Miami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts Game Ball: Charles Clay

Sep 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates with fullback Charles Clay (42) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

There are an immense amount of arguments for each player on the Miami Dolphins, but Sunday’s game would have not ended with the same result without tight end Charles Clay.

Clay, who would have been the backup for injured Dustin Keller, has evidently showed Joe Philbin and staff why he is the right man for the job this season. And on Sunday, well, let’s just say he didn’t disappoint.

The three-year player recorded a rushing touchdown and five receptions for 109 yards in the 24-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. His statistics are just a complement to his performance on Sunday.

When second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill was targeting for a receiver, consistently it was Clay who found the ball. Aside from scoring a rushing touchdown, his blocking along with full back Tyler Clutts had an enormous impact to the running game.

Hats off to Clay’s contribution. Be sure to keep an eye on him next week against the Falcons’ mediocre linebacking core .

Topics: Charles Clay, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Ryan Tannehill

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  • tpl

    Clay has turned the corner. Now Miami has time to groom sims at TE.

  • Mark Loiselle

    I completely agree. I think Clutts is a decent full back, but if the Dolphins put Clay at FB and Sims at TE. Scary.

  • Fins4ever

    Thus far, and it is early, Clay is the most pleasant surprise of the year. He could have been a game ball recipient last weeks as well. This week not giving Wallace a ball would be hard to justify, but for me, my love goes to Pouncey.

    Dan Fouts mentioned it once, but Mike was 15 yds down the field blocking on several key running plays. He helped the running game 100%. Besides, how often do you get to give the C a game ball???

    • Mark Loiselle

      I agree with everything you said. As i said in my lede, the game ball could go to a number people. Clay gets my vote.

  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    Nice to see Wallace & Tanne getting more in sync , this team has come a long way since ’12 . .Kudos to Philbin & Miami Dolphins , grat showing .