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Rams’ ‘Fake’ Punt Return Could Be Game-Changer For NFL Special Teams

The St. Louis Rams might have done something to revolutionize the NFL on Sunday. The Rams were the talk of the league for their upset win over the Seattle Seahawks, a win propelled by some gutsy special teams calls. St. Louis iced the game with a fake punt in the fourth quarter, but it was the “fake” punt return for a touchdown that had everyone buzzing. The return was a game...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do Thursday night games throw wrench in players' routines?

Hate the NFL’s Thursday night games? Try being a player. While the NFL’s season-long jump into Thursday nights has been met with criticism by fans who prefer to limit their football-watching to Sundays and Mondays, it’s the players who are suffering most. When a Thursday game pops up on a player’s schedule, it completely throws a wrench into his normal routine. This might...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga to call the Super Bowl on Fox Deportes? Who knew?

Did you know that former Green Bay, St. Louis and Dallas linebacker Brady Poppinga is fluent in Spanish? Of course you didn't. But the people at Fox Sports knew. He's so fluent that he will be on Fox Deportes as the color analyst for the Super Bowl.  While he was at Brigham Young University, Poppinga went on a two year Mormon mission to Uruguay and picked up Spanish...
Via Awful Announcing
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Past Player Profile: Brady Poppinga

Position: LinebackerYears Played: 2001-04Personal: Married with three childrenProfession: NFL Football PlayerBest football memory at BYU: Beating Notre Dame, 20-17, in the 2004 season opener. Game's leading tackler with 12 stops (7 solo). Also had one sack, 1.5 TFL, 1 forced fumble, 3 QB hurries. Best non-football memory at BYU: Getting married and having his first child born...
Via Blue Cougar Football
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys LB hopes to bring the pain to RG III

At least one Dallas Cowboys player plans to bring the pain to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in Sunday's NFC East showdown. "I think the one thing you have to do with him, especially when you have an option quarterback who's exposed, is you have to inflict him with pain," Cowboys linebacker Brady Poppinga told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

Former BYU linebacker Poppinga flourishing as a utility knife for the Dallas Cowboys

Four weeks ago, former Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Brady Poppinga was out of football. After playing six seasons for the Green Bay Packers, including the 2010 season when the Packers won the Super Bowl, Poppinga injured his knee and was not brought back for the 2011 season. He popped up in St. Louis the next year and made 51 tackles in 15 games. That wasn’t good enough to...
Via Blue Cougar Football
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

LBs from scrap heap could prove vital for Cowboys

Ernie Sims and Brady Poppinga joined the Dallas Cowboys from the NFL scrap heap. They could end up playing important parts in trying to salvage a season. Both times the Cowboys lost the play-calling linebacker in the middle of their defense to a season-ending injury, they turned to a veteran to fill the roster spot. First it was Sims after Sean Lee badly damaged a toe Oct. 21 against...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys go extreme on 'next man up' with defense

The next man up for the depleted Dallas defense is Batman. That's the way newcomer Brady Poppinga is looking at it anyway. Poppinga joined the Cowboys on Monday as the roster replacement for linebacker Bruce Carter, who will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated left elbow. Carter is the fourth starting defender to be placed on injured reserve. Poppinga says he tried...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

LB Poppinga joins Cowboys defense

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The next man up for the depleted Dallas defense is Batman. That's the way newcomer Brady Poppinga is looking at it anyway. Poppinga joined the Cowboys on Monday as the roster replacement for linebacker Bruce Carter, who will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated left elbow. Carter is the fourth starting defender to be placed on injured reserve....
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Poppinga lashes out at Williams

Gregg Williams is technically St. Louis Rams linebacker Brady Poppinga's defensive coordinator for at least a few more days. This didn't keep Poppinga from ripping Williams for orchestrating a bounty program while with the New Orleans Saints. Poppinga feels that strongly about a system the seven-year NFL veteran described with such terms as "degrading," "...
Via Fox Sports
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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