PITTSBURGH — Ravens rookie safety Terrence Brooks showed some frustration about being kept on the sideline as an inactive player for Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The third-round draft pick from Florida State said he was surprised he was a healthy scratch during the 43-23 defeat at Heinz Field, and he figured it was prompted by him allowing a 53-yard catch to Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu the previous week.
"Somewhat surprised, to tell you the truth. I didn't really think I was going to be down," Brooks said. "At the beginning of the week, I saw some reps go away. I know it was because of that one play last week. I feel like everything else is really strong except for that one play."
The Ravens reconfigured their secondary without success, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdown passes and zero interceptions. They started Will Hill and Darian Stewart at safety and shifted strong safety Matt Elam to nickel back.
For the season, Brooks has 17 tackles and one pass deflection. He's allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 7 of 11 passes in his direction for 133 yards, no touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 105. In the loss to the Bengals, Brooks allowed three receptions on three targets in his direction for 72 yards.
Brooks is hoping to be back in the lineup soon.
"That's out of my control," he said. "It's up to them to play me or not. I'll be back definitely."