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Article about Clay Matthews on ESPN

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackersRS, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

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    Great read. Rec'd.
    Clay Matthews known as Green Bay Packers' 'animal' on field - ESPN

     
  2. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Great article! Thankie RS!!!! Rise and rise again, until the lamb becomes a lion, (Packer, I shall amend!). Never give up! Thankfully T.T. had the foresight to sign him.
     
  3. Forget Favre

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    Yeah. And that's a good reason why there shouldn't be any more smack talk about TT.
    How easy we forget the good he's done.

    Good find and post PRS.
     
  4. Mr. StyleZ

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    Excellent read. Thanks.
     
  5. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    This was written by Craig Koplien of WTMJ in Milwaukee;

    The Green Bay Packers can thank Brett Favre for one more thing, other than a lot of memories, when they take the field tonight in Chicago.

    The Packers traded Favre to the New York Jets for a conditional draft choice in 2008. The pick became the Jets' third-rounder in the 2009 draft because Favre played more than 50 percent of the snaps in the 2008 season.

    So when the Packers started looking for an extra pick to pair with the 41st and 73rd overall picks to send to New England for the 26th overall pick in the first round on that draft day, GM Ted Thompson reached into his trove of choices and pulled out the Favre pick -- the 83rd. He sent the three picks to New England for that first-rounder and a fifth- to get a prospect many in the league thought had some holes because of a very spotty college career.

    The prospect started only eight games in five years, but Thompson had a feel for him. He thought the prospect would be just what his front seven was missing. And so the deal got made, and Thompson used the ultimate headache that had been the Favre nightmare to help him get his man.

    NFL sack leader Clay Matthews.
     
  6. Murgen

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    Great article.
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    So therefore, Croak, can be thankful for Favre, for Matthews???!!! I love ya Favrie, thanks! Sorry about the forthcoming sacks!
     
  8. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    Kinda poetic justice, isn't it?
     
  9. Murgen

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    How ironic would it be if Matthews wins the game on a last second sack of Farve? The irony would be too much.
     
  10. DergaSmash

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    That would be the greatest end to what could possibly one of the greatest Packer-Viking games ever. I would love to see it.
     
  11. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    They should make #52 Jerseys that say; "Thanks Brett" on the back where the name goes.
     
  12. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Shall we make a drinking game of it!??? Every time Matthews sacks some, we "salute/ thanks Favre"! Double shot if it's Favre himself! This could be a fun year! Thanks Favre!
     
  13. DergaSmash

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    I think I would be pretty tossed very soon if I played that drinking game. I think Clay's story should get even more press. Proof positive that drive and dedication can get you far. I think it is a great message for our youth, especially with the increase in High School athletes using steroids and other PE drugs. Matthews represents my second favorite type of player. He still went to a big school and was drafted in the first round, not that I hold it against him. Its just that my favorite type of players are guys like Zombo. Guys that are written off after college but come into a team's training camp, bust their ***, and make the team with a lot of heart. That stuff is the absolute ****!! I love it.
     

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