1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Is Clay Matthews a Pro Football Hall of Famer?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Packer Brother, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Packer Brother

    Packer Brother Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    575
    Ratings:
    +336
    He's got a good chance to get 100 sacks when it's all said and done.
     
  2. lambeaulambo

    lambeaulambo Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    913
    Ratings:
    +319
    yeah I think so...the Matthews name in the NFL will not hurt his chances.
     
  3. AKCheese

    AKCheese Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    469
    Ratings:
    +267
    He’ll be in there right beside LeRoy Butler... oh wait... you mean the one in Canton Ohio? I’ll be suprised if he even gets nominated... seriously.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. PackerDNA

    PackerDNA Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    3,451
    Ratings:
    +1,651
    Ahhh.....no.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Jerellh528

    Jerellh528 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    623
    Ratings:
    +362
    Yeah.
    He’s a former pfwa defensive player of the year, 6x pro bowler, 3x all pro, 5th all time in career postseason sacks, can easily move into top 2 or 3 this season, and Super Bowl champion. When it’s all said and done, he will increase his number totals & hopefully add another Super Bowl.
    I think he’s a hall of farmer.
     
  6. MrUdonta

    MrUdonta Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Messages:
    692
    Ratings:
    +391
    Yep. Right up there with Old McDonald.
     
    • Funny Funny x 6
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. Jerellh528

    Jerellh528 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    623
    Ratings:
    +362
    When I saw I got a notification, I thought it was going to be some type of meaningful or contributory post or even a rebuttal to my opinion. But instead I got a typo joke, nice. Never disappointed with the quality of this forum lol.
     
  8. AKCheese

    AKCheese Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    469
    Ratings:
    +267
    Ummmm sorry.... he is 1x all pro... eight years ago

    He was the best at his position for one year early in his career

    Pro bowls are like popcorn... by the time super bowl players can’t go and players with hang nails opt out going to a pro bowl doesnt mean much...

    So lets review the bidding.... he flashed at the top of his craft ONCE early in his career has been a good player on mediocre defenses since... disappearing at times (notably with a Super Bowl apearance on the line against Seattle)

    He’ll be lucky to get on a ballot and if Ted Thompson could draft he’d be taking a pay cut or be playing elsewhere

    Who do we talk about next for the hall...Jordy??? LOL
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  9. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    18,981
    Ratings:
    +10,280
    No way. There are currently several edge rushers in the league or having recently retired more deserving of becoming a Hall of Famer.
     
  10. Jerellh528

    Jerellh528 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    623
    Ratings:
    +362
    Ummmmm sorry..... he’s a 3x all pro. Twice second team, but still all pro team.
     
  11. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    18,981
    Ratings:
    +10,280
    There's a huge difference between being named first or second team All-Pro though.
     
  12. Jerellh528

    Jerellh528 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    623
    Ratings:
    +362
    Not really. You’re still amongst the very elite at the position, whether you’re 2nd or 3rd best isn’t a huge difference
     
  13. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    18,981
    Ratings:
    +10,280
    It makes a huge difference when considering a player for the HOF though.
     
  14. Jerellh528

    Jerellh528 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    623
    Ratings:
    +362
    I reckon I’d agree with that.
     
  15. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    18,981
    Ratings:
    +10,280
    Just take a look at players ahead of Matthews in total sacks that have made the first All-Pro team more than once and are currently not in the HOF:

    Jared Allen, DeMarcus Ware (four times), Dwight Freeney, Von Miller, Julius Peppers (three times), John Abraham, Elvis Dumervil, James Harrison, Steve McMichael, Clyde Simmons and Pat Swilling (twice).

    Taking a look at that list there are definitely several players on it being way more deserving of making it to Canton.
     
  16. AmishMafia

    AmishMafia Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,349
    Ratings:
    +3,525
    Doubtful for the reasons mentioned. Had he maintained his 2010 season form, probably. But injuries prevented that. To get into the HOF he will need to buy a ticket like the rest of us.
     
  17. Half Empty

    Half Empty Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    2,912
    Ratings:
    +1,171
    Hey, when you serve up softballs...
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  18. MrUdonta

    MrUdonta Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Messages:
    692
    Ratings:
    +391
    Humor never misses an opportunity.
     
  19. Mike McCarthy

    Mike McCarthy Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    434
    Ratings:
    +400
    Has about the same odds of getting in as Tim Harris. Hasn’t even been the best player at his position in the nfc north and now some are putting him on the list of all time best, my goodness fellas, thanks for the laughs.
     
  20. AKCheese

    AKCheese Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    469
    Ratings:
    +267
    Oh come on Mike.... he might not be FIRST team All NFC North, but second team NFC North is still all NFC Nortb
     
    • Like Like x 1
  21. Conso

    Conso Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Messages:
    25
    Ratings:
    +7
    I would say Packer HoF sure, NFL no. He had a short stint at top then injuries, crappy supporting cast, he has been on a downhill slide since 2010. Maybe if he finds that fire again for last few years here MAYBE. If he got in for that one great season, we might as well throw Don Majkowski (probably misspelled his name bad, but you know who I mean) in there too. IMO 1 or 2 good seasons hell even 3 shouldn’t get you into NFL HoF. Team HoF sure though.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  22. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    18,981
    Ratings:
    +10,280
    Matthews will definitely make it to the Packers HOF as the team's all-time sack leader.
     
  23. thisisnate

    thisisnate Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,253
    Ratings:
    +841
    i don't think he's even close tbh
     
  24. Half Empty

    Half Empty Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    2,912
    Ratings:
    +1,171
  25. MrUdonta

    MrUdonta Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Messages:
    692
    Ratings:
    +391
    Why do you bother to list a bunch guys who aren't even eligible for the HOF and present the fact that they are not in it as part of your evidence that CM3 should not be in it? That's like saying Aaron Rodgers isn't good enough to be in the HOF because Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady aren't in it. The only ones on your list who are eligible are Simmons, McMichael and Swilling. Of those three, the only one who played the same position was Swilling.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018

Share This Page