Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates his two-point conversation catch against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
A three game slump has plagued wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to start the season.
Thomas is the most dangerous weapon on the Broncos’ offense and while he is making somewhat of an impact, Bronco Country knows this is not the same playmaker that they’re used to seeing. He has a respectable 13 catches for 141 yards and a score, but has yet to really get going like he has in recent years.
There are many things that fans and analysts alike have surmised his lack of production to.
It’s been said that since Thomas is in a contract year, he might possibly be unhappy with his current situation. He shut down that notion quickly, though.
"“Nah, the contract is not part of it. The contract is going to work out by itself. I can’t really do nothing about it, either you play well or you don’t. There’s no dollar signs involved when I’m playing football. All I care about is winning. So when I can’t make the play, the reason I’m upset is I’m not helping the team win.”"
OK, well he has been dealing with a nagging foot injury that could be limiting him.
It sure didn’t look like it in the second half of the Broncos last game in Seattle. On the final drive, in particular, he caught a key third down pass on the sideline, then hauled in a spectacular catch in the back of the end zone over the league’s top shutdown corner, Richard Sherman.
All in all, this is really just a regular slump for a player that has been nothing but consistent and electrifying ever since he had the game-winning 80 yard touchdown in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers two years ago.
He’ll, eventually, experience a breakthrough for the Broncos.
Shutdown cornerback Patrick Peterson will most likely follow Thomas around the field, so that will be a mini-contest to keep an eye on. Peterson and Thomas truly match each other physically and from a talent standpoint.
Finally, to those who are still upset with Thomas, here’s my advice courtesy of Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers himself.
R-E-L-A-X… relax. Thomas will return to form soon.