FOOTBALL — 16 September 2012

The 2012 NFL season has barely begun and Clay Matthews III is already making an immediate impact for his team, which has made every team in the NFL take notice. Since he debut with the Packers in 2009, his relentless style, speed and agility has made him one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL; some would argue he’s hardest to play one-on-one. This year Clay has taken his talents to new heights, in just two games he has already collected 6 sacks; and is currently on pace to set the single season sack record currently held by Michael Strahan from 2001, when he collected 22 1/2 sacks. According to , he is on pace to get 48 sacks, a record unheard of in the almost 100 year history of the NFL. Experts have already stated the inevitability of being subjected to double teams and modified schemes in order to neutralize his relentless pass rushing. I can say personally from following Clay Matthews III since his debut, that it will take much more than double teaming to neutralize him. Though he plays at Linebackers, he’s is also able to play the Defensive End and Outside Linebackers positions; with this noted if the Packers wanted, they can move him to different positions on defensive throughout the game, in order to confuse the offense. At this point only time will tell if Clay can continue his torrid pace to breaking the all-time sack record, but whether he does or not, he is definitely a player to watch the next time the Packers play; even if you’re not a fan of the Packers, one can appreciate the type of talent Clay Matthews III possesses.


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