The Patriots surprisingly deactivated linebacker Adalius Thomas for Sunday’s 59-0 win over the Titans.
So why did it happen?
“Ask Bill [Belichick],” Thomas said, per Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. “He has all the answers.”
Thomas also said that he hasn’t spoken to Belichick regarding the move.
“I’m here just like Bill is every day so if somebody has a problem with you, they come talk to you,” Thomas said. “Ain’t nobody said nothing to me.”
So what will happen on Sunday in London?
“I come to work, do my job and when the decision is made, [Belichick] makes the best decision that he thinks is for the team. When that happens, that’s what happens.”
As to whether the deactivation will motivate him, Thomas again deferred to Belichick.
Thomas joined the Patriots as a big-money free agent in 2007, and he consistently has been a member of the starting lineup. He had started the first five games of the 2009 season, before being scratched.