We tried to tell you before the game, Frank Clark is a monster.
Our ‘One 2 Watch’ on the Seahawks focused on the dominating defensive lineman who is looking to make a name for himself as one of the premier edge rushers in the entire National Football League and become the cornerstone of this new-look Seattle defense, the post-Legion of Boom edition.
And Clark balled out on the Wembley turf today, imposing himself on the Oakland Raiders offensive line seemingly at will.
But among his exceptional performance as part of a defensive unit that held the Raiders to just a single field goal, one play stood out above all others as particularly impressive.
Just over a minute into the third quarter, the Raiders had the ball inside their own 20-yard line with Derek Carr trying to lead his offense out of the 3rd-and-16 quagmire they found themselves in. Like much of Carr’s day, it did not go well.
As the Raiders dialled up a pass play, Clark managed to push Oakland offensive tackle Kolton Miller straight onto his backside with a two-handed shove to the chest.
He followed it up by almost jumping onto Carr like a Spider Monkey, sending Carr to the ground with the ball flying out of the quarterback’s grasp and onto the floor for his second fumble of the day.
What an amazing rush. Putting two players on their behinds in the space of two seconds is unbelievable. Especially when one of them is a 2018 first round pick and supposed left tackle of the future.
Clark’s first fumble of the day came earlier in the game, with a minute left of the first quarter, where he beat Miller around the edge and pounced on Carr from behind – knocking the ball free in the process.
Clark finished with a statline that reads: 4 total tackles, 3 QB hits and 2.5 sacks with 2 forced fumbles. Not a bad days work at all.