did clay matthews retire

The defense got better because the ILBs he pushed off the field were that bad, and it allowed Peppers--who was still good--to play a lot more snaps. Go Clay, Go Pack! We wish him, his wife, Casey, and the rest of their family all the best moving forward.”. I wouldn't have a problem with bringing Matthews back to Green Bay. But in all honesty I'd like to see us take a OT or WR if one of the better ones slips, or trade down for extra picks. "I've always taken pride in the fact that I can do it all, whether it's covering backs out of the backfield, running vertically with the slot or playing inside 'backer," Matthews said. Right now, if he returns, he's a situational role player. Considering the Packers lack of depth at inside linebacker, I am surprised they haven’t offered him a veteran’s minimum to play. He is one of the most likable players I have ever had the pleasure of watching. ! I enjoyed every encounter we had at work and off the field; no matter if it was just in passing, or just one witty line. For all you Clay haters he is ranked in the 80’s by pff and 29 out of 132 middle linebackers, he filled in great in the middle and had a few interceptions if you think he can’t help you are mistaken. Sure he was healthy enough to start 13 games last year, but did he finish 13 games? His last couple of years at Green Bay all those positives were offset by him not wrapping up and completing the tackle, taking himself out of plays and not having the speed to recover. People want Clay Matthews back because hes available and he can play football still. "Clay Matthews lives in the L.A. area. Miller suffered an ankle tendon injury, and is out for months, even if the Broncos aren’t prepared to rule him out for the entire season. This fan has a good point when it comes to Matthews leaving Green Bay. You will be missed Clay!! ?- Six-time Pro Bowler ?- Super Bowl champion ? The news came on the heels of former Packers WR Randall Cobb signing with the Dallas Cowboys. He's injury prone. To bull rushing (cobra striking) me and then doing your predator move just to prove a point at camp. And playing alongside great players is only going to help out.". No guarantees are made for any specific outcome. Clay Matthews, sipping on a Mai Tai on a beach in California, forty pounds heavier than his playing weight: “Gee, I really hope to play somewhere this year. That being said, Matthews only posted 3.5 sacks in 2018 and has not had a double-digit sack season since 2014. Goodson played ILB alongside Blake Martinez last season and was on the field when the Packers were in their base defense. MD Jennings and Jerron Mcmillian will pick up right where Nick Collins left off, right? He brings value as a savy vet playing off ball or blitzing, that is about it. Partner of iOne Digital / Cassius Network. This fan knows it's time to move on from Matthews. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine prefers to play with one true inside linebacker in most passing situations and prefers to play a safety in a hybrid S/ILB position to make the team’s pass defense stronger. It's a sentimental thing that a lot of fans want Matthews back but I don't think it's likely at all. There was a report of interest from the Seahawks in early August, otherwise things have been quiet in terms of Matthews actually playing again. I guess the fact that the Pack let him go without even an offer, and have YET to bring him back, Gute knows more than I about it. color:#fff; AND he can play ILB. src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=674090812743125&ev=PageView&noscript=1"/>, .promo_edge { He either didn't or couldn't be a leader. The team also drafted Rashan Gary with the No. Green Bay ended up going in a different direction early in free agency. He said, "Super sad day. I didn’t watch Matthews last year much. Need him in Goodsons spot. How about a retirement ceremony? Adding a reasonably-priced depth receiver is also not out of the question in free agency. If he's willing to do that and take a reasonable one or two year deal, then maybe. Colts officially place Andrew Luck on reserve/retired list, Marcus Stroman ‘liking’ tweets dissing White Sox managerial candidate Tony La Russa, X-rays reveal surprise Gardner Minshew thumb injury to Jaguars QB, The surprising best trade Sixers president Daryl Morey could make, Clayton Kershaw is the Dirk Nowitzki of MLB, Updating and Ranking The 50 Greatest NBA Players of all time, Paul Pierce name-drops an All-Star return in trade for Warriors’ No. Of course, Matthews is not dying as he will be a member of the Rams for the next two seasons. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. If he signs, Matthews would be Edge 4 at best. It's clear Matthews was a fan favorite as he was a key play on the 2010 team that won the Super Bowl. Clay does bring more value than Oren Burks or Lane Taylor based on contract. A trade could be beneficial, but this Packers team already has championship potential. If you have already commented on Cheesehead TV in the past, we've created an account for you. Of course, Matthews is not dying as he will be a member of the Rams for the next two seasons. He said, "With the departure of Clay Matthews, the only remaining Packers from the Super Bowl XVL team are: Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby, Tramon Williams and Bryan Bulaga. Rushing the passer from the ILB position is as much about good play calls, instincts, timing, and disguising your rush as anything else. You will be missed. color:#fff; To say he was not "good" inside is not accurate. } With the departure of Clay Matthews, the only remaining Packers from the Super Bowl XVL team are: Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby, Tramon Williams and Bryan Bulaga. I actually think Queen is a better ILB than Murray. I think that's about the only way he's back. Since the Los Angeles Rams released OLB Clay Matthews on Thursday, fans Packers players and members of the media have speculated about a possible return to Green Bay for the former Packers star. But they cant just sign him and wait until round 4 or later to add to the position IF thats the plan. Matthews will go down in history as a great Packer. Clay Matthews can’t reach deal with Broncos, insists he’s not retiring Home Clay Matthews rebuffs interest from Broncos. I'm NOT okay." Thanks for commenting. Here's a look at Packers players, experts and fans reacting to the news. He mailed it in. Maybe the strategy is to wait until after the first game is played so if they do sign him, the Packers are on the hook for his entire season’s salary, something they would owe him if they signed him before Sunday. DISCLAIMER: This site and the products offered are for entertainment purposes only, and there is no gambling offered on this site. I stand down on my PFF statement. I honestly thought he was one of the best players on the Packers and in the NFL. Chris Matthews, one of America's best-known political talk show hosts, is retiring from MSNBC, effective immediately, after a string of recent controversies on and off the air. display:inline-block; We need him. Geez, some fans just can't stop hanging onto or bringing back already used and disposable products. I'm thinking not, I think the team has obviously moved on with the addition of the Smith brothers (I know they are not really brothers). Matthews still showed he has something left in the tank last season. The Rams released the 11-year veteran in March, and he filed a grievance against them for unpaid money in April. If yes, then who does he take playing time from, not the Smith brothers, Gary, Kirksey?? ... What are the rules about a player that chooses to retire rather than play? You make a good point that, with money not in abundance, it’s not just what we get in Matthews but also what else that money could get us. Clay Matthews,  from meeting you before I was ever your teammate and teaching me a few techniques at Proactive Sports. You will be missed." While this is not out of the question, there are several conditions that would have to be met for the Packers to welcome Matthews back to the team he started his NFL career with in 2009. And then the Packers were on board, going, 'Alright ... then we'll figure something out. In the 143 career games that Matthews played with the Packers, he racked up 483 total tackles to go along with 84.5 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, six interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, and 40 defended passes. He had $2 million worth of guaranteed roster bonuses coming his way, but there were offsets attached. It would have to be a short-term and team friendly deal. I enjoyed every encounter we had at work and off the field; no matter if it was just in passing, or just one witty line. The results have been mixed. that is still on the Packers. Since the Los Angeles Rams released OLB Clay Matthews on Thursday, fans Packers players and members of the media have speculated about a possible return to Green Bay for the former Packers star. As the franchise’s all-time sack leader and an integral part of Green Bay’s Super Bowl XLV championship, he will be remembered as one of the greatest players in the history of the organization, Clay will always be a member of the Packers family. You will be missed Clay!! I'm NOT okay. Pro Football Focused looked at Matthews' best seasons with the Packers based on his overall grade. #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/AEf9n7oqau, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst sent a message to Matthews after the signing became official he said, "We want to thank Clay for all that he has contributed to the Packers over the past 10 seasons.

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