You know this something Mike Wallace just loves hearing – The Miami Dolphins are continuing to find more sources of offense which do not include him or as the free agent receiver becoming the leader of the unit.
Charles Clay is fast becoming as important as any other piece to the passing puzzle, and in the process has become somewhat of a cult hero in south Florida. And he proved his worth to the team in helping them get ahead of the Chargers on Sunday in the team’s 20-16 win at home.
According to miamidolphins.com, “With the game tied at 10, Ryan Tannehill dropped back and hit his tight end on a 5-yard out-route. But instead of settling for what was given to him, Clay quickly planted, turned up field, broke a few tackles and before everyone in the stadium knew it, had gone 39-yard for the score.”
The nickname “Big Play” Clay is now used when referring to the tight end, the fullback, the goal line back, or whatever role this team gives to him. He just delivers. Clay and the Dolphins face the hottest team in the NFL right now and his name may be called on early and often in passing or rushing situations.
Clay said a change in the way he approached the season may have made a big difference in his play this season.
“I do a lot of things different this year after playing behind guys like Anthony Fasano and getting to work with Dustin Keller for the time I did,” Clay said. “You see the way those guys carry themselves on and off the field and it goes a long way. You put in the hard work, not only when you’re here, but when you go home. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that good things start to happen whenever you’ve worked that hard. From my dieting, I just try to be a pro, not only in the building, but outside the building as well.”
In other Dolphins news and notes…
Off Field Investigation Moving Forward
Ted Wells, the investigator assigned by the NFL to further investigate allegations of bullying by Jonathan Martin involving Ritchie Incognito earlier in the season, has issued a statement about what his firm has done and what will now happen with the franchise and the league.
“We have concluded our initial round of interviews with the Miami Dolphins and spent time with every player and coach, as well as key staff members and management. Our work will continue over the next few weeks. I want to thank Stephen Ross, the Dolphins organization and its players, coaches and staff for their complete cooperation throughout this process."