What Has Happened With Dallas Clark?October 10th, 2012
A top pick-up for the Bucs after tight end Kellen Winslow decided he wouldn’t toe the line was the signing of stud pass receiver/tight end Dallas Clark.
With the addition of Clark, along with receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, the Bucs looked to have a strong passing game. That hasn’t happened.
Clark has been virtually invisible. Sure, the guy has made a play now and again, but seemingly too few and too far in-between.
Q: Why don’t the Bucs throw more to Dallas Clark?
– Elden Landolt, Livermore, Iowa
A: The Bucs expected more production out of Clark through four weeks. He has nine catches for 81 yards, but he hasn’t scored and he hasn’t been targeted very often by Josh Freeman in the first month. He isn’t the Dallas Clark of 2006, but he still has reliable hands and he knows how to get open. After a bye week to reflect on their first four games, the Bucs hope to get Clark more involved in the offense as he builds a trust with Freeman.
– eye-RAH! Kaufman
Well, that’s part of the problem: Freeman not looking his way. It also doesn’t help that the Bucs have been a two-yards-and-a-cloud-of-field-turf-pellets kind of an offense through much of the first four games. Even Woody Hayes would have broken out in a cold sweat.
It’s fair to suggest that if a team is loathe to pass the ball, one can’t expect a passing offense to click, much less target a talented tight end more than twice a game.