Posts Tagged ‘Clay Matthews’

The Unexpected (and expected) for Wild Card weekend

The the NFL playoffs are finally here. Wild Card weekend came and passed without too much hubbub, as three of the four games didn’t quite live up to the billing. Nevertheless, there were plenty of surprises as usual, so let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for Wild Card weekend.

Ware, Matthews and Welker don adult diapers for charity

Former Jets QB Joe Namath created quite a stir when he endorsed pantyhose in the 1970s, but he has nothing on DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews and Wes Welker.

NFL Honors tidbits: Baldwin, Manning delight Indy

The inaugural NFL Honors gala offered a generous dose of memorable moments. The Tim Tebow/Katy Perry encounter is in the books, but there were plenty of gems from Saturday night’s NFL/Hollywood mashup:

Vermeil, Levy bring touch of coaching class to Radio Row

Thursday featured the arrival of two iconic former NFL coaches, Dick Vermeil and Marv Levy, to Radio Row.

Woodson: Playoff success all about momentum

According to Packers CB Charles Woodson, the key to making it to the Super Bowl is peaking at the right time.

Packers presence already felt at Pro Bowl

As players and coaches began to arrive for the Pro Bowl on Monday, it became immediately clear that we’ll be seeing a major Packers presence throughout the week. And not just because Clay Matthews owned the pool for much of the day.

Poolside in paradise

Pro Bowl week officially is under way, as evidenced by the trickle of players already finding their way to the Marriott Ihilani in Honolulu on Monday afternoon.

First and 10: Ward dances his way into the studio

Twinkle-toes himself, reigning “Dancing With the Stars” champ Hines Ward, will be visiting the NFL.com and NFL Network offices Wednesday afternoon. Be on the lookout for the Steelers receiver to be featured here on NFL.com as well as on “NFL Total Access” on NFL Network tonight. In fact, Ward will join us for a live chat this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET.

Pick Six: From gridiron to squared circle

NFL players players are no stranger to the squared circle, but who are the best to have come from the NFL to excel in professional wrestling? Who else is going to answer this question?

Rodgers says that he has not gone ‘Hollywood’

Charlie Sheen has a point — winning is good. But sometimes it can go to your head. Just take Sheen’s Ricky Vaughn character from “Major League” — who shows up to Spring Training the year after leading the Indians to a division title with a three-piece suit, a blonde on his arm and a Hollywood attitude in the sequel. It’s all about winning.

Casey Matthews aims to break Clay’s mold in NFL

Oregon LB Casey Matthews, like brother Clay before him, adores the prestigious football family he was born into, but he’s determined to carve out a name for himself in the NFL.

Pick Six: NFL player/WWE superstar comparisons

The biggest story in sports this week is the return of The Rock to the WWF. The news sent waves around the world, not only was The Rock trending on Twitter, but so was his alter-ego Dwayne Johnson. That, my friends, takes star power.

And it got me thinking, is there anybody in the NFL who carries the Rock’s charisma? Some might say Chad Ochocinco, but that doesn’t really work. Mainly because The Rock was once a champion.

Fandemonium hits the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl

Hey NFL fan! It’s Ralph Lanier Jr., your NFL Director of Fandemonium here to tell you all about my phenomenal experiences at the 2011 Pro Bowl and also Super Bowl XLV. It’s been a busy and exciting couple of weeks and sadly, these are my final two entries.

Packers finally hit the slant to set up TD

The Packers have a slant package which is really been their bread and butter. But the receivers reactions has been terrible, with at least five drops. Either the passes have been too hard, or the receivers aren’t seeing the ball, but the slant game has been non-existent.

WR Ward comes up big for Steelers

Big series all in shotgun, empty with no backs. Green Bay decided not to pressure, went with mostly three- or four-man rush and the Steelers were able to move the ball.

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