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BY THE NUMBERS: Adalius Thomas - Why He May Have Been Benched

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    Ian's Daily Blog - The biggest story prior to the start of Sunday’s record setting win against the Tennessee Titans was the fact that veteran linebacker Adalius Thomas had been benched for the game. Thomas, who according to published reports wasn’t at the stadium and sources say was less than pleased about it, was reportedly benched due to “performance-related issues”*- [...]

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    kinda sound's like he's in the dog house for more then just he's play
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    You're a fool if you can't read into these quotes. In fact, these quotes tell you the entire story. You don't pay a guy that much money but de-activate him because "he didn't fit into the team's plans this week". BB is not happy with Thomas's play right now, and wouldn't surprise me if he is asked to take a massive pay cut or be cut next offseason.
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    This summer I was upset when Thomas promised to "fake injuries" to miss games if the schedule was expanded. Now that he's at home on the couch, I guess it doesn't matter much.
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    Why should Thomas take a massive pay cut? If the patriots cut him, he will just go elsewhere, and the patriots will be stuck with an $8.8M cap hit for unamortized bonuses.

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    I'm sure JMcD could find a use for him. <sigh>

    In any case, he's suggesting that after this season, the Pats will either force Thomas to take a pay cut, or be dumped. The hit next year won't be nearly as large, assuming there's any salary cap to worry about.
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    I'm thinking more that Thomas is unhappy with his role more than anything. He's been out in coverage and in the case of the Ravens he was spying Flacco. Seems like Bill is very comfortable this year playing in the big nickel with 2 tough inside linebackers. All of our outside linebackers are role players sharing time with the secondary players ... Adalius has been sent a message. He's overpriced as a role player but he should be happy he still has a job.
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