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Old 09-13-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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Who is this QB and what did he do with AB?

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Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks answered his many critics on Sunday by leading his team to the game-winning points in the fourth quarter or overtime for the 17th time in his five-plus seasons with the club.

Needing just a field goal to upset the Carolina Panthers on the road, the Saints turned to Brooks to take them where they wanted to go -- at least to the Panthers' 30 -- to give John Carney a crack at a game-winning kick.
Brooks certainly isn't Brett Favre, but he did spend his rookie season as the third-stringer for the Green Bay Packers and watched Favre work a little two-minute magic when they were teammates.

Nearing the end of a long and emotional day in which he completed his first eight passes and led his team on an 80-yard touchdown drive on their first possession of the season, Brooks put together a 49-yard drive that led to Carney's 47-yard field goal with three seconds left and a 23-20 win.

Left tackle Wayne Gandy said no one said anything when the Saints stepped into the huddle after the Panthers tied the game with 1:04 remaining. Gandy said he knew the Saints were destined to win when he looked into Brooks' wide eyes.

"I felt like we were going to score," said Gandy. "Aaron came over there on the sideline and he has a look in his eyes. It was like, 'Give me three seconds (pass protection) and I'm going to find someone.' It was boom, boom, boom, boom - and John made a brilliant kick."

Brooks completed 3-of-4 passes for 41 yards on the drive, the biggest being a perfect 25-yarder over the middle to Horn with 19 seconds left that put the ball at the Panthers' 38. Two plays later, Carney knocked through the game-winner.

"First of all, the offensive line did a great job and the receivers did a wonderful job catching the ball," said Brooks, who was 18-of-24 for 192 yards with a passer rating of 97.9. "Over the years, we have had extreme confidence when it came down to the final minutes. I think a lot of our games have showed that.

"Anytime we're put in that situation, we're going to go for it," he added. "But it wasn't just me, it was everybody. Everyone was determined to go down there and finish this game
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Good to hear this after the win, I hope it stays that way after a loss.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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RE: Who is this QB and what did he do with AB?

I got news for yall... there isn't much difference in AB of last year and this year... the difference is the play calling, play action, and going to the pass when it counts.
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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RE: Who is this QB and what did he do with AB?

Euph I think Whodi was making reference to AB's team oriented attitude. He gave props to the entire team and didn't really give himself any credit.

I gotta agree. This is great to hear from Brooks. He is really acting like a leader this year. This is good...very good.
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:32 AM   #4
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I got news for yall... there isn't much difference in AB of last year and this year... the difference is the play calling, play action, and going to the pass when it counts.
The old Jake chip seems to add a little shine to Brooks game these days ....


Saints hope Brooks keeps “chip on shoulder�


Aaron Brooks finished the season very strong – both on and off the field. His emotions, which were aroused by constant comparisons to his former backup Jake Delhomme and his successful cousin Michael Vick – were on public display after a final four-game win streak and a very emotional final win over Delhomme and the Panthers.
http://www.wwltv.com/sports/jimhende....11cf49d6.html
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