Joe Thomas: I proved I don’t know anything about QBs

AP

Left tackle Joe Thomas has blocked for a lot of quarterbacks during his time with the Browns, but that hasn’t necessarily given him any great insight into picking one to start for the team.

That was the case this summer. Thomas said last week that it looked to him like Brock Osweiler would be the team’s starting quarterback to open the regular season, but coach Hue Jackson named DeShone Kizer the starter for the team’s third preseason game on Wednesday and suggested that Kizer will have to flame out in order to avoid being named the starter for Week One as well.

“Everyone always asks me about quarterbacks,” Thomas said, via ESPN.com. “I always say, ‘I really don’t know anything about quarterbacks.’ And I proved it in this case.”

Kizer, who took no offense to Thomas’ earlier comment, said Wednesday that one of his goals is to make sure that Thomas never blocks for another quarterback. There’s a long way to go before we know if that’s the case and Thomas said quarterback is the hardest position for a rookie to play, but added that Kizer “knows what that is going to take if he really wants this job.”

34 responses to “Joe Thomas: I proved I don’t know anything about QBs

  1. Nope, it doesn’t prove anything. I’m sure there were some veteran linemen that thought guys like Brett Favre and Steve Young were worthy QB’s, only to see their team trade them away. Joe Montana rode the pine for two years. I’ll bet some of those 49ers veteran linemen thought Montana should have been playing. Don’t second guess yourself Joe.

  2. JT doesn’t know anything about picking QBs because he’s never gotten a chance to work with a good one – and that is coming from a lifelong Browns fan. I don’t think he was wrong about his assessment, I just think he was wrong about Osweiler’s ability to step up. His being named with the 1s for the 1st two games was a good indication someone saw something in him; however he showed that he had nothing to give to the team. Kizer, while raw (very raw) at least showed the ability to extend plays and score points – two goals for any NFL team.

  3. Those Wisconsin boys are good eggs. Never once complained about the dumpster fire Cleveland has been his entire HOF career.

  4. That’s not necessarily true. You said you didn’t think Kizer was ready, and Kizer AGREED with you. Apparently, only Hue Jackson thinks he is ready.

  5. There are plenty of GMs and personnel people choosing draft picks who don’t know anything about QBs either or there wouldn’t be anywhere near as many busts.

  6. I really like Joe Thomas. Good player who speaks his mind. Very rarely does he say anything detrimental to the team, and if he does it is a valid complaint.

  7. As an Eagles fan the Browns are one of the few organizations you can really feel sorry for. JT is an all timer and he has languished on team that’s been dreck for the past two decades; I’m actually hoping he gets traded so he can taste the playoffs at least.

  8. Thomas has probably played in more loing games than any other player in the history of the NFL.

    He’s always been the ‘feel good’ story in C, for whatever reason.

    At this point, he doesn’t know what’s up or down, good or bad – just a meathead football player

  9. Joe Thomas has blocked for a lot of semi-talented players during a fine career in Cleveland. Calling any of them quarterbacks is a big stretch though.

  10. Seems like everything he says is a little off kilter. He’s be a perfect dallas cowboy

  11. Nope, it doesn’t prove anything. I’m sure there were some veteran linemen that thought guys like Brett Favre and Steve Young were worthy QB’s, only to see their team trade them away. Joe Montana rode the pine for two years. I’ll bet some of those 49ers veteran linemen thought Montana should have been playing. Don’t second guess yourself Joe.

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    Joe only rode the pine because his thumb took over a year to actually heal Once it was ready they had him play that second half of the last game I believe it was then traded him to KC. Let’s also take into account, even though Joe is and was the GOAT, Steve was the future. Joe had maybe 2-3 years left and everyone knew it, and Young had another decade.

  12. Don’t feel bad Joe
    There has been sooo many Browns, talent evaluators who whiffed over and over and over and over and over and over and over again and again

  13. drock36 says:
    August 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm
    Thomas has probably played in more loing games than any other player in the history of the NFL.
    He’s always been the ‘feel good’ story in C, for whatever reason.
    At this point, he doesn’t know what’s up or down, good or bad – just a meathead football player
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________ That would look real good on your offensive line…Or anybody else’s for that matter!

  14. icebowler says:
    August 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    Next to Jim Brown, Joe Thomas is the face of the Cleveland Browns in the entire history of that organization.
    ——————————————————–
    Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Paul Brown?

  15. Cleveland will lose more games with Kizer and get a higher 1st round draft pick…

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