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Old 10-16-2008, 12:25 PM   #16
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

So far he doesn't deserve to be the #3. But I'd like to see him get some more balls thrown his way too.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:43 PM   #17
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First off, I just want to start by saying this is my first thread so take it easy on me. Ok, so is it just me or should Devin Thomas be the third wideout? I believe that this stretch of games would be perfect for the kid to get some pt. Thrash is good, dependable old, just like your favorite tee-shirt. Great to lounge around the house in, but it's not gonna win you style points with the ladies. With this claim I'm saying that we know what we're getting from Thrash, at this point in his career it's not much. Thomas should be allowed to learn under fire if you will he is clearly more athletic and faster than Thrash let him prove himself. If he fails it keeps old man Thrash fresh for later in the season and at least we know for sure he's not ready. I get a bit envious watching other rooks play well, just give the kid a chance. Thanks for listening everyone.
Have we been watching the same two players?

Devin Thomas has actually hurt the team with his mistakes. You don't just throw a rookie in above a veteran who knows what he is doing because of 'style points.'

It's true that Thrash doesn't have the athleticism that Thomas does at this point in his career but that is really irrelevant considering the other contributions he makes. The guy has been consistently one of our most solid and professional players.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:55 PM   #18
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

Thrash has earned the third wide receiver position. He runs precise routes and makes the tough catch. On the other hand, Thomas route running needs work and he has yet to master utilizing his body without drawing penalties. The four wide receiver set has been disastrous for the Skins. The Skins struggle to protect the quarterback in the four wide receiver set. Jansen and Samuels have been beat on the four wide set.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:21 PM   #19
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The four wide receiver set has been disastrous for the Skins. The Skins struggle to protect the quarterback in the four wide receiver set. Jansen and Samuels have been beat on the four wide set.
Thank you!

Someone else who is watching the same Samuels I have been watching.

Thrash... Thomas... who cares?

That being said, I'd rather see Thomas make the catches over James. Split the time and get DT some action in a game. Let him make his mistakes and learn.

If we lose because of something Thomas does, we don't deserve to win the game anyway.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #20
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

I think onc he learns the position he will be awesome , but for now let him learn slowly, and us keep winning
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:25 PM   #21
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

I think some people here are forgetting the big picture here. This is a "character" team where coaches require players to earn their way onto the field. It is clear that Zorn wants to get Devin Thomas playing, but he hasn't been working hard enough to earn his way past Thrash. This is a very important lesson for the young, "full of themselves", rookies to learn. When he steps up and earns his way out there more, he will be better for it... and the team will be better because of it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #22
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

Thrash took a lickin when he was hit in the back by his own man. You might see DT get some action. The boy could put on a few more lbs. he looks a bit on the scroney side
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:44 AM   #23
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

Devin Thomas has some good receivers to learn from. It's easy to forget that Thomas is a very raw receiver, he only started what, one year at Michigan State? He needs time to develop and I like the way Zorn is handling things. Let's keep getting the ball to Santana and Cooley and let Portis carry us to victory.
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I think some people here are forgetting the big picture here. This is a "character" team where coaches require players to earn their way onto the field. It is clear that Zorn wants to get Devin Thomas playing, but he hasn't been working hard enough to earn his way past Thrash. This is a very important lesson for the young, "full of themselves", rookies to learn. When he steps up and earns his way out there more, he will be better for it... and the team will be better because of it.
Well said.

Include Kelly (if he gets out of the clinic) and Davis with this.

I think we have a class of rookie receivers who may be really good next year but lagging in this year.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:55 AM   #25
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

hell get his chance, i dont mind James Thrash either, hes got pretty good hands. Devin Thomas needs to find a way to take one of those Slot-Reverses to the house and you bet theyll find a way to get em involved.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:58 AM   #26
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

i'd take james thrash over thomas at 3rd string everytime.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:34 AM   #27
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I see Thomas on the field plenty. He needs to start winning the trust of JC to earn more looks, simple as that.
Well said Matty, as soon as he earns the trust of the coaches and players he will be in on more offensive touches. He is still raw and learning.

Now as far as Kelly, that guy just needs to get ready to play some football some time this year.
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

I'm dieing to see DT on the field more often, but he needs to earn it.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #29
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I think that Thomas can do AT LEAST what Thrash gives us in the passing game, which is usually a dropped streak pass or a fade run 3 yards out of bounds per game.
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The government should pay me money for doing jack shit because I am entitled. Screw working for it!
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