Clay Matthews doesn't like playing inside linebacker so much

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews isn't much of a fan of playing inside linebacker even though he's obviously very good at that position.

His brother, Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews, weighed in on the situation.

"I turned it on and he was stacked at inside linebacker," Casey Matthews said. "I thought it was just the package they were in, but I saw him keep lining up that way. It was funny at first, but he was making plays."

The Packers needed to do something. They ranked last in the NFL against the run.

With Matthews lined up inside, the Chicago Bears rushed for just 55 yards on 24 carries in a 55-14 loss to the Packers.

Clay Matthews had 11 tackles and a sack.

"He did well, so you've got to assume he'll play more of it," Casey Matthews said. "I don't think he liked too much about it. He was happy to get that sack [of Jay Cutler], but that was when he was back to outside" in the Packers' dime package. "He likes getting after the passer, taking on the linemen . . . I told him to look at it this way: He's the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league. He got a laugh out of that."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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