We expected Clay Matthews to play on Sunday. Clay Matthews expected to play on Sunday. Of course, Clay Matthews didn’t play on Sunday.
Matthews missed his third game of the season with a hamstring injury. He first pulled up lame and missed week 3 and he’s now missed week 8 and 9 as well. Say what you want about Matthews, but you’ve seen the Packers’ pass rush has been bad the past two weeks without him. They have just two sacks in each of those games.
So what’s the deal?
Matthews suffered a setback late in the week.
“Clay looked good in practice Thursday [but] had a setback and was unable to play,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.
There have been no expectations set for Matthews this week. However, a setback could certainly mean a player may be sidelined for several weeks.
This is a recurring theme, which is the most frustrating part. Yes, Matthews plays most of the time. He’s played in 106 of a possible 120 games in his career. So in other words, Matthews shows up for work 88 percent of the time.
However, he’s missed games in each season that he’s played outside linebacker full-time, except his rookie year.
Why has he missed most of those games? If you said “because of a hamstring issue,” you’re today’s big winner!
It’s another tiring ongoing storyline with these Green Bay Packers, but not to worry! Just because Clay Matthews can’t play football doesn’t mean he can’t promote things. And at least he was on hand to do plenty of that this past weekend.
— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) November 4, 2016
That’s rather comical considering Matthews was unable to rise to the occasion on the field. Or, who was watching the game and saw this spot?
Again, fairly comical, especially when he utters the line, “I’m the best!”
The best at pulling your hammy, maybe.
Maybe it’s time Matthews retired from football and just focused on commercials.