The rocky relationship between Adalius Thomas and the New England Patriots is finally coming to an end. And who honestly did not see it coming? You got a former superstar who still thinks of himself as a superstar. You got the most stubborn coach in the League in Bill Belichick who already has issues with the guy. Not to mention the Patriots have a history of refusing to give out the big bucks. So all roads have been pointing to this break up for some time now.
Put it this way. As the famous quote goes, “You mess with the bull, you get the horns.” Adalius had a major conflict with Patriot’s coach, Bill Belichick. With the conflict, the former star is now getting the horns. AKA the boot. Rumor has it that the Jets have an immense interest in the former Patriot (and Raven). Rex Ryan would love to reunite with one of the cornerstones of his defense during his Baltimore days. Why not?
You have a good chance to get this guy for cheaper and hopefully get big time results. Thomas is 32. This is a very unpredictable age for NFL players. Some go way down hill. Some continue to play at a high level into their mid 30s. The jury is still out on Adalius.
In my opinion this is good for both sides of this conflict. Adalius will get to find a new home and the Patriots will get to focus on other things. It is a win win situation for both parties involved.
So my question for you all today. Does Adalius have a couple of more good years in the tank? Or is the star we once knew soaring towards retirement?
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.