Solomon Thomas trying to stop overthinking things in second season

AP

The transition from college to the pros is a hard one for many players and it can be more difficult for players drafted high in the first round due to the expectations that come with such a position.

Defensive lineman Solomon Thomas felt that added pressure after being drafted by the 49ers with the third overall pick last year. Thomas explained how that manifested itself and how he plans to eliminate it this year in an interview with Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

“I tried to brush it by, but sometimes my mind would just get ahold of it and I’d be frantic out there,” Thomas said. “I wouldn’t be myself — just thinking too much. I’m an over-thinker. That’s what I do sometimes. But I’ve taken a couple of breaths this year and calmed down and started taking it bit by bit, step by step, and attacked it, and just gone out there and played ball, and go be a beast. So that’s what I’m here to do. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Thomas missed two games with a knee sprain and rang up 41 tackles and three sacks in his 14 appearances. He said he’s confident that he will show why he “was drafted No. 3 in the draft” this year and a breakout year would add to the playoff noise around the 49ers in 2018.

13 responses to “Solomon Thomas trying to stop overthinking things in second season

  1. They were quietly competitive last year pre-Garoppolo. They set an nfl record for how slim their defeats were. THen they couldnt stop winning when he started playing. Hmm.

  2. Every time you open Yer mouths you haters show yer ignorance,,,,if Yer team has 5 LOmBARDIS then run yer mouth ,if not,shut up

  3. Johnnyrockets says:

    Every time you open Yer mouths you haters show yer ignorance,,,,if Yer team has 5 LOmBARDIS then run yer mouth ,if not,shut up
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    the last time i checked the Cowboys have 5 Lombardi’s so thanks for allowing me to say the Niners are the most overrated team coming into this season.

  4. stucats says:

    June 8, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Johnnyrockets says:

    Every time you open Yer mouths you haters show yer ignorance,,,,if Yer team has 5 LOmBARDIS then run yer mouth ,if not,shut up
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    the last time i checked the Cowboys have 5 Lombardi’s so thanks for allowing me to say the Niners are the most overrated team coming into this season.

    Most overrated would be the cowpukes with their poor man’s game manager QB. They are falling and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  5. bobgust says:

    Most overrated would be the cowpukes with their poor man’s game manager QB. They are falling and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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    the poor man’s game manager has 22 wins as a starter in his first 2 seasons, that’s an average of 11 wins per year which is a great average, compared to that pretty boy Jimmy who has only 7 career wins in total, the Cowboys will win more games than the Whiners this year…book it!

  6. stucats says:

    June 9, 2018 at 9:10 am
    the poor man’s game manager has 22 wins as a starter in his first 2 seasons, that’s an average of 11 wins per year which is a great average, compared to that pretty boy Jimmy who has only 7 career wins in total, the Cowboys will win more games than the Whiners this year…book it!

    The Cowpukes were able to hide their poor man’s game manager behind one of the league’s best olines and running games which they no longer will have. Anyone watching tape can see how unimpressive Prescott is. The Cow pukes are trending downward

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