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    HATER No love for Daniel Thomas

    I really don't understand the hate that Daniel Thomas receives from this sites posters.


    The guy was a key part of us scoring TD's in the Red Zone over the last 2 years.
    He gets critical yards on the goal-line when no blocking is there.

    He was a late 2nd round pick that came to a team with offensive line problems.
    What did you expect for him to lead the league in rushing?

    I think he has done quite well considering the team he is playing on and the blocking he receives.

    Lets compare his production to other backs taken early in the 2011 draft

    Round, Pick, Player, Results

    1, 28, Mark Ingram, 295 touches, 1151 yards from scrimage, 10 TD's
    2, 38, Ryan Williams, 65 touches, 208 yards from scrimage, 0 TD's
    2, 56, Shane Vareen, 85 touches, 457 yards from scrimage, 5 TD's
    2, 57, Mikel LeShoure, 249 touches, 1012 yards from scrimage, 9 TD's
    2, 62, Daniel Thomas, 283 touches, 1134 yards from scrimage, 5 TD's
    3, 71, Demarco Murray, 385 touches, 1990 yards from scrimage, 6 TD's
    3, 93, Stevan Ridley, 386 touches, 1768 yards from scrimage, 13 TD's
    3, 96, Alex Green, 157 touches, 606 yards from scrimage, 0 TD's
    4, 105, Roy Helo, 209 touches, 1066 yards from scrimage, 3 TD's
    4, 115, Kendall Hunter, 209 touches, 1099 yeard from scrimage, 4 TD's

    So, Thomas being the 5th back taken in the draft has the 4th most yards, and 5th most TD's playing on a team with bad blocking.
    And we have him under contract for the next 2 years on the cheap.

    He is part of the solution for the next few years and not the problem. He is not going anywhere so get used to him being a Fin.



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    I got no issues with DT. Just stay healthy and protect the ball.
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    No hate here but concussion issues already and I think I remember him putting a couple of balls on the ground as well. He had a few good games and he's shown some ability picking up some tough yards but I'm not expecting much.
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    One word: Fumbles.

    Also, nothing ever stands out about DT. He isn't terrible, but he isn't a great back either...he's just, there. When Lamar Miller was in the game this past season, I could feel a certain potential electricity for a big play. With DT, I've never felt that way in two years... I would be perfectly fine with Miller as a starter in the upcoming season. I can't say I would feel that way if DT was starting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarinoEqualsGod View Post
    One word: Fumbles
    Daniel Thomas had 5 fumbles
    Ridley has 5 fumbles.
    Murray has 4 fumbles.
    LeShoure has 3 fumbles.
    Hunter has 2 fumbles
    Ingram has 2 fumbles.

    DT is right there with all the other back on fumbles. 1 fumble every 57 touches.

    A couple of those fumbles were on hits that causes a fumble no matter who is carrying.
    He was knocked out on one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins1971 View Post
    Daniel Thomas had 5 fumbles
    Ridley has 5 fumbles.
    Murray has 4 fumbles.
    LeShoure has 3 fumbles.
    Hunter has 2 fumbles
    Ingram has 2 fumbles.

    DT is right there with all the other back on fumbles. 1 fumble every 57 touches.

    A couple of those fumbles were on hits that causes a fumble no matter who is carrying.
    He was knocked out on one of them.
    Unfortunately for a team like ours compared to those other teams, OUR fumbles are MAGNIFIED! We cannot afford any T/O! Also for a "power back" I have yet to see the power!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANUFan View Post
    Unfortunately for a team like ours compared to those other teams, OUR fumbles are MAGNIFIED! We cannot afford any T/O! Also for a "power back" I have yet to see the power!
    The 2 fumbles lost by DT this year were NOT magnified.

    The 1st came when we were getting our but kicked by Houston and Dt was actuially knocked out on the play.
    The 2nd came against the Jets in the 1st game. The D stopped the Jets and the fumble had no effect on the game.

    Big Deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins1971 View Post
    The 2 fumbles lost by DT this year were NOT magnified.

    The 1st came when we were getting our but kicked by Houston and Dt was actuially knocked out on the play.
    The 2nd came against the Jets in the 1st game. The D stopped the Jets and the fumble had no effect on the game.

    Big Deal.
    Also I've read multiple people on here saying he runs too upright, that might explain the injuries and fumbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins1971 View Post
    Daniel Thomas had 5 fumbles
    Ridley has 5 fumbles.
    Murray has 4 fumbles.
    LeShoure has 3 fumbles.
    Hunter has 2 fumbles
    Ingram has 2 fumbles.

    DT is right there with all the other back on fumbles. 1 fumble every 57 touches.

    A couple of those fumbles were on hits that causes a fumble no matter who is carrying.
    He was knocked out on one of them.
    Ridley and Murray did have 100 more carries.
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    Health and fumbles
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