Nick Breaks Down Andrew Thomas's Pre-season Technique Issues

I thought I would repost my comments here. "Please thank Nick for his outstanding piece on Andrew Thomas. What he forgot I will never know!
From what I have seen from Thomas play is it looks like he reacts instead of having a plan to counter what the defender is trying do. He doesn't seem to get low using his ankles and knee bend. I don't know if he can. Also some of the better offensive tackles I have seen get one hand on the bicep and one under the shoulder pad thereby controlling what the defender can do." As of now he hasn't made any significant progress from last year. If he starts the season playing the way he did in NE then it's going to be a long season that will go south fast.
 

Patricia Traina

Administrator
Staff member
I thought I would repost my comments here. "Please thank Nick for his outstanding piece on Andrew Thomas. What he forgot I will never know!
From what I have seen from Thomas play is it looks like he reacts instead of having a plan to counter what the defender is trying do. He doesn't seem to get low using his ankles and knee bend. I don't know if he can. Also some of the better offensive tackles I have seen get one hand on the bicep and one under the shoulder pad thereby controlling what the defender can do." As of now he hasn't made any significant progress from last year. If he starts the season playing the way he did in NE then it's going to be a long season that will go south fast.
I have to wonder how much they've tinkered with Thomas's technique and how comfortable he is with that tinkering.
 
I have to wonder how much they've tinkered with Thomas's technique and how comfortable he is with that tinkering.

Probably a lot and he's probably not. Breaking bad habits are very hard to do. He has to believe in what the coaches are preaching.
Hopefully he can physically do what they are asking him to do. He's going to have to work at it very hard so he doesn't have think about what he needs to do when get's himself in a bad position.
 
Last edited:

Patricia Traina

Administrator
Staff member
Probably a lot and he's probably not. Breaking bad habits are very hard to do. He has to believe in what the coaches are preaching.
Hopefully he can physically do what they are asking him to do. He's going to have to work at it very hard so he doesn't have think about what he needs to do when get's himself in a bad position.
The kid is coachable, so that's the good news. But it does take time to build up a habit and become comfortable with it.
 
Top