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Offseason Dolphins Porn- The Claymaker Named to the NFL Top 100

This should be a must watch for all phins fans. While I don't put much stock in this NFL Top-100 nonsense after the way they have habitually underanked All-Pro phins players (cough, Cam Wake, cough cough, Brent Grimes), this is a very pleasant surprise. Amidst the drama of the NFL draft, the offseason turmoil that just won't seem to go away (thanks Don Jones- idiot), and the lingering bitter dissapointment of the end of the 2013 season, it is nice to sit back and enjoy a couple of the high points of the 2013 NFL season.

Charles Clay was inarguably one of such bright spots and probably the most pleasant surprise of the season. Clay came out of practically nowhere to post top-10 numbers for his position, and also came within spitting distance of breaking the franchise record for receiving by a tight end in a season. This was all in a season where he was expected to at best be a backup to FA signee Dustin Keller, until the infamous targeted low blow from that piece of sh*t D.J. Swearinger ended Keller's season (karma is coming for you D.J., and she ain't kind). This thrust Clay into the No. 1 role, where he excelled, far exceeding expectations and becoming a well-deserved fan favorite.

More exciting than the numbers posted by Clay, and probably the reason he landed on the Top-100 list, are the game-changing plays he provides. Clay is not one of the new breed of NFL TEs: the freakishly athletic, dunk a football over the goalpost, ex-basketball player types. Instead, he is an old-school battering ram of a tight end, running through would be tacklers instead of catching the ball over them. He combines these abilities with a natural knack for timing game-changing plays to provide an extremely impressive 2013 highlight reel.

To wit: (i) the catch and run for a TD against San Diego over and through multiple San Diego defenders, (ii) the 4th quarter catch on the 5-yard line against Pittsburgh where he broke multiple tackles, flinging tacklers off his back like they were nothing for a big-time go-ahead touchdown, and (iii) the biggest of them all- the second Pats game, where he catches the ball behind the line of scrimmage on a 4th and 5 in the 4th quarter on the dolphins final go-ahead scoring drive, elluding 3 would-be tacklers (and one of the true highlights of the season).

Sincerest congratulations to Mr. Charles Clay. Setting aside the head-scratching fact that Clay was actually ranked ahead of Grimes (no disrespect to Clay, I just think Grimes should have been much higher), this was very well deserved and I hope he enjoys it.

For your viewing enjoyment, here is the link: Top-100 Charles Clay Video

This is my first fanpost, so if I screwed up the link please let me know.

As an aside, you gotta enjoy a couple of the perfectly thrown deep seam throws by Tannehill on this video. It gives you some hope that he will eventually get everything figured out.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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