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Saints rookie Michael Thomas' study habits have him off to a fast start

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate



Michael Thomas put in twice as much work last week.

The Saints rookie receiver heard about how much film Richard Sherman watches of his opponents and didn’t want to become another victim of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback. So he watched for tendencies and weaknesses and looked for ways to win his individual matchup.

Thomas didn’t dominate Sherman. Not many people do. But he won both times he was targeted with the cornerback in coverage, catching two passes on curl routes. His work paid off.

“I try to watch a lot of film on everyone. What was at stake, the meaning of that game to the team, every game is big, but I felt like I just needed to know everything about him,” Thomas said. “I was just a rookie. I just wanted to make my presence known, so I wanted to make sure I was on top of my game. That’s how I approach every week, but that one was one against an All-Pro corner. You kind of have to respect him.”

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“There’s so much ahead of him in regards of the route tree. I’d say he’s picking it up and chewing it. There are days it’s in his mouth longer than you’d like but by night time he’s swallowed it. And I think that’s been encouraging.”
What a quote. Who Dat!
 
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Hopefully, as MT continues to watch film on all of his opponents, he can develop a mental library of opposing defenders that allows him to get even better as he goes forward. The sky is the limit for this young man. He seems to have the perfect work ethic.
 
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> hears <a href="https://twitter.com/Cantguardmike">@Cantguardmike</a> is up early watching film already <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://t.co/8wS3Ph2dKY">pic.twitter.com/8wS3Ph2dKY</a></p>&mdash; Gene Higginbotham (@G_Higg) <a href="https://twitter.com/G_Higg/status/794177178686476288">November 3, 2016</a></blockquote>
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So much to be excited about with him. I love how he's looking to advance the ball and take contact after the receiption. He's hungry and you can see it. Feed the beast!
 

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