Clay Matthews III
The Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion helped stop New Orleans's Mark Ingram at the one-yard line with no time left in Green Bay's 42--34 Week 1 win.
What size are your shoulder pads? Did you borrow them from a high school player?
CLAY MATTHEWS: They're prepubescent, probably middle school. The whole key is that way no one can grab me. No one can touch me. If you leave stuff out there for those offensive linemen to grab, they're going to hold you all day. So I like everything tight and small. It helps me maneuver around the edge.
Do they make your arms look bigger?
CM: Yeah, but they also accentuate my gut a little bit too. You really have to keep your core in check. And that starts failing toward the end of the season when I put on my winter weight.
Do you have a beer belly?
CM: No, I don't think so. It's still early in the year. I can still pull off my hourglass frame. Wait until later in the year—I'll look like a block.
What's the club scene like in Green Bay?