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Clay Matthew gets 5-yr extension

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    "@JasonLaCanfora: Packers announce a contract extension with Clay Matthews. Becomes one of highest paid defenders in NFL history. Aaron Rodgers up next"

    "@JasonLaCanfora: Clay Matthews received $20.5M to sign 5yr extension. Makes $27M in the first 12 months of deal. Averages $13.2M/yr over 5 new years ..."

    "@JasonLaCanfora: Including the existing year left on Matthews deal, he will earn in excess of $69M over the next 6 years"
  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I've always thought he was kind of overrated. Did he get more than Ware?
  3. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    i don't think hes overrated but i do believe he gets put on a pedestial. he is a great LB IMO.
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I can agree with this, pedestal is a better word.
  5. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    My wife thinks he looks like Fabio.... I'm convinced women are the reason why Clay Matthews gets all the national exposure on TV (commercials).
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Not even football related. Just a real hot pic.
  7. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Said hes the highest paid lb.
  8. jzcowboy

    jzcowboy Active Member

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    He's a one trick pony. Can't defend the pass or run.
  9. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I think he is a pretty good pass defender for a pass rushing LB. Over the past 4 years Matthews has 4 career interceptions and 22 career Passes Defensed .

    D. Ware in contrast has 1 interception and 22 Passes defensed over 8 years.

    On the other hand, Matthews isn't nearly the pass rusher Ware is.
  10. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Active Member

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    I need to screenshot this because I can't believe you, an ardent packers fan, would say Ware is superior to Matthews in pass rushing.
  11. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Being a fan of one team vs another (or both) doesn't stop me from trying to be honest in my analysis. D. Ware is the best pass rusher in the NFL over the past decade, and it's not even close.
  12. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Active Member

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    HOW CAN YOU BE A FAN OF BOTH TEAMS?!

    I mean, sure, I'll root for other teams to lose and even occasionally other teams to win if it helps the boys but I just can't fathom how someone can claim to have 2 favorite NFL teams. What if they play each other? Are you happy no matter what? That would actually be kinda nice :laugh2:
  13. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't Mathews have taken a lesser salary so that Green Bay could make the defense better with that extra money?? :D
  14. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    I love Clay the pass rusher. The dude is flat out relentless. Also love the way he wraps up on sacks with perfect form.

    However I've never see a dominant pass rusher get knocked on his butt as much as this kid. He gets pancaked a lot. I've only seen Ware get pancaked maybe once, or twice.
  15. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    On the other hand, Matthews is 4 years younger than Ware.

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