Tagged: Linebacker

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The Learning Curve for Jimmie Swain

FishDuck.com sports reporter Jordan Ingram was at Monday’s Duck scrimmage and caught up with Jimmie Swain. Oregon’s linebacker position is stacked. While veteran seniors Rodney Hardrick and Joe Walker will most likely start at the inside linebacker positions, Jimmie Swain is...

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Casey Matthews and the Road to Redemption

Time heals all wounds. That and good coaching. Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s decision to hire Chip Kelly as his team’s head coach was a blessing for linebacker Casey Matthews, one of Kelly’s former Oregon players who had struggled in...

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Danny Mattingly: The Next Big Hitter

What does it take to be a dominant linebacker?  Strength, agility, competitiveness and leadership, all of these qualities in combination set the great apart from the journeyman.  Additionally, strong linebackers help set the tempo on that side of the ball...