Clay matthews

Deep Dive
Better Than Dallas
Better Than Dallas
The Cowboys are off to a great start, but they're not as deep as the Packers, who have reeled off four straight wins by dominating in different ways. Plus, a smart look at something the Jets are actually doing right and more film-study notes
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
The wrong personnel playing the wrong scheme affected both New England and Green Bay in season-opening losses. It’s a continuation of last season’s problems for both teams, though one has a better chance of fixing it
By Greg A. Bedard
Business of Football
The Masterminds Behind the Mayhem
The Masterminds Behind the Mayhem
The Seahawks and Packers kick off a new NFL season tonight in a marquee matchup. The men who built the rosters, Seattle’s John Schneider and Green Bay’s Ted Thompson, share a common background but couldn’t be more different
By Andrew Brandt
Training Camp 2014
Packers Report: Spiced Up With Peppers
Packers Report: Spiced Up With Peppers
Green Bay added an unusual free-agent splurge, signing Julius Peppers to shore up a defense that was among the worst at stopping the run in 2013. But is the 34-year-old defensive end the answer?
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
A Horrible Holiday
A Horrible Holiday
The Packers were blown out in Detroit on Thanksgiving, Green Bay's fifth straight game without a win. And while it'd be easy to blame everything on the absence of Aaron Rodgers, it's actually the other side of the ball that is embarrassing itself
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
The Read-Option As We Know It Is Dead
The Read-Option As We Know It Is Dead
But the scheme is quickly evolving to redefine play-action and revolutionize the passing game. Long live the read-option
By Andy Benoit
3Q Interview
Bring on the New
Bring on the New
Clay Matthews on preparing for the read-option and taking his first vacation ever
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Packers Preview: Bouncing Back? Scary Thought
Packers Preview: Bouncing Back? Scary Thought
Led by arguably the best player in football, Green Bay is loaded again for a run at the top
By Andy Benoit