Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Terrell Thomas to safety?
By Tim Kavanagh
New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas has now undergone ACL surgery three times, and while he reached a deal to come back to the team for 2013 on a reduced salary, the Giants did not extend themselves so far that cutting him prior to the start of the season would be a burden. Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis returned to playing that position after three ACL surgeries, but for Thomas, getting back to his previous level of play at CB may be too much to ask. So should he move back to safety?
The scribes over at Giants.com held a roundtable on the topic, and all three believe that Thomas has the attributes necessary to make the shift. Here's what John Schmeelk had to say:
"Thomas was never shy in run support as a corner, and even blitzed out of the slot. He is a willing tackler, and not afraid of contact. He also has a good feel of going after the football in the air. That's everything you need to be a safety. It's a transition he should be able to make if he can't play corner after three ACL injuries."
We'll get our first hint once the offseason practices pick up in the spring. Stay tuned.