Green Bay Packers: Why they need to draft a safety

If there is one thing that the Green Bay Packers have struggled with over the past few seasons, it has been its defense.  While the offense has been lighting up the scoreboard and the stat chart, the defense has been allowing opposing defenses, mainly the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to tear them apart.  Part of this has been because of injuries to key...
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Jarrett Bush: Julius Peppers makes Packers ‘a championship-caliber team’

With the signing of Julius Peppers, Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush believes Green Bay finally has the pieces to make another run at the Super Bowl. “I think JP pound-for-pound is one of the most athletic athletes in the league right now,” Bush said Tuesday, per the Green Bay Press Gazette. “I think he’s going to give teams a lot of trouble, especially with Clay (Matthews...
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Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers will open things up for me on defense

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Packers linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. is excited about the addition of Julius Peppers. He believes he’ll only help open up things for him. “This guy’s (6-7), 290. I’m 6-4 on a good day and 255,” Matthews told USA TODAY Sports. “They’re going to double the big guy, and that leaves...
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Packers' Clay Matthews doesn't expect to do much in OTAs

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews told Tom Peliserro of USA Today Sports that he doesn't expect to be very active when OTAs start next week. But Matthews has no doubt he will be a full-go this summer when training camp starts.Matthews broke his thumb twice last season which caused him to miss six games, including Green Bay's 23-20 loss to the San Francisco...
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Matthews Still Recovering From Injury

Matthews says he will be ready for training camp. The Packers hope he’s right. A recent conversation between Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and USA Today’s Tom Pelissero revealed that Matthews is still not 100% healed from a repeat thumb injury suffered late in the 2013 season.  ESPN’s Rob Demovsky featured the conversation in a recent article at Matthews...
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Green Bay Packers: Clay Matthews says Julius Peppers will Create More Sacks for Him

The Green Bay Packers finished eighth in the league a year ago in sacks (44), but Clay Matthews thinks the unit is going to be much improved in 2014. The reason – the addition of the 6’7″, 2750-pound monster Julius Peppers. Matthews’ 2013 season was cut short when he underwent surgery to repair his injured thumbs, but he’s feeling a sigh of relief now with Peppers on his...
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Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers Will Create More Sacks For Me

You don’t have to look far to find the one guy in Green Bay most excited about the Julius Peppers signing.   Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews gets in a celebratory mood when discussing the addition of Peppers. Matthews’ suffered through a pair of thumb injuries that led to season-ending surgery in December.  Matthews for his part believes his thumbs will be less stressed...
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Will the Packers add depth via the draft at inside linebacker?

Last week I talked about how the Packers simply can’t be deep enough at the linebacking position. Clay Matthews has been injury prone the last few seasons, and this past season especially it was as if being a linebacker meant being hurt for at least two games unless your name is A.J. Hawk. The Packers have added some key defensive personnel so far this offseason, but the inside...
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Best Team Pick – OLB: Clay Matthews (II) was an ageless wonder

There are only a handful of “football families” that contain more than one generation of high-quality players. The Manning family immediately comes to mind, but I think my vote for the most amazing football clan would be the Matthews family. Clay Matthews (II) (who was drafted by and played for the Cleveland Browns for 16 years) is the son of Clay Matthews Sr. and the father...
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Green Bay’s outside linebacking needs: are there any?

Clay Matthews is the leader of the Packer defense, when he is on the field he commands attention and demands greatness out of himself and his teammates. Julius Peppers and Mike Neal are forces to be reckoned with as well, and the Packers defensive end/outside linebacking corps looks to be a formidable one. However, one thing that has been a theme with Matthews the past few seasons...
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