Happy Tuesday, Ravens Nation! I hope everyone is having a splendid Tuesday! It is only 2 more days until the Ravens take on the Falcons for the second preseason game of 2013. Will they score over forty points this game? It's hard to say, but it is definitely possible! We don't have too many questions for this week, but we have enough to keep us busy! Let's get started!
Q1: When you say Clark can "grab balls out of the air with force," how does that compare with Anquan Boldin's ability to do that? - Beverly Couch
As many people know, Anquan Boldin was known as Joe Flacco's "security blanket," which means Joe could toss the ball up to Anquan and he would catch it, even when he was not fully open.
Dallas Clark has the same ability to do this, but not to the level of Boldin. Clark's specialty is reaching his arms out high in the air, to catch whatever ball comes near him. He also leaps into the air to grab balls-- whether it be with one hand or two.
Dallas Clark is a tight-end that knows how to receive the ball around defenders, since he has had tons of experience here in the NFL, ten years to be exact.
Q2: Who helped and hurt themselves the most in Week 1? - @realWillThrill
Helped: WR LaQuan Williams. He played outstanding on Thursday night, recovering two fumbles, one resulting in a touchdown. He also had two receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown. Williams had the game of his career, and even though it didn't count, it definitely helps his chances of making the 2013 roster and possibly starting.
Hurt: A mix of WR Jacoby Jones, WR Tandon Doss, and WR David Reed. All three guys were on the field at some point, but none of them caught a pass or really helped the team offensively. For Doss and Reed, this not a good thing at all. With the signing of Stokley, the emergence of Marlon Brown and LaQuan Williams, and the fact that Jacoby Jones and Deonte Thompson are still on the team, will make it much harder for either of these guys to make the roster, much less becoming the #3 receiver.
Of course, the help column could also feature any of these guys:
- Moe Lee: Caught one INT in the 4th quarter.
- Brandon Copeland: Caught one INT in the 4th quarter.
- Adrian Hamilton: Had one tackle and one sack.
- Daryl Smith: Had four tackles.
- Aaron Mellette: Had one reception for 21 yards and a touchdown.
- Bobby Rainey: Had one 58-yard kick return.
- Ed Dickson
- Billy Bajema
- Matt Furstenburg
- Visanthe Shiancoe
- Dallas Clark
- Alex Silvestro