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Friday, October 05, 2007

Dallas Clark is a tough matchup



October 5, 2007

Lining up as a slot receiver is not uncharted territory for TE Dallas Clark. Clark got his first taste of playing recevier last season when slot receiver Brandon Stokley was injured.

The Colts chose not to re-sign Stokley in the offseason and instead used their first-round draft pick to select Ohio State WR Anthony Gonzalez to fill the slot WR role. With Gonzalez developing a little bit slower than the Colts had expected—he dropped two passes in Week Three—Clark has again spent much of his time in the slot.

Clark led the Colts in receiving in Weeks Two and Four and has scored four touchdowns in the last three games. “Dallas had gotten a lot of opportunities in the middle of the field,” Tony Dungy said last week. “He’s a tough matchup, especially when you’re doing things that take care of the outside guys. He’s been really productive for us. He’s blocked well in the slot and he’s blocked well at tight end. He’s been a big, big component.”

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