Newly inducted Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks was impressed Seattle’s defensive performance in their 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos, but says their defense isn’t in the conversation of all-time greatest units, yet.
“If they are able to put together a few more seasons like they have now, then I think it’s worthy of that conversation,” Brooks told The Jim Rome Show. “Could you put them up there with one of the greatest performances of all time in a Super Bowl? Absolutely.”
Brooks stressed Seattle’s defense must have longevity like his Tampa Bay teams, and others, if you want to be mentioned among the greats.
“You’ve got to look at tenure,” said the 11-time Pro Bowler. “If you put our numbers up over a decade, we were pretty good over time, that was our mindset. We were always chasing the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s, the early 80s Bears, we wanted to sustain greatness over time. We weren’t interested in being a one-year wonder.”
Brooks says this Seattle defense is stacked like his 2002 squad, but sees one major difference as of now.
“We put the ball in the end zone,” said Super Bowl XXXVII winner. “Whenever you’re able to do that, from a defensive standpoint, then I’ll welcome them to the conversation against our defense.”