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Old 10-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #31
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

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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.
Great point. Chemistry between QB and WR cannot be forced. JC is doing a great job leading this team so it id the fault of Devin Thomas that he's not putting himself in the mix. When you rack up penalties, it's hard to gain trust from your teammates. I agree he needs to be in there. But, Thrash is playing better than him right now. Plus we have depth at the position and that's the main thing. I know we al remember when due to injury a few years ago a three wide set was Thrash, Randle El, and McCardell!
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:13 PM   #32
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If the Skins play Thomas as the #3 WR now, they risk a locker-room problem. On good NFL teams, the coaches play the players who produce - - not the ones who were drafted high or the ones with great potential or the ones with high ratings in Madden 08 - - the ones who produce.

Unless I dozed off during a game this season, Thomas has produced precisely NOTHING yet. He's been on the field; he's drawn penalties; he's made ZERO plays of any consequence.

When he takes advantage of his time on the field and starts to do something positive, he can become the #3 WR - - and maybe someday the #1 WR. But to toss him into that slot now when he has not earned it and when the guy ahead of him has not been carried off the field on the cart would be a bad coaching move for this team. I think Jim Zorn knows that...
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #33
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If the Skins play Thomas as the #3 WR now, they risk a locker-room problem. On good NFL teams, the coaches play the players who produce - - not the ones who were drafted high or the ones with great potential or the ones with high ratings in Madden 08 - - the ones who produce.

Unless I dozed off during a game this season, Thomas has produced precisely NOTHING yet. He's been on the field; he's drawn penalties; he's made ZERO plays of any consequence.

When he takes advantage of his time on the field and starts to do something positive, he can become the #3 WR - - and maybe someday the #1 WR. But to toss him into that slot now when he has not earned it and when the guy ahead of him has not been carried off the field on the cart would be a bad coaching move for this team. I think Jim Zorn knows that...
Well, he has produced just slightly more than nothing- he had a big 3rd down grab against the Eagles, but I suppose his three bonehead offensive pass interference penalties thus far negate that effort.

Apparently the fact that he isn't more involved is his own doing. He didn't show up for training camp in good enough shape, and he's struggled to pick up the offense. Maybe he's not too sharp, maybe it's a tough offense to learn, and maybe he isn't studying enough. Or it could just be an combination of all three factors. Either way, it's up to him. Step it up Devin.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:32 AM   #34
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Re: Thomas should be the third wideout

I agree that this is a "character" team and players need to earn their spot on the field.

But... we are talking about the #3 WR here. What, is Thrash that great that he isn't easily interchangeable with DT?

Give me a break. Put in DT and let him develop. Trust me, you will be thankful come week 16 and we are getting ready for the playoffs
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:47 AM   #35
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Could this be the week he has a breakout day? He's going back home to Michigan and I'm sure he will have family and friends in the stands. Will Zorn feature him more this week?
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:17 PM   #36
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He has the size, speed and talent to be a threat, but i cant help but be dissapointed in lack of production.
I think he will flourish. I just think it is taking time for Zorn and even Campbell to trust in him. If he has a break out game this week it will totally change the dynamics of our offense. Because it will keep defenses honest. because they will double moss. Leaving Devin with the opportunity to toast some people and open up things for ARE and Cooley too. If we can get Davis and Thomas more involved in the offense. Our O might be scary. I am hoping this clicks in the second half of the season and that Jason Taylor gets healthy. If so we might be right where we want to be for the playoffs.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:01 PM   #37
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The D stays honest currently because of Santana. This is the reason the CP is leading the league in rushing yards.
Santana was there last year. Portis has changed his running style and our OF line is better.
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Santana was there last year. Portis has changed his running style and our OF line is better.
Actually I think it has more to do with the O-line being healthy and also the progression of JC also Moss having a good year can be factored in.

Most of those mistakes Thomas made were in one game. Give the guy a break he is a rookie and we need to concentrate on him getting in a rhythm with the offense instead of hoping Kelly comes back because its not looking good. But I guess from what Zorn says we will see after the bye whether or not Kelly will be placed on IR. I also remember Devin Thomas smoking a couple of people but JC went with another option.

I think it will all come together by the playoffs. I would really like to see Davis get involved in the offense also. If atleast two of the three (davis, thomas and kelly) can produce by the end of the reg season. We will be looking good.
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