Earl Thomas plans on eliminating all the Chiefs’ big plays

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Safety Earl Thomas was destined to play in this Sunday’s game between the Ravens and the Chiefs, but it initially appeared he’d be on Kansas City’s side of the matchup.

Thomas was close to signing with the Chiefs in March when the Ravens swooped in with a bigger offer and snagged the veteran to anchor their secondary. That decision leaves him tasked with trying to stop the Kansas City offense from hitting on long gains in the matchup of 2-0 teams at Arrowhead Stadium.

Last year’s game between the teams saw the Chiefs prevail 27-24 in overtime and a 48-yard fourth-down pass to Tyreek Hill helped the Chiefs get in position to force the extra period. Thomas believes his presence will make a big difference.

“Luckily the Ravens have me playing free safety, controlling the deep end,” Thomas said, via the team’s website. “I plan on eliminating all the big plays.”

Eliminating Chiefs big plays has been a losing battle just about every week since the start of the 2018 season. If Thomas and the Ravens can buck that trend, they may well be flying back to Baltimore with a win.

21 responses to “Earl Thomas plans on eliminating all the Chiefs’ big plays

  1. I have a lot of respect for your ability Mr Thomas, but there are some questions in my mind about your range after your injury. In any case, even if that is your plan (to eliminate the big plays), do you think it is wise to give them bulletin board material right before the game?

  2. That Ravens D is about to face a real offense on national tv and oh wow are they going to get tuned up.

    They are old, thin and simply not that good. PLaying Miami or Arizona isn’t a real test.

  3. Good Luck with that, Earl. If you ARE able to shut down KC’s deep threats, you’re an all-Pro this year but nobody has done that since Mahomes became the Chief’s starter. Their losses have been because their defense sucks. Methinks you might be spending a lot of time around the oxygen tanks on the sideline this coming Sunday.

  4. The only way they could shut down Mahomes is to drop extra players in coverage he can scramble in and out of the pocket with ease. Blitzes have to be scarce and Jackson has to keep up with Mahomes. I can’t see the Ravens winning this one although it will be close.

  5. Don’t discount the fact that the Ravens have always played well at Arrowhead. The Ravens gave the Chiefs everything they could handle last year and I suspect it will be the same this year.

  6. Think it will be a blowout,you never give another team bulletin board material,Cardinal sin Earl

  7. Bulletin board material is for pee wee football. Pro teams are worried about game planning and execution, PERIOD. Last year a rookie Lamar Jackson led Ravens team took KC to Overtime IN KC. The Ravens offense is way better than last year. The Ravens formula is to dominate time of possession limit KC’s big plays.

    This will be an exciting game.

  8. The best defense on the field this weekend in Kansas City? The weather! It’s expected to rain heavily throughout the game.

    The best ground offense has the advantage. ~sigh~ And, this isn’t my home team Chiefs.

  9. Earl Thomas plans on eliminating all the Chiefs’ big plays
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    No plan ever survives first contact with the enemy. Hope Earl has his track shoes on.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 9:01 am
    That Ravens D is about to face a real offense on national tv and oh wow are they going to get tuned up.

    They are old, thin and simply not that good. PLaying Miami or Arizona isn’t a real test.
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    What really hurts the Ravens secondary is that Jimmy Smith is out. That’s a huge loss when you are playing a team like KC.

  11. jdubkc says:

    KC has a gimpy QB, no left tackle, no running backs, and no Tyreek Hill. KC by 20.
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    LOL! Only 20?

    So Earl plans on eliminating all the Chiefs big plays. Good plan. I wonder why none of the other teams thought of that

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