Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Kenny Golladay: “That’s not the first time that kid has stiff-armed me. That’s the second time in two years. So I don’t know…He’s got these big dinosaur arms and I can’t figure out how to get away from him
GREEN BAY – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix doesn’t know what the future holds, but he doesn’t expect it to have him in Green Bay.
“Right now, I’m playing each and every game like it’s my last. I don’t think I’m going to be here next year,” Clinton-Dix said Monday, one day after the Packers fell to 2-2-1 with a loss at Detroit.
“That’s how I look at it. I just be honest with myself. You’ve got to play it game-by-game. Whether we’re losing by 60 points, you’ve got to go out there and perform. This is my biggest interview of my career. So I’ve got to perform, regardless of what the record says.”
Clinton-Dix, the Packers’ 2014 first-round pick and a 2016 Pro Bowl selection, is playing on a fifth-year option, which the Packers exercised following his Pro Bowl season after not doing so with their 2011, 2012 or 2013 first-rounders.
He’s tied for second on the team in tackles and also has a sack and four pass break-ups playing in defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s new scheme.
As a whole, the Packers enter the week ranked fourth in total defense and tied for 13th in scoring defense after some inconsistent play the first five weeks.
“I’ve gotten to the point in my life and my career where I’m OK with making mistakes and not beating myself up too bad about it. It’s about moving on and figuring out how to make a play the next play or not make the mistake again.”