Desmond Clark: My first year, I caught 44 passes. I think last year they just threw me the ball a whole lot more than they did the previous two years. So the more opportunities, the more plays you can make.
DC: I don't mind. I'm just trying to win football games. Those guys, especially you look at Devin and look at Greg, they bring special ability to this offense. So they deserve every accolade and all the adoration that they're getting, so I'm fine playing my role where I'm at.
JC: It looks like this offense is going to have many more formations and variations this season because of all the additions. How is that going to help you guys?
DC: It's going to create a lot of confusion for the defense more than anything, and it's going to create a lot of excitement for our offense. So it should be good because there's so many things we can do with this offense now that we've added those two guys.
JC: Olsen has been lining up everywhere from tight end to H-back to fullback to receiver so far. Are you exclusively a tight end these days, or can you still be moved around yourself?
DC: No, I've been kind of lining up all over the place. Last year I lined up in the backfield some, but this year that's going to be Greg's M.O. And he's got all the skills to do that kind of stuff. Right now, he's excelling at it. So long as he keeps doing well, I guess I won't have to do as much. So that's kind of good for me also.
JC: Your offseason was a lot shorter than usual because of the run to Super Bowl XLI. Did you still have a chance to get away from football and enjoy yourself?
DC: I did. I moved to my new home down in Orlando. During the offseason, I was flying back and forth from Chicago to Orlando. So I got to enjoy myself this offseason.
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