Vincent Jackson Leading Dallas ClarkJune 12th, 2012
Much has been written about how Vincent Jackson has become a true leader around his fellow Buccaneers receivers with a Jerry Rice–like work ethic and attention to detail.
That’s been nice to hear and all. But Joe really was impressed by 33-year-old veteran Dallas Clark, a Super Bowl winner and a leadership type himself, volunteering today that Jackson is leading him on the Buccaneers. That’s really saying something.
Clark told Joe about his leadership style today.
“I’m not a rah-rah. I just put my nose down and just work. That’s how I lead. And so I hope guys can respond to that, just the way I’m watching Vincent Jackson work, he’s leading me, you know,” Clark said. “And Josh Freeman, he’s leading. Collectively, we’re going in the right direction.”
It’s becoming exceptionally clear to Joe that the Bucs should have a win-now offense with the talent they can trot out on the field. If Clark can stay healthy, the Bucs really shouldn’t have any weak link to their offense.
Clark drew some rare over-the-top praise from Schiano (for a receiver) today after a sharp sideline route and catch during an 11-on-11 drill. “Nice cut Dallas. Nice cut Dallas.”