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It’s Way Too Early to Give up on Dallas Clark

Lombardi's Way It’s Way Too Early to Give up on Dallas Clark

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If Dallas Clark was a marketable security, investors might just cut their losses and take what they could get. That adds up to a buyer’s market and yours truly would be one of them.

I’d load up on Clark!

Before you accuse me of taking a long trip on the Pineapple Express, let’s take a step back for a moment…

Offensive Coordinator Jim Caldwell has aspirations to become a head coach again. His ambitions hinge on his success in Baltimore where he has a very good quarterback to prove to the world that the Ravens can succeed without the departed Anquan Boldin and the injured Dennis Pitta.

To help offset those body blows, Caldwell has called upon, through the obvious approvals of John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome, a couple of familiar faces in the forms of Brandon Stokley and Clark.

Many believe it’s a recipe for failure.

But rest assured, Caldwell has a plan.

Now granted, Clark dropped a touchdown and he was dislodged from the ball in Denver by amped up safety Rahim Moore – the same Moore who rolled out the red carpet for the Ravens comeback during the Divisional Playoff Game last January.

But didn’t Boldin drop a touchdown in a Divisional Playoff Game in Pittsburgh? You remember, the one that could have enabled the Ravens to host the AFC Championship against the New York Jets in January, 2011.

The opening game for Clark for all intents and purposes was his third preseason game. Given his track record, doesn’t he deserve a little slack? The man has a history of making tough catches, several of which have been at the Ravens’ expense over the years and similar to the one that he made along the left sideline that he turned up field for a gain of 31 yards while the game was still competitive.

So before you want to put out the “For Sale” sign on Clark – some have even suggested the equivalent of a “Liquidation Sale”, you might want to slow down. That E-Trade would be premature.

Besides, who would the Ravens put out there in his place?

Matt Furstenburg?

C’mon man!

Give Clark a little time.

He’s a safe, economical investment and he’ll eventually prove all of the panic-stricken “sellers” wrong.

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4 comments
Jimmy Dundalk
Jimmy Dundalk

Clark is here because there isn't anyone else , if a decent receiver was available Clark would still be home sitting on his couch,,,,,,,,,,,Tony , you know better than this............

jaxxmjd
jaxxmjd

I'll give Clark a game or two more to put his head on straight, but if he looks the same by then, yeah, I'd give Furstenberg a shot.

richieG
richieG

Hey TL, I don't think DREW Furstenberg is such a bad idea - how about in place of EddieD, the RobertoDuran of the NFL!?! DFurst looks like he has hands...and speed, w/no separation anxiety. Why shouldn't the raves incorporate a JimmyGraham-type guy - plenty of other teams have one. Cheers, RichieG in Dallas PS: Speaking of being superstitious, as the Colts were driving for their game-tying field goal & overtime (the greatest game ever), my dog went to the door - his "Let me out, I gotta pee" signal. I grabbed him and held him in my lap, taking his mind off of his bladder...when the Colts tied the game, I let him out.

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