Oct 7, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins fullback Charles Clay (42) runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins 2012 Player Review: Charles Clay


 

The Tight End position has a big question mark for the Dolphins in 2012. Everyone knew what Anthony Fasano brought to the table this season. But for Clay it was yet to be seen what he could do. Clay was thought to be a perfect mold of a tight end who could burst away from linebackers and make plays.

Clay the second year player out of Tulsa was said to be a tight end/fullback hybrid who could be a game changer down the field for the Dolphins. At times Clay showed signs of being the player the Dolphins thought he would be. Other times, we would find ourselves asking where he was? He seemed to just disappear for games at a time.

Clay had an injury shortened 2012 campaign where he was put on IR after week 15. Over the 14 games he did play he only had 18 catches for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

He had his moments, the most memorable being the touchdown catch wide open down field against the Seahawks to keep the Dolphins in the game and eventually pull out the win. The thing is that it only happened once this season, Clay was rarely a game changer. For Clay’s play he deserves a C-, for not always showing up when needed for the Dolphins.

 

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