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Clady doesn’t think his job will change much with quarterback switch

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Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady enters the final year of his contract.  The Broncos reportedly have launched talks aimed at getting his deal extended, despite concerns among the media that he has regressed.

But his job will be changing this year.  Gone is the left-handed Tim Tebow.  Right-handed Peyton Manning has arrived.  And so Clady once again will be protecting the blind side of a quarterback.

This quarterback, however, needs more protection than any other quarterback Clady ever had protected.  This quarterback has a history of neck surgeries, which may or may not have cured the underlying problems.

Clady doesn’t see it that way.  “I’m just going to try to stay to the same spot, run the guy by the quarterback’s zone, or keep the guy inside,” Clady said recently, via Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.  “Not too much of a difference.”

As to his performance, he thinks it’s good — and that it’s improving.

“There were a couple of things here and there that could have been better, but overall it was solid,” Clady said.  “There is always room for improvement, and that’s what I plan on doing this year.”

Manning is planning on it, too.  Actually, Manning is likely expecting it.  And if Clady fails to take care of Manning, the would-be free agent likely will long for the day he can get out of Denver.

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9 Responses to “Clady doesn’t think his job will change much with quarterback switch”
  1. yelix says: Jun 3, 2012 2:45 PM

    Will he still be a turnstile for Tamba Hali?

  2. siknutty says: Jun 3, 2012 3:56 PM

    Clady is going to have a bounce back year. He had his best season while protecting Cutler who, like Peyton, has a very quick release. Besides even the greatest of o-lineman will give up sacks if their qb is dropping back 20 yards every play and doesn’t know how to read coverage..

  3. nflmastermind says: Jun 3, 2012 4:08 PM

    actually there’s a big difference and could really help him in his last year of his contract in getting a new one if they wait for after the season, he will most likely get the credit as being much improved with a real QB who has a quick release , getting the ball out faster will mean Clady actually won’t have to work as hard as he did with T-fruad back there

  4. maximusprime107 says: Jun 3, 2012 4:29 PM

    He should be back to full strength now, it’s been 2 years since he injured his knee

  5. ch8878 says: Jun 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    People seem to forget how bad the Denver O-Line looked before Tebow took over.

  6. spellingcops says: Jun 3, 2012 6:11 PM

    ch8878 says:Jun 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    People seem to forget how bad the Denver O-Line looked before Tebow took over.
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    You seem to forget how bad the team in general looked while Kyle Orton was “leading” the team. If they can get 7 wins in 12 starts with a QB that can’t throw the ball, look the hell out. But go ahead and spew your hatred, loser. Whatever makes you feel better.

  7. raiderapologist says: Jun 3, 2012 8:44 PM

    spellingcops says: Jun 3, 2012 6:11 PM

    ch8878 says:Jun 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    People seem to forget how bad the Denver O-Line looked before Tebow took over.
    ——————————————————–
    You seem to forget how bad the team in general looked while Kyle Orton was “leading” the team. If they can get 7 wins in 12 starts with a QB that can’t throw the ball, look the hell out. But go ahead and spew your hatred, loser. Whatever makes you feel better.
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    You can blame the quarterbacks all you want, but Denver’s O-line wasn’t good, even after Orton got benched.

  8. davidcl77 says: Jun 3, 2012 9:36 PM

    That rookie qb had better be ready early cause he’s gonna be going in soon after the season starts. When one of the 300 lb goons hits Manning, he’s gone for good.

  9. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Jun 3, 2012 9:56 PM

    ch8878 says:
    Jun 3, 2012 5:07 PM
    People seem to forget how bad the Denver O-Line looked before Tebow took over.
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    Orton was sacked 9 times in 4.5 games. Tebow was sacked 33 times in 11.5 games, despite the Broncos often running the ball 40+ times (and occasionally 50+ times) with Tebow at the helm. The undeniable conclusion is that the line played much better when they had a quarterback that understands how an NFL passing game works. They’ll look better still with Manning’s remarkably quick decision making.

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