After learning he tore his ACL and MCL, rookie safety Terrence Brooks sought advice from his cohorts, asking Lardarius Webb how he dealt with his ACL rehabbing (twice), and worked out with a few good, encouraging doctors and trainers. The safety is back on the field already -- hasn't even been six full months yet -- and running with the first-team defense in the 11-on-11 practice scrimmages in the Ravens organized team activities.
The Ravens' third-round selection out of Florida State in 2014 was optimistic when asked about his future, saying that "the outlook is looking really good."
"I don’t know if people realize how much work I’ve put in to get to this point where I am now. [The doctors and trainers] are great. Every single exercise to get you back fast, they’ve given it to me. It’s been really good actually."
Nobody - and I mean no one - should want Brooks to rush back to the field and start this season with a limp knee (Google RGIII and Mike Shanahan). So in that regard, #RavensNation could wish the best for the sophomore's well-being and a speedy recovery. Tweet at him here.
While we, Ravens Following, understand that there is limited space on Dean Pees' defense right now at the safety position with Will Hill, Kendrick Lewis, Matt Elam, Brynden Trawick and the electric-sliding Anthony Levine all pushing and shoving each other down to prove himself worthy of receiving the starting nod, guess what.
Newsflash: The man for the job who'll rise to the top will also be the most steadfast and reliable of the bunch.
The Ravens' brass will war each other in deliberation and search this offseason for the perfect pair of safety's in the back end. The team's success will bank on their assessments, so we'd hope that the scouts pierce the bull's eye, or at least land on the outer bull's eye this summer. Why?
The Ravens' 2015 schedule is something ... a novice comedian would joke about at Stand Up Open Mic Night down at The Side Bar on Mondays: not funny.
Pees' secondary will face spiral-throwing, tight window-fitting, strong-armed quarterbacks all season long; in no particular order: Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick, Phillip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson, Alex Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger.
At this point, I really can not tell you who will, or should, start this 2015 season. Who do you think will? Comment below.