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Jadeveon Clowney must balance expectations in recovery

There’s no doubt that the Houston Texans want to see Jadeveon Clowney live up to his status as their No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. But they also likely want the linebacker to do that as soon as possible. And former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga said in his latest Football By Football column that that’s exactly where Clowney could run into some trouble. While it’s certainly...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The FBF Inbox Answered

Tony in Ankeny, IA (via email)Brady Poppinga mentioned in the last podcast about playing in Green Bay for Mike Sherman who was an "offensive coach". What, if any, are the differences between playing for a head coach with a background on offense as opposed to defense? Great question, Tony.  I believe what Brady was getting at was the frustration of having the who/what/when of NFL...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Poppinga: Draft Creates Uncertainty For Veteran NFL Players

The NFL draft is a thrilling time for young players, but it’s not all fun and games for the veterans around the league. The new crop of young talent spells bad news for those already in the fold, as they face the risk of being pushed out of their jobs. But it doesn’t have to be viewed as a negative situation, former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga wrote in his latest post for...
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Poppinga: Packers Played Not To Lose; Seahawks Took Calculated Risks

The Green Bay Packers didn’t lose because they failed to recover an onside kick or any of the easy-to-identify 50/50 plays where they fell short against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Packers lost because they played not to lose, rather than to win, former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga writes on Two days after the Packers’...
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Poppinga: Seahawks Putting Things Together At Right Time For Playoff Run

The Seattle Seahawks have been up-and-down all season, but former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga thinks that things could be clicking at just the right time for the ‘Hawks to make a run for the Super Bowl. In his latest column on, Poppinga makes his case for why the everything is coming up roses for the Seahawks right now. One of the biggest reasons is because...
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO BREAKDOWN: Ben Roethlisberger Is Manipulating Defenses

BREAKDOWN by Brady Poppinga:Former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga takes you inside the game film to illustrate how Big Ben has helped lead the Steelers offense to new heights...not through improv and broken plays, but by manipulating defenses with his eyes and shoulders.  Check out the video here:
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November 09, 2014  |  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.  During...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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