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This is the Week for Clay Matthews…

You’ve heard this one before, right?

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he’s playing. He said it two weeks ago and then he didn’t play.

He’s now been out three consecutive weeks and four overall with some kind of hamstring injury. Matthews has practiced on a limited basis this week. And yes, he says this is the week he plays again.

“But I feel good about where I’m at right now. It’s unfortunate. You don’t ever want to miss any games in this league, but like I said, I feel good. I feel healthy, and I plan on being out there, barring any setbacks.”

Barring any setbacks is obviously the key there. The last time Matthews said he was going to play, he had one of those dreaded setbacks.

Is this the week for Matthews?

We’ll believe it when we see it.

Without Matthews, the Packers’ pass rush has been dormant. Although Matthews has just three sacks this season, he still provides a matchup problem for the offense. That, in turn, frees up guys like Nick Perry to make plays.

If the Packers plan on winning in Washington, Matthews’ presence will be key.

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Joseph Bonham

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13 Comments

  1. Jon Bon Gravy November 18, 2016

    He’ll have a sack on the first series and then sit out the 4th quarter of what will be a close game

  2. PF4L November 18, 2016

    I don’t remember who, but i remember someone saying that Nick Perry is only productive when Mathews is on the field. Based on the last 3 games. I think that statement has some validity

  3. Kato November 18, 2016

    The packers pass rush has been really hamstrung by his absence.

    1. PF4L November 18, 2016

      Ha…i see what you did.

      Kind of like how the queens pass rush would look if Everson Griffen wasn’t on PED’s.

  4. Mike November 18, 2016

    Use to be…”Can’t make the Club in the Tub” but since Matthews has his Money, guess it doesn’t matter.

  5. Killer November 18, 2016

    No longer taking the PEDs I think Clay is worried the differential in his play will be too obvious thus revealing to the world he is a product of PEDs. So he fakes a hamstring injury and lingering effects so he has a fall back excuse. This way he can milk this year and likely next before he suddenly retires or is cut. That means about 19 more commercials so he can make a lot of money there and by his contract even without production. Or he may eventually go back to the PEDs if he thinks he can get away with it.

    Hamstring issues are typical of guys who are too built up via PEDs. They are carrying much more mass than their body ever would naturally so they don’t have the right hamstrings for it.

    1. MJ November 18, 2016

      You are mixing it all up. PED’s are not like Bane’s steroids! But say he was taking hormones, are those selective and do not develop his lower body?

  6. MJ November 18, 2016

    I hate that “I am the best” commercial. At least he could back it up on the field.

  7. Unsupervised Child November 18, 2016

    He’s only getting endorsement commercials because JJ Watt is out for the season. When Watt returns next year, the endorsements will drop. Besides the only memorable plays Clay is making is sitting on the sidelines.

    1. PF4L November 19, 2016

      JJ Watt can only get endorsements if he isn’t injured?

      Interesting

  8. TyKo Steamboat November 18, 2016

    Good thing we have so many pretty boys looking pretty & making commercials. Nice & embarrassing “No one comes into this house!!!!” … yea, then you bitches get your asses kicked by the colts & cowboys
    No heart. Just a fat dough boy in Lacy & some pretty boys

    1. MJ November 19, 2016

      That one is annoying too… they come to this house, get comfortable on the sofa and open the fridge without asking.

  9. Pred November 18, 2016

    The peds are now taking their toll. He may get a sack, get reinjured and then be a sideline fixture again. Why do yoi think he’s been doing any and all commercials like there’s no tomorrow? Years of masking cannot permanently hide the breakdown that’s now present. There’s always a price to pay.