Last week's benching of AD reminds me of the time in 2003 when Ted Johnson was told that he was going to be deactivated for a game and he left the team. Johnson was underperforming at the time and him being told that he was not suiting up for a game sent him over the edge. It also lit a spark in Johnson and he turned around his career for the next twp years and became a dominant run stuffer. Could this type of motivation do something similiar to Adalius Thomas? I guess we will get to see today.