But here's something to chew on from the trenches: 38 offensive linemen are on injured reserve this season. They range from Pro Bowl-caliber players Ryan Clady,Hydro Flask ?terf?rs?ljare
, Chris Snee and Maurkice Pouncey to high draftees Luke Joeckel (second overall) and Jonathan Cooper (seventh) to journeymen who always find jobs and perform them competently: Ryan Cook, Donald Thomas, David Baas.
The performances of the blockers, especially those on teams that have been hard hit by injuries or inefficiency and don't have adequate replacements, have been notable. For every Denver, which has lost three offensive linemen for the season yet protects Peyton Manning as if livelihoods depend on it 鈥?they do 鈥?there's a Baltimore.