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Right Combination Play: Clive Walford Scores First Touchdown Of 2016

Posted Sep 21, 2016

There were multiple factors that went into Clive Walford’s 31-yard scamper; this Right Combination play is presented by State Farm.

The Oakland Raiders fell in their Week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons 35-28 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Sunday.

While the loss dropped the Silver and Black to 1-1 heading into this week’s road tussle with the Tennessee Titans, the team was still able to create some big plays, particularly on the offensive side of the football.

One of those plays was an impressive 31-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Clive Walford, which at the time brought the score even in the third quarter.

There were multiple factors that went into Walford’s 31-yard scamper; this Right Combination play is presented by State Farm.

Following the touchdown, Walford broke down the play, and his thought process once he got the ball in his hands.

Pre-snap:

“He [Carr] told me he was coming to me. He told me I needed to make a play for him, and that’s what I did.”

After the ball is snapped and Carr drops back:

“When I saw the safety bite on the flat route, I knew it was going to be there, because we ran a post route to pull the backside safety in, and it was wide open. To be honest with you, when I caught it, I thought he [cornerback Desmond Trufant] was going to be there before I got to the [end zone], so I was prepared to dive.”

Finishing the play and getting into the end zone:

“Just a sigh of relief, man, because touchdowns don’t come often. When you have an opportunity, you have to make the most of it.”