Originally posted on Packers Talk Radio Network  |  Last updated 9/30/13
It has been said over and over since the Packers got Clay Matthews in the 2009 draft, and he became a star. Matthews is good, but who is his sidekick? Over the years plenty of teams have paired their elite pass rushers with someone to help take the pressure off of him. In New York, the Giants paired Michael Strahan with Justin Tuck, then Tuck with Pierre-Paul. In Pittsburgh the Steelers paired James Harrison with Lamar Woodley. The Packers had the same visions when they wanted to pair Clay Matthews with Nick Perry. The early returns looked like it could be something special brewing on the Packers defense. In Perry’s first preseason game in 2012 he recorded a sack on his second snap as a pro. Even though it was preseason, it was plenty to be excited about as the pass rush was absolutely dismal in 2011. Perry’s first regular season game as a pro did not go as expected. He was learning a new position after playing 4-3 defensive end in college at USC, and transitioning to outside lineba...
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