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Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

Posted on: October 20, 2010 6:07 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 6:13 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Colts tight end Dallas Clark is out indefinitely with a hand/wrist injury. Clark is going to get a second and third opinion on the injury to determine how long he’ll be shelved. D. Clark (US Presswire)

Clark suffered the injury in the Indy’s Week 6 win at Washington. It’s tough to gauge exactly what “out indefinitely” means at this point, given that the Colts treat injury news as TS classified information.

Clark is the propagator to the versatility of the Colt passing attack. His ability to line up in the slot or on the line of scrimmage is key in dictating mismatches and forcing defenses to tip their hand presnap. The Pro Bowl veteran has 37 catches for 347 yards and three scores on the season.

If Clark is unavailable, the Colts will likely utilize more four-wide receiver sets. Jacob Tamme is the team’s No. 2 tight end, though that’s almost irrelevant given his skill set is so vastly different from Clark’s. Fifth-round rookie Brody Eldridge could become more of a factor.
The Colts have a bye before facing the Texans on Monday Night in Week 8.

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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 7:46 am
 

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

Dallas Clark to have season ending surgery!!  You heard it from me first.  It's too bad too.  I know Tamme is a decent backup but why so many injuries to the Colts this year??  Reminds me of 2006 I just hope they have the same ending result. 



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:37 pm
 

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

Brody Eldridge will NOT be a factor. I repeat, Brody Eldridge will NOT be a factor. This guy is a blocking TE in the truest form. He had all of 13 catches in his 4 years at Oklahoma combined. With all of our weapons, why would Peyton ever throw to this guy? I don't want to see a repeat of the Jaguars game when he lets a pass slip through his fingers only to get it picked off.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 9:19 pm
 

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

Agreed. I love Dallas because he runs great routes but the Colts have never been short on TE talent. Tamme is a Clark clone, just younger and a little taller, making him a little faster. Peyton has never failed to hit the TE no matter who they are. As long as Tamme can run the right routes, there will be no change in game plan. It may be a moot point seeing as that it is a bye week and Dallas may be ready by then. 



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 8:43 pm
 

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

That's a shame. Hope he gets back soon. Clark is awesome.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

"If Clark is unavailable, the Colts will likely utilize more four-wide receiver sets. is the team’s No. 2 tight end, though that’s almost irrelevant given his skill set is so vastly different from Clark’s. Fifth-round rookie could become more of a factor. "

Wow, somebody doesn't know much about the Colts. Jacob Tamme is VERY much a lot like Clark. Average at best blocker, can spread the field because, like Clark, he can play on the line and in the slot. He has very good hands and is deceptively fast. Based on game speed, I would say he's faster than Clark as well. The ONLY reason Tamme doesn't see the field is because of Clark. So, no, the Colts won't be going to anymore 4 WR sets than the normally do, and at those times its normally Addai who gets sent outside. Will it be a drop off? Of course, but only based on experience, because I believe Tamme is just as talented.


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