To actually see death take place is a traumatic experience. It is an event that is seared in the mind and can never be wiped away. Last night I had such a traumatic experience and I want to take time to give my condolences to the dearly departed. Please share with me in this moment of bereavement as we say farewell to the career of Aaron Brooks.
The career of Aaron Brooks had shining moments. He carried the hopes and dreams of those that lived in the Bayou. He had a strong arm, athleticism and a heart of gold. The career of Aaron Brooks gave us joy but he also gave us pain.
He was bold and exciting in the beginning. Running, throwing and showing passion for the game every weekend. Later, he became confused, insecure and slow to adjustments. Eventually, he was diagnosed with chronic interception syndrome. That lead to a dramatic drop in his QB rating and soon he found himself on life support. The New Orleans fan base was patient as they waited for signs of life. Eventually, they came to realize that they could do no more for him. But just before they pulled the plug, the director of the Oakland Raider Hospice, known for resurrecting failed careers like Aaron's, bypassed the opportunity to raise a budding career in Matt Leiner and took the career of Aaron Brooks into his bosom.
Given some hope, the career of Aaron Brooks went under the knife in front of a national audience. With some of the best talent at his side, the career of Aaron Brooks showed some life but faded soon after. Doctors tried to save him but it was no use. He suffered sucking offensive line collapse wound and soon after, the career of Aaron Brooks was pronounced “over”.
So, we say good-bye to a young man that gave us hope, but also pissed us off to the highest of pisstivity. His memory will be with us as the Oakland Raiders Hospice that holds his remains will trot him on the field for memorial services every Sunday for the remainder of the season. After the season, the Hospice will cremate the career of Aaron Brooks and spread his ashes over Port-a-Potties that dress the back woods of Yosemite Park. It is a fitting end to a dismal career.
Good bye career of Aaron Brooks. You were good, but you were never able to handle a zone blitz.
The Career of Aaron Brooks
Draft Day 1999 - September 11, 2006