Clay Matthews is a beast ... Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Because you can't wait for the Green Bay Packers: Clay Matthews


Our continuing series, “Because you can’t wait for the Green Bay Packers,” continues today with our focus on the one and only Clay Matthews.

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about the California boy whose golden hair drives the women crazy and whose speed and power drive offensive linemen to the unemployment line.

Matthews, who missed four games last season because of his ongoing issues with his hamstring, still had 13 sacks. With a new contract in hand, the Packers are hoping they can get a full season out of their best defensive player in 2013. When you throw in the fact that Nick Perry is expected back opposite Matthews, one has to believe that he could have another great year.

What makes Matthews so special? Number one, he thrives in Dom Capers’ 3-4 system and has grown each season under the tutelage of linebackers coach Kevin Greene. We expect that he will only continue to get better … if he can stay healthy. The ongoing hamstring issue is a concern among many, but if he does stay on the field for an entire season we should only expect big things.

So, because you can’t wait for the Green Bay Packers, including Clay Matthews, we will give you a look at Matthews career statistics and video of his actions on the field.


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