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Should Ryan Clady be in the Ring of Honour?
Yes
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 66%  [ 6 ]
No
33%
 33%  [ 3 ]
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broncosfan_101


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Ryan Clady retires Reply with quote

I'm sure we've all read the headline, seen his retirement message via Twitter/Instagram/etc., but I thought it deserved to be mentioned here. What a great career we witnessed, and at the same time, what could've been...3x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro, and he missed almost two whole seasons in his prime. Anyways, the Post ran a poll about his Ring of Honour candidacy, and I wanted to see what intelligent fans thought of it. So, yay or nay to him being honoured by the Broncos?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEN fans are a little spoiled when it comes to longevity of our players' careers. The Ring is littered with guys who played 10+ years. But it also includes guys who were elite for short periods of time like Gary Zimmerman and Rich Jackson. Clady was as dominant as those 2 during his Broncos tenure so I would support it if they decided to honor him that way. The days of guys spending 10+ years on the same team are a rarity nowadays.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Ryan Clady retires Reply with quote

broncosfan_101 wrote:
I'm sure we've all read the headline, seen his retirement message via Twitter/Instagram/etc., but I thought it deserved to be mentioned here. What a great career we witnessed, and at the same time, what could've been...3x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro, and he missed almost two whole seasons in his prime. Anyways, the Post ran a poll about his Ring of Honour candidacy, and I wanted to see what intelligent fans thought of it. So, yay or nay to him being honoured by the Broncos?


If John Lynch is in the Ring Of Honor, Clady definitely deserves to be in.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clady was a top 3 tackle for a couple of years. I think he set records for the least amount of sacks in 20 games.

Of course he's in the ring of honor since Clady fell of he's made me aplreciate the position even more. He really made me spoiled as a fan.


And Peyton is going in the ring of fame. Clady was just as dominant in 4 years as manning was at his just not as much team success. I swear Mannings four years along with Cladys elite years flew buy. Thry were just cornerstones for the franchise at their respective positions.

Fun fact RG3 was in Washington the same amount of time as Manning was in Denver. I feel like Rg3 was in Washington forever because he had a good year, and the final 3 was just agonizing watching him fall off. Sorry to ramble.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm honestly shocked Al Wilson isn't in.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote an emphatic yes.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He certainly deserves it.

He was a bookend, franchise LT who might be one of the top 5 ZBS LT's to ever play the game. Its a shame we didn't get more healthy seasons out of him, but even the 3-4 years of elite play he gave us should make us reminisce for times past when you look at what we have had to deal with at LT the past couple seasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, he was unreal every time he stepped on the field healthy. That 2008 rookie season, for a Left Tackle in the ZBS, was something else.

Then 2009 he goes out in a completely new system and bosses it again, best tackle in the league that year IMHO.

2010 he was poor, but really shouldn't have been playing at all. McDaniels rushed him back from the freak knee injury he suffered playing pickup basketball, and his play suffered.

2011 and 2012 for me might have been his best football.

Of course injury cruelly robbed him of the two superbowl runs, but he even played really well in the season between them.

I don't think he's quite a hall of fame player, hall of very good for me, but he should absolutely be a ring of famer in Denver.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul-mac wrote:
Man, he was unreal every time he stepped on the field healthy. That 2008 rookie season, for a Left Tackle in the ZBS, was something else.

Then 2009 he goes out in a completely new system and bosses it again, best tackle in the league that year IMHO.

2010 he was poor, but really shouldn't have been playing at all. McDaniels rushed him back from the freak knee injury he suffered playing pickup basketball, and his play suffered.

2011 and 2012 for me might have been his best football.

Of course injury cruelly robbed him of the two superbowl runs, but he even played really well in the season between them.

I don't think he's quite a hall of fame player, hall of very good for me, but he should absolutely be a ring of famer in Denver.


That in a nutshell summarizes the argument for him. He could have been a HoF shoo-in if it weren't for the injuries, that's not the case given how quickly he went downhill once the Lisfranc (then ACL) robbed him of his gifts. But when you look at the sheer dominance for 4-5 seasons, it's impossible how he doesn't make it. And nowadays, the number of players who will play that long as dominantly for the same team is going to shrink significantly than in the past.
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