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Old 08-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #31
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I thought everyone looked like crap last night, why do we have to single out Devin. The only player that looked good was man-crush Brennan.
I agree! The other player that looked good and has continued to do so was mason...he is developing nicely! Colt will by next year be the back-up QB! I think his upside is tremendous.

The team did not perform that well against the Jets and will need to work more in the preseason.

Devin looked like the game was passing him by...as most rookie WR get introduced to the NFL. The game will slow down and he will get faster...the real question is how long will it take?
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:13 PM   #32
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give him a chance to develop.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:18 PM   #33
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Devin Thomas looked pretty pathetic out there but it's too early to judge him. Still, I didn't think his route running skill would be as bad as it was...then again, I was watching Santana Moss too...dude has mad route running skills.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:38 PM   #34
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DT was on STs, so that says a lot about a rook. If they think they are a prima-donna, then they don't play teams. It takes more than one PS game for WRs.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:02 AM   #35
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In a post game interview Devin stated that he was tired. I think the kid is not in NFL shape yet and is even further behind because of the hammy. It's going to take time. He ran a couple of kicks back and ran down on punts and is exhausted. He'll learn what it takes to play at this level but no one is going to feel sorry for him because he's our #1 pick. I wonder if any veterans have taken him under their wing? Antwan? Or is he a cocky kid who thinks he's got it figured out?
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:16 AM   #36
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He's admitted he isn't in the best shape and was tired during the game. Give him credit for owning up to his poor play.

He is probably a little too far behind to make an impact anytime soon but if he is willing to admit his mistakes I assume he is willing to correct them
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:54 AM   #37
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Honestly, seems safe to say Thomas doesn't have enough of a track record to expect or anticipate any particular thing. I believed at the time of the draft he made a strange first pick (regardless of the round) because in the first pick you want lots of value w/ a strong scouting report. He's just a kid who had a phenomenal year in college - not much else to scout. He's a kid that could have huge upside but just as much downside, we won't know for quite a while. I still think he was a strange 1st pick.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:17 AM   #38
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Honestly, seems safe to say Thomas doesn't have enough of a track record to expect or anticipate any particular thing. I believed at the time of the draft he made a strange first pick (regardless of the round) because in the first pick you want lots of value w/ a strong scouting report. He's just a kid who had a phenomenal year in college - not much else to scout. He's a kid that could have huge upside but just as much downside, we won't know for quite a while. I still think he was a strange 1st pick.
Yes you are right on. I really think it will not be untill nextseason that this can be talked about one way or another. What Thomas will do this go around is be in packages in coach Z's O. Not a full time player. Next spring he will need to put in big time in the weight room and running along with hours with JC throwing the ball to him! This is not college ball and this is the big time. He will learn that like all 1st year WR's do!
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:15 AM   #39
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Devin did cactch a ball as he was diving out of bounds. If he would have gotten his feet down it wold have been a completion. Had he gotten that completion, the thread would have read something like "Start him now" or "Devin Thomas for HOF".

He is still a rookie guys; give him at least 3 years before you call him out. On average thats how long it takes to develop into a good WR in this league.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:47 AM   #40
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Devin Thomas may turn out to be a complete bust or he may be the next TO. To even have an opinion about him at this point, however, based on his first preseason game after missing most of training camp to injury, is so stupid it makes me dizzy.
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Devin did cactch a ball as he was diving out of bounds. If he would have gotten his feet down it wold have been a completion. Had he gotten that completion, the thread would have read something like "Start him now" or "Devin Thomas for HOF".

He is still a rookie guys; give him at least 3 years before you call him out. On average thats how long it takes to develop into a good WR in this league.
I couldnt have said it any better. Not only is he a rookie but he has been hurt most of camp and he is somewhat out of shape. Going from the college level to the nfl is a huge jump for alot of players. I think once he gets in shape he will make some contributions this season for us. I hope we get to see kelly this weekend. but i am sure the same will apply how good of shape could he possibly be in.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:08 AM   #42
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I don't think one catch is too much to expect, especially in a preseason game.

There are plenty or rookies who've made their presence known so far in the preseason: David Clowney, Desean Jackson, Lavelle Hawkins, Eddie Royal, Josh Morgan, Martin Nance, Dominique Zeigler, Onrea Jones and many more have been able to show up against the practice squad bound defenses they've faced. Devin did not.

I'm not going to label him a bust, but you've got to admit that it's disappointing. And I'm sure there's no one more disappointed than DT either. Let's see if he bounces back next week.

Some have pointed out that Dwight Lowery was manned up on Devin most the night, and it looks like the Jets have found themselves a quality CB in the fourth round. I wish the same could be said for the Skins CB from the 4th.
Clowney is actually in his second year, he was drafted by G. Bay last year in the 3rd round I believe. Clowney, along w/Royal & MOrgan are Hokies, so I"m happy to see them do well. Is Morgan really making an impact in SF? I thought he was a good value pick, not just cause he went to VT. He played in an offense w/3 other wr's (3 of which were drafted) so his college #s were not big, but he has the physical ability.

As for Thomas, I only got to catch some of the game last night on comcast's replay and I was pleasantly surprised that he almost made that play on the sideline when he was out of bounds. With time he'll make plays like that on a regular basis. I'm encouraged that he was out there. There's plenty of time left for him to get some good reps. These next 2 games we'll likely see a lot of him. Given the injuries at wr, he might get in the rotation w/the first team during the carolina game.

The only discouraging thing about him (and Kelly) is what we already knew before the game; that they weren't in shape & ready for camp. They've got to learn how to be pros and they're not likely to have big rookie years, but that doesn't mean they won't contribute some & help the offense.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:47 AM   #43
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Okay, Here's the deal. Devin Thomas was thrown two passes. One a deep loft by Collins in which Thomas made an excellent play to jump over the defender but could not control the catch. A play he should make yes but I love the athleticism. The second was a nice grab near the sidelines where he just barely failed to get his second foot down. Please do not judge this guy based on one quarter of play. Am I mistaken or did Braylon Edwards look pretty iffy his rookie year. Rookie receivers rarely ever have big years. Randy Moss was an exception. Give him time, he'll come around. Out.
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Devin Thomas may turn out to be a complete bust or he may be the next TO. To even have an opinion about him at this point, however, based on his first preseason game after missing most of training camp to injury, is so stupid it makes me dizzy.
I agree 110%.

I guess we need to watch out for the Malcom Kelly thread next since he might see some action this weekend. Better hope he catches a ball.
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I thought everyone looked like crap last night, why do we have to single out Devin. The only player that looked good was man-crush Brennan.
Man-crush Brennan played against the scrubs on Saturday...which he did so too against the Colts, so I wouldn't put much into this. I think anyone who either thinks Thomas is a bust or is just straight up complaining about them, needs to remember what people were saying before the draft that rookie WRs don't contribute right away. If the team wanted a wideout to contribute right away, then we would have wanted a veteran.
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