Episode 35 - What Do We Do With Clay Matthews?
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This week on Blue 58, OTAs are over, but minicamp is just beginning. We take a look at this year’s crop of wide receivers and wonder how one notable name could fare this year with some promising rookies around. Plus, what does Clay Matthews bring to the Packers in 2017?
Here are the headlines we covered on this week's episode:
OTAs are a thing of the past; we're on to minicamp now. Still, it's important to look back and think about what the three weeks of Organized Team Activities could mean to this year's Packers team. Jon and Gary talk about a few players who stood out and a few storylines worth following this season.
Gary has been powering through a series in which he offers a one sentence factoid on a group of players. This week, he took a look at the Packers' very large corps of wide receivers, finding a few facts you may never have heard before.
Last week on the podcast, Jon and Gary unveiled their rankings of the top ten Packers players, but found they actually disagreed on quite a few of the backups. On the blog, the two explore those disagreements and try to figure out exactly what certain players mean to the team.
Main Topic: What Do We Do With Clay Matthews?
Clay Matthews just turned 31, is owed a pile of money this year, and hasn't been an elite pass rusher in several seasons. Last year, the former All-Pro was extremely limited due to injuries and could actually be thought of as more of a supporting player this year than anything else. What do we make of the Claymaker as he heads into what could be the last act of his career?
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