Daniel Thomas

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  1. MiZFiT

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    Very, very unimpressed with D. Thomas today. With Bush being out, he had a chance to shine against a terrible running defense. He just didnt look that good, he couldn't find holes. Bush is definitely our main back going forward, no if's about it.
     
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    DT has a lot of potential and does fight. Biggest issue (like many young RBs have) is he doesn't always hit the hole right away or he dances too much. When he DOES hit the hole or just says screw it, he doesn't do bad
     
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    He is a BUST! He is soft, hits the hole like a confused virgin on prom night. ****ing slow too!
     
  4. MiZFiT

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    I wouldn't go that far, he's had a lingering hammy issue and he's a rookie. But very unimpressive today.
     
  5. Kistner10

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    Lol really don't agree with this.

    DT seems like a rythem runner to me. Wish we'd concentrate on giving him more touches than Slaton.
     
  6. houtz

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    I'd think long and hard about Richardson if you address the QB situation elsewhere (Flynn,Manning,etc..). Thomas has his moments but Richardson is a elite prospect.
     
  7. Kistner10

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    Don't like the idea of taking him at all. Taking RB's in the top 10 is a waste IMO unless they are going to be an elite RB in the NFL and even if you think Richardson is going to be elite, we're pretty set there with Bush and Thomas.
     
  8. MiZFiT

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    I totally disagree, Id grab a RT, S, CB, OLB, TE, or G before a RB.
     
  9. J. David Wannyheimer

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    So glad we drafted him instead of Ryan Mallett.
     
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    LoL @ Mallet mention
     
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    Hope he has a good offseason...we need him to step up. Bad hammy and rookie jitters have made him look like a bust this year.
     
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    600 yards rushing as a backup isn't a total bad start for him. I don't understand any of the bust talk. Looked great in a few games this year.

    I definately think a regular offseason will be great for him. He'll be able to get 100% healthy and have mini camps and OTA's to improve.
     
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    Lol I am on my phone so I am not doing multiple quotes! Mizfit you have come a long way just trust me this kid is soft!
     
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    he and Mark INgram have very comparable stats though (outside of TDs)
     
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    Daniel Thomas sucks pretty bad. He is within the bottom 5 in the nfl in ypc (of rb w/ more than 80 rushes) and is like 6/6 of rookies in ypc. He blows, another **** ireland pick.
     
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    He is what we thought he was.
     
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    Definitely too early to call a bust. Slaton played better than he did today though and I don't think he was worth the two draft picks we traded away to move up and get him. Time will tell though.
     
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    I really do not like him. he just does not see the holes when they are there.
     
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    - mistake
     
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    Thomas has looked bad the past couple of times I've watched him.

    Doesn't matter. Ireland could shoot a nun in the face on television and Ross would retain him.
     
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    My honest opinion so far on Thomas would be that we reached for him badly and he's a 3'rd -4'th round talent.... He's been running behind the same line as reggie bush yet reggie is averaging almost double the YPC. Even slaton outplayed thomas today, pretty badly.

    poor vision (so far in his career), weak in a crowd, bad lower body strength...

    however he is very good once he gets out in the open, hard to bring down 1on1, great upper body strength and decent speed.

    I'd rather have a running back that hits the hole a lot harder like Slaton, or a running back that has amazing vision and open field skills like reggie...

    Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if thomas was cut by the start of next year's regular season.. I have a feeling we keep Slaton and maybe even Hilliard over thomas
     
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    Again, blaming Thomas' slow development as a player on Ireland blows my mind. :idk:
     
  23. *Demi*God*

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    ...THIS is why no matter who we draft this year...be it Andrew Luck...RG3 or GOD himself no one will be happy...if they have a crappy ROOKIE year they will automatically be labeled a bust...
     
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    I never called him a bust. But having a less than ****ty performance against the Jests run D is very unimpressive.
     
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    Daniel Thomas is programed to run into the first defender he sees.
     
  26. *Demi*God*

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    I was making reference to the people in this post that are already calling him a bust...not you in specific man
     
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    Im very unimpressed with DT. IMO he is not a very good RB.
     
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    You do realize Mallett threw for ZERO yards with ZERO PASSES COMPLETE
    WITH ZERO TDS ?? Maybe a better example next time
     
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    Math isn't your strong suite

    Reggie 5 yards per carry
    Daniel 3.52 yards per carry
     
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    Daniel thomas was a reach. i still think he can be a good player,
    if used correctly. i think daniel deserves more reception chances
    as he seems to run better after catching the ball..
     
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    I thought he would have a better season than what he has had. Hopefully he be better after a year under his belt.
     
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    I never liked the pick of him. Another 2nd rd bust waiting to happen. Hell if the 2012 season was upon us, I put Slaton ahead of him on the depth chart.
     
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    Great call on that.Richardson does seems to have that elite status written all over him.
     
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    Its not fair I cant hate DT just the moron who traded for him!
     
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    No way we know at this early stage what we exactly have in DT. He came out like a raging bull early in the season before he went down again with hamstring issues. I agree his vision has to get better, but he didn't have any OTAs to learn the subtle nuances of being a good running back. Of all the rookie running backs I believe only Roy Helu and Demarco Murray has more rushing yards than DT and he doesn't even start.

    I agree he doesn't look overy impressive at the moment, but he's had times that he looks great; Decisive, agile, quick, powerful. I'd get off his back, he's a rookie for crying out loud. I swear people just love to hate Jeff Ireland. I wanted in Mallet in that spot also, but it didn't happen, get over it. We're only intrigued by the potential of what Ryan Mallet "could be", he could very well "not".
     
  36. DuderinoN703

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    No.

    Dude has more yards than Ricky Williams and is on even ground with Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hillis (all around 150 carries on the year). Hell, he's only 49 yds back of Ahmad Bradshaw (before tonight obviously) and Bradshaw was on a lot of people's priority list of FAs the team should sign.
     
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    certainly not worth multiple picks at this point.
     
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    Agree - I would go for TE if there is that big time prospect out there. That's the biggest need we have IMO - get a guy who can be disruptive over the middle, serve as the safety valve for whoever the young QB is, etc. I like Fasano but he's not Gronkowski or Keller - have to build to win your division - and TE is a weak spot for us.
     
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    Pretty sure Bill Parcells emailed Ireland and told him to trade up and draft D.T.
     
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    DT's only production ... excuses on FN.

    If excuses were yards ... oh, never mind ....
     

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