4.23.2008

Ryan Clady not memorable...

Some fellow who calls himself the "Sports Curmudgeon" doesn't think too highly of Ryan Clady. He recently wrote an article breaking down the upcoming NFL draft, and after watching one Boise State game (UNR at Boise State) last year he came up with the following thoughtful analysis:

By the way, I mentioned above that I watched the Nevada/Boise State game last season. I made no notes about Boise State tackle Ryan Clady. Some now think he is one of the top two or three offensive linemen in the entire draft. Sorry, but I just didn’t notice him…

Oh no! An anonymous blogger with no credentials watched the Nevada/Boise State game last year and didn't notice Ryan Clady! I'm sure that Clady's draft stock just plummeted.

Hey, Sports Curmudgeon...do you think that Clady's All-America honors were based on one game of his career? Do you think that the fact that you didn't make any notes on Clady mean he wasn't doing his job on the field? Most coaches would tell you that you don't want to "notice" an O-lineman during the game...this generally means that they are blocking their assignments and not jumping off-sides. Real analysts break down a LOT of tape to determine the quality of a player, then NFL teams hold a little thing called a combine, where said players are put through other rigorous tests. But you know best, right? I'm sure in a few weeks Ryan Clady will be browsing the internet and come across your draft insight about him and a solitary tear will run down his face...which he will promptly wipe away with a wad of $100 bills.

Sports Curmudgeon the next Kiper?

4 comments:

The Sports Curmudgeon said...

Glad to know what you do with your spare time - - Googling references to Boise State athletes. Me, I reearrange my sock drawer when I have that much spare time.

Read my entire article. I say at the beginning I am not a scout nor am I a draft guru. Not a single NFL team nor any person associated with an NFL team pays any attention to my draft analyses - - and that is a good thing for them to do.

From what I read now, Ryan Clady will be drafted very high in the NFL draft. From what I saw in that one game that I cited, he did not stand out enough for me to write his name down on a notepad I keep with me. That's all I said. I didn't say he shouldn't be taken high in the draft; I said I didn't notice him.

Now I've already admitted that I'm not the next Mel Kiper. Are you ready to admit that you're not the first great satirical wit of the 21st Century?

Drew said...

Touchè. Slow news day, y'know? I had to write about something. What struck me more was that from the same Nevada game, you "didn't notice" the TE from UNR. Maybe you just got sleepy in that 4 OT game. Hey, at least I linked you!

Mr T said...

Wow, struck a nearve with that guy. He must have googled himself to find your blog. If I google Mr T, all that I find is a jeweled up burley black guy with a mohawk.(thats not me, just in case you were wondering!)

Drew said...

Let it be known...I don't approve of people "googling themselves"