Packers LB Clay Matthews was not a fan of playing Mike linebacker?
Last week Clay Matthews lined up at inside linebacker and it looks like the Packers will be using him there more and more. Well according to his brother Casey of the Eagles, his brother was not a fan of the switch.
“He did well, so you’ve got to assume he’ll play more of it,” Casey Matthews told the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday. “I don’t think he liked too much about it. He was happy to get that sack (of Jay Cutler), but that was when he was back to outside. He likes getting after the passer, taking on the linemen. … I told him to look at it this way: He’s the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league. He got a laugh out of that.”
Clay was asked about his brothers comments and he quickly dismissed the talk.
“I think anytime there’s a position change -– as I mentioned last week –- there’s some hesitation, obviously, with what I was comfortable doing,” Matthews said. “I think anytime you’re put in position to make plays like last week, it’s not only going to benefit yourself, but it’s going to benefit the defense as well. Yeah, in a perfect world, I’d love to line up outside 100 percent of the time, get sacks, but we were able to do that from a different position. It worked out.”