Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/22/14

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks down the field during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Dallas Clark knows a thing or two about playing with great quarterbacks after spending nine seasons in Indianapolis playing alongside Peyton Manning. During that time he saw a guy capable of putting a team on his shoulders and leading it to victory when the game was on the line. Clark sees many of the same leadership qualities in his new quarterback, Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Clark in overtime as the Buccaneers overcame an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Carolina Panthers 27-21. It was Freeman's third touchdown pass of the game for the Bucs (6-4), who have won five of their last six to pull into playoff contention. ''He showed a lot of poise and maturity and that is what we're going to need from him,'' Clark said. Freeman has thrown 16 touchdown passes in his last six games and the Buccaneers are starting to look and talk like a legitimate playoff contender. But rather than celebrati...
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