Originally Posted by jutang
Surprised Clady's side is still holding out for more. Value of having a great left tackle isn't as strong as it used to be. There was an article where Gary Zimmerman was saying with 3 & 5 step drops becoming so popular, it makes it much easier for the left tackle to protect the QB. 7 step drops is where elite LT made their money.
Not only that, you see what they get away with these days. They practically neck strangle the quicker outside rushers and holding is almost never called. I'm not saying having a good LT is not a huge bonus to have because it is, but it's not like it was 10 years ago.
I think the 2 sides will work something out. Broncos might go up a tad but I doubt much more.