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SI: Playing at 40.
Matthews: I look at our roster and see some guys who were born my senior year in high school. I tell guys I played with our coach [ Jeff Fisher] in college at USC, and they're amazed. They can't believe Jeff played DB in college. They don't picture that, at some point of his life, Jeff was a normal person.
SI: Houston Oilers.
Matthews: Glory days. So much fun to come to work every day. I still enjoy the game, but it's different. I think: Not playing anymore wouldn't be too bad.
SI: Toughest guy to block.
Matthews: My brother. [Clay, a former Browns linebacker faced Bruce 23 times.] I was playing left tackle in '86, and he beat me for a sack of Warren Moon and fell on the back of [running back] Mike Rozier's leg, knocking him out with a knee injury the rest of the year.