Not making excuses, but in retrospect, the season ending injury to Colvin was a big setback for our defense. When Thomas got moved to the outside to take Colvin's spot it took him out of the rotation in the middle. That was when we started giving up more yards on the ground. And as much as I like Thomas, I think Colvin is a better pass rusher. Hopefully we can get Colvin back next year and move Thomas back to the middle, where he ismore effective.