Scout Premium Content

Positional Review: Outside Linebackers

Matthews (Rob Grabowski - USA Today Sports)

We look back at the season with our featured performer, depth chart, unit grade and look ahead to 2013. Clay Matthews had a dominant season, even while missing four games. Even though the other outside linebackers combined for nine sacks, the Packers need someone to emerge as a consistent sidekick.

Packer Report continues a position-by-position review of the 2012 season with the outside linebackers. Featured performer Clay Matthews is the defense's best player, and it's not even close. Desmond Bishop missed the season with a torn hamstring. Charles Woodson has been caught by Father Time. Tramon Williams lost his knack for the interception. Is it any wonder why the Packers went from...

PackerReport.com Recommended Stories


  • Maybe it was never as bad as it seemed, but Green Bay's run defense is playing better, and a healthy Letroy Guion is one reason why. (John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

  • The Packers rolled out a shiny new wrinkle with a catchy name last week; we examine its roots and reasoning. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)

  • One of the worst defenses in the league "can't wait" to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday night. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY)

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.