Clay dropped a couple of very catchable passes today. He also made a couple of nice grabs. But with Clay you'd just like to see him progress and take that next step. You want to see him emerge and become a difference maker, but that just isn't happening. Instead it looks like he's regressed a little this season.
Bear with me hear...I wasn't watching only listening. There were too things about Clay today I heard from the opposing team announcers.
1. He dropped a pass that these announcers said would have went for huge yardarge and the ball was right on the mark.
2. He caught a pass and instead of keeping it in bounds he saves Cincy a TO by running OB.
I don't know about you but these are both silly mental errors. You don't go far in the NFL making these kinds of preventable mistakes.
In my opinion he dropped two passes. The most noticeable one was over the middle and would have been a big gain to around mid-field, instead the drive stalled and we had to punt. The second he allowed a much smaller defensive back to get physical with him and prevent a catch from behind.
The play where he ran out of bounds was troublesome as well. When we needed to kill the clock he makes a bonehead move and leaves several more seconds on the clock for Daulton and the Bengals offense to work with.
Clay is a promising prospect, I had high hopes for him in this system, but it looks like he has regressed this year. I'm just not too sure what it is about this new system but it looks to me like we don't have the proper tightends to run it. Fasano is the only decent guy in the bunch right now. Clay could be very good if he just hangs on to the balls that are thrown to him. They're easy catches, Tannehill is spoon feeding this guy.