Packers Podcast: Cam Newton in Clay Matthews' Crosshairs

The Packers linebacker will play a big role in trying to stop the Panthers quarterback.

On Friday I joined Bart Winkler of K107 in Fond du Lac for our weekly Green Bay Packers game preview. We take a look ahead to Sunday's upcoming game between the Packers and Panthers and discuss the status of cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Sam Shields. But we also into the responsbility of linebacker Clay Matthews and the job he'll have trying to stuff Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

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aj's picture

October 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

I'd expect Matthews to have a big game. He's a big time competitor, and with people questioning his ability, he's going to have a lot motivation to dominate. With the way Peppers has been playing, the Panthers are going to be dealing with a lot of pressure Sunday. It will be huge with the questions surrounding our starting corners.

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zeke's picture

October 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The Packers lost to Seattle, so does it really matter?

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murphy's picture

October 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Seriously? A few weeks ago you compared the HoF player in his prime to Andy Dalton.

Skip Cowless.

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aj's picture

October 17, 2014 at 04:43 pm

Do you not remember what happened the last time clay and the d were called out? As recently as last year, week 1 against the 49ers clay was a beast stopping kap, who is arguably faster than cam, in the running game. Now you're putting peppers, an extraordinary athlete who stands out on a field of elite athletes, and you don't think they can do the same thing against an undoubtedly weaker offensive line than 49ers had last year?

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aj's picture

October 17, 2014 at 07:18 pm

I was using it as an example of this defense being able to stop the run against a dynamic qb. Is this receiving corps as good as the 49ers was? In the beginning of last season, Shields and Williams weren't playing great football, not to mention the terrible safety play. Can house, hayward and Williams/hyde play better corner than Shields/Williams played in that game? Yes. Are our safeties way better than last year's safeties? Yes. Stopping the run is on the front 7, and they proved they could do that against a dynamic qb with an elite oline. If Daniels and Clay stay assignment sound, the run d should be ok. Why are you perpetually cynical about a team you claim to be a fan of? Do you truly believe every other team is better than the pack? The point of being a fan is supporting the team you root for, not to constantly put them in the ground. You remind me of the fan in Major League 2.

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aj's picture

October 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Kap and gore had 28 carriers between them. That seems like they were trying to me. Kendall hunter had 6 also.

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aj's picture

October 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Haha, are we going to keep going back and forth? Did you read my earlier comments? The cornerback play was undoubtedly poor in that game, but do you really believe that game is indicative of our current stable of corners? Even without shields for this game? And before you try to spin that logic to the front 7, the front 7 is a marked improvement over last year's as well. I like our Defense's odds in this game along with O putting up a bunch of points.

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aj's picture

October 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Also fan is short for fanatic. Aka someone who is crazy for their team. Crazy can be interpreted as supporting. So someone who supports their team is a fan. I'm not saying you need to agree with every decision, but I've never seen you post something positive about the packers. That is why people don't believe you're a fan of the pack.

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4thand1's picture

October 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

It would be nice if skippy really showed his true colors. Apparently he's to embarrassed of the team he supports to admit it. He's quick to point out other teams successes, Saints, 9ers, Colts, Broncos, Cardinals, Bengals, Falcons, Cowboys, Lions, Bears, and even the Vikings, lmfao, and just about every other team in the NFL. What has any of these teams done besides spend money and not win the big one? No normal person spends this much time bashing a team he/she claims to support. So keep getting your jollies, skippy, or get a life.

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murphy's picture

October 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm

You absolutely care, or else you wouldn't become so defensive every time someone challenged it...

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4thand1's picture

October 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

WTF seachickens? Traded away Percy Harvin to the Jets. They gave the viqueens a #1 for him . Must have given the town of Seattle a migraine.

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murphy's picture

October 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

A 2013 1st and 7th and a 2014 3rd. Traded now for a conditional mid-round pick. Whoops?

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4thand1's picture

October 18, 2014 at 12:09 am

skippy will say he helped the seachickens win a SB, when in all reality the defense won it. They totally shut down Manning and took over the game. skip cowless logic, sign a high priced headcase and give away draft picks and get crap in return. TT will never learn.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 18, 2014 at 07:26 am

Seattle must have really wanted to get rid of Harvin to give up their most dynamic offensive playmaker for peanuts.

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4thand1's picture

October 18, 2014 at 07:38 am

Seattle's offense will miss Harvin, so will Geno Smith.

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