The Baltimore Ravens finally got a viable replacement for Dennis Pitta, who will miss the upcoming season with an ACL tear. The defending champs signed former Colts tight end Dallas Clark on Sunday and the 10-year veteran is the perfect solution to Joe Flacco‘s woes.
An afterthought following the end of the Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis, Clark was more than serviceable for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, but his numbers obviously took a huge dip without Manning under center. Now with a confident passer like Flacco, who looked to Pitta early and often during Baltimore’s Super Bowl run last year, Clark is primed to return to relevance in the NFL as the twilight of his career nears.
On a side note, the Ravens also signed a familiar name and former Colt to pair with Clark on Sunday. Brandon Stokley, who won a Super Bowl with the Ravens over a decade ago and played with Manning in both Denver and Indy re-joined the purple crew to try and give Flacco another offensive weapon following the departure of Anquan Boldin. Put simply, the Ravens’ offense went from good to possibly great over the weekend and now they have a much better shot of defending their crown. Here’s to hoping Clark can be what he once was and Stokley has enough left in the tank for one last hurrah.