Peyton Manning speaks to Demaryius Thomas following an OTA. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Demaryius Thomas Going Back To Basics With Peyton Manning

Thanks to the 80-yard TD pass in overtime from Tim Tebow, everyone knows who Demaryius Thomas is now.

 “I went from unknown to known. Go out and now people notice you. But I think it was a big step of my career to elevate it.” 

That’s what Thomas told 790 The Zone in Atlanta recently.

Thomas averaged 50.1 receiving yards in 11 games last season, and he added 4 touchdowns. Now in this third year in the league, people are expecting big things out of the big receiver.

Thomas knows that he has to change the way that he’s been playing with Peyton Manning under center. Up until now, he wasn’t dong the little things or the fundamentals that a receiver should be working on.

“You’re gonna have to run the whole route tree now. The comebacks, the slants, the posts, the ins. And I didn’t have to do that much when I was my first couple of years in the league.”

This is a make or break year for Thomas, who was drafted in the first round for a reason. Manning has never had as big a target as Thomas (or Eric Decker) on his side.

To listen to the entire Thomas interview, go here.

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