Packers.com Live Chat To Welcome LB Brady Poppinga, Friday

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This Week's Chat:

Who: LB Brady Poppinga

Date:Friday, Nov 17, 2006

Time: approx. 12:45 p.m. CT

A fourth-round draft pick from BYU in 2005, Brady Poppinga was an immediate contributor to the Packers' special teams units, finishing second on the team with 22 coverage stops, one behind fellow rookie Marviel Underwood.

His rookie campaign was shortened by a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, forcing him to miss the last three games of the season. Prior to the injury, Poppinga was on pace to match Guy Prather's 1981 franchise record of 27 coverage tackles.

After an incredibly speedy recovery from the ACL injury, Poppinga in 2006 has played in all nine games, starting eight of them at 'Sam' linebacker (he did not start one contest when the team opened in its nickel package) and most recently recorded his third career sack last week at Minnesota.

"I don't think anybody would ever suggest Brady Poppinga didn't have a linebacker's mentality," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said when asked about Poppinga's high-wired personality. "(The sack vs. Minnesota) was a big impact play he had on the pressure there. Once again, he's a young football player. He's a young player to come off a major injury. So he's had some obstacles to overcome in a short time this year, and he's another player you just see improving every week."

Be sure to join Packers.com this Friday, Nov. 17 as Brady stops by to field some of your questions in the Packers.com Live Chat.

If you plan to take part in the chat, which will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. CT., please be sure to remember the following tips:

Be courteous and respectful. Packers.com will not post any profanity, and chat guests are unlikely to answer questions that are rude in nature. If you have 'tough' questions, think about how you want to word them so they will get answered.

Be thoughtful. Among the hundreds of questions submitted, the ones that stand out tend to get the best answers. Anticipate some of the common questions and try to ask something unique. Chats are often bogged down with the same questions being asked over and over again. Be different.

Send questions once. Sending the same question multiple times will not get your question noticed. Instead, your submissions will be flagged and ignored.

Finally, remember that this is your chance to chat with members of the Packers. Utilize the option to its fullest. We hope you have fun!

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