Kalil ready to start NFL battle with Matthews

Matt Kalil has held up well in pass protection as a rookie, but he will face another challenge in Green Bay's Clay Matthews, a player he knows well from their USC days together. Kalil and John Sullivan talked about Matthews and the Packers' scheme.

The last time the Minnesota Vikings faced the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 2, the Vikings were staring at a different defense than the one they will face Sunday at Mall of America Field.

The Packers' scheme will remain the same. The names and talent will be upgraded.

Clay Matthew, Sam Shields and Charles Woodson were all inactive for that first meeting between the division rivals. Matthews and Shields have already returned to action, but Charles Woodson was just ruled out on Wednesday for the Vikings game.

While Shields and Woodson will be important for quarterback Christian Ponder to pay attention to in the secondary, Matthews could affect several aspects of the Vikings' offensive attack.

"I don't think their scheme changes all that much. Clay is just an exceptional player. You just have to deal with a guy who is a game changer and one of the best pass rushers in the league," Vikings center John Sullivan said. "Conceptually it doesn't change very much, but it's a tougher task because he's a great player."

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has maintained that the best defenses his team has faced this year are good because of personnel, not scheme. That was the case last week, Frazier said, with Houston Texans defensive linemen J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith.

"You need not look any further than that 99 (Watt)," Frazier said when asked how the Texans held Adrian Peterson to 86 yards rushing. "He causes a lot of havoc, and Antonio Smith as well. Both of those guys did a terrific job. There aren't a lot of people that have J.J. Watt on their team, thankfully for us. He can be very, very disruptive and we had to do a lot of things to try to keep him from being too disruptive … They have good personnel and we'll see similar schemes, but if they don't have the similar personnel, good luck."

Matthews can be just as disruptive from his linebacker spot with the Packers. Although he missed four straight games in November and December, he still has 12 sacks on the season and four passes defensed and was named a Pro Bowl alternate.

"He's a good player obviously. I was joking with him after the game last time we played him and I thanked him for giving me a few more weeks to prepare for when we played," said offensive tackle Matt Kalil. "I've known Clay since I played with him at (Southern California). We've got a little relationship. He's a great player, someone I've been waiting to go against all season and kind of test my skills out."

Matthews has been in the NFL since he was a first-round draft pick in 2009. Kalil was a first-round draft pick this year, but they overlapped by one season at USC.

"I went against him a few times. I did a lot better the second time facing him (after) the first time coming out of high school, where he threw me into the bag one-on-one. That wasn't fun," Kalil said. "My biggest story against him was I think it was recruiting day and all the recruits came and it was during bowl week because we were going to the Rose Bowl and I think I locked him down two times in a row in one-on-ones. That was as a true freshman. He was pissed so he probably wanted to beat me up after that.

"He's a great player and I've been studying for some time now. I'm just kind of excited to go out there and see what it's like actually playing against him."

Kalil has held up well against many of the best pass rushers in the league in his first season. He came in highly touted and has lived up to that billing in his rookie season. The Vikings' biggest issue on offense in the first Green Bay game was Christian Ponder throwing two interceptions in the red zone – one in the end zone. Adrian Peterson ran for 210 yards and Ponder wasn't sacked once.

However, with Matthews in the lineup, the defense is more versatile.

"It's hard to focus on one guy. There is a lot more complexity to a passing scheme than just blocking the guy coming off the edge," Kalil said. "Now I've got a lot of reads that I've got to make in certain protections, so my full attention is not going to be on him even though I want it to. There's a lot more things that I've got to pay attention to."

Matthews has four sacks in his past three games and will aim to make it four games in a row against the Vikings.

Center John Sullivan doesn't anticipate the Packer deviating much from the method of operation, and he said his familiarity with their defense should help.

"The linebackers play slightly different (than Houston's 3-4 scheme) … We just played Green Bay a couple weeks ago. We'll get prepared, we'll be ready," Sullivan said. "You start over with these teams, especially in your own division. You've put all the work in and you focus on it, but at the same time I know Green Bay. It just comes down to paying attention to detail, executing as well as we can and winning this game."

The Vikings' success on offense could be dictated by how well Kalil handles Matthews in their first battle of former USC Trojans facing each other in the NFL.


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You just have to deal with a guy who is a game changer and one of the best pass rushers in the league,\" Vikings center John Sullivan said. \"Conceptually it doesn't change very much, but it's a tougher task because he's a great player.\" Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has maintained that the best defenses his team has faced this year are good because of personnel, not scheme. That was the case last week, Frazier said, with Houston Texans defensive linemen J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith. \"You need not look any further than that 99 (Watt),\" Frazier said when asked how the Texans held Adrian Peterson to 86 yards rushing. \"He causes a lot of havoc, and Antonio Smith as well. Both of those guys did a terrific job. There aren't a lot of people that have J.J. Watt on their team, thankfully for us. He can be very, very disruptive and we had to do a lot of things to try to keep him from being too disruptive … They have good personnel and we'll see similar schemes, but if they don't have the similar personnel, good luck.\" Matthews can be just as disruptive from his linebacker spot with the Packers. Although he missed four straight games in November and December, he still has 12 sacks on the season and four passes defensed and was named a Pro Bowl alternate. \"He's a good player obviously. I was joking with him after the game last time we played him and I thanked him for giving me a few more weeks to prepare for when we played,\" said offensive tackle Matt Kalil. \"I've known Clay since I played with him at (Southern California). We've got a little relationship. He's a great player, someone I've been waiting to go against all season and kind of test my skills out.\" Matthews has been in the NFL since he was a first-round draft pick in 2009. Kalil was a first-round draft pick this year, but they overlapped by one season at USC. \"I went against him a few times. I did a lot better the second time facing him (after) the first time coming out of high school, where he threw me into the bag one-on-one. That wasn't fun,\" Kalil said. \"My biggest story against him was I think it was recruiting day and all the recruits came and it was during bowl week because we were going to the Rose Bowl and I think I locked him down two times in a row in one-on-ones. That was as a true freshman. He was pissed so he probably wanted to beat me up after that. \"He's a great player and I've been studying for some time now. I'm just kind of excited to go out there and see what it's like actually playing against him.\" Kalil has held up well against many of the best pass rushers in the league in his first season. He came in highly touted and has lived up to that billing in his rookie season. 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