Has the Frank Clark Redemption Arrived?

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After training camp practices, it’s normal for a select number of players and coaches to do interviews. After Saturday’s practice, it was Frank Clark’s turn, and he gave a particularly interesting series of answers.

His comments on Karlaftis were funny, but most noteworthy was what he said about himself and his performance last season. He had a disappointing season, and it wasn’t just the fans who noticed. The first sign of this was when he agreed to take a pay cut this offseason.

In this interview, he talks about how he and Andy Reid had a frank (pun intended) conversation about his performance, in which Reid apparently told him that he could do better. He took this criticism to heart, cutting alcohol and red meat from his diet in order to arrive at camp with a more slimmed figure.

This begs the question, are we going to see a new and improved Frank Clark this season? We tend to forget just how good he used to be. His last 3 seasons in Seattle, he had 32 sacks, 9th most in the NFL over that period. He has proven he has the potential to be one of the better pass rushers in the NFL, so with a renewed focus after hitting rock bottom, and the team using the money you gave back to them to sign a guy who could replace you, it’s very possible he has a career year in 2022.

But it’s important to temper expectations. While it is possible he comes in and dominates, history is against him. Typically, once you perform at a certain level over several years, that’s a good indication that that’s who you really are.

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ChiefDog
08/01/2022 4:48 pm

MasterChief
MasterChief
08/01/2022 2:50 pm

Redemption may occur when we see improvement in games, but his head seems to be in the right place, so that’s a good start.

Big Chief
Big Chief
08/01/2022 12:33 pm

I was impressed with his presser and am very hopeful for what he can bring going forward. You can tell he’s in a different place just from looking at his face, he’s clearly leaner. Plus, it’s now a contract year for him, which remains undefeated.

NovaChiefs
08/01/2022 12:20 pm

Put me down as a “yes”

twiggamortis
twiggamortis
08/01/2022 11:25 am

Lets just hope this is not one of those typical ‘he’s in the best shape of his life’ spring training/training camp clichés

upamtn
Reply to  Tony Sommer
08/01/2022 2:21 pm

just remember what happened to the Jim Jones folks who drank koolaid … just sayin’ 😉

NovaChiefs
Reply to  upamtn
08/01/2022 4:14 pm

See? Jim Jones didn’t offer Koolaid. He only had “Flavorade”, which is why everyone died. Stuff is nasty. I hear they give it out a raiders camp.
We are totally safe.
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KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  NovaChiefs
08/01/2022 10:24 pm

” Purple Drank ” …Ja’Marcus Russel Juice of Champions ! … ; )

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
08/01/2022 4:14 pm

that’s a morbid thought, thanks

rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
08/01/2022 4:47 pm

Only UPs could find something negative about Kool-Aid ……😃

Leaf
Reply to  upamtn
08/01/2022 4:41 pm

Yeah but we don’t serve purple in the kingdom so I think we good

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
08/01/2022 4:47 pm

Yeah, they ended up raider fans.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
08/01/2022 11:18 am

Let’s hold out hope that he does improve it will only help. It doesn’t matter how good he is this season, it will most likely be his last year as a Chief.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  ArrowFan
08/01/2022 4:15 pm

Which makes me expect a really good year, as he’s looking to impress the future boss

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