Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Agree it's a lame premise, but this thread could help form a consensus going forward.
Ryan Clady was named AP 1st-Team All Pro
for 2012 - ahead of Joe Thomas - and to the Pro Bowl team. Most agree you never let an elite talent just walk when the franchise tag is available. So, notwithstanding lonetstar's needlessly complicated and out of context cap numbers, the offseason questions about whether Clady was overrated-on the downside-not that great have been settled.
Now can we all agree we should either PAY him or TAG him?
Personally I'd never pay him long term..
if any thing tag him while we train a newbie to learn the position..
while he is "voted" in tot eh pro-bowl we all know it is a popularity contest..
I'm happy for him, but he has not been that "great" OT since his knee issue a few years ago..
his run blocking is not elite and he gets beat by speed rushers something he did not do in his first years.. now does that mean he gave up sacks, no but Manning has "risen all boats" a phrase most have used on this site since he got here..
IMO he can be replaced with a rookie and TAG him if you have to.. he simply is not worth 12 million a year long term..