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I should have known that whenever Devin Thomas is playing a prominent role in the outcome of an important football game, his contributions aren't quite what they seem. Thomas, the Giants special teamer (and former receiving bust for the Redskins), recovered both of 49er return man Kyle Williams' fumbles in the NFC title game. Those two fumbles provided the Giants with ten critical points and left Williams forever branded as one of the biggest goats in playoff history.
Thomas told Star-Ledger columnist Steve Politi that the secret to getting Williams to fumble was the fact that Williams had suffered concussions and needed to be hit:
“He’s had a lot of concussions. We were just like, ‘We gotta put a hit on that guy,’ ” Thomas said. “(Tyler) Sash did a great job hitting him early and he looked kind of dazed when he got up. I feel like that made a difference and he coughed it up.”
Now, given all that we know about concussions, and all the stories that have come out about reti...
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Promising players leaving the Redskins as underachievers and then flourishing elsewhere is such a stale cliche, but darn if it hasn’t happened again. Obviously Devin Thomas wasn’t drafted in the second round of that accursed 2008 draft to be a special teams ace, but he seems to have found his niche in New York. And wouldn’t you know it, Thomas’s two fumble recoveries on Sunday...
Former Michigan State and Canton High receiver Devin Thomas was on today's "Wendy Williams Show" (Fox 2) after recovering two fumbles for the New York Giants in the NFC title game, including the one that set up their winning field goal in overtime.
New York Giants special teamer and wide receiver Devin Thomas admitted that the G-Men were targeting Kyle Williams due to his history of concussions.
TweetVideo of San Francisco 49ers WR (#57) Kyle Williams fumble caused by the NY Giants Jacquian Williams (#10) and recovered by Devin Thomas. This mistake by the young player led to the game winning field goal by Lawrence Tynes in overtime.
It was the second mistake made by Kyle during the NFC Championship game. Earlier in the game Williams failed to get out of the way of a bouncing...
Professional football's detachment from the real world, already plain to all but the most hard-core fans, became even clearer in the fallout from Kyle Williams' misplays in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Most of us in the real world probably found it unnerving to hear Giants players Devin Thomas...
The Giants are going to the Super Bowl. Say it. Now, say it again.
The Blue advanced to their fifth Super Bowl in team history with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park last night and will now face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb 5 in Indianapolis.
QB Eli Manning played like the champion he is, fending off a never-ending 49ers’...