Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Well Deserved

Joe Thomas, who is already the best Badger alum playing in the NFL, made the Pro Bowl after a guy ahead of him dropped out due to injury.

Peter King had this to say about Thomas earlier this week:

"All I Can Say Is Wow Dept.: Left tackle Joe Thomas started every snap in 2007 for the Browns at the most important line position. He allowed one sack all season (of Charlie Frye in the first half of the first game; some say Frye held the ball too long). Len Pasquarelli reported the other day that Thomas allowed two. My Browns guy said one. Whatever, it was miniscule for a team whose quarterbacks had 564 pass-drops.

Thomas was the keystone to the NFL's third-highest team in sacks allowed last year becoming the third-lowest this year. For having one of the best years in the league among all offensive linemen, Thomas received 3.5 of 50 votes for the Associated Press' Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Nothing against Adrian Peterson, who's one of the best backs to come along in years. I just think Thomas getting 7 percent of the vote was pretty light."

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