It Took A Veteran Like Dallas Clark

November 19th, 2012

Dallas Clark and Vincent Jackson celebrate Clark’s game-winning catch yesterday over the Stinkin’ Panthers.

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.

6 Responses to “It Took A Veteran Like Dallas Clark”

  1. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Don’t forget TIQUAN!!! He seems to always make the catch. This time he got his clock cleaned and still held onto the ball enough to get the call….I can’t remember him ever dropping a pass….

  2. Tampa2 Says:

    No doubt! Super proud of Tiquan and him earning a spot with the one’s and Dallas’s veteran leadership whom is the polar opposite of “cancer K2”

  3. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    if u play Madden 13, that Wheel Route is soooo hard to complete. I give it a 10 for level of difficulty

  4. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    On that pick 6, Underwood tried to chase the play down but everytime a Panties blocker looked his way, he veered 5 yards away from the action. He’s going to look very silly in the film room.

    He should have opened up a can of whoop ass, Tiquan-do style.

  5. Tampa2 Says:

    I hear you Miguel but Tiquan is a skinny dude, he ain’t opening a can of whoop ass on a linebacker anytime soon. I’m good with him catching balls and running like hell.

  6. FlBoy84 Says:

    Hope the team signs him for an additional couple of years, as he’s currently on a 1-year deal. Since Tony Gonzalez is still chuggin’ along at the ripe football age of 36, hope Dallas can keep going for a few more as well. If the team can convince Clark and Barber to come back for another year or two, it’d definitely be a plus for the team.