Chalkboard Superstar

New England Patriots tight end David Thomas is preparing for what is likely going to be his last training camp with the team. Hope springs eternal in the off season, as the Boston Globe’s Christopher L. Gasper reminds us:

One advantage for Thomas is that for the first time since his rookie campaign he’s been able to have full-throttle participation in the offseason program because he’s not coming off a major injury.

One disadvantage for Thomas is that he’s just not particularly good at playing football. He’s got the speed and the hands and he can block well enough but for whatever reason he simply can’t put it together on the field come game time.