Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Brady Poppinga was on Wilde And Tausch on Thursday and he had a bit of criticism for current Packers linebacker Kyler Fackrell.
Fackrell has been a disappointment since being drafted in the third round in 2016. He has just five career sacks and he didn’t even play in the Packers’ week 1 win.
On the show, Poppinga suggested he could come out of retirement and beat out Fackrell as a backup.
The Super Bowl Champion also tells a story about working out with Vince Biegel this off-season.
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We doubt Poppinga is beating out anyone at this point. He last played in 2012.
Still, point taken. Fackrell isn’t very good. He didn’t show anything this preseason and the fact that he didn’t play in week 1 suggests the coaching staff doesn’t think much him either.
The problem the Packers have is they don’t have much depth at outside linebacker. That’s kept Fackrell around to this point. Behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, the only other player is Reggie Gilbert. He did see action against the Bears.
I could have swore I saw Fackrell get buried to the inside on one play, losing contain. So I go back and sure enough Fackrell had 4 defensive plays, not 0 as stated. Were did anyone get the idea Fackrell did not play in week 1 on defense… well except for Fackrell didn’t make any plays on defense much like Clay. Except Clay had many more chances.
Clay Mathews is old and slow.
I don’t either.
OLB just doesn’t seem to be on our GMs’ radar. Need to address in the draft, but how much capital are we gonna keep devoting to build a credible defense? Pack needs to select some impact offensive players eventually.
The name Kyler Fackrell sounds like a time-travelling bounty-hunter from the year 2300.
No phone call to Dummerville? Who would be the best OLB on this roster right now. Oh and ill remind you again. The Packers could have Peppers and Watt on this team right now. GOD DAMN SON OF A BITCH!! Watt was fucking right there begging us to draft him. Peppers would have taken a pay cut to stay. The Pack just said fuck it, we’re good. It blows my mind!
Not that Fackrell is great, but Poppinga was no blue chip player himself. Poppinga has a total of 5 sacks over an 8-year career. Fackrell already has 5 sacks in his first two. Maybe Mr.Tough-Talk should shut his damn mouth.
Fackrell is a better volleyball player than Poppinga too. Yeah. Take that Brady Poppinga. Spike to the face.