I think we’re all in agreement that 5-steps back isn’t gonna cut it for Aaron Brooks. With the Raiders’ offensive line as pourous as kleenex, the former Saints QB might want to sprint for the exit as quickly as possible rather than be continually brutalized. The SF Chronicle’s Nancy Gay reports that at least one person on the Raider sideline took pleasure in Brooks’ punishment.
Jerry Porter (above), the inactive receiver, was seen laughing and pumping his fist along the bench when Brooks was sacked a seventh time. Is Porter celebrating the fact his team is getting destroyed without him in the lineup, or is he happy he’s not on the field taking a beating with the rest of his teammates?
Depending on how close Jerry was standing to ESPN’s podium, he might well have been laughing at Mike Ditka’s dye job.