Nice to see Jake Thomas anointed to starter at DT.
Drafted by Joe Mack as well if you can believe it.
Definitely been a give it all he's got kind of guy and a good team player over the years. Happy to see him get some recognition.
Curious to know if Walters was just blowing smoke with the "he is ready" stuff.
From what I found Thomas was listed at league minimum $52,000 salary for 2016 and lining up for 50 % of the snaps seems like a real value play. Drake Nevis and Alan-Michael Cash are listed at $52,000 as well for comparison but of course are internationals. Shologan on the other hand was listed on the same document at $170,000 so definitely a terrific savings to be had is there for them if it works.
Given that they split time it seems reasonable to double the individual stats to reflect on full time starting roles leaving Sholo with 44 tackles and 8 sacks and Thomas with 32 tackles, 0 sacks. Would never work out that way in the real world but this is a forum and it is February.
I have liked Thomas over the years and wish him well but it seems the Bombers are dumping a whole lot of hope on his back. Lining him up beside a rookie in Padric Scott and backing him up with two more in Butcher and Tennant really makes me wonder if the Bombers are being a bit naive about their roster plans. Hope they land a stud MLB.
The very least they can do is to show some respect and renegotiate the Thomas deal to put him on an equal level with the rest of the starting DTs around the league.
Seems to me the Bomber management team is flying by the seat of their pants and my prediction is the drought continues until these guys are gone.
Of course I could be totally wrong.