Thomas tore his ACL in the preseason game vs Chicago and the Giants have been scrambling to cover receivers ever since. Only as of late has the secondary started to rebound.
Thomas has stayed low-key all year, doing most of his rehab away from the Giants and TIMEX to avoid being a 'distraction'. He recently rejoined the team for the stretch run....as a spectator...
“The swagger is back and I don’t think they’re going to lose it," Thomas told The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo.
One wonders what would have happened had Thomas not gotten hurt. The secondary would not have been in such disarray and the Giants may be playing a home game this weekend instead of traveling across the country.
Thomas is proud of the way his team has responded to all the adversity. More from Mike...
“The way they really came together this year, obviously we had our ups and downs and struggled at times, but we played together. That’s the main thing I missed most and the hardest part,” he said. “Last year, we were a roller coaster. Sometimes we played as a team and sometimes we were all individuals out there. But they’re all playing together right now. From offense, defense and special teams and it’s working for them.
“They had two (playoff) games to win and they did what they had to do. They’re jelling and they’re hot right now.”