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    Clark sending a message...

    If there were a vote on the five biggest hits delivered during this NFL season, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark would have at least two of them.



    In a 33-10 win at New England, Clark’s decleating shot on wide receiver Wes Welker coming across the middle knocked the Pro Bowl wide receiver out of the game with a concussion and punctuated the Steelers’ dominance that day.

    In Pittsburgh’s 23-14 win over Baltimore in the AFC Championship, Clark’s shot on running back Willis McGahee in the fourth quarter forced a fumble and sent McGahee to the hospital.

    While those two hits will be the most remembered by the 5-11, 205-pound Clark from this season, he’s delivered a number of others. In addition to firing up the rest of the Pittsburgh defense, the big hits have another, perhaps more important, purpose.
    “Those hits are on tape,” said Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley. “When he hit Willis McGahee, when he hit (Welker). That’s on tape. Whenever offenses see that, they twice about coming across the middle and catching the ball because you’ve got No. 25, who’s been doing a lot of hitting.”

    You can bet the Arizona Cardinals have seen Clark’s big hits and will be keeping an eye out for him in Super Bowl XLIII. Clark, however, wonders if receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, both of whom weigh in the 220-pound range, will be all that concerned about him.

    “I’m a little dude. All of their receivers are way bigger than I am,” Clark said. “I’m more than sure they’re more worried about catching that ball than they are me hitting them.”

    The big hits have taken their toll on Clark. He suffered two shoulder dislocations, the first of which forced him to miss a game at Washington. The second came against Tennessee on a fourth-quarter tackle of running back LenDale White. That one kept Clark out of the regular-season finale against Cleveland.

    The fourth-quarter hit on McGahee was also a knockout blow for Clark, who left the game and did not return.

    “They’ve just been running into me really hard this year,” said Clark. “I just stand there and they just run into me. I’ve never been scared to hit. In situations like that when a guy is running full speed and you’re running full speed, it’s going to be a big collision. You hope everybody gets up.”

    The McGahee hit led to some concussion concerns but Clark hasn’t missed practice time this week. The Steelers gave him three words to remember on the sidelines to check his cognitive skills, something his wife continued throughout the night.

    “She asked me those three words all night and then told me the next morning, ‘You do know that I never remembered the words.’ If I was wrong, she would have never known,” Clark said. “I could have made some words up. I could have said ‘Batman.’ I could have said anything. She kept asking me my name. Of course, I remember that.”
    Opponents and their fans are getting to know Clark very well, too. Some have even labeled him a dirty player – though the league did not levy fines for his hits on Welker or McGahee.

    “I always turn. That’s probably why I have shoulder problems,” Clark said. “I don’t want to hit nobody with my head. I don’t want to knock myself out. I think I’m mildly attractive and slightly intelligent. I try to keep that.

    “So many people … say I should be fined or suspended. It wasn’t a defenseless receiver – it was somebody running with the ball. It doesn’t matter which way you hit him. People have to stop looking at the viciousness of the hit or the consequences of the hit and know the rules.”
    Clark is a good dude and a hell of a player. He's been through a lot these last few seasons, he's playing like there is no tomorrow. The Cards can watch all the game film they want, but until they step on the field and play us, they don't have a clue whats in store for them. Keep your head on a swivel boys!!! Arizona WR's.....BEWARE!!!!!


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    mildly attractive and slightly intelligent atleast he can joke about it. Clark is a good guy and a fan favorite. He's always happy to oblige the media and he's a team guy who knows what football in Pittsburgh is all about.

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    Met him at the Hilton before the Stains game. Nice guy.

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    we have the best safety combo in the NFL.... and the hardest hitting recievers... the cards need to put on some extra padding because they are about to get victimized... i can see clark hitting fitzgerald in a crossing route.... and troy with another pick six
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    Some have even labeled him a dirty player
    Funny they never say that about Ray Lewis,with his forearm to the head shots.

    People have to stop looking at the viciousness of the hit or the consequences of the hit and know the rules.”
    This is a problem,some people run their mouth and have no clue.
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    If Clark has 2 of the top 5 hits, what are the other 3? I think Ward should be in there and so should Sweed. what are the top 5 hits? Is there a player not wearing Black and Gold that made the list?

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    Clark definately has the number 1, with the Welker hit. I would say 2 goes to Hines's hit on Keith Rivers, the LB from Cinnci who forgot to bring his blanky to the "night night" session that Hines was teaching that day.

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    We met him at training camp this past summer, real cool guy and stayed to talk to the fans for quite awhile. He was tossing his shoes and gloves out the fans, my daughter almost caught one of his gloves!

    I hope he comes up big for us on Sunday and just lights up Fitzgerald, Bouldin, and Breaston every time he gets the chance!

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    I’m a little dude. All of their receivers are way bigger than I am,” Clark said. “I’m more than sure they’re more worried about catching that ball than they are me hitting them.”

    Sounds like he's setting them up for some action.I'm not to be worried about

    “They’ve just been running into me really hard this year,” said Clark.

    .... who me?? It's not my fault they run into me,lol That is tooo funny !!




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    I met him at Steelers training camp, he came out later than all of the other players signing and he talked to a bunch of us for like 10 minutes. He really is a sweetheart.

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