Today's events were/are pretty hard for most of us fans to fully comprehend. Oh we comprehend it, we just can't wrap our consciousness around it. Derrick Brooks released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That sentence doesn't register. In case you were wondering it's yet to register with Brooks himself:
"Right now, like all of you guys, I'm just trying to get a feel for it all, trying to come to grips with it," Brooks said. "I don't even know what to think. I'll speak to all of you guys (Thursday)." - Tampa Tribune
Nobody wanted this day to come and the majority of us didn't see it coming so abruptly. It's nice to know however that Derrick Brooks was given the news in person. He didnt receive a phone call or a text message with the news, Raheem and Mark actually brought him in to discuss it. That doesnt make the situation any better, but it does show that the guys in charge are willing to face tough decisions head on rather than ducking behind the media.
Friday should be a pretty rough day when Derrick Brooks talks to the Tampa media for what could be the last time...