With all of the hoopla surrounding the QB position, one very important aspect of our team has gone largely overlooked. The Offensive Line. Regardless of who takes the snaps, the success of our Quarterback will depend upon the effectiveness of our O Line. I came across this little blurb in Horse Tracks today and thought it was worthy of bringing to everyone's attention.
Clady Showing Old Form
For much of training camp last year, it was easy to tell that left tackle Ryan Clady was not 100 percent back from offseason knee surgery. So smooth during his Pro Bowl season in 2009 — just his second year in the league — 2010 was difficult at times as he played while trying to regain full strength in the knee. Clady has looked far more comfortable and balanced this time around, showing the athleticism, the reach and the movement skills to deal with the pass rushers that come his way. He's been consistently strong in rush drills thus far.
In my humble opinion, we are pretty well set at Center and Right Guard. Kuper could be headed to the Pro bowl and with Walton's mean streak I don't think we have to worry about a sophomore drop off. If Beadles continues to improve at the rate he did the second half of last year he will be very adequate at Left Guard. The early reports on the behemoth Franklin have me wondering "Harris? Harris who?" I am anxious to see more reports from Kaptain on Franklin. This little piece of information on Clady from the Denver Post via Horse Tracks is simply enough to get me orange and Blue kool aide drunk. The part about strong in the rush drills is particularly intoxicating. Maybe not Mike Clark 13-3 drunk, but certainly excited about the future.
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