The Cleveland Browns cannot afford to have Kenny Britt drop perfectly thrown passes in the open field.
That’s the message from coach Hue Jackson, who was blunt in his assessment of Britt’s painful drop in the fourth quarter of the season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, calling it Cheap Dodgers Jerseys “inexcusable.”
While still deployed primarily at outside linebacker, Matthews did so well in a ubiquitous role that Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers continues to move him all around looking for a mismatch. A proprietary statistical breakdown obtained by Sporting News showed that Matthews received snaps last season in 25 different spots ranging Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys from a one-technique mug over the A-gap to nine-technique pass rusher aligned outside the tight end to slot coverage responsibilities.
Such diversity should remain on display this season, starting with Sunday’s opener against visiting Seattle as Green Bay shoots for its ninth straight playoff appearance and first Top 10 defensive ranking since 2010.
As often as the Packers’ defense has failed to dominate since that Super Bowl run, the unit is markedly worse without Matthews. He finished with career lows in tackles (24) and sacks (five) while playing with shoulder, hamstring and ankle injuries that forced him to miss four games and lingered through much of the 2016 season when he did play.
With Matthews hurting and injuries afflicting the secondary, Green Bay finished 22nd in yards allowed and 21st in scoring defense.