Dallas Clark Hungry For More Work

September 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.

17 Responses to “Dallas Clark Hungry For More Work”

  1. Lion Says:

    Why didn’t Blount return to the game yesterday?

  2. Yar Says:

    Because the Bucs needed a real running back.

  3. Buddhaboy Says:

    Blount is a weapon, 22 cant do it all year.

  4. Patrick Says:

    And Blount is not a real running back?

  5. bucfanjeff Says:

    Blount got his bell rung. I’ve read where he wasn’t “injured”…I call bullsh!t.

    On Blount’s carry, first one I think, he did is traditional dance before choosing where to run. When he came off the field, the cameras showed Schiano talking to him. Go back and watch, Schiano tells him to hit the hole using a hand gesture. It’s always been a problem for him, dancing.

    I will disagree on “weapon”, but quality back-up or spot player I can go with.

  6. Buddhaboy Says:

    I cant get enough of Chucky’s face picture on the hooters ad in the upper right hand corner of the web page. Total dork.

  7. McBuc Says:

    Martin can handle the load, but why not use both of them. I think he was hurt as well.

    Buddha, Gruden is no dork! He ios the only HC to win a Super Bowl with the Bucs. He was also on Real Sports last week, you guys should check it out, it was pretty entertaining

  8. Colorado Buc Says:

    Joe, hope you don’t mind, but EVERY Buc fan needs to read this article. It put a grin on my face from start to finish.


  9. JBUC24 Says:

    Martin was impressive, but having Blount will help keep him fresh down the stretch! They both bring a different style to the game. I think Blount will be more involved, especially in the 2nd half!

    btw….DJ Ware is a nice addition, hope to see our screen game used more with him and the rest of our backs!

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yeah I agree, Ware looked good. Excellent pick up for a 3’rd down back. He is big and strong too. I see Blount as a 4’th quarter weapon when defenses are tired. He can surely breakout but Blount doesn’t have vision or quickness to hit the holes that Martin does. Blount needs to be patient and he’ll get his time. Everybody does and so will Dallas Clark but of course he already knows this.

    BTW, Peyton Manning looked phenomenal again and I don’t see the broncos losing much if at all this year in the AFC. He just makes everything look so easy and if Sulli and Free want to take it to the next level, watch Peyton. He is a General’s General. Elway hit another homerun in Denver.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    @Colorado Buc,
    I read your story and it was awesome. I was at the game and swear Foster hurt Newton a little on that play. I don’t know if he twisted his ankle when he rolled, but Cam looked slower after that play for the remainder of the game.

    What a great display of Buc Ball. Schiano made the former Buc Greats proud yesterday. Players and Coaches like Dungy, Brooks, Lynch and Alstott. You could hear the pride from Dave Moore and Anthony Becht.

    Say what you want about Tampa Bay, but our fans LOVE DEFENSE!!!

  12. Colorado Buc Says:

    Yeah I loved hearing about how ruined Cams afternoon was. When foster wrapped him up and he got up all pissy….let’s just say it was nice to see that dude not smiling his arrogant grin all day like he did last year. The crowd was small, but they got pretty loud from what I could tell…Go Bucs!

  13. Bobby Says:

    That was my favorite part of the day…keeping that stupid superman cape under wraps all day long! Great defensive effort and a good offensive game plan for ball control and keeping the ball out of Newton’s hands.

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    We are always loud, very very loud. It was the most fun I’ve had at a game in a while.

  15. Smitty Says:

    From Colorado Buc’s link:

    “Get off me!” is the G-rated version of what Newton yelled into the defender’s facemask.

    “Not today!” is the G-rated version of what Foster yelled back.


  16. Bucfever40 Says:

    Cam, you just got BUC’ed up!

  17. Ladyz Says:

    I still think Clark will score a touch down within one of the first 3(three) games. As far as blunt, he demonstrated impaired Nuro-muscular control. In other words “he got his bell rung”.