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Madden NFL 21 ratings and rankings: Michael Thomas is the fifth member of the 99 club
"You guys care about Madden. We talked about it earlier. That Harrison Smith is the number. One ranked safety this year in Madden, but he was a ninety, five, ninety five I believe Madden's released almost all of the rankings. Now I think they've gone through almost everybody. Adam Schefter tweeted out the ninety nine clubs so far. Here are year ninety nine, which is the highest scored madden. For Twenty twenty. Wide Receiver Michael Thomas. Of The Orleans. Saints Chiefs quarterback Patrick. Mahomes K.. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. Rams Defensive Tackle Donald his fourth straight. Yeah of ninety nine. And a Patriots cornerback Stefan Gilmore. Those year ninety-niners in the NFL.
Drew Brees says he 'completely missed the mark' in flag comments
"An apology today from New Orleans Saints court quarterback drew Brees in a post on Instagram breeze apologized to friends teammates the city of New Orleans the black community and it all community and quote anyone else I heard with my comments Brees drew heavy criticism from teammates Malcolm Jenkins Michael Thomas and Cameron Jordan as well as others inside and outside sports when in the wake of the death of George Floyd he was asked about his stance on players who kneel in protest during the national anthem I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country in his apology three said his comments quote were insensitive and completely
Big catch: Saints add free-agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders
"Free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two year contract with the saints New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday the five foot eleven standards who turns thirty three next week caught thirty six passes for five hundred two yards and three touchdowns for the forty Niners last season the same struggled last year to find consistent production from receiver other than all pro Michael Thomas who caught an NFL record one hundred forty nine passes Sanders is contract first reported by ESPN is said to be worth about sixteen million dollars with bonuses that could push the total value as high as nineteen million I'm Josh Rowntree
Lamar Jackson named unanimous 2019 NFL MVP
"The new Most Valuable Player in the league is the ravens Lamar Jackson Jackson a twenty two years old receives all fifty first place votes Saint Michael Thomas offense a player of the year patriots the font Gilmore defense of player of the year and Ryan Tannehill gets comeback player of the year beating out you make Rapallo by just one vote they'll be five more members of the NFL hall of fame legendary safeties Troy Polamalu and Steve Atwater joined running back Edgerrin James White out Isaac Bruce and guard Steve Hutchinson heading to
Patriots' Stephon Gilmore Named NFL Defensive Player Of The Year
"The NFL handing out its regular season awards no surprise in the MVP race ravens to be Lamar Jackson won the award unanimously his coach John Harbaugh took home coach of the year honors Michael Thomas was named the offensive player of the year Stephon Gilmore tapped defensive player of the year offense of rookie of the year goes to Colin Murray and Nick Bosa is the defensive rookie
Jackson wins MVP as Ravens take 3 awards; Harbaugh top coach
"Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lamar Jackson was named the AP's NFL MVP's Saturday during the league's annual awards show Jackson had a record setting season in twenty nineteen running for over twelve hundred yards most ever by a quarterback he also threw a league best thirty six touchdowns sings receiver Michael Thomas was the offensive player of the year and cornerback Stephon Gilmore of the patriots the game's top defensive star Jackson's head coach John Harbaugh received top coaching honors mark Myers Miami
NFL explains why there was no pass interference called on play that eliminated Saints
"We didn't see a lot of Michael Thomas especially like over the middle those are usually when Sean Payton can game plan you to death and just find a match ups no album Camaro in the pass game really know Jared cook would like huge numbers so that tells me there is things being done to take away that short to intermediate pass game of the saints love and then as we saw for really the second playoffs in a row we were sitting there watching the game go and they can't really push the ball down the field they can't really back Minnesota off we accept with taste and health right we would see Minnesota DB sitting on everything I remember coach Dungy one point that they got a thought over their head I mean they're sitting on everything and it became a problem for
Graphic Epstein autopsy photos on '60 Minutes' show bloodied neck and noose
"It's time for a segment from last night sixty minutes broadcast on CBS convicted sex offender Jeffrey abstain has been accused of sexually assaulting countless teenage girls last July the wealthy financier was arrested in many of his victims were looking forward to finally facing him in court two weeks after his arrest abstain was found dead in his jail cell medical examiner concluded the Jeffrey Epstein killed himself since then conspiracy theories have flourished abstain was connected to a long list of rich and powerful people some suspect he was killed because of what he knew what he threatened to tell how did one of the most high profile inmates in the country end up dead in a federal jail after a five month investigation sixty minutes has obtained photos some of them graphic autopsy photos and evidence from inside Jeffrey obscene cell this is the cell were Jeffrey Epstein was found on Saturday morning August tenth two thousand nineteen there are dozens of photos taken by the medical examiner's office that day on the floor the mattress and piles of sheets several news is there appear to be fashion from the orange bed linens are laid out his medicines photographed but nobody is there a photograph of when he was found dead in the snow there's no photographs taken of Mr abstain in the cell Dr Michael Baden observed the four hour autopsy for Jeffrey abstains brother mark Bodleian a renowned forensic pathologists who's taking controversial positions over his decades long career is investigating at Steve's death for his client do you think there was foul play here the forensic evidence released so far clear happy point much more to murder and strangulation than the suicide and suicidal hanging I hesitate to make a final opinion until all the evidence is in people will say well you are being paid by mark absence of course you're gonna say that something suspicious is going on that's a reasonable thing for some people to think but our job is to find with the truth is just to find out whether the homicide or suicide where still haven't gotten all the information guards found abstinent approximately six thirty three AM and sources say one of them could be over heard saying breed that Steen brief I thought at the time doctor Baden believes based on the autopsy did abstain died around four thirty that morning two hours earlier the guards say they came in at six thirty they found them they call emergency services they tried to do CPR with them but he's dead but rather than leave the body there they take the body to an emergency room yeah is that normal protocol no that's a that's not normal protocol the EMS people normally especially in jail should not move a dead body he's right bureau of prison protocol mandate to suicide scene should be treated with the same level of protection as any crime scene in which a death has occurred sixty minutes reviewed hundreds of graphic photographs from the autopsy of Jeffrey up Steve and inside his cell there are two nooses a bit of born she tied to the great of a window on the top bunk bottles in medicine stand upright below it another piece of fabric is tied to a hole on the bed about four feet from the ground did have Steve who was nearly six feet tall and a hundred and eighty five pounds somehow lean in and hang himself from the lower bunk we don't know these are the known facts on July sixth Jeffrey Epstein was booked into the metropolitan correctional center were MCC in downtown Manhattan a federal high security holding facility for inmates awaiting trial suicides at the MCC are rare the last one was fourteen years ago the jail has temporarily housed everyone for Mexican drug lord el Chapo to mafia boss John Gotti and fraud stir Bernie made off MCC is the worst jail or prison I've ever been to by far it's not a club fed it's not a club anything it is dirty it's insect infested rodent infested it was built for about three hundred and fifty and houses over seven hundred inmates are packed in Bruce our cat is the lawyer for abstinence first cell mate fifty two year old nectar tag Leone a brawny former police officer accused of murdering for men they shared a cell in the issue the special housing unit which is considered safe for the general population jails tough place the rules don't exist the way they do in society somebody like Jeffrey obscene unknown elderly rich white male is gonna have a tough time in general population abstain was directing money to be deposited in other inmate's commissary accounts in exchange for his protection sources say because he feared for his life but the government says abstain was suicidal and made his first failed suicide attempt weeks after he arrived according to court documents on July twenty third a guard found abstain on the floor of his cell with the strip of bed sheet around his neck abstain claimed his cellmate nectar tag Leone attacked him I've seen says that Nick tried to kill them next says absolutely nothing like that happened well it's not just Nick says absolutely nothing happened absolutely nothing happened no one says to on their try to kill abstained abstain was moved to the psych unit and placed on suicide watch but one week later abstain at the direction of the MCC psychological staff was taken off suicide watch and required to have an assigned cell mate this was a monumental failure on all levels and that's why it is fueled the conspiracies and I understand that Cameron linsey is a former federal prison warden who should have made sure that he wasn't taken off suicide watch in your opinion the leadership of the facility should of stepped in and so while I appreciate the perspective of U. chief psychologist I'm going to override that decision and we're going to leave abstain on suicide watch is specially subsequent to the suicide attempt that he had I have steam was moved back to the issue and assigned a new cellmate we reviewed photos in interview jail employees to create this composite of the area each tier of the shoe has eight cells usually with two inmates Purcell Eckstine cell to twenty was about fifteen feet away and have a set of stairs from the guard station with the single locked gate between them the gate is the only way in or out of the tier lawyers say the day before F. steam was found dead he was upbeat and looking forward to an appeal hearing on his bail that same day his cell mate was released and no new cellmate was assigned even though he was required to have one Michael Thomas until the no well are the two guards who were working the overnight shift on the shoe court documents say abstain was escorted into his cell by to open a well at approximately seven forty nine PM then the guards didn't check in on him again until shortly after six thirty AM the next morning so they should they should be checked in on every thirty min they should be checked on every thirty minutes it's my understanding based on the documents and I examined the two officers that were working in the special housing unit allegedly falsified the records and did not do any rounds for approximately eight hours how big of a deal is that it's a huge huge deal this is one of the most basic operational aspects of managing a jail or prison instead federal prosecutors say surveillance video makes clear the guards search the internet and appeared to have been asleep both guards were working overtime when you're being forced to stay over ships not gonna see a family you start to see some people take short cuts Tyrone Covington is the president of the union that represents the guards who both now face criminal charges and have pleaded not guilty I absolutely believe that these staff members are being made a scapegoat because it was Jeffrey I was just if the Covington doesn't think there was any foul play and he says there should be surveillance video to prove it in November Attorney General William Barr told reporters he personally reviewed surveillance video that showed nobody entered the area were at Steven was held but sources say a second camera inside the tear the one that could have seen abstain cell door and the doors of other inmates was not working that night the theories that are out there one of them is that it was another inmate who may have killed Jeffrey have stand a come on you don't believe he was found hanging in the cell he had tried to commit suicide before that he was a very wealthy man who was looking a lifetime in prison you know sometimes a cigar is just a cigar so absence taken off suicide watch the day before he killed himself his roommate is removed from the cell the cameras on his tear are not working the guards fell asleep it seems almost impossible to think all of those things could happen and that way it does and that's what makes is so shocking and I mean this is a failure on multiple levels do you think there's any way that Jeffrey absent could have been murdered absolutely unequivocally not there was a note in Jeffrey obscene cell he wrote that one guard kept me unlock shower stall for one hour no well the guard sent me burnt food giant bugs crawling over my hands no fun Dr Michael Baden says if anyone thought Jeffrey up steam was suicidal they wouldn't have let him have a ball point pen it could be used to harm himself or someone else his then we just noticed looking at the photos it appears he had some kind of sleep apnea machine you can see a long electrical cord yes there were other wires and chords present that it would have been easy to used to hang oneself within a few minutes but the key reason doctor Baden things Jeffrey have scenes death might be a homicide is because of the unusual fractures he saw in it seems neck they were fractures of the left the rights thyroid cartilage and the left hi good bone this is an autopsy photo of Epstein's broken hyoid bone a U. shaped bone that sits under the jaw the part of the tongue attach is to the thyroid cartilage sits at the front of the neck I have never seen three fractures like this in a suicidal hanging sometimes there's a fracture of the high bone or a fracture of the thyroid cartilage and not very very unusual to have two and not three and going over over thousand jail hangings suicides in the New York City state prisons of the past forty fifty years no one had three fractures the New York City medical examiner's office disputes Baden's theory saying the fractures of the hyoid bone and cartilage can be seen in suicides and homicides they stand firmly behind their finding of suicide by hanging then there's the two nooses this was the one that was sketch and included in the autopsy by the medical examiner presumably because they thought it was used in apps dean's death but doctor Baden says that news and the wounds on Jeffrey abstains knack don't appear to match what do you say when you see these two things together what I see here is that this news doesn't match the ligature Foro mark it's wider than this to the naked eye it looks like there's some blood here and it doesn't look like there's any blood on this new that's right this looks like a clean news that was never used to compress anybody's neck there's also some that's striking about the photos the wound is down here you'd think of somebody hung themselves the wound would be maybe up here yes most hanging said especially free hangings the ligature slides up to beneath the the jawbone the mandible here it's in the middle of the neck doctor Baden says a wound straight across the neck is more common when a victim is strangled by a wire cord he gets dean's brother mark met with the government and asked to see any forensic testing and any video but they say they were told the ongoing criminal case against the two guards prevents the justice department from releasing any information so the criminal charges are now basically a firewall for the family to get any information from the justice department the charges have also silenced the guards the attorney for guard Michael Thomas says five months after up Steve's death Thomas has still not spoken to investigators were revealed how he alone found at Steve's body disappointed that they never got to face I've seen in court many victims are now angry the
Carley McCord, a member of WDSU's Sports Team dies in plane crash
"Now the national transportation safety board is investigating Saturday's plane crash in Lafayette Louisiana it killed five in that included the daughter in law of LSU football come federal investigators and Lafayette Louisiana have a tough job ahead of them following a deadly plane crash this weekend five people were killed another is in critical condition they were headed to Atlanta to watch Ellis you in the peach bowl when their plane went down the plane was destroyed and officials say there is no black box that is CBS is major Garrett reporting one of the victims the daughter in law of an LSU football coach surname Carley McCord and she was a sports reporter as well the New Orleans Saints knew her well and Michael Thomas the outstanding receiver for the saints tweeted out on social media that his heart went out to the family of Carley McCord said she was always smiling and she did a lot of work as well for the Southland conference based here in Frisco as well so a lot of people in the sports reporting community heavy hearts this week because of the death of Carley
"michael thomas" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"What will the numbers for Michael Thomas according to pro football focus just got eighty five forty percent of its forty two zero west among a hundred eleven receivers with twenty five plus forget it since they started doing a stop in two thousand six tracking these things three hundred thirty wide receivers about a hundred plus targets Thomas is what eighty one percent the only receiver catching over eighty percent then now is the all time single season record holder first and goal one hi formation the deep freeze the two is Maurice yelled for I was one of the Michael I think I said it was a hundred fifty fifty seven forty seven ma'am yeah in the sixteen draft out of Ohio state none the less the last number for supper Hey Lori good perfect tell it got all the measurable six three to fifteen rebel Anne's good route one the world Titans are out of time out what is running second goal for me to Michael Thomas you got it anyway to the left wing group it's a snap rolled to his right Thomas the one on one coverage of rat rod across millions old it's cats cuts down and the same thanks a role we need to get healthy on defense but they all blown off in manage your booking what he's brought to the students the team is more Camaro in June has been lost the okay her we'll look for the extra point and it is more time out on the field to tend to go in the fourth quarter six thirty eight Titans twenty eight fittingly a one yard touchdown reception the record Sir Michael Thomas lawyers the note here since one forty three receptions in two thousand two came out two hundred five total targets coming into this game today.
Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with cover-up in his suicide
"Two prison guards who allegedly fell asleep on duty the night that accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in a jail cell were in federal court in New York yesterday as Steve casting down reports the pair were brought up on criminal charges federal grand jury indicted two corrections officers who worked in the special housing unit at the metropolitan correctional center where Jeffrey apps dean committed suicide in August the indictment says that Tober Noel and Michael Thomas did not check on apps the in another detainees as they were supposed to overnight and instead surf the web for sales on furniture and sports news the indictment says for two hour period the guards did not move while at their desks and they appear to have fallen asleep the pair pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and filing falsified records in federal court in Manhattan yesterday attorney Jason
Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with cover-up in his suicide
"To jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey abstain the ninety killed himself had been charged with falsifying prison records the federal correctional officers are accused of not checking Jeffrey upstate at all from ten PM August ninth until six thirty the next morning August tenth when he committed suicide the indictment says they never checked on him even though his cell was only fifteen feet from their desk officers Tobin Noel and Michael Thomas each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and false record charges Thomas is attorney Montel Fagan said a plea deal was offered but Thomas didn't feel he could accept it I understand Mister Thomas is a single father of three children this case is going to ruin his life both officers were supposed to check on Jeffrey I've seen every thirty minutes Carol Deoria tension wins at the federal courthouse
As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting to jail guards who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein died have been charged with falsifying records to jail guards who were responsible for monitoring Jeffrey abstain the night he killed himself have been charged with falsifying prison records to conceal they were sleeping and browsing the internet while on duty Toba no well and Michael Thomas are charged in a grand jury indictment with neglecting their duties and fabricating log entries to make it appear they made checks every thirty minutes as required prosecutors say the guards failed to check on abstain for nearly eight hours abstain committed suicide last August at the metropolitan correctional center in New York he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges
Takeaways: Trump request to Ukraine seen as a "demand"
"To New York correctional officers who had been guarding accused peta file Jeffrey abstain are charged with falsifying prison records WCBS is John Adams billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey apps dean wasn't on suicide watch at the time but officers at the metropolitan correctional center were supposed to check in every half hour an indictment alleges told will know well and Michael Thomas skipped their rounds and forged reports to cover their
Saints break Week 1 curse with last-second 58-yard field goal
"Traditional week one double header one a while finishing the opener saints and Texans saints lighting up for a fifty eight yard field goal will launch had never made a fifty eight yarder we turn it over to I eagle on Westwood One fifty eight yard attempt for the win. snap placement looks. again great come from mine eagle on Westwood One the fifty eight yarder a career best for lunch St still want to beat the Texans thirty to twenty eight to Sean what's in a three touchdown passes to de Andre Hopkins drew Brees threw for three seventy Michael Thomas had ten catches for a hundred and twenty three yards against change with the Texans thirty two
"michael thomas" Discussed on The NFL Show
"Idea. We're GONNA hit some news. We're also going to talk about the names that will define the N._F._l.. Season this this year just the guys that we think will have have a massive impact whether it's coaches players and beyond that we're gonNA break down that list but let's start with a little bit of news. A couple of things have happened since we recorded last Michael Michael. Thomas became the richest wide receiver in the history of the N._F._l.. Good friends is one of those deals that it happens and somebody asked what your responses and it's like sure sure. Did we expect any different Michael. Thomas been the one of the if the if not the most productive receiver through his first few seasons the history of the N._F._l.. And when that is the case and your contract comes up you will likely become the highest paid player in the history of your position and that is what happened yet. Yep I mean I it's it's hard to separate Michael Thomas's efficiency from drew brees but sure from where I'm standing. You don't want to be the team that finds out you know. Do you know what I'm saying you don't want to be the teammate is last year was eighty five percent. <hes> which I believe is the best in history or close to it at one point. He was training to be the best in history. I don't know how he finished exactly <hes> so he's worth a lot of money especially for the next what two years that that drew brees will probably be around that we know of and so I I just think if you're GONNA try to go all in as the saints are perpetually all in <hes>. This is the move you had to make. I understand you know look eventually. They're going to have have to start paying a lot of their guys because they hit on a lot of the draft picks is what we talk about all the time. This is the cowboys problem this was you know in the old C._B._S.. Detroit lions problem and said they didn't have the money for it and so. I just think that this is the first in a lot of big contracts. Saints have to give out but I think their hands are tied. They just gotTa do it. It's the tax you pay for having some really good players and so his base salary next year is eleven million which yeah I'm sure by next July that will be converted so two million and base salary and they will move the rest into a signing bonus and start kicking the can down the road again the saints..
"michael thomas" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"Folks. We're going to shift gears now and I'm going to statement and that is we now know without any hesitation that Michael. Thomas knows where his next meal is coming disgust between Yourselves Beck and call off the prayer vigil Bob. You can call off the damn prayer original okay. I'm going to be the first person to raise a skeptical lie about this deal not because Michael Thomas is not talented talented on paper. Michael. Thomas is everything that you should take this kind of chance for and for those of you who don't know what I'm referring to talking about. The New Orleans saints agreeing to who five years one hundred million dollars for a receiver deal includes twenty million dollar signing bonus which is what Thomas wanted all along. He wanted to break the bank Thank you want it to be the first receiver to average twenty million dollars a year. They gave him everything he wanted. The first nine figure deal in the history of the N._F._L. for a non quarterback offensive player okay. I guess it'd been defensive. Maybe you know linebacker linemen over the years but for offense out of corporate now why Why do you think that is folks. Why do you think that is I'll tell you why it is because quarterbacks for all the money that they cost are actually generally more durable than anybody else on the offensive side say perhaps an offensive tackle because they you know unless you have a really porous. offensive line. They don't get hit that much and they're not running with the ball and they're not going to Teheran A._C._L. And now who does that running backs and receivers levers and if you are going to give a hundred million dollars to receiver even great receiver. Michael Thomas and he is great and he is twenty six and you know if If you're ever GONNA give a guy of a five year deal for one hundred million dollars do it when he's twenty five or twenty six..
"michael thomas" Discussed on WEEI
"To pay Michael Thomas the falcons are always going to pay Julio Jones but Julio us to wait a year because he just restructure that deal last season so he's going to see Michael Thomas and others might you side big deals it's gonna be interesting to see moving forward how the falcons and Julio Jones handle this thing knowing that at some point they're going to come into an impasse based on now the contract structuring works and they're gonna have to wait another season and who is going to go out there and play just like everybody is going to go out there play just like Ezekiel Elliott is going to go out there and play but I did take away from this outside of the states and looking at it from a micro level about how this continues to help drew Brees in the passing game especially the underneath game with a guy like Alvin kabar there you can throw the football to and it's gonna do wonders for Michael Thomas is going to be able to get behind some defense of backs and really open some things up the bigger question I had is why teams continue to pay top dollar at this position knowing that it's been proven in fact you don't need to pay top dollar at that position was Superbowl but I guess there's nothing more then bird in the hand syndrome that you have in the NFL Hey Michael Thomas is the latest example of it and you know I guess if you really wanted to stretch that you could look at other positions as well and quarterback.
Michael Thomas and Saints agree on a five-year, $100-million contract
"The Michael Thomas hold out is over the saints broke open the piggy bank making him the NFL's highest paid wide receiver and a philatelist Mike to tell you this is Thomas is proving he's worth a hundred billion dollar five year deal the first three years of his career nobody National Football League the Democrat more passes the Michael Thomas the till uses the saints are in one of those nice problem to have situations as they've done pretty well with recent drafts and will have rookie deals running out on other top players like how the Camaro marshon
Michael Thomas, Saints Agree to Record 5-Year, $100M Contract
"Here away no doubt that can junior is no longer the richest wide receiver in NFL history that title now belongs to Michael Thomas of the saints NFL dot com reporting this morning the twenty six year old is agreed to a five year extension worth a hundred million dollars he's the first offense of player other than a quarterback to get a one hundred million dollar contract to twenty million per year for Thomas passes Beckham's number of eighteen million it's deserve it based on the numbers and Thomas is called the three hundred twenty one passes in his first three seasons more than any other player in NFL
A.J. Green's injury on 'subpar' Bengals practice field will cost wide receiver up to two months
"Speaking of injuries unfortunately an M._r._i.. Has revealed that Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver A._J.. Green has torn ligaments in his left. Ankle is according affording to Schefter here. They are likely to sideline green six to eight weeks up really not a good situation and teammate Tyler Boyd questioned the turf. The team was practicing on when green was injured. It was terrible. I couldn't run any routes out there. I'm falling all over the ground man it was it was bad. It was rocks pebbles out there man it was somewhere we should have been just feel like the turf was old. You know it just wasn't we didn't get good traction in and out of her breaks. You know a lot of guys not just me was on the ground but I mean who wasn't up there that long but there's gotTa make a word man. We gotta get it well. The turf was that welcome stadium at the University of Dayton where the bengals are practicing coach you buy this well. I haven't seen the video really in this instance probably not but I will say that you know feel. Surfaces are very very important for player safety. You know whether it's a grass field you know what is the old school latch with Pittsburgh steelers. We practice on hard old school astroturf every day for five years so no you got to look at it but in that instance I think it was a matter of the kind of rolling up on the back of his ankle and that was what I saw caused that particular injury about sure it was the field service problem here in addition to the injury of course which is is paramount is the optics of this and when you have a player who says this sort of perception is reality and then then it's out there and you got players. You might believe this is the case whether the optics to this are awful and this time of year teams are trying to realize their fan N._B._C.'s. I've been a part of that for a number of years. Every team has an operations department and kind of like the offensive line. You'd never talk about the operations department until there's a problem and part of their responsibility is to advance where hotels are safety of the fields whether or not the field deal with safer not now the perception is that it was a problem now e._j.. Green fairness may have gotten hurt it was on their practice field but they're players now think that was a factor and they're at the University of Dayton given rookie head coach. He's trying to establish himself itself and now he has a problem in the locker room because these players are questioning what the organization did and that Operation Staff that you're referring to my signed off on the practices being here the League went to them. They sent a site survey team to inspect the field and that site survey survey team for the Bengals said this field is okay to practicing and maybe they thought it's one practice we can get through now. You've got a situation where you see A._J.. Green get hurt on this play and we can take another look at it right here where he goes up for the past the D._v. lands on his ankle. He's on the turf tears ligaments in his ankle. He's going to be sixty weeks. Think about how much is at stake your now. You have a first year head coach Zack Taylor who's trying to come in and implemented program. They've already lost their first round draft. Pick joyner Williams to a season ending injury. Now you lose your left tackle. You lose your number one wide receiver. They are at a loss there and A._J.. Green himself is going into the last year of his contract so at a time when we're talking about new deals for Michael Thomas in Amari Cooper Julio Jones guess who else was on that list of A._J.. Green so what happens now to his value as argument now that he is going to be out for some period of time and organization standpoint. That's a really difficult position because A._J.. Degrees could say hey. I've done all the right things. I was out there practicing at the university because you wanted me to and now that's going to hurt me and take money out of my own pocket. It could really cause a situation to go awry very quickly and again even if the operations team went through all the protocols the the perception is that this feel wasn't safe and now they have a problem with one of their best players. Yeah I think that team without J. Green if you look at their record versus with huge and so he's a big part of their team. He's going to be missed. This is that there's a fair amount of injury here to start. You know this is not the way not the way you want to get off the ground. No team does last last year he missed time with a toe injury and when he was out of there the offense did not operate the same toddler boys production fell off and everybody thinks talent boy. We'll just emerge as the number one guy and he's a really good wide receiver but the fact that matters A._G.. Green when he's out there makes tyler. Holler bought a better received. John Ross still has not stepped up as the first round draft pick that he was. He says he's ready to do that. Will they need him to do that. They've got some other players Alex Berenson some good young receivers but A._J.. Green is on a level with Julio Jones. He's is that kind of talent and when you Jack Taylor coming into his offense it's hard to get by without somebody that good.
"Be N._F._l.. Teams are in training camp but that doesn't mean every player is we've got hold doubts in key spots Saints Michael Thomas Chargers Melvin Gordon who else Yana can gakugei Jacksonville Trent Williams in Washington and of course Ezekiel Elliott in Dallas the big one big name that everyone's watching out there in oxnard California all guys that <hes> are heading into either the final year of their deal or wants some sort of adjustment on their contract before camp or the season starts so we gotta go through all these the person who helps us make sense of all this stuff is our own Adam schefter so Adam Una make this pretty simple. I will give you a name and you tell us the latest on that player. Start with Ezekiel Elliott of of the cowboys will Zeke Elliott has not shown up in Oxnard California side of the Dallas Cowboys training camp and they're going through physical today. They are basically supposed to be attending a team meeting and there's no sign of Zeke right now which tells you soup that it looks like at the very least Zeke Watch is underway and it certainly feels like this is going to be a hold out while the two sides tried to see if they can come up with a new deal for Zeke Elliott but no signs of him California this yet and no signs as of November by the chargers camp right now then this one is going to go on for a while the two sides basically have their own stances. There have differing pains. Nobody Gordon's value. I don't see this getting south anytime this summer I I think this one looks like it has a real chance to go into the regular season. It's time for Austin Ecuador and Justin Jackson and no Michael Thomas in New Orleans still you take the reading receiver off that team. The saints have offered to make them the highest a wide receiver receiver in football. It sounds like he wants to get to a very high threshold north of twenty million dollars a year. We'll see what they can get there where the saints a willing to budge but Michael Thomas wants to become not just a highest eight wide receiver in football but the highest paid wide receiver football by a long shot right now while we wait for Julio Jones deal to potentially come in later this summer Adam sit tight we we'll come back to you as as needed. We're going to go back and talk about Ezekiel Elliott though how important is even to the cowboys he's led the N._F._l.. Rushing yards per game in each of his first three seasons the only other players to do that in the ninety nine year history of the N._F._l.. or Jim Brown and Earl Campbell perhaps you've heard of them. Both of those guys are in the hall of fame name safe to say that few running backs have ever had a better start to their careers then has Ezekiel Elliott
"michael thomas" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"His rookie contract michael thomas saints receiver is getting very close to the n._f._l. rookie contract in part because he wasn't a first round pick and you know the adage in the n._f._l. never get between a player and his money the caveat to that is unless you're helping him get more short and went to twitter with a video supporting his teammate cam jordan who just got his latest contract said nobody's done what michael thomas has done in his first three years more receptions who's had more in his first three years his catch rates speaks for itself so jordan is all in with michael thomas being the highest paid receiver in football the question is when and if will the saints agree at last word significant gap between what thomas wants and what the saints will pay and one regular season of football away from thomas's contract expiring and it's having to go through the franchise tag dance or risk letting him get away i don't think they're gonna let him get away the question is when do they pull the trigger when did they put their best offer on the table and will it be so much money that thomas can't say no to it even if in theory he would like more that'll be the big question definitely a another thing that jumps out to me more than anything here to you know the saints team they they're close group i mean you know whether it was last year some of the dances teddy bridgewater you know you know acting like he's on the motorcycle hey i said michael thomas was not in the top ten last year your top ten wide receivers cam jordan came to his defense on social media i mean they seem like a close group and this is what a leader doesn't the locker room but cam jordan guy like this he respects what he's seeing from michael thomas as far as work ethic the intensity he brings to the office on a day-to-day basis cam jordan just got paid and he's going to be a leader in the locker room and try to get another guy who he sees as a leader to get paid as well and i think that will go a long way with come rotary with the team respecting the locker room you know those are the kind of things the big time players do and kudos cam jordan for that you buried the lead there you've admitted that your propensity to attract attention through click bates and trolling isn't new pay it last year but it wasn't because of that because iraq them i didn't tell you that you did okay all right let's let's say when we return we're working through the top thirty storylines entering the twenty nine thousand nine season a pro football talk dot com we talked about number thirty yesterday number twenty nine is coming today and it deals with a guy taken in round one in washington who may or may not be on the field this year when will dwayne haskins be the starting quarterback that is a story we will pay attention to and talk about when p._f._c. live returns right after this as we worked suburban garden gnome catholic catholic without studying it he notice moves like not to its inanimate an utterly without brain function but despite that when it got no his how iko not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone it's clear to them you should switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer on second thought maybe what god knows.
"michael thomas" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"New Orleans. I've struggled with this game this week because the loss of rankings is a big one for the saints. That's that's a big loss interior linemen like that. Can open up some holes for the running game. We know the Rams can run the ball girly Anderson in combination or great on the ground a week ago. And these are two really good teams. You know, they didn't get in this position without being really good teams. Saints. However. To me. They've proven that can win all sorts of ways this year. I mean, their defense is probably one of the more games in their offense at times, especially in tight moment. And then of course, their offense has Camaro and Michael Thomas who was the best player on the field against the eagles last week. And their quarterback is drew Brees. And when you look at the coaches here both of these guys. I go and feeling good about. You know, Sean Payton sometimes rubs me the wrong way. I hated that stunt he did with the trophy in the cash last week it just felt like corny, but I can't front on what he's done. And I gotta give him credit. He did not coach that game afraid at all last week at outside of Michael Thomas. Sean Payton's, a big reason they won that game. That fake punt took some gumption go. He went for it on fourth down a lot in that game. So he knows what he's doing. Obviously, Sean McVeigh has been an innovator this year. He's the the reason so many people are hiring coaches that look just like him. They just like them looked just like him down to the haircut. But. When when I'm this torn on a game like this. I'm looking for one thing that means be one way or the other with New Orleans. There's two we all know, it's I'm not breaking any new ground with you these points. We all know how much better they've been at home. Historically, the tough place to play. You saw that in the second half of that eagles game. How much the crowd impacted that game? And I don't take it lightly. That they were able to bounce back against Philadelphia because.
"michael thomas" Discussed on The MMQB: 10 Things
"He is such a difference maker. And there were times last week. We're philadelphia. I don't think I've seen this all certainly not this season. I don't think I've seen it. Hardly ever. They were rolling their safety out of cover three to Thomas while they're playing single highs zone, but the single high defender is doubling Thomas so they're playing zone with no help on certain parts of the field. That's I've never seen a team double team. And they didn't do it all game. They probably wished they had Thomas beat him. Anyway, no matter what they did. You've gotta stop Michael Thomas. You can't let them have over one hundred yards. You'll lose. Well, that's kind of what we talked about on Monday. And if you're going to get beat by saint's make them beat you with Brees. He's throwing over the top. And that's kind of look if you make them, obviously, Alvin Kamara is on the field to you can you can use him. But if it's going to be Ted Ginn slash trae Kwan Smith, those are those are guys who. Their deep threat guys. There are guys who are going to be over the top. And that's that's it's easier said than done. But yeah, I mean, you gotta you gotta devote. I think you have to constantly devote a second defender to Michael Thomas, and and like you said just just make it be anyone else. The tricky part of that is a saints know that that's how you feel until they put Kamara near Michael Thomas, and now it's hard to double. Because those are the two guys at scary end out of those to the Rams last time, they chose to double Kamara more. But again, they were playing the man coverage ahead lamarcus Joyner down on him with the way those ram linebackers are playing right now barren and Littleton. They're both very fatter operating fast. They look comfortable and then join her being as fast as he is I play zone and take my chances that we can we can contest with Kamara out and just contain them. We can't give up the seventy are touchdown that. We did. Him in the regular season last year, but we can live with him getting ten catches for seventy yards total. That's what I do. I play zone. I keep in front of me. I make the Saint sustained drives. I. It's hard. It's hard more offense. Place. Yeah. And that's kind of what the saints last time. They had sustained offense. Obviously they they had the seventy two yard touchdown to Michael Thomas to seal the game. But before that, I mean, you know, they'd put three points on the board midway through the fourth quarter. And it was. It was that it was a lot of Saint offense. Aaron Donald that's the one saving grace for. You is in the saints are the one of the few teams that have guys that can contest with him. I like their guards warford and Pete Pete struggled last week. And. I think you've mentioned earlier to meet today pointed out he's got that wrist injury of the surgery after the season. It was his footwork. That was the problem against Fletcher Cox at times last week. But Aaron Donald if you can get interior pressure on drew Brees. That's that changes the equation because breeze does not have the arm to push the ball down field. If he does not have the pocket to step up into. But that's a big if I mean this team just kept Fletcher Cox in check last week. And I know Cox was not one hundred percent. But Cox still looked like Fletcher Cox on film the saints. Just played very well. Yeah. No. I was going to say I I was watching Andrews Pete last week. And I just sort of made a mental note like, oh, he didn't. He didn't look very good. Yeah. Had an off day just sort of looked out of sorts. And then the report to come out early in the week that he did have surgery on his hand and was probably playing just a tremendous amount of pain. Which would explain a lot of that? And the opportunities there there are so many things in this game where you say well..
"michael thomas" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Bryant tickets hill. But do this. I was open where you're gonna be Suzy's in drew Brees air. Hey. Hey, you gotta throw it to me. Drew will be like, well, you got to go over there and sit down. Yeah. Sean. Like, why are you had game drew told me to come over here and talk to you about it? I want the ball. Nah. They gotta do something 'cause they need one receiver. Yeah. I mean, you can't go into game with four wide receivers. Yeah. 'cause the venture that's going to catch with you. You like to go into the game with five and have a guy that can play multiple position. So if one gets Nikki can go in he can fill in you receive man, you ask tempting fate the truth. Is they go into games too wide receivers right with with Michael Thomas and what? No seriously. I don't know how you do it. How do you get away with that? Well, you not go would that. Nobody's got mic and had to come out. I mean you again. So basically since they've been down again junior. They've been basically gold full why? Yeah. And they've become balanced for the first time a long time. And they're pretty fifty fifty run pass. That's the way they've been winning football games, and that will continue, but you still need some other threat at some point. The league is going to say this is how we stopped Michael Thomas three guys on him. Seriously. I'm not letting him beat me the guys that you mentioned those other guys they're going to have to show. They're gonna have to show any time said Michael Thomas had have Marcus Peters and single coverage. Well, that's I'm doubling hill. Now, he not getting twelve all he might get twelve but you're gonna throw thirty eighty but you're not gonna throw fifteen passes at him. And he got catch twelve him. If he does he I need to new corners or it's safe because I'm cutting you guys if. Have him double the Nikkei, twelve passes and cutting both of you. You're not going back with me. I still say Alvin Kamara is more wide receiver than running back, and he can run the football. If he can catch it. He can run precise quick cut routes where I'm just he looks like a wider..
"michael thomas" Discussed on You're Wrong... And Here's Why
"Game, changing wide receiver wearing the. Number thirteen jersey who unquestionably ranks as one of the top three receivers in the NFL today. So it's funny, you commend a guy in Michael Thomas for being on a bad team or seven and nine mediocre team when a guy, a guy like Jarvis Landry consistently put up very, very similar numbers on a terrible Miami team. It just doesn't make any sense to me. It's weird and I don't know if it's media perception or what it is that Jarvis Landry is considered, you know that lesser to your receiver than than Michael Thomas. And I'm not sure whether it's the poor publicity, the stuff with Adam case and his his dismissal from Miami and sent being sent to Cleveland. I don't know what the, you know what that is. They seem like a very comparable set of receivers. Honestly, if we're going to look at it and we're gonna talk about who the actual top three is in the NFL at this moment, in my opinion, guys that make plays in guys that change the game every time they're on their, you're looking at Antonio, Brown, Julio Jones, and Odell Beckham junior, and it's not really an argument guy. Is that have put it together for the last four or five years as opposed to just to us. Okay. We've been talking about this for a while. How do you feel about ninety seconds on the clock. Rebuttal time. She just me and you going back and forth, just me and you. Let's do it. Ninety seconds owns clock. All right. What in your mind makes back? I'm a better for Thomas. It's that fact that defenses have to consistently game plan for Michael Thomas benefits. This euro Odell probably benefit from defenses having to focus a lot on saquon. But Michael Thomas certainly benefits from Alvin Kamara being on the field over and over again. Odell can do it by himself, but Beckham twenty five catches last year injuries injury prone season hasn't had the longevity hasn't had this sort of overall consistency of once you get past us for three years. He's missed one season because of the injury. That was just last year. It was a major major loss, and he's averaging what eight catches your this, your own pace for good season, but not a Michael Thomas season. Something like some. I don't know what's eight hundred and hundred and five, something like that hundred obviously great season. But in this modern day, all passing air offense. I don't think it's all that impressive in the thing. I didn't commend Thomas for being on a bad team. I pointed out that he's the reason that that team turned around and became a Super Bowl contender. Again, when is Dell Beckham junior done that it's very weird that Michael Thomas gets the credit when the saints had a guy that was basically historic from from with yards from the line of scrimmage and Alvin Kamara who basically turned that offense into something completely different, allow drew Brees to be even more diverse quarterback than he already was also compare their quarterbacks ally Manning's would on the downslide of his career for a very long time, and it's clearly showing week in and week out..
"michael thomas" Discussed on You're Wrong... And Here's Why
"I did a little poll today among some of my friends and I'm gonna throw some names out there like odd Yukon hosts the underdog with me. Mario Hines, the NFL show the I tunes number one, show the NFL show more. You Hines my my old buddy, Matt Miller, and a couple of others. I asked them where does Michael Thomas rank in their books? And I think that's only going to help my argument. Wow. I really like how we're we're taking polls from colleagues to bolster argument. I'm not here to disparage Michael Thomas. I don't think that he's not a top-flight receiver in this league. He's a number one on any team, and that's not a question despite the fact that there are a few guys that still hold a little bit of weight over top of Michael Thomas, and it's not. It's really, you can't judge everything based off of the last three games. I know he's put up stats the last two years, and I'm not going to argue that, but there's, there's still a certain. I'm trying to think a hot take mentality that we base everything off of these first three games in the thirty eight catches and how quickly he sort of risen to the top of the NFL is receiving list. My biggest issue is when you look at him compared to everybody else based on long jetty, the numbers don't match. When you look at a guy like Antonio Brown stats, and it's specifically yards per catch, and even a guy like Mike Evans, who you know for most people, he should be a household name, but playing in Tampa. You may not get as much love as you would think when you look at his yards per catch compared to Michael Thomas over the last two years, we're talking about twelve yards per catch last year for Michael Thomas and twelve point four yards perception the year before that. Whereas Mike Evans, looking at fourteen point one and thirteen point eight in those. Same two years. Mike Evans hasn't had anything below. Thirteen point eight and his entire NFL career. Antonio Brown is very, very similar outside of the two thousand twelve season where he had sixty six catches and his rookie year you're not gonna count that he hasn't been below twelve point one. And that was only one time. Everything else was above thirteen yards of catch. Michael. Thomas is a lot more of what seems like a possession receiver, then that game breaking number one. That you want to maintain? He is all right. I don't. First of all, I do not need anyone else to validate my claims. All they're doing is backing up my position. I'm gonna say this look, I mentioned all of those names on you and Morio and Miller Sean Tracy from get paid and and a couple others. And we came up with a list and on that list, there were a handful of names. And you know, interestingly enough, Mike Evans was not one of them. I think he falls to that next year. The names we came up with the competition, four, Michael, Thomas Antonio, Brown Brown, twenty four catches this year. One hundred and one last year to me probably the best receiver in the NFL right now with that said, you know, given his age in the off the field stuff, it's not completely a given. I would take Brown ever Thomas right now, but I do think he's a better receiver. So point, Antonio, Brown, new cop, twenty catches this year, ninety six last year. The Andre. Really suffered from the quarterback situation and Houston..
"michael thomas" Discussed on Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast
"Name. But yeah, that was I wanna say it was Keisha might not have been Keyshawn, but there was a receiver on one of the networks, the screen shot. I can't find it right now. And his top five receivers. Number one at Julio boy. Number two yet AB. I had someone incorrect number three who fuck with. Mara, josh. Oh, it was Michael Thomas, Michael. Thomas number three seems lofty. Yeah, I like my Thomas a lot. I think if you wanna argument for that fifth spot, I think everyone kind of agrees on the top four and whatever order people put them in. It's usually the fear. Take your choice. And then he had Odell number four. The two guys tied for fifth. One of them was Hopkins, and then the fuck was. No, that's why I would put their, but it definitely wasn't. Eggs. Baldwin aren't even think it was Canaan Allen the out on the outside looking in. Now the AJ on there too. I'm really struggling to remember like t, y Hilton or someone like that. There are no receivers left. It was himself. Keyshawn Johnson is like sign me up. Well, let's see what happens. Yeah. I mean, the list just upset me. Abell. Four. Yeah. Julios. Yeah. Antonio Brown to Michael. Thomas three Odio four Hopkins in AJ Taffer fi guy was age. I, I didn't think I made the made the cut. I don't. Michael Thomas seems I would if the most part that order those five guys in some order, Michael Thomas aside. I got no gripe. Again, theme of Pro Bowl, Asher, not in anybody's taught five, listen makes you think. I, I don't. I don't see any arguments for anyone, but AB being number one, I really don't agree. It'd be AB Beckham like if you're just assuming full health, which seems fair. I could see those two. You know, one or two. After that. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think anybody has. Julio of course, but. Outside everybody else's fighting for third, this. Julio just hasn't by any stretch of the imagination been better than ode l. when they've been on the field just hasn't. I don't know, man who number one all time yards per game makes you think. Julio also has a quarterback like these things have not number ninth in the league man. Did you see her. Just something to consider. Yeah, and Dell's wasn't even on the list. That's I wouldn't own jig. He's I think he gonna have a bounceback year now he's not. Well, he will, but bounced by doesn't mean a whole lot. For a quarterback rating, seventy one. Some I ring number three. Don't even don't even joke. Having a good time here Laffin series quick. Where's Jarvis? Land is Jarvis Landry atop ten receiver. Because he said on this heart, he's like, he feels like he's the best, which, okay. Everybody says that and he's, he's got the most catches of anybody all time through the first four years day. Sure does. And. He was using a certain role like he's still succeeded at it. So I was like trying to end up ten probably right. I'm very pro Jarvis Landry. But if you if you were to take him or Mike, Gavin sued, you take. Like on their current team. So I, if you if you were just picking wide receivers, I'll go Evans if you were taking him All England, don't make me choose no hammer, like Brandin cooks. I think that was really close Jarvis there, but I, yeah, I could see the argument for kooks. Okay. Hammered, Josh Gordon. I'm gonna games Gordon. Do I get. As many as he's willing to play four games. Yep. Gordon, honestly, Hemmer Keenan Allen. That's the guy surprises. Damage been beaten drum a bit and their check things. He's like third was he's really hundred. Two catches last year, fourteen hundred yards. Six. Like I didn't realize I was annot. He had a stretch there where he had like a like Calvin Johnson type stretch where he put up like four hundred yards over four weeks. I could sit like Newt. He's coming off that injury or basically to injured season. He's never had double digits down a season though. I mean, you might as Julio west..
"michael thomas" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Michael, hey, how's it going? Thank you for taking some time from training camp by pre shaped, hopefully to welcome break for you. The pre-tape. You guys have more start out by saying that back in February of two thousand sixteen. I was in Indianapolis at the combine, had dinner with one of your college teammates, ally, apple. And I remember saying to him during dinner in this great draft class of Ohio State players that includes Joey Bosa and is equal Elliott and Taylor decker, and Darren Lee and von bell and Braxton Miller, Nick net, and Josh Perry and cartel Jones, who's the one guy that you think is going to have the best career in the NFL and he didn't hesitate. He goes Michael Thomas. What did he tell me? The Michael Thomas of that great draft class was going to have the best NFL career. You know, we went at it in college. We compete allow competed every day, let's type of environment where we came, we competed and him being in defensive back, you know, when it gets each other a lot and we've got each other honest and every day we know we're getting better and that would help us win games in the horseshoe on Saturdays and play for championships. So there's no probably saying consistent, develop a routine and then eventually off on game day. Michael, how much have you followed those other guys. I follow them all the time. I'm always happy for them to have. It's as long as I'm not going to get them. But other than that, other than not, I'm looking for them to see. We take pride in our school. You know, a lot of these guys could have chose from many different universities, but because the highest safer Regan quite big time football in the big time environment. So we kinda try to go to the NFL and play with some pry what's your assessment of what's going on at Ohio State now. I have. I've been in training camps. I haven't much time to really pay attention to what's going on, but I've just been focusing on my content. Good for you. Okay. So I want to go back over the last two seasons. We talked about that conversation with ally APPA. When we look back at your first two seasons in the NFL you had a hundred ninety six catches which is the most receptions in the first two seasons that anybody has ever had an NFL history. The only people close Georgia's Landry one hundred ninety four Odell Beckham junior at one eighty seven. What do you have in mind? Michael for year three coming up. People going try to set a high standard for so a long ways. Lee help leading this team to get him back to play offs and plan for a championship. You know, it's all it's all you know, strategic and it's steps in the make the right steps and directions to play for a championship. So every day, just coming out here, staying true to the game, staying disciplined and consistent, all type of things going to it. And then eventually, you know, when you look at them to season, especially things out there. What will be the biggest difference in your game this year compared to the first two years. It's a lot of a lot of small nuances and details play a big part in this game because you know everyone's talented guys watched them. You know, you have to be real disciplined in detail to once you do as you success in this league, you wanna say consistent, but you also when they wanted weaknesses and there's a lot of little things I could do better. That will help helped me with a lot when my game though that will create bigger results. So just a little things taking coaching correcting the mistakes, not making the same mistake twice. Just attention to detail all those. The little things you're talking about, cleaning up, mistakes, attention to detail. Anything else. Yeah, just always trying to become a complete player always trying to, you know, max out my potential and then maxed out again, it's every day just, you know, ask him what he wants being in the right place at the right time. Moving and change getting first downs, converting third downs, all types of stuff. You know, just help. Anything that helps. I've I to save is all the things that I'm trying to enhance Michael. Do you draw any motivation from the fact that this off season, we've seen players like Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans and Stefan digs get paid big money..
"michael thomas" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Now, my colleague idiots PIN Ryan Clark to discuss some of the players in today's game, and we'll be joined by the New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl wide receiver. Michael Thomas who discusses his expectations for the coming season. But first, Ryan Clark, thirteen years in the NFL as an undrafted free agent, which is a legendary run. How does somebody play for thirteen years when nobody wants them out of college, a lot of blesses and look at them. You know, it was one of those things. It was kinda what helped me played thirty years because even when you get an opportunity to start and you play a ton, you always feel like the guy and a lot of cases because they treat you that way like you. They're always trying to figure out a way. To replace you because they remember the negatives or the things they thought you couldn't do coming into the league. And you look back at the Washington Redskins. I star for them for two years show and tell her and I have a great tandem, add safety, and what do they do? They run out and make Atta March letter. The highest pay safety in the game because still they remember atom running fast and being strong. These crazy workout tapes s compares. It is under the guy who didn't run as fast who wasn't as big. And so you continue to fight your whole way through your career. And that's what kept me training and kept me eating right and doing things that allowed me to play thirteen years. There's a stigma that comes along with being undrafted free. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. There's a stigma that comes along with nobody wanting you with seven rounds of draft going by and not one team. Not on there. I tried out in a second. Try not on their eighth. Try some teams, even thinking you're good enough to be picked even thinking. You're good enough to have a contract where you get some type of money that's guaranteed. And so when they see those things. They remember the negatives about you and usually those things are physical right used it. Those things are are measurable. So they're always looking for the person with a better measurable until you find a way to play yourself out of a James. Harrison eventually found a way to play himself out of it. I eventually found a way to play myself out of it, but it takes years. How do you do that? I think you gotta just continue to show him right because when you are, here's what I always tell guys went out, train them while I meant to them is when you're a first round guy, you have to do everything you possibly can to prove to team that you cannot play right. And usually when teen feels like you can't play look at like ghosts, and that gets dragged from the New York Jets when that team feels like you can't play. There's another team who was drafted in twelve or fifteen that year when you went top five, this is, oh, no. I remember this guy he could play for me and when you're undrafted guy, you have to prove over and over and over again that you can't play. So when was that moment that you knew that you had overcome it? Is much you could overcome and that you had arrived and that people weren't looking at you as Ryan Clark, the undrafted free agent, but rather Ryan Clark, the safety who can play because that's how I think of you. Right. I'll be honest with you had a very good year my first year in Pittsburgh, but they drafted Anthony Smith from Syracuse. Guy was a forty inch vertical. He was built. He was the guy that guaranteed that the Steelers are going to beat the agents. Guy, right?.
"michael thomas" Discussed on GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"Guy who i think is going to be i mean i mean look at their depth chart yeah they have other options it's not like but the thing is they have other options are going to be decoys because it's not like it's in like like green other crowded crowded areas we have green bay where they the ball around you got john allison grande cobb and devante atoms i loved vantera adams up there and all the rankings with michael thomas from the same same rankings but i think that there's the fact that drew brees racial spread the ball around to kenny stills gone who also has gone they lost a couple of receiver so i mean looking at the saints the same step chart and they're receiving receiver situation as michael thomas and ted ginn and camera meredith who's a nice those guys are going to run those deep routes i love the fact that ten gin is on this team too because ted ginn is a speedster who's gonna take the top defense and is going to let michael thomas room wild underneath there with those kind of underneath double move routes slow slann goes like that so i think that's going to be really really really valuable for four my whole and for the saints because they're going to be running backs are going to get there do throw kamera on this list that'd be kind of an obvious we'll get to the end of the show but no michael thomas is a guy who i would if i the best pick the best scenario for me would be to have the tenman league could ninth pick and get michael thomas ninth and then have the have the twelfth pick the twelfth pick and get like shady mccoy or jerk mckinnon in a league so you get to to top tier guys i mean that's assuming everybody's gone maybe melvin gordon would be wouldn't be that option either we'll get to my all those guys said might be on this show virtually to we have a few more segments they get to but as far as my guy that.
"michael thomas" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Weekend between new orleans of minnesota led inc sunday's games are gonna be much better than today's games but new orleans minnesota the you know minnesota if they give quarterback play they can beat almost anybody because their defense is really good new orleans has the ability to spread the out and i wonder if instead of trying to fight the minnesota defense tooth and nail that sean payton is just give a lawyer those passing plays and you know they'll they'll show you some to bag with kamera and ingram in the back field the same time with chimera being a guy on the move creating mismatches michael thomas is a really good wide receiver i adleman fantasy this year so i'm well aware of the numbers that he had and i thought he didn't have as good years occurred half but i just think new orleans offensively is going to be ready for women as soda can throw at them i'm pretty convinced to that and i just think new orleans is going to put more points up on the board minnesota it's that simple i don't know if the minnesota vikings can get 21 just like jacksonville downloading if 21 points then with twenty one now we're talking and they've got a chance to win those games but if they can't get out if they can't get out of the teens in terms of points i don't know how minnesota or jacksonville when's on sunday i am also looking for the team your rooting four in this round of eight and the team your rooting against in this round of eight and eight five five two one two four two two seven eight five five two one two four cbs company live the quickenloans studios national mortgage lender quicken loans apply simply understand fully mortgage confidently.
"michael thomas" Discussed on The NFL Show
"When roth spur came back against the bengals in week eight that's the game or belt or aco we've never seen this offense at full capacity deputy offensive line is the same there's nothing different about it and i just think that the amount of one on one's martavis bryant is going to get he can to hear people apart and i would not be surprised if you're looking at new four or five fifty are touched house from him this year just because the way they use it yeah and the brothers berger has no qualms about chuck in it and replacing martavis bryant replacing sammy coats martavis bryant yes please give me all of that semi coach knackered neccessarily her was pro career as i understand but it's not good sammy um i agree with you is back practicing you know he's not he he he's obviously a couple steps beyond levy on bell because he missed a full season but if they can get him for all sixteen games if he's in good shape of the i think that's that's incredible tool to add to to a team last year that that they could have made the super bowl another guy for me is michael thomas just because they have it he's such a touchdown maker now i know them touchdowns rob tim debased it eleven targets inside the town last year caught seven so at the highest catch percentage but breeze looks set him down there he's was tied for second in the entire number two in the league in at in inside the ten touchdowns last year just behind jordy nelson i feel like he's going to be summary the gets in the end zone a ton and considering is going to be the clearcut numberone option in that offense this year at least gonna get a lot of looks down there i think ellery working up a lot nc in cutting through michael thomas scoring touch thousand considering he's the other centerpiece of my keep really that is going to make member of me yeah i mean we we we talk about this every episode uber is just it's just incredible yeah amid that those are the guys i just think that we're going to see them standing in the end zone alone pretty consistently this year.
"michael thomas" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"Okay and i know he's young who's arrive highest percentage of these thirddown conversion catches were you see julio brown and hilton and beccome and oh michael thomas michael thomas is right there because on third down you can go to michael thomas and apparently seventy six percent of the time when you do go he catches the ball and he has one of the highest floors and fantasy football i absolutely love michael thomas uh i don't think you can go wrong i agree you've said before that he's bus proven if if you're expectation is right then i think you're exactly right use the number one target in an offense it's going to be putting up a ton of points with a hall of fame quarterback you know five thousand yards and allots made of while he was rookie now he's going to quit brandin cooks gone maybe he'll see number one coverage is very reminiscent to me of markey's colston when he was with drew brees came out had that absolutely excellent rookie year similar to michael thomas and what did he do the next year when he was the focus of the defenders he still had drew brees any went up to ninety eight receptions 1200 yards and eleven touchdowns that's very much to me in the realm of realistic and possible for michael thomas i think he's a lock for ninety receptions in a highpowered high scoring offense as the number one target so michael thomas is a guy i have on many of my leagues i'm not afraid to draft him at all i think his upside is there and his forests there is that the difference earth say a criticism for thomas of being drafted this high which he he's going very high in fancy draftsman say will his targets will never be.