Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Not only was AD held on that play, he clearly had Manning in the grasp. It was a damned if he did, damned if he didn't type of play. If he threw 10 to the ground, he would have been flagged 15 yards. He actually made the smart call by hanging off of him while waiting for a holding flag/in the grasp call. I really think you are a bright guy, and enjoy a lot of your posts, so I don't want this to seem personal. That said, I really think you are off base with your evaluation of Thomas. Just a couple of quick questions to help me build your opinion in my mind. Do you watch the OLB vs tight end play at all? Do you know how to look for and indentify loops/stunts? Are you aware of pre-snap defensive changes? Do you watch OLB's engaging blockers?