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Julius Thomas anticipating a physical game on Sunday


Broncos tight end Julius Thomas broke out as a pass catcher this season, his third in the NFL after playing basketball in college.

During Monday’s media session, Thomas said he never imagined his life would lead him to the Super Bowl when he was getting ready for NCAA tournament games at Portland State. He also probably didn’t imagine that he’d be getting ready to take hits from the likes of Kam Chancellor, although he’s ready for it now.

Thomas said he anticipates a physical matchup with the Seahawks and that the Broncos have to match Seattle’s physicality when the opportunities to do so present themselves. He also said that he plans to avoid big hits whenever possible, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be playing the game any differently than the way he played all season.

“No. I think all year I’ve been trying to avoid big shots,” Thomas said. “That’s just something you do as an offensive player, you don’t want to let guys tattoo you when you’re out there running with the football. On the line, that’s a physical part of the field. All physicality is welcomed down there in that part of the trenches.”

Thomas said the Broncos aren’t making a special point of being more physical for this game during meetings and practices, but it will be a different kind of test for their offense. The same is true of the Seattle defense, which makes the meeting of those two units something plenty of us will be anticipating between now and Sunday.

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10 Responses to “Julius Thomas anticipating a physical game on Sunday”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Jan 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    The donks -62 shehawks-10.Vikings>shermans

  2. rainmaker1982 says: Jan 27, 2014 5:06 PM

    And the sky is blue. Isn’t this what happens when you play football?

    It’s pointless nowadays to interview players with all they’re trained cliches.

    As much of a nut Sherman is, I appreciate he’s says what’s on his mind.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 27, 2014 5:11 PM

    He’ll be black and blue and Orange Julius.

  4. lscratchingthesurface says: Jan 27, 2014 5:13 PM

    Try running those pick plays and see what happens!! I hope they get some of their own medicine!!!

  5. bert1913 says: Jan 27, 2014 6:06 PM

    julius meet kam, kam meet julius

  6. mjmistretta says: Jan 27, 2014 7:06 PM

    They will pick apart that overrated defense. Remember I said it!!!

  7. beastmode5150 says: Jan 27, 2014 7:57 PM

    Chancellor turns regular arms into arms of alligators.

  8. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 27, 2014 8:51 PM

    Easy to talk being physical.

  9. stagedoorjohnny says: Jan 27, 2014 11:02 PM

    Mr. Thomas, soyou’ve been trying to avoid big shots all year?
    From whom?
    The Broncos have played only two games against teams ranked in the top 10 in pass defense all year with Houston the highest which has a big asterick next to to their totals because when Denver played them their were riding a 12 game losing streak with all their stats being done way, way earlier in the year.
    Other than that the NY Giants as your only claim to avoiding big hits all year.
    Keep thinking like this and you and the rest of the Bronco receivers are in for a rude awaking come Sunday.

  10. cospgsmadman says: Jan 28, 2014 5:49 PM

    D.Thomas, Welker, J.thomas, Moreno, Caldwell, Decker even Ball. Just on offence. Denvers defence havn’t allowed a 70 yrd rusher in the last 3 games.
    Bring it Seahawks. I cant name but 4 players on the whole seattle team.
    We shall see on Sunday……….

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