Rookie Clay Matthews Turning Heads : Packers Insider

Rookie Clay Matthews Turning Heads

September 19, 2009 by  
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Bob McGinnn of the Journal Sentinel 
Sept. 19th, 2009

Green Bay — The Green Bay Packers have generated plenty of pass rush through the preseason and season opener even though little has come from the outside-linebacker position.

Part of the reason is that rookie Clay Matthews was able to play in just the exhibition finale and the opener against Chicago due to a recurring hamstring injury.

What happens if Matthews quickly blossoms into the pass rusher that the Packers expected him to become when they traded up to draft him in the first round?

“He’s just going to continue to progress,” said Kevin Greene, who coaches the outside linebackers. “He’s got great upside. He has something special.”

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Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) listens to linebacker coach Kevin Greene during training camp last month

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) listens to linebacker coach Kevin Greene during training camp last month

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