It Took A Veteran Like Dallas ClarkNovember 19th, 2012
To hear Bucs coach Greg Schiano on the Bucs radio network Sunday afternoon, the Bucs may not have won in overtime against the Stinkin’ Panthers had it not been for Dallas Clark.
Sure, Schiano waxed poetic about the catches from Vincent Jackson, the throws later from Josh Freeman and the running of Doug Martin. But Schiano seemed to go out of his way to knighting Clark with the win.
“It was a great throw, and a great catch,” Schiano said of Freeman’s toss to Clark for the win. “Dallas is a cagey vet and he knew where he was and to get his feet in bounds, maybe a younger player wouldn’t have that but a guy like Dallas Clark does. he’s a leader on this football team.”
The catch sure looked difficult on TV. Clark was wide, wide open and had to stop and come back to the ball, all the while keeping his feet inbounds, which he did deftly, channeling his inner Mike Williams.
It’s one thing to be able to catch the ball but yet something else to tap dance like Paula Abdul for the touchdown.
Throw in the fact that Freeman claims he threw the ball much sooner than he wanted to, which caused the ball to be thrown a bit behind Clark which forced him to come back to the ball.
What an incredible win by the Bucs and it would never have happened without big-time plays made late by big-time players.