Along with several of his offensive linemen, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews made his major movie debut last year with Pitch Perfect 2, the popular a cappella musical comedy. It should surprise no one that the All-Pro from Southern California would end up working in Hollywood. Matthews has landed yet another role, though for a much smaller screen.
Matthews, who also appeared in the video for the old Sunday Night Football song "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," returns for the program's new intro. This time around, the new song is based on "Something Bad," a Carrie Underwood song which the producers have reworked into "Oh, Sunday Night." The song and video may not feature Matthews'' golden pipes, but expect to see his signature locks.
Packers linebacker Jayrone Elliott aims to have a big season in 2016, and he has made some lifestyle changes -- namely his diet -- to turn that desire into reality. That doesn't mean Elliott doesn't still do some crazy things off the field, such as hopping in a car with racer Mario Andretti. While the linebacker probably doesn't need to fear driving at 220 mph with Andretti at the wheel, it would probably turn general manager Ted Thompson's hair grey if it hadn't already turned that color years ago.
Though many factors contributed to the Packers' offensive decline last season, the lack of a dedicated wide receivers coach likely played a significant role. Luke Getsy assumed that mantle in 2016, and the early returns from the wideouts have been uniformly positive.
Until Green Bay's 2015 sixth-round pick shows the coaching staff that he can handle all responsibilities of the fullback position during padded practices, the team can still theoretically bring back veteran John Kuhn to assume his old role. Aaron Ripkowski gets his first shot at doing so when training camp begins next month.