Friday, May 21, 2010

Brooking Likes What He Sees In Sean Lee

Posted by jellis at 5/20/2010 8:35 PM CDT

Before getting directions home from Cowboys Stadium on Thursday, linebacker Keith Brooking dished on a player who has been compared to him often over the last month, a guy who's even newer in town, Sean Lee.

The rookie's size, passion for the game and smarts are reminiscient of Brooking's, something Wade Phillips couldn't help but acknowledge on draft weekend.

Brooking sees it too.

"I've been around him for a few days and I see that he's a very intense player," Brooking said. "He plays the game 100 miles an hour, and that's the way it's supposed to be played. He's very talented. He's an intelligent football player, I think he's picked up the defense fairly easily considering what they've thrown at him in this three-day period.

"He has a lot of room for improvement, but I see that he has a lot of potential as well. When you have that potential and his work ethic, there's a pretty good chance he's going to be a heck of a player in this league."

Brooking, who is missing OTAs after knee surgery, said he's making himself available to help young inside linebackers Lee and Jason Williams in the meantime.