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.
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!