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  1. PromisedLand

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    Pats ideal destination for LB Thomas
    New England typically goes low-ball when it plays the free-agent market, but not this year. Not by reaching an agreement with linebacker Adalius Thomas.
    Thomas was my top free agent out there, and the Patriots are the ideal spot for the guy. He's perfect for teams that play a variety of defenses, with Thomas rotating from linebacker to defensive back to defensive lineman.
    Thomas can play almost anywhere, and he demonstrated it again and again last year with the Ravens. Against Cincinnati, for instance, he lined up opposite Chad Johnson when the wide receiver was split to the outside. Then he rode him out of bounds.
    Which means he's the ideal fit for New England, a club that plays a 4-3 one minute, then turns into a 3-4 the next. The Patriots beat you by confusing you with their defensive schemes, and Thomas will allow coach Bill Belichick to try a multitude of looks -- with Thomas moved in and out of positions.
    Thomas is someone offenses have to account for, but good luck finding him. My guess is the Patriots play him wherever he wants to play -- and I'm talking on a down-to-down basis.
    Losing Thomas was a setback for Baltimore. Losing him to the Patriots is a setback for the rest of the AFC. He makes a good defense better. Much better.

    http://www.sportsline.com/columns/weblogs/entry/10033019
     
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    :D Spot on analysis. The Patriots made a hell of a statement with the A.D. signing. And to think, they might not even be done! :rocker:
     
  3. Canada's #1 Pats Fan

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    Reading stuff like that makes we want to wet myself.
     
  4. DGameguy

    DGameguy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Lol same here. And to hink we've just started.
     
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    Not wet myself, but I did get some wood :D
     
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    Disable Jersey

    Here's a hint from the Astronaut corps.

    Wear a diaper!
     
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    Disable Jersey

    Just don't burn it.
    Keep your 'carbon footprint' low
     
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    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    #24 Jersey

    Someone needs to give Dominic Rhodes that advice
     
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    Just bumping this up...(not because of all the bodily function discussion, just because Judge deserves a nod for describing so perfectly WHY we're all psyched about Thomas.)
     
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    Too much information, dude. :D
     

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