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  • broncoslover115
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    Originally posted by Rancid View Post
    Reading this post makes me thankful to learn "Tubbs" Thomas is finally getting to know Jenny Craig and losing the muffin top.
    Holy crap, my cat just hit the ceiling from me cracking up ever so loudly.

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  • Rancid
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    Reading this post makes me thankful to learn "Tubbs" Thomas is finally getting to know Jenny Craig and losing the muffin top.

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  • #24 Next Champ
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    ^ In regards to previous posts before Sam

    Truth is, DT never really gets a lot of jump ball opportunities

    I see him have 1v1 plenty where Manning could just throw it up but he never does...it's his style, I hate it, but it's his style...I think it's because he's never had a big WR like DT so he just never did it so he doesn't do it now

    He still throws to DT like he's Marvin Harrison, he'll make DT run hard to get it in a small window before just throwing it up to him

    Try to find him throwing up a true jump ball to DT...it doesn't exist lol

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  • samparnell
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    6'3" 222 is still big enough to be physical. As far as I can recall, DT has always been a good blocker.

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  • Rich_C
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    Originally posted by Rastic View Post
    What exactly is a "finesse offensive style?" I haven't come across that in any play books or in any theory either.

    I know Walsh'a 49ers were often accused of being finesse though they actually ran their version of West Coast offense and ran it very successfully with three Super Bowl wins in 81, 84, and 88.

    So far with Manning we've run his spread offense which lie WCO places a greater emphasis on passing but isn't accepted. In that time we've won out division three straight years (losing only one game) and have been to the Super Bowl once.

    In the Super Bowl Thomas played with an injured shoulder in a game that was essentially already lost, but he still played hard.

    It would seem that the idea of finesse might be misplaced.
    I think what is being referred to as Finesse style offense is the use of timing and well designed plays rather than the use of physical gifts of the players (Size & strength mainly). For example JT was more of a finesse style TE whereas Gronk is not. I also think that many, including myself, associate Finesse style WR's with not fighting for the ball as much in contested catches. I think in some respects DT has fallen into that trap a few times. my hope is that his weight loss will allow him to be faster but he should still use his strength, size and speed to his advantage in varying degrees when and where needed. I am not debating DT's toughness here I would just like to see a bit more aggression in situations where it calls for it.

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  • Remedy
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    Originally posted by 100%Broncoholic View Post
    Von gained weight and it hurt his play. Now DT is taking weight off....

    I need to shed a few pounds to fit back into my DT jersey. I had kind of put it to the side in case he left, but now...... Oh yeah.
    Moving to the coast ended up in me losing a few pounds, had to get all my suits re-tailored.
    ;( pain in the butt


    On topic, he already ran like the wind.. so who knows, he looks like he is in insanely good shape in all his instagram posts.

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  • 91bronco
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    From what I remember DT shed about 8 pounds last year/season as well. I believe his playing weight was 222 about the same time- would be interesting to know what it was at the end of the season for comparisons sake.

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  • one_bad_55
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    I just hope the weight he lost was not muscle weight from not practicing enough.

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  • ChampPik4Six
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    I think DT avoids contact and doesnt exactly use his body like somebody like Sanders does is because he is afraid to get hurt. He was hurt coming in from his rookie year with his achilles injury and he didnt want to get hurt again before he got his huge contract.

    Now that he has his huge contract with all that gauranteed money hopefully he will play more like his size and be more physical.

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  • 100%Broncoholic
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    Von gained weight and it hurt his play. Now DT is taking weight off....

    I need to shed a few pounds to fit back into my DT jersey. I had kind of put it to the side in case he left, but now...... Oh yeah.

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  • beastlyskronk
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    Originally posted by Rastic View Post
    What exactly is a "finesse offensive style?" I haven't come across that in any play books or in any theory either.

    I know Walsh'a 49ers were often accused of being finesse though they actually ran their version of West Coast offense and ran it very successfully with three Super Bowl wins in 81, 84, and 88.

    So far with Manning we've run his spread offense which lie WCO places a greater emphasis on passing but isn't accepted. In that time we've won out division three straight years (losing only one game) and have been to the Super Bowl once.

    In the Super Bowl Thomas played with an injured shoulder in a game that was essentially already lost, but he still played hard.

    It would seem that the idea of finesse might be misplaced.
    In regards to Thomas specifically, he seems to avoid contact more often than a 230 lb receiver should, or at least more often than he did prior to manning. The long pass against the jets is a prime example. He also isn't great against press coverage but with his size and strength he should be manhandling those corners especially Vontae Davis. He's a good cover guy don't get me wrong, but he shouldn't be able to lock Thomas up like he's been doing every time they face off.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by flosstein View Post
    And he played when there were basically zero rules on hitting. If u were on the field, u better be ready to get hit by somebody or something!

    It's funny that's he's almost never mentioned in the "greatest QB of all-time" conversations". Neither by fans or media. But he was a bad, bad, man slinging that pigskin around
    Right. He played against guys like Chuck Bednarik, Ray Nitschke, Les Richter and Joe Schmidt.

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  • RocketArm006
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    I have to say watching a player develop is one of my favorite aspects of professional sports.

    DT was pretty raw coming out of college. Talented, but raw.

    It didn't take him long to develop into a premier WR.

    Now he's beginning to take on some real leadership qualities. That's huge!

    From a raw rookie to a premier team leader. Can't ask for much more than that.

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  • broncoslover115
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    Originally posted by TheMoth View Post
    " I watched some games that I played and there were some where I took a play or two off and missed a couple of blocks. I think that if I do those little things it will make everybody around me better and make me a better player. That’s my main focus right now. Not having drops and to not take any plays off. If I have to take a play off, I should just get out.”

    Can't ask for much more than that. One of the biggest issues people have with him is he seems to take plays off,has drops, and misses some blocks. Well, he just addressed all of those issues. Add to that he cut weight to try to be faster and it's looking like an exciting season to watch DT.

    Nice to see he can own up to things he knows he can improve on. Props to DT.
    I also liked the fact that he said he wanted to be more of a leader and help change the mindset of the team...in response to saying some member's didn't want to play in NE last year for the AFCCG.

    In so many words, he was not OK with that attitude at all.

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  • TheMoth
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    " I watched some games that I played and there were some where I took a play or two off and missed a couple of blocks. I think that if I do those little things it will make everybody around me better and make me a better player. That’s my main focus right now. Not having drops and to not take any plays off. If I have to take a play off, I should just get out.”

    Can't ask for much more than that. One of the biggest issues people have with him is he seems to take plays off,has drops, and misses some blocks. Well, he just addressed all of those issues. Add to that he cut weight to try to be faster and it's looking like an exciting season to watch DT.

    Nice to see he can own up to things he knows he can improve on. Props to DT.

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