Dallas Clark Hungry For More WorkSeptember 10th, 2012
The Bucs threw the ball 10 times to Vincent Jackson yesterday, mostly underneath and over the middle. He finished with four catches. But the other arial weapon acquired for Josh Freeman this offseason, Dallas Clark, didn’t get that kind of action.
Clark caught one beautiful touch throw from Freeman and tacked on about 10 yards after the catch for a 33 yard gain. It was the Bucs’ biggest play of the day, and one that left Clark yearning for more. Clark surely spent more time on the sidelines than he’s used to, watching Luke Stocker block.
“It was fun. It was good to get out there and get a first down. Obviously, I’d like to play more and do all that, but it’s early,” Clark said. “Each game is going to have its own personality. And we kind of knew what we had to do, which was establish the run, and I think we did a good job of committing to that.”
It’s going to be awfully interesting to see how Mike Sullivan evolves the tight end position in his offense. When was the last time the Bucs only threw once to a tight end? This is new territory for Freeman, who was used to looking for — and listening to — No. 82.
Clark is a definite weapon, much like LeGarrette Blount. Sullivan maximizing their talents is going to be key moving forward.