Guest Aloysius Posted December 9, 2008 Report Share Posted December 9, 2008 That's what The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff wants to know: Having watched Thomas on tape all season, it is obvious something is missing. The Colts' Dwight Freeney was correct when he said Thomas's upright posture makes him vulnerable to the bull rush. But it's more than that. Thomas does not appear to be as light on his feet as he was as a rookie who made the Pro Bowl. Nor has he dominated an end from start to finish in any game, as he did several times last season. Could something be bothering him physically? First, off it's important to note that Steinbach's been dealing with injuries all season, which may be part of the reason why Thomas hasn't looked as solid. And if it's a sophomore slump, another '07 rookie LT, Tony Ugoh, has had even bigger troubles than Thomas this year. But it's still a little disconcerting to hear that our blindside protector is having a down year. I wonder if OL coach Steve Marshall, whose last NFL job was coaching the Texans' awful o-line, is somehow to blame for this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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