Insider Exclusive: Q&A with OT Corey Clark

SDBoltReport.com's Michael Kranzler continues his interview with Corey Clark, this time for Insiders only. Clark opens up about realizing his potential, waiting for the phone to ring on draft day, and holding himself to "the highest standard." Find out what else Clark reveals in this Insider exclusive.

Michael Kranzler: What was it like blocking for a running back [270 lb. Jorvorskie Lane] who is almost as big as his linemen?

Corey Clark: [Laughing] Oh, it was fun, because we could make fun of him. We would call him ‘fat boy' and stuff like that, make him get some reps at guard in practice.

MK: How did he do at guard?

CC: Pretty crappy. He wasn't a hands-on person, but at least he tried.

MK: Coming into the draft, the knock on you was that you had yet to realize your potential. Does that drive you, knowing that you can be even better?

CC: That doesn't really drive me to get better. Just wanting to be better drives me to get better. In practice, every time I go out there I want to get better, so it's not like I ever feel content. I feel good with what I do but I always want more. I want to learn more every day and I want to get better every day.

MK: What was it like waiting for that phone call on draft day telling you where you were going to go?

CC: Shoot, I knew there was no way [I would get drafted] the first day, and I didn't even watch it on the first day. But the second day, I sort of watched it. It drives you nuts, because you get phone calls from people saying "we want to pick you with our next pick," and you're talking to these people, and I'm thinking I have a chance. I finally got the call and I was just relieved. Plus, I was thankful that it was the Chargers.

MK: Is there anything that you want to say to all the Chargers fans out there or that you would want them to know about you?

CC: I'm a player that will only bring good things on the field. I'll never be a problem off the field. I hold myself to the highest standard, so you don't have to worry about any kind of problems, just good things on the field.

Click here for the rest of this interview, where Clark talks about improving his pass protection, developing a mean streak and overcoming the arrival of L.J. Shelton.


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