He’s smart, he knows where some of his deficiencies are right now. And there’s not a lot of deficiencies. With Nate Solder opting out for the season, Thomas likely will embark on his NFL career at left tackle.
Marc Colombo was nasty when he played tackle for the Dallas Cowboys — and that’s just the attitude he expects from his offensive line with the New York Giants. Speaking to the media for the first time since being hired in January as the O-line coach, Colombo came across Friday as a good guy who likes his heavy metal music off the field. On the field, his linemen better play with an edge, understand every little detail of their job and know why they are doing it.
Friday looked and smelled like football. On Monday, when the full pads come on, it will sound like it, too. Beforehand, the New York Giants ramped up training camp activities today with their first practice in both helmets and "shell" pads.