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    bryan thomas mulls retirement.

    Free agent OLB Bryan Thomas is mulling retirement after offseason pectoral surgery also revealed a torn tendon in his shoulder.
    "If I go now and sign for the vet minimum for one year, I wouldn’t even pass the physical right now," Thomas said. The soon-to-be 34-year-old 11-year veteran says he will make a decision on his future after next month's draft. Thomas wants to return to the Jets, but that's not in the cards.

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    It's too bad. He was a good teammate.

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    drafted by the Jets 22nd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft

    Never lived up to his potential but was a solid starter for the Jets for a decade

    A career to be proud of if he retires (and does not play for a rival)

    could wait a few months for possible mid-season signing when healthy (if he still wants to play)

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    I'm sure his latest legal troubles figured into this as well.

    No worries, just another 1st round pick that never lived up to his draft status. Jets already have another JAG to take his place in the form of Garrett McIntyre.

    Buh-bye.

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    From his wiki page...

    Thomas led the New York Jets in sacks with 8.5 sacks. This was his breakout season playing as an outside linebacker with new head coach Eric Mangini. At the end of the 2006 season, Thomas was awarded a new contract. In 2007, Thomas reverted to the disappointing play that had previously been the hallmark of his career. This raised concerns that Thomas was a "one year wonder" or a "contract year" player. In particular, comments made by Thomas during the 2007 season where he said he had not thought it necessary to "continue to work to improve" left many Jets fans extremely concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio State NY Jets fan View Post
    drafted by the Jets 22nd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft

    Never lived up to his potential but was a solid starter for the Jets for a decade

    A career to be proud of if he retires (and does not play for a rival)

    could wait a few months for possible mid-season signing when healthy (if he still wants to play)
    +1. He had his moments but at this stage it's probably best that he retires.

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    only here can a guy play 11 yrs an be above average against the run and be bust...
    I will miss him

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    In my book there is no such thing as an 11 year disappointment. He had a good career. Hope everything works out for him with his domestic problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    I'm sure his latest legal troubles figured into this as well.

    No worries, just another 1st round pick that never lived up to his draft status. Jets already have another JAG to take his place in the form of Garrett McIntyre.

    Buh-bye.
    Not for nothing but most 1st rounders don't play 10+ years in the league.

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    The best thing that can be said about this player is that when he started, the running game to his side of the field was non existant.

    Bryan Thomas over a 10 yr career proved to be the perfect "Set The Edge" type outside Linebacker in a 34 defense. He found his nitche, his coaches realized the type of player he was and when he was allowed to do what he was best at, he excelled.


    Only the Fans who have certain expectations for players drafted at certain position with specific measurements would consider this player a bust. If this is indeed the end of his career then i say.


    Thanks for your efforts Bryan Thomas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammagen View Post
    only here can a guy play 11 yrs an be above average against the run and be bust...
    I will miss him
    There is enough real non-sense on this site, we don't need people making it up either.

    No one called him a bust, in fact most post said he had a solid career.

    Which he did, great player against the run. Not a very good pass rusher for an OLB 3-4. But yes, a well above average career overall.

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    I thought he retired before the start of last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio State NY Jets fan View Post
    drafted by the Jets 22nd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft

    Never lived up to his potential but was a solid starter for the Jets for a decade

    A career to be proud of if he retires (and does not play for a rival)

    could wait a few months for possible mid-season signing when healthy (if he still wants to play)
    Go ahead and look at that draft and see what percentage of first round picks had as productive a career as he did. Maybe he wasn't the 15 sack guy that everyone wants, but how many of those are there, plus he was very solid against the run and a steady player that made very few mistakes.

    Sure I would have liked Ed Reed too, but 23 teams passed on him as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I thought he retired before the start of last season.
    Lol, well played

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    Oh, God, no.

    SAR I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I thought he retired before the start of last season.
    Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammagen View Post
    only here can a guy play 11 yrs an be above average against the run and be bust...
    I will miss him
    Only here can a guy play for 11 years and totally suck and still have a starting job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinstar View Post
    The best thing that can be said about this player is that when he started, the running game to his side of the field was non existant.
    Because when he was supposed to rush the qb, he was always locked up at the line. When a running back came by, he just happened to be in position because he couldn't get in the backfield.


    We needed a pass rusher and he couldn't do it. He got to the quarterback when John Abraham was wreaking havoc and tying up two or three offensive lineman.

    After Abraham left - ineffective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    I'm sure his latest legal troubles figured into this as well.

    No worries, just another 1st round pick that never lived up to his draft status. Jets already have another JAG to take his place in the form of Garrett McIntyre.

    Buh-bye.
    Garrett McIntyre has natural pass rushing moves. If he was on a team with a few other defenders that could break through a line, he'd have double digit sacks.

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