Hi all. Steeler fan here.
I have a question for you all. Now I want to preface this with a statement so I am not misunderstood.
Clay matthews IS an elite outside linebacker.
Ok, with that out of the way why is Clay Matthews an elite athlete. I ask this because I have seen him do a few interviews this week and he looked small. By small I mean that he really looked like an average joe. Like he couldn't be bigger, stronger, or faster than other elite outside linebackers like James Harrion or Terrell Suggs.
So with no disrespect at all intended my question to you is this...what makes Clay Matthews the elite athlete he is. Is it speed, intelligence, technique, strength? What has he excelled at to routinely beat blocks and become one with the quarterback?