ESPN Radio Host Suggests Packers Intentionally Hit Brock Purdy Late

Bloomington, MN/USA- October 28, 2018. A Green Bay Packers helmet on a temporary display during the football season.


ESPN radio host Mark Chmura, who played seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, had some eyebrow-raising advice for the team ahead of their Divisional Round showdown against the No. 1 seed San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

While discussing how the Packers should approach the game, Chmura recommended the defense deliver late hits on 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.

According to Chmura, the 15-yard penalties are “not a bad thing” as long as they are “worth it.”

“You guys are gonna think I’m crazy,” Chmura said on ESPN Milwaukee’s Jen, Gabe, and Chewy. “A 15-yard penalty—and I don’t condone this, but I kinda do in the playoffs—a 15-yard penalty for a late hit on Brock Purdy is not a bad thing, as long as it’s worth it.”

Yeah, he went there.

He continued with an experience from his playing days against San Francisco, “The reason we won in ‘95 when no one gave us a chance against San Francisco is because we intimidated them. Wayne Simmons kicked the crap out of Brent Jones. And then it got contagious, and it carried over.”

It’s obviously not the strategy anyone should endorse, especially on a public platform.

ESPN Radio may have had some words with Chmura behind the scenes for recommended illegal hits and cheap shots.

But ultimately, the action will play out on the field at 8:15 p.m. ET Saturday on FOX. Hopefully, the refs are paying close attention and make a statement loud and clear that those types of hits will not be tolerated.

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