Dolphins' promising rookie guard Thomas lost for season

After a preseason of not incurring any serious injuries, the Dolphins revealed today that rookie starting right guard Donald Thomas will be out for the season with a left foot injury. Full Story
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“Left Coast Fin Fan”

Since: Dec 06

San Diego, Calif.

#1 Sep 9, 2008
Bummer. I had huge hopes that this newly built OL would have a full season to learn and grow, so this is a big setback. Again, we have no depth after jettisoning players during camp.
Darren

Honolulu, HI

#2 Sep 9, 2008
NOOOOOOOOO!
jim

Dahlonega, GA

#4 Sep 9, 2008
That's what we get for rejoicing over Brady's injury.
Dolphindenny

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Sep 9, 2008
The OL is terrible. Long is a dissapointment and now this. The Fins are alone in last place to stay.
MrBill

Boynton Beach, FL

#6 Sep 9, 2008
Oooooooooooo Nooooooooooooooo.... splat!!!!! and the curse continues. Oh well, life is a BIATCH and then you die.

“WHY NOT US!!!”

Since: Feb 08

north miami beach

#7 Sep 9, 2008
CRAP, this is the same way we started last season, Y.Bell goes down in game 1 and then they started dropping like flies. Whos turn will it be next week? GO PHINS!!!
jim

Dahlonega, GA

#8 Sep 9, 2008
all is not lost, remember the Phins traded Lorenzo Booker for a 4th round pick that turned into shawn Murphy. Its time for him to live up to Booker's shoes. Good luck with that. Gut check time--lets see what you got
marino13

Normal, IL

#9 Sep 9, 2008
FYI...next week is a must win against Arizona. Cameron couldn't overcome injuries, and now Sparano will be put to the test.

“WHY NOT US!!!”

Since: Feb 08

north miami beach

#10 Sep 9, 2008
The only good thing that might come out of this is, maybe if this nephew of Bomhower turns out to be pretty good we will start getting some depth on the O-line for the future...GO PHINS!!!
Jacques Mehoff

United States

#11 Sep 9, 2008
It's apparent to me now that Joe Robbie Stadium was built on an old Seminole burial ground!! The curse of Oceola strikes again.
It's also very clear to me that Nick Saban, one of Bill (The Chicken Thief) Belichick's best pals was a plant, a Mole if you will. Placed in our midst to screw this team up for the next decade.
Bill Parcel's is from New Jersey so can there be any doubt that he too is a Mole sent here by his favorite boyhood team, the filthy, disgusting, verminous, New Jersey Jets, to finish what Prick Saban started?
How else can you explain the game plan last Sunday?
Tony Sparano is from Connecticut. Could he have sympathies to New England? He's a Mole also!!
Yep. It's all very clear to me now. This is all a set up. And all of us who buy tickets to the game, pay $20 to park, and $7.00 for a beer and essentially get treated like livestock to watch the game are the all day every day SUCKERS!!!!
To quote The Who, "I won't get fooled again!"
Zonk

Miami, FL

#12 Sep 9, 2008
We're used to perseverance. One day it will pay off. That's what loyal fans are all about.
miss

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Sep 9, 2008
i love to come online and reading about everything
JPHIN

Apopka, FL

#14 Sep 9, 2008
Hey, at least it wasnt Long.
JPHIN

Apopka, FL

#15 Sep 9, 2008
The bright side: A sixth round pick is a longshot to make the team let alone start. It's a bummer but next year It's like an extra high draft pick that we are gauranteed has starting calliber skills that we already have signed. I also do not think this year is lost. It's been 1 frickn game
Jose

United States

#16 Sep 9, 2008
Didn't Donald Thomas own the Dolphins at one time?? Kind of old to be a rookie.....
Jose

United States

#17 Sep 9, 2008
Jacques Mehoff wrote:
It's apparent to me now that Joe Robbie Stadium was built on an old Seminole burial ground!! The curse of Oceola strikes again.
It's also very clear to me that Nick Saban, one of Bill (The Chicken Thief) Belichick's best pals was a plant, a Mole if you will. Placed in our midst to screw this team up for the next decade.
Bill Parcel's is from New Jersey so can there be any doubt that he too is a Mole sent here by his favorite boyhood team, the filthy, disgusting, verminous, New Jersey Jets, to finish what **** Saban started?
How else can you explain the game plan last Sunday?
Tony Sparano is from Connecticut. Could he have sympathies to New England? He's a Mole also!!
Yep. It's all very clear to me now. This is all a set up. And all of us who buy tickets to the game, pay $20 to park, and $7.00 for a beer and essentially get treated like livestock to watch the game are the all day every day SUCKERS!!!!
To quote The Who, "I won't get fooled again!"
Ha Ha, you're funny...go have another drink....

“Wash. St's #1 FINFAN!!”

Since: Jun 08

Everett, WA

#18 Sep 9, 2008
No wonder, they had trouble running the ball, why Thomas didn't pull himself is beyond me? Kudos to this kid for trying to stick it out all game. After seeing this line block so well in the Preseason vs. Jags starters and KC's starters, I had a feeling it was going to be to good to be true. Hopefully Thomas will make a full recovery and come back even stronger next year. Now we'll have to see if Shawn Murphy has the All-Star bloodlines of his Pops, Dale!!! Maybe it will all work out!! GO 'PHINS !!!!

DOLFANKIRB, Wash. St's # 1 FINFAN !!!!
Bond David Bond

Matthews, NC

#19 Sep 9, 2008
When a team has a young offensive line, the quarterback CANNOT stand still in the pocket. The quarterback has got to help those youngsters out by scrambling and running the ball when the heat is on. This will accomplish three things: (1) it will prevent the defense from bringing the house so often, because they have to compensate for the qb running the ball. (2) it will give the receivers more time to get open and (3) it will prevent the offensive line from over performing and getting injured; that right. If chad pennington had scrambled and ran the ball a few times, donald thomas would not be injured right now. I hope that they take heed to this comment. If they do, then they are assured a win sunday and most sundays from here on into the playoffs.
Jet fan

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Sep 9, 2008
Thats just a shame. Da poor Dullfins.

Since: Mar 08

O Fallon, IL

#21 Sep 9, 2008
This gives Shawn Murphy an opportunity to start. I wonder why they didn't re-sign Darilek. He began the preseason as the starter and was here for the duration of training camp. I hope Donald Thomas makes a full recovery and gets back in there next season.

Vernon Carey was hurt in that game too, but he trotted off the field for a couple of plays and went back out. Scary to think both players on the right side of the line could have been lost.

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