Posts tagged Brady Poppinga

Packers Release Poppinga, Harrell

Justin Harrell

The Green Bay Packers have decided to release linebacker Brady Poppinga and defensive tackle Justin Harrell, both of whom have been disappointments since signing big-money deals. We look back on the greatness that was(n’t).

Why Clay Matthews Is A Bad MF’er

We’ve been hemming and hawing about the Green Bay Packers not organizing workouts during the lockout, but we have nothing to worry about when it comes to one player — linebacker Clay Matthews. Last week we got a chance to check out Matthews’ workouts first hand.

Remember Brady Poppinga?

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Brady Poppinga 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 the forgotten man.

Poppinga, Neal Head To Injured Reserve

Although the Green Bay Packers made it out of their game with the Minnesota Vikings almost injury free, the team still got some bad news on Monday regarding injuries. Both linebacker Brady Poppinga and defensive end Mike Neal will be joining seven teammates on injured reserve. Poppinga, who hurt himself in the loss to Miami, […]

Poppinga Will Be Out At Least Three Weeks

The Green Bay Packers almost made it through their loss to the Miami Dolphins unscathed. Almost. Linebacker Brady Poppinga tore his meniscus, Sunday. It’s the same injury that ended tight end Jermichael Finley’s season. Poppinga, who started for the injured Clay Matthews, will undergo surgery this week. After surgery, a timetable will be set for […]

Rodgers Good To Go, Matthews Game-Time Decision

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went through a full practice Friday and has been cleared to start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Officially, he’s listed as probable on the injury report. “I thought Aaron Rodgers looked fine today at practice,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “From my perspective, I would say he’s ready to […]

Packers Not Impressive In Win Over Lions

Shaun Hill

The Green Bay Packers got a win on Sunday, but their 28-26 victory over the Detroit Lions left a lot to be desired. The 0-4 Lions racked up more than 400 yards of offense in Lambeau Field and quarterback Shaun Hill threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, largely on the strength of short passes […]

Chillar Out, Shields Doubtful For Lions

The Green Bay Packers will be without linebacker Brandon Chillar, who has an injured shoulder, against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, while cornerback Sam Shields is doubtful with a calf injury and not expected to play. You know what that means! Actually, in one case you do — A.J. Hawk will take the bulk of […]

Frank Zombo Is A Starter

My friend Sean calls him half zombie, half Rambo. I suppose that probably makes him all man… or something. Whatever the hell he is, undrafted rookie Frank Zombo is now the Green Bay Packers starting outside linebacker. Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Zombo would replace Brad Jones, on Wednesday. Jones missed Monday’s game with a […]

Clifton, Colledge Likely To Start

It looks like the Green Bay Packers will open their game with the Chicago Bears tonight with the same starting offensive line they opened the season with. Both Chad Clifton and Daryn Colledge practiced with the No. 1 unit on Saturday and will start barring a last-minute setback. Clifton has been battling a knee injury […]

Observations From Packers 17-13 Loss To Chiefs

Arrowhead Stadium

The Green Bay Packers fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13, Thursday night in their preseason finale. The game wasn’t easy to watch. The starters played only one series and veterans Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Grant, Donald Driver, Chad Clifton and Charles Woodson were healthy scratches. There were some interesting developments in the game, however, and […]

Observations From Packers 59-24 Victory Over Colts

Peyton Manning

The Green Bay Packers offense is potent, we knew that, but in their longest outing of the preseason against last year’s AFC champs, they put any doubts to rest. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who I have a hard time believing isn’t on his way to becoming the best player in the NFL, cut up the Colts […]

Chillar Back On The Inside

The Green Bay Packers moved linebacker Brandon Chillar to outside linebacker earlier this preseason, but that experiment appears to be over. Chillar was competing with Brad Jones for the starting spot opposite Clay Matthews, but didn’t do anything to distinguish himself, despite getting plenty of opportunities with Matthews on the shelf. Chillar will remain a […]

Packers Add Linebacker, Josh Bell To IR

Josh Bell

The Green Bay Packers did indeed add a linebacker to the mix today, but not anyone of note. The Packers were forced to make a move after Clay Matthews went down with a hamstring injury on Saturday. Only six of the 11 linebackers on the roster practiced yesterday. Matthews is expected to be out at […]

Injuries Starting To Take A Toll On Packers

It’s better to have to deal with injuries the second week of training camp than it is to deal with injuries during the regular season, but the Green Bay Packers appear to have reached a critical mass. Coach Mike McCarthy had to call practice early on Monday because the Packers have so many injuries. They […]

Chillar Could Start At Outside Linebacker

I didn’t give it a second thought when I heard the Green Bay Packers were using inside linebacker Brandon Chillar at outside linebacker. After all, the team has been experimenting a lot with their linebackers. I mean, they’ve tried 300-pound defensive end Cullen Jenkins at outside linebacker for Christ’s sake. Chillar is a different story, […]

Training Camp Observations, August 3, Evening, Full Pads

The weather man was wrong. It’s sunny and 85 degrees about an hour before practice. Quick observations: – There is a lot of talk here in Green Bay on the Brett Favre retirement. My thoughts — he stays retired until September 9th when, while mowing the lawn, he decides to drive the lawnmower to the […]

Atari Bigby vs. Morgan Burnett

Atari Bigby Morgan Burnett

When training camp opens, the Green Bay Packers will have few spots in the starting lineup up for grabs. The only totally open competition is at left guard, where Daryn Colledge will battle Jason Spitz for the starting job. There are other positions that may turn into competitions, however. T.J. Lang and Mark Tauscher may […]

Expect Matthews To Rush From Just About Everywhere

It’s become apparent that Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews will be coming at quarterbacks from places other than just his customary spot at right outside linebacker. Matthews rushed the quarterback from the inside linebacker position several times during minicamp, a move that appears to be part of the evolution of Dom Capers’ defense […]

Brady Poppinga Part Of Packers Pass Rush Solution

This news both brings me great joy and increases my staunch support of Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson, who is completely brilliant. You see, the Packers didn’t bother to add a player of note at the left outside linebacker position because they’ve got Brady Poppinga. You know, the guy who has amassed four […]