Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
Are you really this idiotic?!? Was Clady a rookie this year?
Here's what he did BEFORE Manning:
Clady finished third in voting behind Matt Ryan and Chris Johnson for the 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. He was the only offensive lineman to receive any votes.
Clady started every game during the 2008 NFL season and gave up just a half of a sack while committing only three penalties. He was the only starting NFL offensive lineman to give up less than one sack for the entire season. He was named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro Second Team behind Michael Roos and Jordan Gross.
As of May 2009, Sporting News lists Clady as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the NFL.
After the Broncos' October 4, 2009 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, Clady set a new NFL record for consecutive games to start a career without giving up a full sack. Through 20 games, he has surrendered only one half of a sack.
Clady was named a starter for the 2010 Pro Bowl and was named First-team All-Pro by the Sporting News and Associated Press after the 2009 season.
On April 28, 2010, Clady injured his patella tendon while playing basketball but did not miss a game the following season.
On January 17, 2012, Clady was added to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster along with teammate Willis McGahee.
And yet Clady led the league in holding calls in 2011.
He had a great year in 12 allowing IIRC only one sack.
Even if you are not his cousin. I suspect if you are honest you WILL admit that he is not the same caliber OLT he was as rookie. Or the following year either. The knee is not the same as it was those years.
I also think that if you are honest you know that the pro bowl is a beauty contest and while many are there because they are great some folks get there on past reps.
and yet nine of this matters if we can not afford him. If other teams start the bidding process the specter of having more spots to actually fill this year and do not fool your self into thinking that players that were just signed (cheaply I might add) most of which will either be cut or PS players (which do not count against the cap) .. To the informed that means we have less than 18 mil to fill out this squad. 4-7 will be for rookies coming in and if John holds to his form all of which will make the team.
Add to that 24 players currently on this team are UFA after this coming season of which 5-10 will have to be resigned as they are core players. If they are not then their replacements are going to be almost as expensive.
John is going to have to make some hard decisions.
As great as your bromance is with Clady I'm not sure he will be one kept.