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Errant Hothy
03-09-2009, 10:11 AM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/09/tra-thomas-to-the-jags/

The Eagles have lost another member of their starting lineup.

Left tackle Tra Thomas has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a league source.

[UPDATE: A reader says that our friends at 1010XL radio in Jacksonville are reporting this one as well.]

Think Mario cares?

El Tejano
03-09-2009, 10:22 AM
I don't think he cares but it will be a good challenge for him.

Texan_Bill
03-09-2009, 10:32 AM
I think Tra Thomas will be more worried about Mario, than Mario of him.




http://www.sportsonbroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/thomas1027.jpg

"W T F?"

jgl35
03-09-2009, 10:39 AM
Thomas allowed 2.5 sacks last year.

Texan_Bill
03-09-2009, 10:44 AM
Thomas allowed 2.5 sacks last year.

Thomas played in the Nancy Football Conference :tease:

OzzO
03-09-2009, 12:40 PM
Some time ago, but what he said going against Mario his rookie year...

...Thomas was dealt a similar hand at the beginning of the 2006 season, when he lined up against Houston's Mario Williams, the first overall pick that year. Williams went sackless in the game, a 24-10 Philadelphia victory, and finished the year with just 4.5. But last year he busted out, with 14.

That comes as no surprise to Thomas, who was immediately impressed by Williams' size (6-6, 283) and strength. All he needed was a little seasoning.

"I remember after the game I told him, 'Man, there are so many things I want to tell you, but I can’t, because we might match up again,' " Thomas said.

examiner (http://www.examiner.com/x-814-Philadelphia-Eagles-Examiner~y2008m9d6-Chris-Long-Time-Coming-for-Tra-Thomas)

DiehardChris
03-09-2009, 12:47 PM
Isn't this guy like 35? There will be a top LT at #8... I'm kind of confused by this move.

The Pencil Neck
03-09-2009, 12:56 PM
Isn't this guy like 35? There will be a top LT at #8... I'm kind of confused by this move.

Yeah. This isn't where I expected Tra Thomas to end up. Unless they're going to get both and allow the younger guy to learn under Tra Thomas or something. I guess having all their Oline get injured last year really scared them. They're going to stock up this time around.

DiehardChris
03-09-2009, 01:03 PM
They need help in other areas, though. So I wouldn't expect them to sign this guy, then draft his backup, or vice versa.

Maybe they grab Crabtree if he lasts, or hop on Maclin? Maybe they get a CB after the Drayton Florence disaster?

The Pencil Neck
03-09-2009, 01:10 PM
They need help in other areas, though. So I wouldn't expect them to sign this guy, then draft his backup, or vice versa.

Maybe they grab Crabtree if he lasts, or hop on Maclin? Maybe they get a CB after the Drayton Florence disaster?

You think they're targetting Davis or Jenkins?

Del Rio has been really bad about picking WR's. Crabtree could drop to him but aren't the Jags really missing a guy that's going to stretch the field? Not that Crabtree wouldn't upgrade their WR corp, isn't he kinda the same mold of a lot of the guys they already have?

Second Honeymoon
03-09-2009, 01:54 PM
Solid move by the Jaguars. Not necessarily a long term solution for the LT position but the move will give the Jags' OL stability and their coaching staff an ample opportunity to find a long term solution. Who knows, maybe as Thomas ages and they find a viable alternative, Thomas could move to RT and maybe get an extra few years out of his career at Tackle.

If I was a Jags fan I would be happy that they addressed a need and filled it even though it was costly and even risky to do so. They were beset with injuries last year and if those guys come back and Thomas adds to the mix, you could see their OL going from a weakness to a strength in one offseason.

El Tejano
03-09-2009, 02:08 PM
If I'm not mistaken, MJD wants a better contract too or it's up after this season or something like that. This draft has quite a few RBs that could go high. With Fred gone, they need a back up. Maybe this allows them to go after a RB or WR.

Second Honeymoon
03-09-2009, 02:15 PM
Another aspect of this move is that the Eagles have now lost 3 Pro Bowl starters including 2 of their starting OL. McNabb is not happy about this and the Eagles need McNabb to restructure or he could be traded.

I could see Cutler and McNabb both having new teams next year and the Tra Thomas deal only increases the chance that McNabb is gone in Philly.

nero THE zero
03-09-2009, 02:16 PM
Isn't this guy like 35? There will be a top LT at #8... I'm kind of confused by this move.

Prior to this move the Jaguars had Jordan Black as the starting LT on the depth chart. This move doesn't preclude them from drafting a LT at #8, but it allows them greater flexibility and doesn't pigeon-hole them into having to take a LT at #8. In that way, it is similar to our signing of Antonio Smith.

Errant Hothy
03-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Another aspect of this move is that the Eagles have now lost 3 Pro Bowl starters including 2 of their starting OL. McNabb is not happy about this and the Eagles need McNabb to restructure or he could be traded.

I could see Cutler and McNabb both having new teams next year and the Tra Thomas deal only increases the chance that McNabb is gone in Philly.

I think Phily has made the call to get younger across the board; and with 12 draft picks, 4 within the first 100 picks, this may be the best time for them to do it.