Posted Mon Sep 28th by Monty
Ryan Clady did it.
He probably wasn’t trying to do it. He probably wasn’t even aware of it. No, it’s much more likely that the 23-year-old Clady saw September 27, 2009 as just another Sunday — another instance of the task at hand, and another job to do.
If he could have towed a lunch pail along with him, he probably would have. “Just doing my job,” Clady probably thought.
On this Sunday, Clady was to face recent Oakland Raiders trade trophy Richard Seymour. Like any other Sunday, Clady rendered the opposing defensive lineman helpless and hopeless. He shut Seymour down, and then shut him up.
In doing so, not only did Clady exorcise the only demon of his young career (a half-sack surrendered to Seymour in 2008), Clady made his mark in the NFL record books. The second-year player is now tied with former Jets tackle Ryan Young for the most games to start an NFL career without giving up a full sack.
That’s 19 straight games of pure domination at his position. Clady has never suffered a misstep from his first snap in the National Football League to Kyle Orton‘s coffin-nailing kneel down late Sunday afternoon.
A Mile High Salute to Ryan Clady, a pleasure to watch, and bearer of the proud tradition of Rocky Mountain linemen for years to come.