Green Bay Packers outside linebacker [intlink id=”222″ type=”category”]Brady Poppinga[/intlink] was supposed to help the team in the pass rush department in 2010.
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.