Joe & Ebo Experience: Losers Walk

Brutal Brewers (0:00)

WOZN Sports Reporter Cody Grant (15:33)

Clay Matthews Interview (23:13)

Former Badgers Fullback Matt Bernstein (31:55)

Jack Coan Emerges (48:24)

Clay Matthews on Packers: ‘They told me there was no room for me’

The expectation for Clay Matthews was to always be a member of the Green Bay Packers. Even with him hitting free agency for the first time, the plan was to remain with the Green and Gold.

Matthews told Mike Silver of NFL Network that he was prepared to take less money to stay a Packer.

“I was kind of taken aback because I thought I’d always be back there, whether it was at a cheaper price [or not],” Matthews said in his interview with Silver. “So that was kind of a shock, because [my family] stayed out there and had our third child in the offseason, and I was hanging in town training there and everything. And yeah, that was kind of a surprise to me because I just figured I would be out there a few more years.”

Now a member of the Los Angeles Rams, Matthews stated he didn’t choose to go out west. He wanted to stay in Green Bay.

“People say, ‘You chose to go to L.A.’ I didn’t choose,” Matthews said. “They told me there was no room for me.”

The Packers prepared for life after Matthews, spending big time money in free agency on linebackers Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith. They also drafted pass rusher Rashan Gary in the first round. Gary wears number 52 which is the number Matthews wore during his time with the Packers.

“I always felt like I would probably end up back there; we just needed to figure out what the going rate was. But that wasn’t the case,” Matthews said. “They told me there was no room for me.”

The 33-year old linebacker is happy to be in Los Angeles. He grew up in Southern California and played his college ball at the University of Southern California. But if Packers GM Brian Gutekunst wanted him back in Green Bay, Matthews would be sporting number 52 in the Green and Gold in 2019.

Joe & Ebo Experience: Unveiling of the Dbag Bracket

The Ohio State Region (0:00)

The Nelson Region (13:52)

The Urban Meyer Region (22:13)

The Antonio Brown Region (32:29)

Recapping the Bracket (46:04)

Joe & Ebo Experience: Retire Matthews… Jersey?

Retire Matthews Jersey? (0:00)

Fringe HOF (18:14)

Retired Packers Numbers (25:17)

Bucks Playoff Status (33:47)

Put Up or Shut Up! (45:26)

 

Joe & Ebo Experience: Gems & Busts

Packers Draft Best & Worst (0:00)

Terrible 80’s (16:17)

Justin Harrell (36:42)

Sports Director Zach Heilprin (52:48)

 

Joe & Ebo Experience: Let the madness begin!

Badgers weekend expectations (0:00)

Bucks fading? (18:21)

Packers Insider Rob Reischel (31:27)

Badgers by double digits (44:18)

Joe & Ebo Experience: Raising the stakes

Who would you rather keep? (0:00)

NCAA bracket  etiquette (19:47)

Kimbrel to the Crew? (36:10)

Checkers to chess (46:01)

Clay Matthews signs with the Rams

Clay Matthews’ tenure with the Green Bay Packers is over. According to Ian Rapoport, the former green and gold pass-rusher is signing with the Los Angeles Rams.

According to Mike Garafolo, it’s a two-year deal for Matthews worth a max of $16.75 million. Apparently, he had better offers on the table, but he just welcomed his third child and really wanted to play close to home. Matthews played his college football at USC.

This is a perfect situation for Matthews as he will get a chance to compete for a ring. Also, he will be on a defense loaded with pass-rushers which should allow him for more free runs at the quarterback.

Matthews will finish his 10-year career in Green Bay as the Packers all-time sack leader.

This is what Matthews will look like in a Rams uniform.

Joe & Ebo Experience: Free agent frenzy

Losers: Ted Thompson (0:00)

Bye bye Clay (15:35)

Packers Insider Rob Reischel (25:08)

The reign of Theodore (40:09)

Joe offends the elderly (52:02)

Joe & Ebo Experience: Disappoint & Rally

A win is a win (0:00)

Wisconsin Badgers Insider RJ Brachman (9:54)

Panic-mode (36:06)

Retire Clay (51:28)