Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady doesn’t think his job will be different in 2012, but he now admits what everyone knows: The team’s offense will be.
“It’s kind of going back to what we did before, for the most part, before [Tim] Tebow was the quarterback, just more conventional offense,” Clady said Saturday at Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas’ youth football camp in California, via Kevin Patra of NFL Network.
“It’s a little different,” Clady said. “We will probably pass the ball a little more and [be] more of a balanced offense. But I’m excited to see what is going to happen, and I’m excited for the future.”
The future entails Clady once again protecting the quarterback’s blind side, given the switch from the left-handed Tebow to the right-handed Manning. And to the extent that the Broncos will be trying to keep Manning from suffering further neck injuries, it’ll be critical for Clady to keep opposing defenders away from Peyton.
And Clady is happy with the change. “I like what we are doing now,” Clady said.
He’ll like it even more if the Broncos finish better than 8-8 in 2012, and if he does his part well enough to get a long-term contract from the team.