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QBREES9 12-03-2010 09:23 PM

Veteran SLB Clark making most of second stint with Saints
 
In his 11th season, 33-year-old Danny Clark is past his prime, but he has been an unsung hero for the Saints' defense in his second stint with the team, we hear. With the regular season just a few days away, New Orleans was desperate for depth at outside linebacker and Clark, who had just been dumped by the Texans, was signed on Sept. 6.

After serving as a backup early on, the Saints inserted him into the starting lineup in Week Six with Scott Shanle sidelined by an injury. Shanle returned in Week Eight, but he shifted back to the weak side and Clark, who was a backup for New Orleans in 2006, has started the past six games, holding off his top challenger, Jo-Lonn Dunbar.

Clark doesn't play in the nickel package, but he has filled the void well in the base "D" and has been a sure tackler, making 27 of his 38 stops in the past six games.

MatthewT 12-03-2010 09:46 PM

Danny Clark has been a huge lift for the team. Overall, the LB's for the Saints have not been too impressive, he has helped change that for now. The Saints still have a lot of work to be done at the position, at least there is a band aid on the problem for now.

ScottF 12-04-2010 07:25 AM

The guy's been great-
amazing when you consider he was our 5th, 6th option there.

dizzle88 12-04-2010 07:44 AM

Danny Clark should be the full time starter there; the guy is a real force against the run, he's enough of a veteran to be good at coverage aswell, way better than shanle in almost every phase of the position.


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