VIDEO: 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks clotheslines Saints’ QB Drew Brees

When San Francisco 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks blitzed off the edge on a crucial 3rd and 2, it was a play in which Brooks made a controversial tackle as he sacked New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees.

A tackle that started around the should area it was Brooks’ follow through around the neck area which prompted the questionable penalty. And despite the play not being malicious, it was enough to extend the Saints drive which would end up being the 49ers downfall.

However, the play was still a sack in my eyes and Brees paid dearly for sitting back in the pocket. Watch Brooks lay the hurt on Brees as he nearly takes his head off!

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