Alex Boone discusses wanting to punch Clay Matthews
By Dan Zinski
Alex Boone met the Twin Cities media on Thursday and discussed his old feud with Clay Matthews.
New Vikings left guard Alex Boone no longer wants to punch Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
Speaking to the media in a conference call on Thursday, Boone addressed his old feud with Matthews and indicated that it has been put to bed.
Boone has nice things to say about Matthews now but such was not always the case.
Back in 2013, Boone had beef with Matthews after Matthews delivered a late hit on Colin Kaepernick for which he was fined $15,000.
When asked about the fine, Boone said he would have handled Matthews’ punishment a little differently.
You know what kind of guy Alex Boone is. He’s the kind of guy who would punch Clay Matthews in the face to protect his quarterback.
That’s the kind of player Teddy Bridgewater needs blocking for him. Goodness knows Teddy has been hit enough.
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In addition to putting the Matthews thing to rest, Boone also addressed his decision to come to Minnesota. He says it was all about winning a championship.
As for Boone’s reputation for nastiness? He says he got it from his grandma.
Fans are already taking to Alex Boone. He will reportedly receive $10 million guaranteed on his four-year contract.