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Packers: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

The insults and even threats of harm kept coming. In the weeks and months following the shocking loss in the NFC Championship game to the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick received hurtful mail and online messages due to his botched onside kick recovery effort and for being the perceived cause of the Packers’ fourth quarter meltdown in Seattle. In reality...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2015: The best outside linebackers in the NFL today

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did Green Bay Packers Fare in NFL Network’s Top 100?

The NFL Network has done a countdown that ranks the top one hundred players in the league as determined by other players during each offseason since 2011. The Green Bay Packers have had a player ranked 26 times over the course of the show, including six players on the “Top 100 Players of 2015.” The six Packers to appear this year are Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Green Bay Packers that must produce in 2015

Many players shined in 2014 for the Green Bay Packers.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the MVP, wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb each had double digit touchdowns, Clay Matthews played like his Pro Bowl self, and the offensive line was the most underrated unit in the entire league.  But while those players stepped up their play, there were those who failed to do so....
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Presence Anchoring Improved Packers Defense

With veterans leading the way last season, Green Bay’s defense made a significant leap from the year prior. Here I take a look at each level of the defense and the veterans that help hold it down.Defensive LineGreen Bay’s defensive line situation appears in good shape after managing to re-sign B.J. Raji to a one-year extension in the offseason. The 330-plus-pound nose tackle...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Offense Enough for the Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers are relying heavily on Clay Matthews to make their defense championship calibre again (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images). The 2015/2016 season is approaching fast. This season, like last one, should be jam-PACKed with excitement for Green Bay fans. The team is coming into the season with the consensus #1 offensive unit in the entire league...
Via The Sports Journal
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Packers?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases NFL power rankings.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers, click the link below...
Via TopSportsReport
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

DC Dom Capers still challenging himself, defense to get better

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has been designing NFL defenses for a long time and even though changes throughout the years have made making a top shelf unit tough, he keeps on putting out a superior product. "It's the only thing I know," Capers said, via ESPN. "I love the competitive aspect of this game. I don't know what else you could do that's more rewarding...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews gives fan Super Bowl tickets for Father’s Day

For Father’s Day, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews teamed up with the fine folks at Courtyard Hotels to give one fan the surprise of a lifetime. The fan, a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, was surprised by Matthews with an impromptu party and a pair of tickets to next year’s biggest football event, Super Bowl 50, in Santa Clara, Calif. Yes, the emotions will run high...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside or Outside, Green Bay Packers Can Count on Matthews

Since the time he entered the league in 2009, Clay Matthews has been one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and one of the Green Bay Packers’ best defenders. Matthews’ primary position has always been outside linebacker, but the Packers were forced to give him significant time at inside linebacker last season. Rather than suffer a decrease in production due to inexperience at...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews Gives Fan Amazing Father’s Day Gift

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews continued to show us why he’s a valuable member of the community this week. Bill Westdyke, who was hanging out with his son at the courtyard of a local hotel chain, received the surprise of a lifetime. A life-long Packers fan, one of the things he passed down to his boys, Westdyke was shocked to see Matthews show up and introduce himself...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews stars in promo for HBO's 'Ballers'

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was the subject of a recent promo for HBO's new television series Ballers, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a retired NFL player with all the hookups. In the 30-second spot, Johnson's character tries to set Matthews up with a post-NFL career as a SportsCenter anchor at ESPN. Matthews flexes his comedic muscles as he stumbles through...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews auditions for SportsCenter in ‘Ballers’ promo

“Ballers” is a new show on HBO that is set to debut this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. The show stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who plays a former professional football player as the show chronicles his life off the field. The promos for the show have been great and the latest features Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. In the new clip, Johnson takes Matthews down to his...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews gives fan the best Father’s Day gift ever

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews made an awesome gesture earlier this week, as he surprised a Packers fan with tickets to Super Bowl 50 for Father’s Day: WATCH: Clay Matthews surprises Packers fans with Super Bowl tickets for Fathers Day http://t.co/3eWPvipwIA pic.twitter.com/ie7TeyVCgE — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 18, 2015 Considering how the Packers may be...
Via cover32
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

This Vikings meme totally owns Clay Matthews

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers have one of the league’s oldest and fiercest rivals in North American sports. It’s no surprises that this Vikings meme Twitter page tried to take a shot at Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews and his infamous long hair: Ohhhh I see what you did there You may also be interested in: Calvin Johnson has a celebrity friend (You won...
Via cover32
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: No Pressure, Jake!

The Green Bay Packers two big needs that were identified by the masses going into the draft were cornerback and inside linebacker.  Would a tight end have been a nice luxury item? Sure. Would it have been good to get a long term replacement for Julius Peppers? Absolutely.  Would it have been worthwhile to draft a pass-catching back to impact 3rd downs and eventually replace James...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

3 reasons everyone has to stop doubting the Denver Broncos

For some reason, the Denver Broncos (38-10 record over the last three seasons,) seem to have way more doubters than people who expect them to have double-digit wins this year. Marc Sessler from NFL.com doesn’t expect them to return to the playoffs next year, as doesn’t Fansided’s Matt Verderame. It personally seems to me that the New England Patriots, who’ll be without Tom...
Via cover32
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers should extend Mike Daniels sooner rather than later

Since the Green Bay Packers moved to a 3-4 defense in 2008, they’ve had some very impactful players and a few elite ones. Some players have had game-changing performances (see: Clay Matthews forced fumble in Super Bowl XLV) and some have displayed wondrous athleticism. However, none have brought to the table what Mike Daniels has brought to the defense since he arrived in 2012...
Via EndZoneScore
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Perry is a key defensive cog for the Green Bay Packers in 2015

When the Green Bay Packers selected Nick Perry out of USC in the 2012 NFL Draft, they figured they were finally selecting someone that could be Clay Matthews’ pass rushing partner and someone that could take the pressure off of Matthews. Entering the draft, Perry was a productive and highly athletic pass rusher that wasn’t always the consistent force his numbers would lead you...
Via EndZoneScore
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 Positional Preview: Inside Linebackers

The Green Bay Packers will have a huge turnover at the inside linebacker position this upcoming season. Gone are longtime Packers A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones who struggled mightily last season, and were the main culprits for the Packers sluggish run defense early in the 2014 season. Insert Clay Matthews who has found a home, at least part time at ILB now alongside incumbent starter...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Clay Matthews: Green Bay Packers LB quietly ignites team ► This is a continuing series being undertaken to detail the top 30 Ted Thompson draft picks. We continue today with a look at one of the top 10 choices made by ... Aaron Rodgers' contract remains friendly for him, Green Bay Packers ► GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers' contract extension has stood the test of time...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

How Will the Packers’ Run Defense Perform in 2015?

It was a tale of two halves for the Green Bay Packers in terms of its run defense last season, and it may be the biggest question facing the team heading into the 2015 season. The Packers finished 20th overall in the NFL allowing 4.3 yards per carry. They were often embarrassing in the first half of the year allowing 4.8 yards per carry and really tightened it up in the second half...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter’s best reactions from Eddie Lacy/Clay Matthews making NFL’s Top 100

Eddie Lacy and Clay Matthews each made NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2015, as it was announced on Wednesday. Lacy clocked in at number 60, while Matthews finished 51st. Needless to say, Twitter as usual posted some great reactions to the news: #Packers LB @ClayMatthews52 also voted by his peers to the #NFLTop100 list at No. 51. WATCH: http://t.co/sll5RihEmZ pic.twitter.com...
Via cover32
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Shouldn’t Move Away From Clay Matthews at ILB

One of the biggest discussions this offseason surrounding the Green Bay Packers is where will Clay Matthews at in 2015? The answer: everywhere OK not everywhere — but outside linebacker, inside linebacker, spy and rush lineman might be a few places. The fact is that the Packers defense is better when he moves around from ILB to OLB. He’s an elite pass rusher but Matthews is also...
Via The Packers Guru
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways from Packers OTAs so far

The Green Bay Packers have completed three days of OTAs so far. Based on what we’ve learned during these three days, we can make the following conclusions about the 2015 version of the Packers: Absolutely nothing. That’s right, nothing. Zip. Zero. Nadda. Anyone who tries to make grand claims after OTAs is just desperate for attention. But we can still learn a thing or two during...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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