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Old 04-24-2010, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default Demaryius Thomas: I know I'm a better person than Dez...

Broncos' top pick Thomas credits sports for keeping him out of trouble
By Lindsay H. Jones
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Posted: 04/24/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT
Updated: 04/24/2010 01:24:07 AM MDT

About twice a week, for the past decade or so, Demaryius Thomas has spoken to his mother on the phone. She is in prison, midway through a 20-year sentence for selling drugs.

Now Thomas is in the NFL, a first-round draft pick by the Broncos. The pair spoke again Friday while Thomas was en route to Denver.

"They watched last night," Thomas said. "She just said she was proud of me, just do the right thing, stay with the right crowd, what I've been doing the whole time."

Thomas said he always told his mother that someday he would be a professional athlete, and he credits becoming active in sports for keeping him out of trouble after she went to prison when he was about 12 years old. Thomas' grandmother also is in prison for selling drugs.

"I knew they were going to be in prison for a while, and I didn't want to be like them and put myself in the position they got in," Thomas said.

On Friday, Thomas said he believed the Broncos chose to make him the first wide receiver drafted at No. 22 in 2010 in part because "I'm a good guy."

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant the talented but somewhat troubled receiver two picks later at No. 24. Thomas was asked Friday how he is a better receiver than Bryant. Thomas hesitated at first, then gave an honest answer.

"I know I'm a better person than Dez, that's how I feel," Thomas said. "I feel like I'm a better receiver, too, bigger, faster. I don't know."

Thomas said he expects to spend two or three more weeks on the final stages of rehab for the broken bone in his foot, an injury he suffered Feb. 15 while he prepared for the NFL combine. That means Thomas will be held out of the Broncos' rookie minicamp scheduled for next weekend but that he should be ready for the first full-squad camp later in May. Thomas will be back in Denver on Thursday to finish his rehab with Broncos trainers.

"I'll be at 100 percent in two to three weeks," he said.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:52 AM   #2
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Yeah, I saw that quote too. Seems like a good kid, and pretty intelligent too, but that quote seems pretty harsh.

To be fair, I think he just mis-spoke. Hopefully, the national media won't pick it up and run with it...
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:00 AM   #3
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Yeah, I saw that quote too. Seems like a good kid, and pretty intelligent too, but that quote seems pretty harsh.

To be fair, I think he just mis-spoke. Hopefully, the national media won't pick it up and run with it...
You know they will though. That's ok - it's the truth and, probably, a big reason we took him over Dez. Kid has quite a story - impressive how he stayed out of trouble given where he came from. He has a right to be proud.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:08 AM   #4
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umm..
his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:15 AM   #5
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umm..
his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.
And Dez lied to the NCAA and got suspended for the season. And Dez was suspended earlier in his career by his team for tardiness. And Dez showed up for his pro day unprepared and out of shape. And Dez showed up to support Pacman Jones at his workout for teams. And Dez was a top 5 talent passed over until the 24th pick due to character concerns. And we took Thomas two picks higher.

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Old 04-24-2010, 04:19 AM   #6
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Yeah, I saw that quote too. Seems like a good kid, and pretty intelligent too, but that quote seems pretty harsh.

To be fair, I think he just mis-spoke. Hopefully, the national media won't pick it up and run with it...
If you don't feel you're a better person than Dez I sure as $#it don't want you on my team...
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:54 AM   #7
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I hate drafting players who are hurt. He better be good we can't afford a first round bust right now. Tebow better heal him or something.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:50 AM   #8
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If you don't feel you're a better person than Dez I sure as $#it don't want you on my team...
I don't care if he is a better person , I just hope he works hid butt off and becomes a better receiver.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:02 AM   #9
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umm..
his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.
We selected him at #22. Dez went #24 basically back to back
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:02 AM   #10
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I thought his comments were hilarious and I liked it because it showed the kind of spunk we need on this team. Thomas was an option offense receiver who put up spread offense numbers. This was a solid pick.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:12 AM   #11
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I thought his comments were hilarious and I liked it because it showed the kind of spunk we need on this team. Thomas was an option offense receiver who put up spread offense numbers. This was a solid pick.
He played in the same option offense as Calvin Johnson too. CJ certainly hasn't had any problems transitioning to the NFL, despite being on a poor team with inconsistent QB play.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:15 AM   #12
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We selected him at #22. Dez went #24 basically back to back
watermock doesn't exactly "understand" what's "going on" in the world "around him."
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i hate drafting players who are hurt. He better be good we can't afford a first round bust right now. tebow better heal him or something.
rofl!
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:30 AM   #14
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umm..
his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.

Now we're supposed to take into account where his mama and dad are?

Jebus. You should love the Tebow pick.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:30 AM   #15
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watermock doesn't exactly "understand" what's "going on" in the world "around him."
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:41 AM   #16
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His story is pretty amazing. Coming from that background i think many people would fall into that hole. Here's an interview with the fan yesterday.

http://www.fm1043thefan.com/channels...mand/Home.aspx
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umm..
his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.
You should just turn in your claiming to be a bronco fan and go root for your Vikings. All you do is piss and moan and piss and moan with the occasional stupid comment that is so far from the truth. Is your keyboard still broke or just the key actuator?
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:52 AM   #18
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his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.
I think I have a new name for you. Wait for it.........


Connie. Because your goal in life is to be contrary for attention purposes.

Have a great day Connie!!
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:56 AM   #19
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his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.


Imagine if we'd have taken Bryant and his irregular heartbeat.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:56 AM   #20
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DT's gonna have to get used to the media. They won't let him just do his job, they gotta have quotes. I figure he'll do his job just fine, but he's not a loquacious quote-machine.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:09 AM   #21
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Yeah, I saw that quote too. Seems like a good kid, and pretty intelligent too, but that quote seems pretty harsh.

To be fair, I think he just mis-spoke. Hopefully, the national media won't pick it up and run with it...
Ouch. Hopefully, they'll get him an interview coach. "Dez is a great receiver. I'm grateful coach selected me where he did and I want to do everything I can to help the team." Boring. But then the team doesn't spend time dealing with unnecessary controversies.
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Connie. Because your goal in life is to be contrary for attention purposes.

Have a great day Connie!!
I don't even think he really wants attention. He just has a lot of stupid things to say and he chooses this board as his outlet to say them. I'm guessing he doesn't even really read any of the posts before he posts, or after. I think he looks at the thread title, it causes some horribly idiotic thought to come into his head and he posts it. Then goes to the next thread and does the same thing. I'm not sure he can even really understand what is happening in the real world around him.
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his mama is inprison and where is dad?

And Dez talked to Deion?

And he has a broken foot.?

Your kiddiingme.

AND we take him 10 spots higher.
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I think it is the peanut butter.
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His comment may not be "politically correct"...but he's honest. I like that. I don't see anything wrong with it.
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