Schiano Wants Dallas Clark More Involved

September 19th, 2012

The leader of the New Schiano Order appreciated the Dallas Clark sighting late in the fourth quarter Sunday.

In fact, Schiano definitely wants to see more.

“I certainly want to get the ball in Dallas’s hands,” Schiano said in response to a caller to his WDAE-AM 620 radio show Monday. “He’s a veteran guy who understands how to win. And, you know, I think one of things that jumped out on you towards the end of the game he catches three balls in a row. We certainly have him circled, and they’re going to try to get him the ball more.”

Joe knows Clark will get more involved — and he wants to be — and there’s no doubt in Joe’s mind that Josh Freeman has built up confidence in Clark after those three consecutive throws on the Bucs’ final drive against the Giants.

Mike Sullivan must use all his weapons to be successful. Clark, LeGarrette Blount and another receiver have to get into the fold.

13 Responses to “Schiano Wants Dallas Clark More Involved”

  1. Jrock Says:

    What got me most about the Giants game was how Blount wasn’t given any opportunity in the second half when Doug Martin couldn’t get things going on the ground. The rookie obviously didn’t have a hot hand, and our big bruising back was given ZERO opportunities.

    I think Freeman did a good job distributing the ball though. Williams, Jackson, Clark all got some touches. Could have been more though

  2. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I’ve been saying this same thing since training camp. Clark was Peyton Mannings best friend in Indy and with defenses focused on V-Jax and Williams, Clark is going to face a lot of one on one matchups with LB’s that he will win 90% of the time. Then, when we have 3 great targets for Freeman that have to be defended….the running game will open because opposing teams will have to keep there safeties back to defend our receivers! Go Bucs! Go #44!!

  3. flmike Says:

    This is a work in progress, new system, new OC, it’ll take a little time but by mid season the O should be firing on all cylinders.

  4. bucyea Says:

    Does anyone in the media have the balls to ask why is Blount not being used, when he’s proven to be an effective weapon in the NFL. Blount routinely ripped off 30 yd runs, and we’ve yet to “rip off” a 15 yarder. WTF!

  5. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    Yeah since Schiano is new he gets the benefit of the doubt and I’ll assume this isn’t just lip service. Of cours Dallas Clark needs the ball more. So does Blount, Ware, Benn, Williams, and a few others.

    Martin and V Jax make up about 95% of the offense right now and that is making us way to predictable. It’s the coaching staffs job to find the best way to utilize ALL of the talent on the team and I expect them to fix the issues we have. I honestly believe we have the talent necessary to be a dangerous offense, we just need to put the talent on the field and let them play without restraint.

  6. Jacko101 Says:

    We went Doug Martin heavy so heavy we forgot about Blount and Clark. Our run plays we’re so obvious a blind man could see them coming.

  7. jfgobucs Says:

    I hope we don’t get back to the “Winslow” situation…

    I liked the deep ball… the defese will allow underneath throws

    I hope we have a game plan for the deep ball against us…..

  8. Miguel Grande Says:

    Listen, the season is for urinating, snacking, drinking icy cold beverages and hitting Marlboros. The off-season was the time for fancy changes and adjustments.

    The game plans are set in stone and have been for months.

    Discipline is the order of the day. Nose to the grindstone. Use the bell cows.

    Changes and fancy adjustments will happen next August.

  9. Daffy Buck Says:

    New Schiano Order doesn’t seem to want to use second string guys, even if the first string is gassed or ineffective.

    Clark can catch almost anything thrown in his direction. Should be more two tight end sets in the near future.

    N.S.O will learn as the season goes you have to play the second string guys. They are well rested and some will do a better job.

    Leonard Johnson would have done a better job on Hakeem Nicks. He held his own against Justin Blackmon in a bowl game.

  10. Amanda Shepard Says:

    On those three consecutive catches, Clark looked like the Madden version of himself. I have been saying to get him the ball since training camp, and not just because I am a COLTS fan in Tampa.

  11. Mike J Says:

    The three catches, I was wondering where Clark had been earlier; much to my surprise, at BucsNation, I saw this:”Dallas Clark took 75% of the snaps, while Luke Stocker was in on just 53%. ”

  12. DMatt Says:

    The success of our offense will not just depend on Blount,Martin, Clark,Benn,
    Ware, Williams, coaches n game plan but the outcome of our season depends on Josh Freeman’s performance. He must prove himself this season. He must play like a true leader n not become timid n the pocket n throw ints when he’s given all day to throw. Maybe he needs to take a snippet fr Dalton n Cincy, Newton n Carolina, rookies RG III n Washington, Luck n Indy,Wilson n Seattle, n the list goes on. He must stop the deer n the headlight stare. If nobody’s open, take off n run, it’ll loosen up things. We must stop the excuses wit new coaches, players, or system. Again, Josh must step up n bring the best out of his supporting cast. He’s n his fourth yr n the league. He s showing signs of our former qb’s Chris Sims n Trent Dilfer. The word will spread round the league that he’s plays scared… just fake the blitz n hell choke. We be already spared three yrs for growth…we can’t wait another three yrs for him to develop his potential. Again, the success of the BUCS evolves around Josh Freeman.

  13. BucFan20 Says:

    If he wants him more involved, who is the head coach?