Packers LB Clay Matthews is blaming "evolution of offenses" for his recent struggles.
"I think statistically, obviously, you'd love to have more stats, but I know the sacks will come and the numbers will always be there," Matthews told ESPN.com today. "But at the same time, I think you have to look at the evolution of offenses that we continue to play, especially with the zone-read and them knowing the guys who we possess on this side of the ball about stopping that first line of defense, being us rushers. You saw that last week with having us kind of read and react in playing that offense."
In last Sunday's win over the Dolphins, Matthews failed to record a tackle despite being on the field for 84% of Green Bay's defensive snaps, an unfortunate happening that will only continue this week if the Panthers run the read option.