Poppinga’s Toughness, Durability Propel Him to Starting OLB : Packers Insider

Poppinga’s Toughness, Durability Propel Him to Starting OLB

August 26, 2009 by  
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By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer
August 26, 2009

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brady Poppinga says championship teams need players who care only about winning, not about who gets to stand in the spotlight.

The veteran Green Bay Packers linebacker insists he’s one of those guys.

“You can’t lose focus on what’s truly important, and what’s truly important is winning a championship,” Poppinga said. “You look at the model, it’s the New England Patriots. I think they’re one of the most successful teams this decade, that’s the model that they’ve established and worked for them. (They) have a bunch of team guys, whether this guy gets the credit or that guy gets the credit, they don’t care. They want to win the Super Bowl.”

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