Mack and Irvin to Clobber Chris Clark
Raiders’ edge-rusher Khalil Mack is hitting his stride and former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin has successfully carried over his production to the Silver and Black. The sky was the limit for the two edge defenders as soon as the two joined forces, and now, they’re in reach of the stars.
With both Mack and Irvin teetering on the edge of a Pro Bowl season, Texans right tackle Chris Clark will have his hands full on Monday night.
Clark, an eight-year veteran out of Southern Mississippi, has struggled this season in comparison to his counterpart left tackle Duane Brown, and because of his poor play, opposing defenses have targeted Clark on a week-to-week basis.
At 6’5”, 305 pounds, Clark is a big, physical offensive lineman that is best utilized as a run blocker, but when asked to defend speedy, athletic edge-rushers, his weaknesses rise to the surface.
With Mack and Irvin likely taking turns on either side of the defense to best exploit the matchup, Clark will be facing an uphill battle in terms of limiting both of the Raiders’ edge-rushers from having a significant impact.
Unfortunately for Clark, this uphill battle is too steep.