Remember Brady Poppinga?
That never really happened.
Poppinga recorded 14 tackles and one sack in the Packers’ first six games before landing on injured reserve and becoming a forgotten man.
Hell, I even forgot the guy was on the team until I saw a story about his rehab process, today.
In the end, the Packers used three guys opposite [intlink id=”454″ type=”category”]Clay Matthews[/intlink], in addition to Poppinga — [intlink id=”443″ type=”category”]Brad Jones[/intlink], [intlink id=”1058″ type=”category”]Frank Zombo[/intlink] and [intlink id=”1335″ type=”category”]Erik Walden[/intlink].
Walden played the best of the three, but it seems clear the Packers could use an upgrade at the position.
Poppinga has only five sacks in his six-year NFL career, but the Packers thought enough of him to sign him to a four-year, $17 million contract extension in 2008.
Entering a contract year and coming off an injury, Poppinga just may play like he has something to prove.
Also, I feel the need to point out how weird this dude sounds when he talks. It’s like he’s a cartoon character or Quentin Tarantino impersonator.