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Now, you can’t tell me that during your Sunday sports coma you haven’t noticed the cheesehead linebacker with the flowing golden mane and arsenal of fancy footwork. Clay Matthews, #52 on the Green Bay defensive line, has been bringing in some big numbers and drawing a lot of attention. I can tell you one thing: it’s not just his dance moves.
Matthews by the Numbers
Matthews has been with the Packers for 3 years, during which he’s had 29 sacks, 128 solo tackles, and 4 interceptions for 109 yards. Matthews has also had three forced fumbles, as well as three fumble recoveries. He was the first Packer since 1982 to record sacks in double digits during his first two seasons in the league, and his 17 sacks over the course of his first 20 games were the most to start a career in the NFL. He was the first Green Bay rookie to be selected to the All-Star game since wide receiver James Lofton in 1978.
In 2009, Matthews’s rookie year, he was named to the Pro Bowl as well as the Pro Foot...
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Packers LB A.J. Hawk
A.J. Hawk vs. D.J. Smith:
(Michael Buffer voice)
Ladies and gentleman, welcome to tonight’s main event!
In this corner, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 245 pounds; a six-year starter with 593 career tackles who finally got a haircut, from Ohio St. University: AAAAAAAAA. JAAAAAAAAAAAY. HAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!!!!
In the other corner, 5-foot-11 and a lean, mean 239 pounds...
Did Hargrove get paid extra for this hit?
In a further sign that the apocalypse may actually occur in 2012, the Green Bay Packers have waded into the free agency waters with Ted Thompson at the controls.
As someone who prefers to mainly build through the draft, Thompson largely bypasses the free agency period but with center Scott Wells leaving for the St. Louis Rams, Thompson was...
Defensive Backs Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, Charlie Peprah
Packers Defensive Backs: We’re back with the third of this series where we examine each Packers position group as it currently exists. Today we finish the defensive side of the ball by examining the Packers’ secondary. As before, this article will examine three main points from the Packers’ perspective: where we...
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd return for Week 2 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Lets see how they did:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For a general manager like Ted Thompson, these are the types of days to look forward to.
On Monday, the NFL awarded the Green Bay Packers four compensatory draft choices. For Thompson, who has built the current Packers' roster almost entirely through the draft, this means four more opportunities to build upon a 15-1 team last season that is also just one...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers defensive end Mike Neal lost his appeal with the NFL in an effort to overturn his four-game suspension but insists he's not guilty of taking a performance-enhancing drug.On March 13, an NFL spokesperson said Neal "has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance...
I was astonished to read something about the Packers at ESPN today. Regarding the signing of Jeff Saturday it is notable that the veteran center for Peyton Manning is the first unrestricted free agent signing for the Packers in three years. That led me to do some more digging and I found that the Packers are so proud of the way that their team is built that they have a “How The...
The NFL has finally announced the awarding of compensatory picks for the 2012 draft. A total of 32 compensatory selections were given to 15 teams, with the Green Bay Packers receiving the maximum four picks. Also earning the maximum amount were the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
Two of Green Bay’s four selections come in the fourth round (no. 132 and 133), while the other...
ESPN Milwaukee is reporting that Anthony Hargrove is headed to Green Bay. Hargrove’s Tweet:
Play with Pickett when he was a Ram. Going to be great playing with him again…
The 272-lb. defensive end may seem too small for the position in a 3-4, but generally if a player has success at both end and tackle in a 4-3 they can handle the end responsibilities in a 3-4. When he earned...
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is doing very well so far in the reality dance competition. Driver and his dance partner Peta did the Quickstep in week 2 — The judges were very pleased and said their performance was up there with the best dances of the night. They also admitted after watching a replay of last week’s show, they under-marked...
At the NFL owners meetings annual NFC coaches breakfast Wednesday morning, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy raised some eyebrows when he hinted that the Packers could be bringing back both LT Chad Clifton and WR Donald Driver in 2012. The two aging veterans both have been widely rumored to be sent packing, but McCarthy indicated otherwise. McCarthy said the 35-year-old Cliftons...
Normally the Green Bay Packers are very quiet this time of year, as General Manager Ted Thompson prefers to build his team through the draft instead of on the free agent market. However, counting on a rookie or young player to step up and fill a need does not always go as planned, and a veteran is needed.
Thompson is normally not fond of signing free agents, yet this year...
There is some interesting news floating around regarding Anthony Hargrove and the Green Bay Packers, as according to Aaron Wilson of Profootball.scout.com, Hargrove Tweeted this:
"not official but like i said green and yellow green yellow. can't wait for my first Lambeau Leap on game day. not yet but we screaming green and yellow green and yellow go packers go."...
In late February, a tweet from New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker tweeted that he had just finished shooting a commercial for Depend undergarments alongside Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware. The finished product has been released — and I assume the release was not accidental (rimshot!) — [...]