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Cole: Packers with Third Best LB Core in the NFL

Jason Cole at Yahoo Sports! has another ranking out, and this time it is the NFL’s LB’s, and at the three spot on the list he has the Pack:

3. Green Bay: Someday in the near future, NFL people will talk about how the Packers linebacking corps is like some four-headed nightmare. With Nick Barnett, Clay Matthews, Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk (who is almost an afterthought in this group), the Packers have the best combination of great tacklers against the run and potential pass-rush stars. Throw in the fact that Barnett is the only one older than 26 (he’s 29), and you have the makings of something marvelous. Matthews was terrific all season, and Jones was a late-season revelation with all four of his sacks coming in the last five games.


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2 Responses to “Cole: Packers with Third Best LB Core in the NFL”

  1. Mike Smith says:

    Fa Sho! Just need some depth outside and we’ll be all set! SUPER BOWL OR DIE!!!!!!!!!

  2. […] The Packers linebacking unit ranks third in the entire NFL by Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports. “Someday in the near future, NFL people will talk about how the Packers linebacking corps is like some four-headed nightmare,” writes Cole. “With Nick Barnett, Clay Matthews, Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk (who is almost an afterthought in this group), the Packers have the best combination of great tacklers against the run and potential pass-rush stars. Throw in the fact that Barnett is the only one older than 26 (he’s 29), and you have the makings of something marvelous. Matthews was terrific all season, and Jones was a late-season revelation with all four of his sacks coming in the last five games.” It was surprising to see so much love given to a group featuring two second-year players and two inside linebackers with not so much as a single Pro Bowl experience. The group has potential, though. It’s possible 2010 will be the year they reach their potential. Hat tip to Packers Gab. […]

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