Demaryius Thomas is not a believer in trash talk

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If there’s any jawing on the field in Super Bowl 50, Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas will not be a participant.

“No, I don’t talk on the field,” Thomas said. “I let my play do the talking between the whistles. I don’t have to talk. There’s no reason to talk. We don’t get paid to talk. We get paid to play football.”

Thomas was asked if he thinks he’ll go back and forth with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, but Thomas said he has no idea if Norman or any other cornerback trash talks him on the field. Thomas tunes it all out.

“No. I don’t know if anybody does talk. I don’t pay attention to it. I don’t talk. I don’t get into the talking,” Thomas said. “I’ve seen him on film talking. But if he does, it’s not going to bother me. I’m going to be ready for it.”

Thomas said he thought Norman’s back-and-forth with Odell Beckham in December was “crazy” and Thomas is confident he won’t be baited into any similar situation.

“No. There’s no reason to,” Thomas said. “That makes a cornerback play better.”

31 responses to “Demaryius Thomas is not a believer in trash talk

  1. Josh Norman is a girl, needing his posse to confront others because she cannot go one-on-one by himself…. ask Odell. While Odell got what he deserved, at least he answered this girl on his own, not needing a posse to respond. I hope Thomas smokes his backside.

  2. This year, DT has let his drops do the talking. . . I’m a Denver fan, and I expect most of our production in the passing game to come from Emmanuel Sanders matched up against Carolina’s significantly less talented second and third corners.

  3. I expect Carolina to try to take Sanders out of the game with targeted coverage. Due to the year he has had, I anticipate Thomas to get a somewhat lower level of coverage. Carolina’s defensive focus will be:
    1. Shut down the run
    2. Cut off Sanders
    3. Cut off the tight ends

  4. Sadly I’m a 37 yr old man on IG and follow DTHE like a total lame. Anyway, he actually seems like the nicest freaking dude ever. Always smiling, not a hood kind of dude despite the environment he grew up in

  5. A nice guy, but has disappeared in some pretty big games for Denver. He’s paid like a big time WR, he needs to play like one on the big stage.

  6. I agree with those thinking that Sanders will draw Norman in most cases. But if Sanders drops into the slot (not sure if that’s typical for Denver), Thomas will end up with Norman. Should be interesting to see how it pans out. Thomas is better than the season he’s had this year. It’s surely been affected by a down year for Denver’s offense as a whole. I wouldn’t bet against a big game for Denver’s offense knowing the pieces it has, but I surely wouldn’t put my money on big numbers from them either. I think that’s a bet I let lie. Carolina’s D isn’t all that different from Seattle’s which rocked Denver 2 years ago when Denver had a better O-line. Gonna be fun. Keep pounding!

  7. willycents says:
    Feb 3, 2016 12:43 PM

    I expect Carolina to try to take Sanders out of the game with targeted coverage. Due to the year he has had, I anticipate Thomas to get a somewhat lower level of coverage. Carolina’s defensive focus will be:
    1. Shut down the run
    2. Cut off Sanders
    3. Cut off the tight ends

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    I don’t think you can leave a #2 or #3 corner on DT no matter how bad of a year he has had. The guy is immensely talented and Manning will try to exploit that match up. If the Panthers pass rush doesn’t get home, it will be a long day for their defense.

  8. Man, this has to really piss off Norman and the coward Cortland Finnegan.

    The two most lopsided sports fights in history were: 1) Nolan Ryan using Robin Ventura’s head as a speed bag. 2) Andre Johnson making Finnegan curl up into a turtle on the ground as he was getting pounded.

  9. So what exactly is he saying about himself with his 6 catches on 15 targets for 52 yards and no touchdowns in the playoffs?

  10. He’s the best WR Denver has and I think Norman will guard him, and be fairly successful doing so. I think Kuechly will be on Owen Daniels, and the safeties will be able to help on Sanders or anyone else as needed. Thomas Davis and our DTs will get push up the middle to slow down the run game and pressure Manning, and as the game wears on, our constant rotating DEs will eventually wear the tackles down and Manning will get pressured from the outside also. I think the X’s and O’s give us the advantage on both sides of the ball. Still think it will be a close game though.

  11. Thomas had 105 receptios, 1304 receiving yards, and 6 TDs and was 6th in the NFL with 9 drops…..However he was 4th in targets at 177. Thomas’ down year is better than most receiver’s best year. And he played a chunk of the season with a QB that strained to get the ball 20 yards down field.

  12. 6thsense10 says:
    Feb 3, 2016 4:29 PM
    Thomas had 105 receptios, 1304 receiving yards, and 6 TDs and was 6th in the NFL with 9 drops…..However he was 4th in targets at 177. Thomas’ down year is better than most receiver’s best year. And he played a chunk of the season with a QB that strained to get the ball 20 yards down field.
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    Drops are an unreliable stat depending on the source – I’ve seen another article quote him as having 11 drops and ranking 1st in league in drops

    Methinks the definition of a drop is highly contentious given that if you listen to most fans, some of these players have 11 drops a game

  13. I think it’s funny that people think Thomas is not doing very well this year. With a struggling Manning and a backup starting for the first time, he finished with 105 catches and 1,304 yards — 7th most in the NFL. Kubiak said last week that he’s never seen any team throw as many defenders at a WR as the Patriots did against Demaryius last week. When teams are double and triple teaming him to stop him, he’s probably the most valuable piece on the offense even when he only has a few catches. So good luck trying to focus all your attention on Sanders and ignoring the WR with the 7th most yards this year.

  14. DT has had some knuckle head drops, but people often forget, as a #1 receiver, he draws a lot of assisted coverage.

  15. Dog DT all you want but dude holds the record for most catches in the biggest game of them all! Those games might as well be thousands of years ago. If Peyton shows, Thomas will show! DT is a franchise’s dream. There are very few guys as talented as him.

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