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Don't Forget Clay Matthews and Other News Around The NFL

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Looking back over my two recaps of the Green Bay Packers game, I've completely neglected to mention the great LB Clay Matthews. He had almost the same stat line (7 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, 3 QB hits) as the other rookie LB Brad Jones (5 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, 2 QB hits), but Jones did it quietly (I don't know how it was possible, but I only remember one of his sacks). Meanwhile, Matthews destroyed Steelers LT Max Starks on a couple plays. And he should have had another sack and forced fumble except for the stupid Tuck Rule. I loved on the sidelines after the official reversed the call, you could read QB Ben Roethlisberger's lips say "wow". The officials got the call right, it's just a stupid rule. I was optimistic that Matthews could be an outside LB version of LB Nick Barnett, but he's exceeded all my high expectations.

Congratulations to Greg Bedard for finally getting back to Green Bay after a 16 hour "flight" from Pittsburgh. I usually check Greg's Twitter account every day for the most recent Packer updates, but I only got to follow his Planes, Trains, and Automobiles adventure today.

What a lousy Monday night game. Who could have guessed that the Redskins would have come out flat at the end of a lost season for a lame duck coach?

Brad Childress is an idiot. Who could have guessed that trying to bench a certain star QB under any circumstances would make him turn on him?

The entire Cincinnati Bengals team is traveling down to Louisiana tomorrow for Chris Henry's funeral.

Mike Holmgren was announced as the new President of the Cleveland Browns. I think it's a great move for the Browns. He adds a lot of great football knowledge at the top of their organization. So long as he just stays focused on his role, and lets everyone else in the organization (after he cleans house) do their job.