East Coweta High to Georgia Tech to the Falcons, for whom he has made at least 100 tackles for seven years running.

And fans bash him like a piñata on this board! Our team may suck right now but our fan base is at times embarrassing

because his tackles hold no impact.He makes zero plays.

Like its Keith's fault the guy broke through the D-line and he just standing there for Keith to tackle him!

Keith has been asked to cover and blitz.Hes all over the place.When he makes a tackle 10 yards deep it wasnt because he was out of position or running away.He was in coverage.His coverage skills put him on tes,rbs and wrs.You might name a better between the tackles lb but all around hes one of the best.

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Lets also not forget that the man once played with a broken neck in an obviously meaning season.  He played because he loved the game and respected his teammates.

Funny though nobody and I mean nobody ever mentions that fact.  All they ever say is the same old tired response, "he makes tackles ten yards past the LOS."  It's amazing how many parrots we have on this board.

The guy is one of the best players the Falcons have ever had and people can't wait for him to leave just like they did with Dunn.

The best news I have seen this off-season is that it looks like Curtis Lofton has a legit shot at being the opening day MLB and that means that Keith can get back to ROLB where he feels most comfortable.  His career is coming to an end and it seems like idiots have bitched about it the whole way through missing the fact that the guy is a Falcon great and a multi-time pro-bowler.  I guess Brooking has the rest of the NFL snowed but not these super intelligent Falcon posters!

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

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Tell that to the players and coaches that keep helping vote him to Pro-bowls.  He's made quite a few.

Not to mention the different # of coaching staffs who continually turn to him as the leader of the defense and ask the most of him year after year after year.

Good thing they have more faith in him than you do.

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

You make tackles further down the field than optimal if you don't read the play properly, or if you have trouble disengaging from blockers. Try watching a game instead of spouting statistics

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

You make tackles further down the field than optimal if you don't read the play properly, or if you have trouble disengaging from blockers. Try watching a game instead of spouting statistics

So what you are saying is that Brooking is the first guy to get to the, "pointless tackle."  What does that say about the other Falcon defenders then because he gets there before they do.  How about the other linebackers specifically?  Or are they just out doing their jobs so well that they don't have time to tackle the ballcarrier.

Maybe Brooking just gets alot of tackles by chasing guys down from behind?  That's pointless too I guess. 

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

You make tackles further down the field than optimal if you don't read the play properly, or if you have trouble disengaging from blockers. Try watching a game instead of spouting statistics

So what you are saying is that Brooking is the first guy to get to the, "pointless tackle." What does that say about the other Falcon defenders then because he gets there before they do. How about the other linebackers specifically? Or are they just out doing their jobs so well that they don't have time to tackle the ballcarrier.

Maybe Brooking just gets alot of tackles by chasing guys down from behind? That's pointless too I guess.

Linebackers on poor defenses make lots of tackles. That doesn't automatically make them great. Brooking has been a solid player for years, but nothing more and is overrated. His alma mater and skin color was getting him more props than he deserved.

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Brooking has been a solid player for years, but nothing more and is overrated. His alma mater and skin color was getting him more props than he deserved.

Yeah, I am sure that is what sporting news based their decision on. What an idiot.

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

You make tackles further down the field than optimal if you don't read the play properly, or if you have trouble disengaging from blockers. Try watching a game instead of spouting statistics

So what you are saying is that Brooking is the first guy to get to the, "pointless tackle." What does that say about the other Falcon defenders then because he gets there before they do. How about the other linebackers specifically? Or are they just out doing their jobs so well that they don't have time to tackle the ballcarrier.

Maybe Brooking just gets alot of tackles by chasing guys down from behind? That's pointless too I guess.

Linebackers on poor defenses make lots of tackles. That doesn't automatically make them great. Brooking has been a solid player for years, but nothing more and is overrated. His alma mater and skin color was getting him more props than he deserved.

There are plenty of  linebackers that dont make as many tackles.Probably 95% dont.You make it sound like people get over a hundred tackles a year just catching the bus to the games.Bringing race into it is far from classy.

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Tommy Nobis [ 1966-1976] Taken as the franchises inaugural draft pick, then won defensive rookie of the year and pro bowl honors while recording 296 tackles- still the clubs single season mark. 2 Jessie Tuggle [ 1987-2000] Dropped 'The Hammer' his nickname 2065 times in his career, forcing 10 fumbles along the way. 3 Keith Brooking [1998-present] The georgia boy has never left the state to play football, going from East Coweta High to Georgia Tech to the Falcons, for whom he has made at least 100 tackles for seven years running.

And fans bash him like a piñata on this board! Our team may suck right now but our fan base is at times embarrassing

 

It's not our fan base, it's this message board or part of it. Don't canfuse this baord with an accurate representation of our fans and our city.

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

You make tackles further down the field than optimal if you don't read the play properly, or if you have trouble disengaging from blockers. Try watching a game instead of spouting statistics

So what you are saying is that Brooking is the first guy to get to the, "pointless tackle." What does that say about the other Falcon defenders then because he gets there before they do. How about the other linebackers specifically? Or are they just out doing their jobs so well that they don't have time to tackle the ballcarrier.

Maybe Brooking just gets alot of tackles by chasing guys down from behind? That's pointless too I guess.

Linebackers on poor defenses make lots of tackles. That doesn't automatically make them great. Brooking has been a solid player for years, but nothing more and is overrated. His alma mater and skin color was getting him more props than he deserved.

There are plenty of linebackers that dont make as many tackles.Probably 95% dont.You make it sound like people get over a hundred tackles a year just catching the bus to the games.Bringing race into it is far from classy.

Don't be naive. Do you honestly think Brooking being often the only white player in the starting 11 and a Georgia Tech alum isn't a factor in his reputation. What percentage of the linebackers in the NFL are black as opposed to what percentage of writers covering the NFL are african-american. It's not a nice thing or a classy thing, but to deny it exists is wrong.

For the record 36 players finished with 100+ tackles last season, more than an average of 1 per team(Boley did too). If you play 16 games that about 6 1/3 per game or in Brookings case 7. I wouldn't call that outstanding. Durable yes.

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Brooking has been a solid player for years, but nothing more and is overrated. His alma mater and skin color was getting him more props than he deserved.

Yeah, I am sure that is what sporting news based their decision on. What an idiot.

Try rejoining this thread when you actually have something relevant to say

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Linebackers make tackles. Defensive linemen engage blockers so linebackers can move to the ball. Too many of Brookings tackles come down the field and 2-3 yards after contact. He's never been one to deliver a punishing blow or threaten the quarterback with any consistency, just a good player whom accumulated a lot of tackles because the defenses he played for spent a lot of time on the field.

Did you COMPLETELY MISS the post that started this thread?! The "facts" are there and you continue to spout this about him making all of his tackles downfield. What people are missin is that when Brooking DOES happen to have to make a tackle downfield, that's the only one of the game people tend to focus on. Good grief...

You make tackles further down the field than optimal if you don't read the play properly, or if you have trouble disengaging from blockers. Try watching a game instead of spouting statistics

So what you are saying is that Brooking is the first guy to get to the, "pointless tackle." What does that say about the other Falcon defenders then because he gets there before they do. How about the other linebackers specifically? Or are they just out doing their jobs so well that they don't have time to tackle the ballcarrier.

Maybe Brooking just gets alot of tackles by chasing guys down from behind? That's pointless too I guess.

Linebackers on poor defenses make lots of tackles. That doesn't automatically make them great. Brooking has been a solid player for years, but nothing more and is overrated. His alma mater and skin color was getting him more props than he deserved.

There are plenty of linebackers that dont make as many tackles.Probably 95% dont.You make it sound like people get over a hundred tackles a year just catching the bus to the games.Bringing race into it is far from classy.

Don't be naive. Do you honestly think Brooking being often the only white player in the starting 11 and a Georgia Tech alum isn't a factor in his reputation. What percentage of the linebackers in the NFL are black as opposed to what percentage of writers covering the NFL are african-american. It's not a nice thing or a classy thing, but to deny it exists is wrong.

For the record 36 players finished with 100+ tackles last season, more than an average of 1 per team(Boley did too). If you play 16 games that about 6 1/3 per game or in Brookings case 7. I wouldn't call that outstanding. Durable yes.

im sure the pro bowl selections had alot to do with his race & where he played in college. im sure he didnt deserve them either & im sure him being moved where ever he was needed was just him being overrated.....maybe you should get out of here till YOU have something revelant to say......& stop picking your nose
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