Sunday, March 04, 2007

ADALIUS THOMAS: He Shoots And Scores!

AD certainly hit a home run with that five year, $37.5 million deal that includes $22 million in guaranteed money according to NFL Network while reports that $24 million will be paid out during the first three years. John Tomase from the Boston Herald calls the deal a “steal.”


For whom?

Who can blame him for leaving? Who can blame the Ravens for letting him? We’ll be watching AD and wishing you well except of course during your visit here this Fall.

On the surface, the move looks like a good fit. If anyone can tap AD’s potential the way the Ravens did, Bill Belichick is that guy. Yet it will be interesting to see if AD is a product of the Ravens system. According to the Boston Herald, one AFC North executive thinks that he could be.

“Thomas is a good athlete, and he was productive in their scheme in Baltimore, but he's not good setting the edge against the run and he's not a traditional 'Sam' [strong-side] linebacker because he has trouble getting off a tight end's block. I saw [Daniel] Graham bury him against the Ravens a couple years ago. They ran right over him the whole game.”

We’ll be watching No. 96 (which by the way is available for you). Thanks for the memories. You deserve all that comes your way.


Anonymous said...

I agree 100% !!! AD you earned it man and Best Of Luck! I only request you think about us before you retire and put on the Baltimore Jersey one last time! Way to go man !
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