Originally posted on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 5/17/12
When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted LB Casey Matthews in the 4th round of last year’s NFL draft I along with countless Eagles fans were ecstatic. Casey Matthews, brother of the beast linebacker for the Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews, was a stand out linebacker on the Oregon Ducks defense in college. He wasn’t the most athletic LB in college football but he used his instincts to make key plays in key situations. He even had a huge forced fumble in the BCS Championship game against Auburn. But during his rookie campaign with the Eagles his on the field performance was anything but impressive. Many would say Matthews bad on field performance had more to due with his lack of preparation time thanks to the work stoppage last offseason which left him mere weeks to pick up a new NFL defense. The worst part was it was new for everyone so it’s not like the vets could help him much along the way. But after a full offseason in the system and time to get settled in the life of an NFL linebac...
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