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Published on 11/26/2012 at Mon Nov 26 16:24.
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Update (11/27, 6:18 p.m.): As was pointed out in the comments, Clady did allow one sack on Sunday, against Justin Houston. Clady was officially credited with the sack on Tuesday.

Yet another week has gone by and Ryan Clady‘s stat line remains unscathed.

On Sunday, the Broncos’ left tackle was faced with the task of blocking Kansas City’s Tamba Hali, who has recorded 32.5 sacks since 2010.  Clady walked away from the game having been credited with no sacks allowed, to Hali or anyone else.

On the season, Clady remains the only left tackle that has started in every game this season without allowing a sack, according to Stats Inc*.  Prior to this season, his best stat line came after his rookie season, in which he only allowed 0.5 sacks (2008).

*Stats Inc. has updated their Week 12 stat totals and Clady was not credited with a sack allowed against the Chiefs, despite fans recalling Clady having allowed one sack on Sunday.  Either Clady was not credited with the sack or Stats Inc. is yet to update their sacks allowed totals.  Either way, allowing one sack through eleven games is still a remarkable feat for a left tackle.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Clady is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2012 season, presumably after being voted into the third Pro Bowl of his career.

The Broncos, and quarterback Peyton Manning, will want to secure Clady’s services moving forward.  With Clady protecting his blindside, Manning has led the Broncos to an 8-3 record while completing 67.7% of his passes for 3,260 yards and 26 touchdowns on the year.

With Clady’s help, Manning can help the team clinch the AFC West on Sunday.

  • E. Halsey Miles

    Stats, Inc is wrong, then. I clearly remember that sack and Hali (I think) blew through Clady on that one.

    And yes, giving up just 1 sack in 11 games, particularly against the pass rushers Clady has been up against, is insanely good. He deserves mad props for that feat.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Agreed on all accounts

  • Big_Pete

    If its deemed a “coverage sack”, do they put it on a particular lineman? Both of Manning’s sacks were coverage sacks, so even if they update it and say Clady gave up a sack, it sure as hell wasn’t his fault.

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    I’ll be watching to see if they update, and I’ll look it up on the All-22 film on Thursday, but as of Monday, Clady hasn’t been credited with allowing a sack yet.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Clady got blown up on that one play.

  • Big_Pete


    Manning was sacked exactly twice yesterday. Both were coverage sacks where Manning had all day to throw but simply held on to the ball wayyyyyy too long. When you have 10 seconds to hold the ball, it’s impossible to get “blow up”.

  • Big_Pete
  • Jon Broncos Heath

    Well, there it is, can’t believe I didn’t think to check videos.

    I wonder if they didn’t credit it to him because it was a coverage sack? There is no denying that was against Clady, but he wasn’t “blown up,” in my opinion, simply beat.

    This is what it looks like when a tackle gets “blown up”:

  • Big_Pete

    haha yes sir, that is most definitely what a sack looks like when the tackle gets blown up! I remember how as the game progressed, Sanchez got happier and happier feet. Before long, he was falling backwards and throwing it to nobody with Miller still 10 yards away from him. Classic!!!

    And really, that’s the only thing I can think of as to why they didn’t ding Clady with the sack. I mean, if it’s a coverage sack, it really isn’t the lineman’s fault.

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    Still a sack by his man, though, so he has allowed one, Stats Inc. official, or not.

  • Big_Pete

    yeah, kinda like how they’d still credit the QB with an interception even if the WR bobbled it, and then it rolled off their helmet and into a defender’s hands. It clearly isn’t the QB’s fault, but he still “threw” the pick.

  • Jon Broncos Heath


  • TheTroglodyte

    haha well you can’t hold “blown up” to Von Miller’s standards or nobody will ever be able to use that term again.

    I know the announcer said it was a coverage sack but I disagree. If that’s the case then every single sack that takes more than 1 second but less than 3 1/2 seconds is a coverage sack.

  • TheTroglodyte

    That sack took less than 3 1/2 seconds. It’s damn near impossible to hit a QB in less than 3 seconds unless someone completely blows an assignment. That was not a coverage sack just because the announcer said so.

  • anthony33

    Okay, okay. Enough about if it was a coverage sack or he got blown up! It’s still only ONE sack.
    When in the hell are we going to resign him… that’s all I want to know?

  • Carlo Scuri

    Clady is playing the best football of his career, and he has been good also in the past years. Only three words for him: PAY THE MAN!

  • Big_Pete

    We tried in the offseason… he declined. Not sure what it’s gonna take to get him signed.

  • Benjamin DeRita

    I could watch that clip all day lol

  • Jim_Jebow

    next year he will be franchise tagged without a doubt

  • anthony33

    Yup, fully aware there was an attempt in the off season. So what… time to try again, and again. I remember what it was like having Matt Lepis as a left tackle. Need to sign Clady!!!