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Ryan Clady...

George from PA : 3/17/2017 5:28 am
I have no inside information. I don't even know if he can pass a physical...

But what I do believe is a healthy Ryan Clady would take our OL from a liability to a strength.

Clady-Pugh-Richburg-Fluker-Flowers
with Jerry & Hart as back-ups. Is a strong OL.

Being a long-term Jet, I assume Clady has his life in the NY area, so staying around here would be desirable, much like Marshall. So we can get him on the cheaper end with a prove it deal. I know he has been injured but still only 30, so he should still have some thread on those tires. Soulder surgury& #8203; needs a ton of rehab but being out as long as he has offers a pretty fresh body. So I hoping he is Reese's Ace in the hole. Grabbing him from the Jets also feels good, especially if successful.

I think we strengthen both tackle position. Hell, both sides of the OL gets better. Clady is a proven LT and Flowers looks like the perfect RT. The left side will offer solid protection while the right side will have the strongest pair in football.

People say Clady is done but I did not get impression that he believes that....So I expect he is rehabbing to play again and the Giant can complete a FA period fixing their only major issue.
My opinion  
Carl in CT : 3/17/2017 5:32 am : link
Clady of 5 years ago would make the line average. Current Clady (even healthy) does not make the OL a strength.
Huh?  
robbieballs2003 : 3/17/2017 5:50 am : link
Clady was a long-term Jet?
John  
Toth029 : 3/17/2017 6:10 am : link
Jerry is starting.
We had Clady on the team last year  
aquidneck : 3/17/2017 6:42 am : link
His name was Will Beatty.
my bad....Fergerson was their long term LT  
George from PA : 3/17/2017 7:10 am : link
Do my premise of him being a local was wrong.
He's another one - he was bad with the Jets last year  
jcn56 : 3/17/2017 7:48 am : link
I get it - I'd like to improve the line too - but the people you sign have to be improvements. Just because you overpay a stiff doesn't make him less of a stiff.
Stick a fork in Clady  
GiantsRage2007 : 3/17/2017 8:18 am : link
He's done man...
dont hate the idea  
BlackburnBalledOut : 3/17/2017 9:10 am : link
I wouldnt mind bringing him into camp to see what he has, but he seems to be a shadow of his former self...maybe hes been hurt the last 2 season or maybe hes at the end of the line. Right now its looking like flowers will be the LT again. 6 months till the season starts so many things will change but we have to at least bring someone in to compete with flowers.

I think we are essentially,  
Doomster : 3/17/2017 9:42 am : link
stuck with the same line, with just the addition of Fluker.....

I am all in on getting weapons for this offense....TE, RB, WR....

We were so one dimensional last season, it was easy for defenses to play us.....we added a blocking TE, we need a blocking FB....

You make defenses have to worry about 5 positions, rather than just OBj, and a marginal OL will work....just give Eli these offensive options....
Doomster  
Klaatu : 3/17/2017 9:45 am : link
Ellison is our blocking FB.
RE: dont hate the idea  
jcn56 : 3/17/2017 9:56 am : link
In comment 13396111 BlackburnBalledOut said:
Quote:
I wouldnt mind bringing him into camp to see what he has, but he seems to be a shadow of his former self...maybe hes been hurt the last 2 season or maybe hes at the end of the line. Right now its looking like flowers will be the LT again. 6 months till the season starts so many things will change but we have to at least bring someone in to compete with flowers.


You're not test driving a used car at a lot. Bringing this guy in to camp would require giving him a bunch of guaranteed money.

Just like last year, there were literally two OL who were worth anything, they got top dollar and were off the board quickly. Everyone else who was left was just a pretender fetching top dollar.
Klaatu,  
Doomster : 3/17/2017 10:08 am : link
he can't play both positions at the same time....he will be used as a TE, or a FB.....

We need a blocking TE AND blocking FB, for short yardage situations...
And,  
Doomster : 3/17/2017 10:29 am : link
we are not paying him 6M this season to be a FB....
again with this? another topic that has been beaten to death here.  
Victor in CT : 3/17/2017 10:49 am : link
no, no and NO. He's more done that burned, toasted stale bread.
Long time Jet  
Brandon Walsh : 3/17/2017 11:00 am : link
LOL
RE: Klaatu,  
Klaatu : 3/17/2017 11:19 am : link
In comment 13396209 Doomster said:
Quote:
he can't play both positions at the same time....he will be used as a TE, or a FB.....

We need a blocking TE AND blocking FB, for short yardage situations...


Unless the Giants sign one or draft one, Ellison is the only FB on the roster. Sure, he'll be used as a TE at times, but his primary role will be as a FB, similar to Bear Pascoe's role with the Giants. Also, we do have a few other TEs on hand who will be expected to block, too, and we could conceivably draft another one.
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