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Miami Dolphins Charles Clay Pro Bowl Bound?

Miami Dolphins Tight End Charles Clay is on a tear right now. Without question playing at the highest level of his career. Blatantly obvious are his numbers but even more blatant than that is his confidence.

That confidence is breeding consistency to his game and it’s evident to his coaches.

The thing you’re seeing is an evolution of a younger player gaining confidence in himself and gaining feeling that we have confidence in him. I see him beaming with confidence. As long as he keeps the attitude he has currently –– I just saw him go out to work in the weight room [even though] today is optional –– and listens to his coach, he’ll keep getting better. He’ll have a chance to be real special, I believe.” Said Offensive Coordinator Mike Sherman when asked about Clay’s recent play.

Even Joe Philbin gushed about his awesome block on Ryan Tannehill’s 48 yard run, which is funny because Philbin was more animated over that than the 2 TDs Clay had on Sunday.

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Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

After this weekend, Clay is 3rd in the AFC at his position in catches, yards, and TDs, but 1st in plays over 40+ yards. Clay has a knack for big plays, it’s why he’s earned the moniker “Big Play Clay” and it has been well deserved.

Which leads me to my question that is the title of this article.

Is “Big Play Clay” on his way to a luau vacay?

I think if he continues the roll he’s on and the Dolphins succeed in their playoff push with his play as a major part of that equation… Then I think he can leap frog one of the players in front him in statistical categories with the intangibles vote.

This is where Clay’s versatility, the Fins’ current momentum, and potentially breaking a Dolphins’ single season record for a Tight End, formulate an All-Pro status for a rising star.

The Dolphins have experienced coincidental success when Clay is making big plays; raise your beers and cheers to hoping the Dolphins coaches continue to feed him the rock, letting him play to his namesake “Big Play Clay“! Fins Up!

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  • tpl

    I certainly hope clay makes the pro bowl. When Keller returns next year, Miami will have a great pair of TEs.

    • Chris

      If he doesn’t, I’ll blame the NFL media. I feel like they purposely and actively neglect anything positive about Miami. When I watch game recaps the focus is always on the other team. Unless of course it’s about something negative or embarrassing to the organization, then they’re all over that shit.

      • 1sb1

        You’re right.

        All the ESPN and NFL channel game recaps last week only showed Clays tackle breaking TD, and Pittsburgh’s last play.
        10 seconds of highlights for a great game.

        No great Hartline TD,

        No D. Thomas 55 yd run.

        But watch the NFL “darlings” replays game re-caps and you see half the frigging’ game!!

        Oh. that and they never show or mention the forward lateral that should have been called and never was, and I read several articles saying the officials said there wouldn’t have been enough overwhelming evidence to call the last play dead had Brown not stepped out of bounds.

        Are you kidding me?
        I know we’ve been getting shafted like Randy Starks by bad calls all year–but I was yelling “forward lateral !” 1 second after it happened (before replay) it was so friggin’ obvious!!

        • Chris

          Not to mention the Steelers weren’t set at the line when the ball was snapped. And to further my point, this was right around the time the bogus PI call put NE at 1st and goal from the 1 with seconds left to win the game. Yet when I watched recaps of both games, like you said, they showed 2 plays from the Fins game followed by a 10 min segment of the Patriots game recap. I went to check bleacherreport but then I remembered a devout Patriots fan covers the AFC East for that site. The favoritism makes me sick to my stomach.