Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/13/12
If you held a straw poll of Pittsburgh Steelers’ MVP candidates through nine games this season, there’s a good chance you’d see votes for Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller and Ryan Clark. In the absence of Troy Polamalu, Clark has taken over as the leader of the secondary and has played with his usual reckless abandon in collecting tackle after tackle. While much of the focus is on the health of Roethlisberger this morning, Clark has apparently suffered a concussion from a hit on Chiefs’ receiver Dwayne Bowe late in the game last night in the Steelers’ 16-13 OT win. If this indeed is a concussion, it would be Clark’s second in roughly a month. Along with James Harrison, Clark is the other guy most often fined and/or suspended by NFL Czar Roger Goodell for his illegal hits to the head and for ‘launching’ himself at defenseless receivers. I have, and will, defend the Steelers to no end in Goodell’s assault on the game, but Clark is clearly not getting the message to adjust his style of play.
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