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    Indy almost never signs FA, I'd be surprised if he went there. Vinatraitor was the exception for them. I'd love us to sign him if Belichick thinks he'd fit the defense; notable is that two of his three 100+ tackle seasons were when he was playing for Saban.
     
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    It would not be a typical Colts action. They prefer to develop their guys than bring an aged player (Viniatieri is the exception).
     
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    This isn't exactly Yanks-Red Sox. Especially since they're not in the same division, the Colts have absolutely no reason to think like that. Despite the rivalry, they're more concerned about Jacksonville and Tennessee, as well they should be.

    Count me among those who think he'll be a Patriot next year.
     
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    There is a 50/50 chance he ends up here.

    The guys on ESPN were speculating that Thomas would end up with the Pat's today.
     
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    Did anyone see the snippet in this morning's Globe of Ted Johnson talking about Zach and how he would fit in the Pats defense? 25 word summary - Zach played in a 4-3 his whole career and never had to take on 320 # guards - he has concussion problems and TJ doesn't know if he wants to start doing that now.

    PromisedLand's take: that, and 4-3 ILBs tend to be bigger than 4-3 MLB's - Zach is a little small for the role. (I guess you could say the same about Bruschi though.)
     
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    Does anyone remember what kind of defense Saban ran in Miami ? He's obviously a Belichick guy and Thomas was effective for him.
     
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    Yup, it seems the Patriots are among the main teams in the race.

    Something I wondered about was if he would even continue his career, or simply retire. This morning he cleared that question up by saying he has ever intention of playing football in 2008, so I think he's ready to go.
     
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    The reason why the Colts don't sign FA's is because for the last 6 years, 3 guys have gluttoned all of the CAP pie and they haven't had a nickel to shine never mind sign anyone.
     
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    Not true at all that they haven't ever had cap space.

    Is true, that the main players get the most of the money though.

    It is also true they don't venture out into other teams FA, with the exception of Fat boy Corey Simon and they were burned badly, so I wouldn't guess they'd go after Thomas unless he'd take next to nothing, which he shouldn't. Colts say they do sign FAs, their own.

    Pats are the first team I thought of when I heard he was cut.
     
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    The guy is very talented but unfortunately he has this problem with concussions. Think the Pats want to get involved with him after the Ted Johnson episode. I don't think so.
     
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    Good question. TJ thought he played in a 4-3 his whole career, and I don't remember what Saban ran, but here are some links that might help:

    Nick Saban's '3-4' Defense

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2008/02/dolphins-defens.html

     
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