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  1. 363839

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    ...Dave Thomas was such a world beater in that one game and than virtually disappears for the remaining game? It seems many were saying his blocking skills were really good too but he wasn't otherwise involved in the offense against the Titans.
     
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    He's a rookie and not a focal point of the offense...yet.
     
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    #87 Jersey

    He will make a return performance Sunday ... bet on it.
     
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    you mean like Heath Evans' 100+yd game last season?

    game planning
     
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    Because every game is different and the opposing D has different weaknesses we can exploit, and every game different players are focused on.. kinda like using the no huddle offense, can't do the same thing every time, Brady will get killed.. we have so many weapons, difficult for teams to predict what we will do and who will be key. Just having him on the field, makes the D think they have to cover him.
     
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    Some very good answers have accumulated - uh oh, I'm having a senior moment and lost the cogent and highly insightful point I intended to make, I'm going to be awful when I do get to be a senior! :(

    Your post does highlight complaints posted quite often about players who make good plays or have good games and then appear to disappear, no 'must force the ball to Supermouth' on this team. :rocker:
     
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    Plus, BB knows that keeping the opposition guessing is the essence of Sun Yzu. Mind and body: BOTH are involved.

    Gotta love it!

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    he didnt actually get 100 yards, it was like 89. but it felt like a 100+
     
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    Thanks guys for all the replies. Very informative.
    I have a real good feeling about Thomas from what I've read and from what I've seen.
    Out here in the midwest I can't always see the games but I always monitor the Sportsline gamecast and try to keep up in the chat room. Until the trolls take over that is.
    But back to Thomas. I really really hope we can retain all 3 of our tight ends.
    Can you imagine these guys after a couple of seasons of working together.
    Maybe Dave can show Dan and especially Ben how to have good hands.
    This is going to be one beast of a tight end rotating tandrum.
     
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    Yet he still manages to pull off a good point.
    You are absolutely right, BoR. It sure is nice not to have to rely on one "Star" who has a big mouth or is always getting injured or is just a strait up assh*le in the lockerroom or/and worse of all, ineffective in big games.
     
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    84 rushing

    18 receiving

    made me look it up though

    and also reminded me of Mike Cloud's game against the Titans in 2003 in which he had 73 yds and 2 tds on 7 carries...
     
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    I remember Cloud. I thought he was going to be our next HoF'er too. For one or two games, that is.
     
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    Yeah, I was just watching the '03 season highlights. What ever happened to that guy?? Heard he had a drug problem or the like (?). Anybody know?


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    last played with the G-Men in 2005

    out of football in 2006

    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/133251/gamelogs/2005
     
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    I mean well

    :woohoo:
     
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    I believe your point was going to be "It's all Josh McDaniels fault, since he is solely responsible for every offensive play and its success or failure." :)
     
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    Game planning is absolutely the answer.

    The Pats never put all of their eggs in one basket. This is the reason why they don't bring in bad seeds like Terrell Owens or Randy Moss. There is no reason to.

    Thomas was pretty highly touted as a guy that catches everything coming out of college. It should be no surprise that he stepped up last week albeit it was nice to see.

    He was given the opportunity partly because Watson is out of the lineup but it's got to be a little scary for opposing defenses knowing that the Pats have 4 dangerous TE's who can block and catch as well as this crew does. Yep, I said 4.....I throw Vrabel in there for good measure. He's a not so secret weapon on offense nowadays but he's due for a TD catch anytime now.

    Did anyone see the replay of the Jacksonville game on NFL network? After Thomas caught the TD, guys on the Jacksonville sideline could be heard asking "who is that guy?" Pretty funny stuff.
     
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    I don't know...it not only doesn't feel right, but my patchy memory is matching the concept with the odors from the gut barrel truck outside the slaughterhouse...no, I don't think this was my point, but I appreciate the help.
     

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