Frank Clark says he’s proving the doubters wrong

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The Chiefs gave up a first-round pick and a second-round pick to acquire Frank Clark from the Seahawks before the season, then they signed him to a five-year, $104 million contract. Many observers thought they gave up too much.

Clark heard those doubts, and says they’re motivating him now, as he has recorded four sacks through two postseason games.

“You’ve seen all the bad things they were saying about us. You’ve seen all the bad things they were saying about Frank Clark,” Clark said, via the Associated Press. “One thing they didn’t know is how long the season was.”

Clark said he thinks people are taking notice of what kind of player he is in the playoffs.

“Go hard on every play and never give up. I’m just trying to go out there and prove myself to everybody and show who is one of the best defensive ends in the world is,” Clark said.

Everyone will see what kind of player Clark is in the Super Bowl.

63 responses to “Frank Clark says he’s proving the doubters wrong

  1. A 1st, a 2nd AND a huge contract is a lot for any player. Frank Clark needs to be a difference maker in every game to justify it simply because those two picks and that money could have bcome 3-4 very good players.

  2. His team is winning ( after beating two teams with a combined 19 regular season wins in playoffs), but he has done nothing to disprove that he is a woman batterer with a big mouth. Another example of what classy guys the Chiefs put on thier roster.

  3. Actually, the more he talks, the more he’s proving me right: you can take the player out of Seattle, but you can’t take the Seattle out of the player.

  4. Yo, Frank… There’s an excellent chance that your trade didn’t have to do entirely with your ON-field performance. Know what I’m saying???

  5. Frank Clark has 2 fewer sacks than Arik Armstead of the 49ers. Frank Clark is definitely overpaid. You do not have to be an Einstein to figure out that I am a 49er fan. Go Niners, beat them Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
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  6. They really only gave up a second.

    They flipped 3rd round picks, and “giving up” a first round was really saying. We can take a pick on a guy who might turn out to be worth a 1st round pick, but Clark has been putting up stats (before the trade) that shows he is worth a first round pick.

    Early in the season he couldn’t feel his fingers apparently due to the pinched nerve.

  7. Patsareinyourheads says:
    January 21, 2020 at 7:21 am
    His team is winning ( after beating two teams with a combined 19 regular season wins in playoffs), but he has done nothing to disprove that he is a woman batterer with a big mouth. Another example of what classy guys the Chiefs put on thier roster

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    Not a Chiefs fan but didn’t the Patriots have a murderer on their team? I just watched the documentary. Is that the kind of classy guys the pats have on their roster?

  8. Patsareinyourheads says:

    January 21, 2020 at 7:21 am

    His team is winning ( after beating two teams with a combined 19 regular season wins in playoffs), but he has done nothing to disprove that he is a woman batterer with a big mouth. Another example of what classy guys the Chiefs put on thier roster.
    ……….
    Guessing you’re a Pats fan so at least he hasn’t killed anyone (Aaron Hernandez) and we all know the ONLY reason AB isn’t on your roster is he’s on the exempt list right now! Shall I continue…there’s more. My point is every roster has dirtbags, period. It’s not a team issue, it’s a league issue. Until the owners decide they’re tired of the bad publicity and enforce zero tolerance rule on this crap it won’t end. Unfortunately they’re all greedy & that won’t happen…

  9. I can’t wait to see Frank Clark and his fellow “D” linemen in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl with their tongues hanging out from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes all over the field.
    Mahomes and the Chiefs are going to score on these guys, I have no doubt about it. The Chiefs have too much speed for the Niners defense and they will get many big plays on them.
    Frank Clark and Richard Sherman are two of a kind. They spend more time running their mouths than doing anything else.

  10. I honestly don’t care about a player tooting his own horn. They all have massive egos even the ones that don’t show it.

    What is amusing to me though is that a number of people getting on Clark would be the first to jump online and beat their chest about being right that he wasn’t worth the price if he played poorly or the Chiefs didn’t do well.

  11. “A 1st, a 2nd AND a huge contract is a lot for any player.” Really, it was only a 1st round pick. The 2nd rounder was basically a swap — we got it back (a 2020 pick) in the Dee Ford trade. Clark has definitely performed to a 1st round level. I do wish he’d tone down the braggadocio though. Let your on-field play do the talking.

  12. nyneal says:
    January 21, 2020 at 9:22 am
    I can’t wait to see Frank Clark and his fellow “D” linemen in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl with their tongues hanging out from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes all over the field.
    Mahomes and the Chiefs are going to score on these guys, I have no doubt about it. The Chiefs have too much speed for the Niners defense and they will get many big plays on them.
    Frank Clark and Richard Sherman are two of a kind. They spend more time running their mouths than doing anything else.

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    Um, Clark plays for the CHIEFS. But I do hope he’s winded. Sorry I had to be the one to tell you.

  13. nyneal says:
    January 21, 2020 at 9:22 am
    I can’t wait to see Frank Clark and his fellow “D” linemen in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl with their tongues hanging out from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes all over the field.
    Mahomes and the Chiefs are going to score on these guys, I have no doubt about it. The Chiefs have too much speed for the Niners defense and they will get many big plays on them.
    Frank Clark and Richard Sherman are two of a kind. They spend more time running their mouths than doing anything else.
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    Are you okay? He’s on the Chiefs, not the 49ers, so he won’t be doing any chasing after Mahomes.

  14. flviking says:
    January 21, 2020 at 9:01 am
    Patsareinyourheads says:
    January 21, 2020 at 7:21 am
    His team is winning ( after beating two teams with a combined 19 regular season wins in playoffs), but he has done nothing to disprove that he is a woman batterer with a big mouth. Another example of what classy guys the Chiefs put on thier roster

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    Not a Chiefs fan but didn’t the Patriots have a murderer on their team? I just watched the documentary. Is that the kind of classy guys the pats have on their roster?

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    No, NE did not back his off field violence like Baltimore with Ray Lewis or now with Hunt, Hill, Clark or Suggs.

    Try again.

    NE released Hernandez before he was even arrested by talking to the governor.

    Baltimore probably has the orange jump suit Ray Lewis wore in prison, in their lobby at the facility.

    lol

  15. Clark is absolutely streaky but when he is on he dominates games. He has a way of finishing sacks in big moments.

    Seattle is going to have to pay Clowney nearly that same amount of money for less production and availability. Plus LJ Collier is a first round bench rider on a team desperate for pass rush. Hope Clark gets a Super Bowl.

  16. gmen05 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 10:19 am
    nyneal says:
    January 21, 2020 at 9:22 am
    I can’t wait to see Frank Clark and his fellow “D” linemen in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl with their tongues hanging out from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes all over the field.
    Mahomes and the Chiefs are going to score on these guys, I have no doubt about it. The Chiefs have too much speed for the Niners defense and they will get many big plays on them.
    Frank Clark and Richard Sherman are two of a kind. They spend more time running their mouths than doing anything else.
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    Are you okay? He’s on the Chiefs, not the 49ers, so he won’t be doing any chasing after Mahomes.

    Haha. Unless he is chasing after him to hug him after the clock hits 0:00 with is first Super Bowl and Mahomes is on a victory lap!?!?

  17. Why is he worried about what anybody says? He’s playing in the Super Bowl and has a big bag of cash. I don’t get it. Enjoy your life and leave all of that negativity behind, Frank.

  18. Frank Clark should keep his mouth shut and just be thankful the NFL allows criminals. Same with the other piece of debris, Hill. Clark Hunt and Andy reid sold their souls to win a Title by taking on these two predators. Hopefully the Niners end their chance

  19. gmen05 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 10:19 am
    nyneal says:
    January 21, 2020 at 9:22 am
    I can’t wait to see Frank Clark and his fellow “D” linemen in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl with their tongues hanging out from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes all over the field.
    Mahomes and the Chiefs are going to score on these guys, I have no doubt about it. The Chiefs have too much speed for the Niners defense and they will get many big plays on them.
    Frank Clark and Richard Sherman are two of a kind. They spend more time running their mouths than doing anything else.
    ____________________________________
    Are you okay? He’s on the Chiefs, not the 49ers, so he won’t be doing any chasing after Mahomes.
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    What about when the Chiefs celebrate a TD and Clark wants in on the action?

  20. Players like Frank, Earl, and Sherman needed changes of scenery. If Seattle kept all these guys they would be playing off of their pasts and acting entitled instead of going to a new place and feeling like they have to prove themselves all over. These eventual parting of ways are good for all parties within the business of football.

  21. Hahahaha oh the salty tears of depressed Patsies fans rare so good, and what’s even better is the fact that next year they will struggle to even make the playoffs and will probably be the wild card if they even do get that far. Its refreshing to see that the Chiefs take up so much space in their heads because they realize the days of Patriots in the post season are over. Have fun watching your backup QB play in the Superbowl as you guys get to watch it from a Buffalo Wild Wings.

  22. As a Chiefs fan…you haven’t done nearly enough to warrant running your mouth Frank! Shut your yap and start preparing for a very tough 49er team

  23. AndyReidsMustache says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Hahahaha oh the salty tears of depressed Patsies fans rare so good, ….

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    26 years, 19 division titles, 10 conference championships and 6 Super Bowl victories since Robert Kraft purchased the New England Patriots on this date in 1994. I don’t think Pats fans who are crying.

  24. one thing about Clark – – he stays on the field — in a league where pass rushers get hurt a ton – – it’s worth a lot for a guy who can play all season and all post-season. KC paid a lot to get him – doubt they regret it a bit, and are happy to have him on the field in a couple weeks.

  25. Patsareinyourheads says:

    January 21, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Another example of what classy guys the Chiefs put on thier roster.
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    WOW!!!!! Coming from a fan of a team who has been caught cheating three times, and a year removed after the owner of that franchise was involved in a prostitution sting involving Sex trafficking and just 3 weeks after their top receiver got arrested.

    Yes, the Chiefs beat two teams with low regular winning records. But that is not the Chiefs fault the Patriots lost to that weak 9-7 team.

  26. uncommon1 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 6:58 am
    A 1st, a 2nd AND a huge contract is a lot for any player. Frank Clark needs to be a difference maker in every game to justify it simply because those two picks and that money could have bcome 3-4 very good players.
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    this might be one of the more insane statements I’ve heard. Just given scheme, opponents’ strategies, injuries and many other factors, it’s hard to fathom someone needing to be a difference maker in every game to justify the contract. He’s had a sensational year and been a beast in the playoffs. He already earned his money.

  27. I seriously don’t get the hate.

    This guy and this defense have been written off as terrible and useless all season. They’re playing their best football of the season right now. He’s proud of himself, his teammates and what they’ve accomplished so far. He’s saying he wants to prove that he’s one of the best at what he does.

    Why in the world hate on that? Don’t you all hope that the players on your team have that type of drive and attitude? This Chiefs fan loves what Clark is bringing to the mix. He’s infinitely better than Dee Ford.

  28. “26 years, 19 division titles, 10 conference championships and 6 Super Bowl victories since Robert Kraft purchased the New England Patriots on this date in 1994. I don’t think Pats fans who are crying.”
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    Lol! They will be soon once they begin to realize that the dynasty is over.

  29. nyneal says:

    I can’t wait to see Frank Clark and his fellow “D” linemen in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl with their tongues hanging out from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes

    New to football eh?

  30. I think since most of the “doubters” were concerned about giving up those picks for, and giving that huge contract to a player with domestic violence in his past it’s pretty hard to say he’s proving the doubters wrong now.

    The doubt wasn’t about his play.
    The doubt was not over worrying about any given Sunday, it’s about any random day, the Wednesday this offseason when he’s arrested, the Saturday before Week 7 next year when he’s in the headlines because he hit a woman again. Something like that is the worry, not sacks.

  31. People can say whatever they want about FC but in his entire time with the Seahawks he was not only a damned good player, he was a damned good human being. He had zero off-field issues. He also had a well-deserved reputation as a hard worker.

  32. I’ll be rooting for the chiefs, but I’m already getting tired of this guy. Just shut up and play. All that talk about not lining up offsides, but then get multiple offsides penalties(yes I know he didnt “line up” offside, but it’s still a 5 yard penalty that hurts your team).

  33. udub says:
    January 21, 2020 at 2:16 pm
    I think since most of the “doubters” were concerned about giving up those picks for, and giving that huge contract to a player with domestic violence in his past it’s pretty hard to say he’s proving the doubters wrong now.

    The doubt wasn’t about his play.
    The doubt was not over worrying about any given Sunday, it’s about any random day, the Wednesday this offseason when he’s arrested, the Saturday before Week 7 next year when he’s in the headlines because he hit a woman again. Something like that is the worry, not sacks.
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    I don’t think anyone here condones domestic violence whatsoever. With that said, pinning another transgression on him years after the situation is messed up.

  34. Everyone will see what kind of player Clark is in the Super Bowl.
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    With a 5yr/$105mil contract just the Super Bowl isn’t all that matters, especially with Mahomes getting ready to land the biggest contract in the NFL. It’ll be interesting to see how the Chiefs go about getting quality players on the cheap to put around Mahomes with so much going to just a few players, like so many other teams in the NFL now the Chiefs aren’t very far from “cap hell”! Go ahead and think you need or have to have a $35-$40mil/yr QB, let’s see how that works out?

  35. youngnoize says:
    January 21, 2020 at 2:33 pm
    I don’t think anyone here condones domestic violence whatsoever. With that said, pinning another transgression on him years after the situation is messed up.
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    I wouldn’t say it’s pinning another transgression on him, but stats are stats. It’s not a fantasy made up by TV police shows. If you’ve abused women before, chances are high if you’ve gotten away with it in the past you’ll do it again.

    You can easily argue, Clark got away with it. Sure his draft stock probably slipped some, but now he has a $100 mil plus contract. Obviously, that doesn’t mean he will automatically be violent again, that’s why I said it’s a worry. And also obviously, having $100 mil plus on the line skews the statistics of repeating the offense since most domestic violence perps don’t have that hanging over their head to as a reminder to act right.

    I would also say this worry I’m talking about is not just a domestic violence thing. If a player commanded a huge contract but had other types of issues…drugs, alcohol, whatever in his past there should still be some worry

  36. Sounds like he was coasting throughout the season, but is now giving his all. Maybe he will realize that his team needs his all 100% of the time. Especially since everyone expected KC to play at Baltimore for the AFC Championship. One game means a lot these days.

  37. Steve Cunningham says:
    January 21, 2020 at 2:44 pm
    Everyone will see what kind of player Clark is in the Super Bowl.
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    With a 5yr/$105mil contract just the Super Bowl isn’t all that matters, especially with Mahomes getting ready to land the biggest contract in the NFL. It’ll be interesting to see how the Chiefs go about getting quality players on the cheap to put around Mahomes with so much going to just a few players, like so many other teams in the NFL now the Chiefs aren’t very far from “cap hell”! Go ahead and think you need or have to have a $35-$40mil/yr QB, let’s see how that works out?
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    They already have quality players on team-friendly deals under contract. Mahomes is stocked with weapons. They can continue to build through the draft, but they already have the future of the offense in place for the most part.

  38. The same Frank Clark that piles up sackS against 2nd and 3rd string offensive tackles..Has went on the record saying he doesn’t care about run defense.. WHAT HAS HE DONE? He gets 60 million guaranteed and he’s not even close to what Justin Houston was or Dee Ford but he acts like he is the best pass rusher in the league and he is below average. I don’t believe the crap about him having a pinched nerve or being sick..Jesus!! PFF has him ranked at like #60 among edge rushers and #50 in pass rushing metrics.. HELlO! He isn’t that good but he gets paid well because his agent pulled the wool over GM Brett Veacth’s eyes…plain and simple…OVERRATED!!!

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