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Poppinga will stay in pass coverage

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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  2. tromadz

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    thats a shame.

    he needs to improve, or bring in Taylor.
     
  3. ahaug82

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    This just makes me want Barnett to play OLB so much more. :x
     
  4. retiredgrampa

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    Popps one of my favorites to become a great help to us. He loves to play football and hit people. But he will make mistakes while learning. But he WILL learn. Putting him back on the bench won't help him in his education. Once he does catch on, he's going to be a force for us. We're not going anywhere this year anyway so give him a chance to learn his position.
     
  5. agopackgo4

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    I dont think he is as bad as what he looked. I think he was outmatched. Just as long as not too many recievers/rb's outmatch him i say we stick with him.
     
  6. pyledriver80

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    If the Bears are going to outmatch him he's in for a long year. Just friggin bring in Taylor and let Brady go back to being a "special teams demon"
     
  7. Cory

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    Oh c'mon Pyle...we all know Desmond Clark is just a step below that of Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzales.
     
  8. pyledriver80

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    Why Taylor didn't start is beyond me. The guy had over 100 tackles last year. Perhaps he had to much experience
     
  9. DePack

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    Taylor is another minimum wage (NFL) one year signee. There's a reason for this. In my opinion he just isn't very good. I'd prefer to see Barnett move outside and Hodge play in the middle. It's tough to play two rookies at LB but I really like his intensity.

    Poppinga is a fiery over achiever, but just isn't athletic enough to play against the pass.
     
  10. pyledriver80

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    You don't get over 100 tackles being average. Doing it on the strong side is even more impressive. He is better than Poppinga. I'm not sure why he wasn't pursued more. Maybe I'm wrong but 100+ tackles fron a SAM is pretty dang good.

    Moving Barnett outside would be VERY risky. He is already to undisciplined. Moving him outside would be compounding that problem. Plus I don't think Hodge has the size to fight off defenders and make the tackles.
     
  11. DePack

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    I thought Hodge was bigger than Barnett. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  12. cyoung

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    WHAT no way hodge is only 6''2 and 236 pounds.

    but thats why I think Barnett goes to OLB and Hodge MLB
     
  13. DePack

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    Barnett is listed at 232 :-?
     
  14. Cory

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    Hodge is actually around 6' but I'd say sideline to sideline speed is his biggest problem.
     
  15. Cory

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    He was the MLB in a 3-4 defense last season.
     
  16. kmac

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    I love Poppinga's attitude and effort, but the guy just doesn't have the natural talent to be a starting LB in the NFL. We need to find a way to get Taylor or Hodge out there.
     

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