Former Tide star Charlie Peprah has some rebounding to do after the Green Bay Packers crumbled in the playoffs last season:
After Green Bay’s 37-20 loss to the New York Giants in the playoffs, Peprah talked to his good friend Roman Harper, a former teammate at Alabama. Like Peprah in that Giants game, the New Orleans Saints safety was victimized in a shocking wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks the year before. Peprah missed a tackle on Hakeem Nicks’ 66-yard touchdown, and Harper was one of many players overwhelmed by Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Mode.”
The next season, Harper rebounded. Peprah’s Pro Bowl aspirations may seem wild, but the safety assures he’s motivated by that Giants loss.
“I didn’t end on a great note like I wanted to,” Peprah said. “I put in a pretty decent body of work during the season but to end like that kind of stings. . . . (Harper) said, ‘Let that drive you. Let that be motivation.’ So that’s all I’ve been thinking about. Ending on a sour note, I’m ready to turn things around.”
Also, I’ll be you didn’t know Peprah’s the grandson of the former military president of Ghana. Uncle Verne would’ve had a field day with that.