In this article by Jeffri Chadiha: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/jeffri_chadiha/03/01/system.fas/index.html he mentions that he believes Thomas' success has been due to rex ryan's scheme and he infers that the fact that he plays with pro bowlers all around him is what has made him successful to a large degree. What are your opinions on this? He's obviously a very flexible player in terms of what position he can play. Why, could this be (according to Chadiha) a weakness? I would have thought it was a strength. "Adalius Thomas, OLB, Baltimore: Despite Thomas' versatility, here's the one thing people need to realize about this seven-year veteran: He didn't make any kind of impact until Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan started using him as a jack-of-all-trades player over the last two seasons. If that doesn't say "system" player, I don't know what does. In fact, the odds of Thomas finding another coordinator who will be as creative in utilizing him as Ryan was are slim. What is guaranteed is that he won't find another defense that surrounds him with Pro Bowlers like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Chris McAlister and Terrell Suggs. So while Thomas may find a big payday, his next employer probably won't find the same player he was in Baltimore."