Football cannot come soon enough. Training camp has clenched our pallets for the time being, but there are still 34 days until Buffalo Bills’ football. Today we honor Thurman Thomas.
Thurman Thomas was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (40th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. He has achieved the 12,000 rushing yard plateau. An area where many of the all-time greats are.
Here are some more of Thurman Thomas’ accomplishments:
- Eight 1,000 rushing yard seasons
- 4,458 total receiving yards
- 65 career touchdowns
- 5 time Pro-Bowler
- 2 time First-Team All-Pro
- 21 playoff games
- 1991 MVP
Thurman Thomas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
BuffaloRumblings.com recently wrote an article headlined, “Thurman Thomas’ 1991 MVP season ranked as one of best running back seasons of last 30 years.”
"“Thomas won the MVP, carrying the ball for 1,407 yards at a league-leading 4.9 yards per carry with seven touchdowns and also catching 62 passes for 631 yards and five touchdowns with an 85 percent catch rate. This was one of only three seasons in the past 30 years in which the same back led the league in both rushing and receiving value”"
Thurman Thomas’ 1991 season was the first back-to-back 2,000 all-purpose yards from the Buffalo Bill running back.
In late July, Thurman Thomas commented on the current state of the Buffalo Bills. He said that he has never been so confident in a Bills’ head coach as he is in Sean McDermott. That is quite the praise from a Hall of Famer who played in four Super Bowls.
There is so much hype around Sean McDermott to turn this Bills team around, and Thomas decided to add to it. I love it.
Here is what Thomas had to say about the coach:
"“This is the most confident I’ve felt in a head coach coming in here and really putting his stamp on the organization and also the players. I feel real good about it,”"
"“Obviously that doesn’t translate into win-loss records but I can tell you it’ll be a more disciplined football team out there. They’re going to play hard every single week. I know guys say that all the time but it just has a different feel with this guy and who the coach is and everybody that he’s brought in.”"
Thurman Thomas’ praise will aid in some of the Buffalo players buying into McDermott’s scheme and style. IF they haven’t bought in now, then they should not be on the team.
On August 7, 2017, there are just 34 days until the first Buffalo Bills game kicks off. We will all be watching, and so will HOF’er Thurman Thomas. Today we honor Thurman Thomas for all of the good he has done for this team!