The Green Bay Packers defense improved greatly after outside linebacker Clay Matthews moved inside, but he reportedly prefers to stay on the outside.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews moved to inside linebacker against the Chicago Bears, and this move paid off greatly for the Packers as they blew out the Bears, 55-14.
Their defense looked dramatically better after allowing 44 points to the New Orleans Saints, and Bears running back Matt Forte was held to 54 yards even though the Packers ranked last in run defense.
Matthews provided a much more beastly presence on the inside than either of the Packers’ starting inside linebackers.
Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Casey Matthews, who will face his brother on Sunday, revealed that Clay does not like playing inside linebacker and would rather play his natural position on the outside.
“He did well, so you’ve got to assume he’ll play more of it. I don’t think he liked too much about it. He was happy to get that sack, but that was when he was back to outside,” the Eagles linebacker said to Philadelphia Daily News.
The Packers will likely need Matthews to play inside again since they will be facing an elite running back in LeSean McCoy.