[ About Gary Clark dropping passes ]
>I keep reading this on the net but I frankly find this nearly impossible to
>believe. Though I did not see the game I have watched Gary Clark since his
>days in Jacksonville in the USFL... He does not "drop" passes..
>If somebody dislikes Gary Clark then
>that's fine there's no sense twisting the facts like this to make your point..
>I'm sure I wouldn't be friends with him either if I knew him personally but
>I'd love to have that competitive fire on my team!
Sorry but you're wrong here. I've been watching the Skins for a *long* time
and while I'm not a Clark fan, I'm certainly not a Clark-hater either.
He sometimes drops passes. He'll drop passes that hit him square in the hands,
square in the chest, come in straight at his head, that catch him in stride,
You name it, he'll drop it. He always has.
And yesterday, he explained it on ESPN: they showed a clip of a Buerlien pass
hitting Clark square in the chest, Clark flat-out dropps it and then pounds
the turf in frustration, and they asked Clark what gives?
And Clark said he just dropped it. He said he doesn't look the ball into his
hands so sometimes he drops them. He'd rather be looking around at the defense
so he can try and make a big play. He didn't recommend this approach for young
receivers but he says he's 31 years old that's how he does it.
So, in essense, he's a gambler. He risks dropping balls so that he's got a
better idea of where the defense is. Sometimes it works and sometimes it
You can argue about whether or not what he does makes sense but you can't
argue with the fact that he drops balls that are perfectly catchable.
Personally, I think it's kind of a wash. He's a streaky receiver.
When he's hot, he'll make big plays that will save the game but when he's
cold, he'll drop perfectly catchable balls and just kill drives.
He's a great receiver but if Tim McGee is as good as they say he is,
I'm not sorry to see him go. From what I heard yesterday, it boiled
down to the fact that the Redskins weren't going to make him the first
or second-highest paid receiver on the team. Given how good Ricky Sanders
is and how good Tim McGee is supposed to be, I can understand that. So he
left for Phoenix. Well, that's football and I wish him well.
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