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G Donald Thomas "ready to go"

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Jackson, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Jackson

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  2. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

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    Thank goodness.
     
  3. padre31

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    Hopefully, I'm as large a D Thomas fan as there is, but "ready to go" and "100%" are different things.
     
  4. azfinfanmang

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    Might not be 100% Padre, but I will take ready to go over NOT ready to go at this juncture in the season :up:
     
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  5. Tone_E

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    It doesn't matter. He is still unproven. He showed talent, and lots of it, but hasn't translated that to an actual game yet.

    I am optimistic, but not overly so like so many. I'll reserve judgement until I see him play.
     
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  6. padre31

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    Well, to be honest I'd prefer if he rehabbed the thing and built his strength back up rather then playing at 80% and in poor conditioning if that makes sense?
     
  7. Bpk

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    Totally agreed on all fronts padre.

    Now I'm curious what the injury actually was.
     
  8. cdz12250

    cdz12250 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I just opened a cold longneck after reading this.
     
  9. Trackstar

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    Aw man you beat me too it! :up: :lol:

    Good to hear though!
     
  10. dolphan117

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    So if he didn't tear it then what happened that was serious enough for him to miss this much time? I am not an expert in muscle damage.
     
  11. Muck

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    Actually, he made quite an impression on the New York Jets in Week 1 last year. Remember, he finished that game despite tearing that Lisfranc in the second quarter. ;) Their lineman we're giving him all kinds of props after the game.

    Hopefully he's over this rash of injury and can prove he's a mainstay. Otherwise he could be another John Bock.
     
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  12. The Aqua Crush

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    This is such great news. I'm sure they staff will treat it right. I"m glad he's ready to go to say the least.

    If he can bring that small sample size of what he did against the jests for a full year, that would be huge for our line's dominance.
     
  13. Larry Little

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    It's great news he'll be ready to go. I was a little worried about not having our best RG prospect on the field at the start of training camp. If he can avoid a setback, this might be bigger than any of us know just yet.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Great News. I'm anxious to watch him play this season.
     
  15. Tone_E

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    You and your technicalities. I did a few courses in statistics. One game is not a big enough sample size to draw any conclusions. :tongue2: You are correct though. I forgot the comments made by the Jets.

    Heck, even Ginn looked good in one game last season (BUF). Just kidding, that was a joke, please masses, don't harass me. :up:
     
  16. RickyNeverInhaled

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    this is the best news all off season!
     
  17. PhinsRock

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    Excellent news, we need this kid to work with the starting OL all through TC, get that familiarity going.
     
  18. jason8er

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    I'm going to stay cautiously optimistic about Thomas. His big weakness is lower body strength, which he was probably unable to fully work on this offseason due to his foot injury. Now he has a weakness in his pec. An area of his biggest asset, upper body strength. His story at CONN makes me a big fan, so I've got my fingers crossed.
     
  19. Zach13

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    This is great news.

    I really hope for both his sake and that of the team that he can stay healthy for a while.
     
  20. the 23rd

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    the Orca-5
    Long-Smiley-Grove-Thomas-Carey
    the KillerWhales will eat defense alive:up:

    as goes the front line goes our 2009 season:yes:may every expectation be realized!
     
  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I believe that if Thomas works out everyone next year will be singing the praises of Carey.
     
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  22. jdang307

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    My prayers go out to the middle of our line. If those 3 can stay healthy I'm extremely happy.
     
  23. Zach13

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    Any team with a good O line will be a good team. It all starts up front.
     
  24. dolfan7171

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    I just pray that he and the rest of the line would be strong and dominate...not letting nothing get past them.
     
  25. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    I agree. Carey is the PanCake Monster, the other bookend of what will come to be an elite offensive line.

    worth repeating:
    the Orca-5
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    the KillerWhales will eat defense alive

    as goes the front line goes our 2009 seasonmay every expectation be realized!
     
  26. jdang307

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    You can win without a good frontline (There should be chalk around Big Ben right now seriously) but a good frontline makes our team that much better. We've been plagued so long I want to see some dominance up there. C'mon let's do it!
     
  27. PHINANALYST

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    this is great news ... the only downer to his situation is that he was not likely to have had the opportunity to build up his strength this offseason ... regardless, can't wait to see him in the starting lineup ...
     
  28. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    the Miami KillerWhales ready to go & this time with decent backups:up:
     
  29. PHINANALYST

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    Thomas or not (and i believe it will be Thomas) ... this line will be much improved from last year -- and our depth is much improved as well .... with the potential to have a few very good young developing players in the fold .... all points are positive - today !
     
  30. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    agreed
     

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