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Carter Studying Derrick Brooks

Brooks played 14 seasons under defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin in Tampa Bay



    Ever since the Dallas Cowboys brought in Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator, Bruce Carter has been drawing comparisons to one of Kiffin’s brightest pupils in Tampa Bay, Derrick Brooks. And Carter finds the comparison flattering.

    “Everybody’s just been hitting me with it--Derrick Brooks, Derrick Brooks,” Carter said, per ESPN Dallas. "That's a good thing."

    Since he’ll be playing Brooks’ old position in Kiffin’s Tampa 2 scheme, Carter has spent a good deal of the offseason studying film of the nine-time All-Pro.

    “He was always around the ball,” Carter said of Brooks. “He was always flying around. He was a playmaker. He was always in the right position at the right time. That’s something I want to do.”

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