Looking accross the Twitter-verse this morning I noticed an interesting comment regarding Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas, who was benched by head coach Bill Belichick on Sunday.
Most reports indicated that Thomas being inactive was due to “performance related issues.” Tom Curran of NBC Sports gave an interesting take via Twitter on the veteran’s “lack of effort”.
“Did something I should have done Sunday and watched Pats-Broncos again. Took 3 plays to realize why Adalius Thomas was benched last week,” posted Curran via Twitter.
“Half-hearted effort and piss-poor tackling. Outplayed by his sub Ninkovich significantly. And reason Bodden, Springs didn’t start clear too.”
Albert Breer Tweeted a few minutes ago that Thomas “says he hasn’t spoken with Belichick about the situation.”
Thomas also told Breer, “If someone has a problem with me, usually they’ll come talk to me.”
Mike Reiss just posted another interesting quote on Twitter from Thomas: Thomas on if this fires him up: “I don’t need something like this to fire me up. … This is not Kindergarten. I don’t play [those] games.”
ESPN’s Chris Forsberg also just Tweeted: ‘Most common refrain from LB Adalius Thomas today: “Ask Bill, he has all the answers.”‘
We looked at the numbers and the stats certainly indicate he’s not playing up to expectations. Hopefully Sunday’s time on the inactive list will help motivate him to return to form, and that there’s not too much animosity to prevent them from moving forward.