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ATLANTA -- Quarterback Justin Thomas was surrounded by inexperienced players last season, and Georgia Tech went 3-9. NBA Jerseys China .The year before was the exact opposite. Thomas, a sophomore, was a full-time starter for the first time, and the Yellow Jackets spread option attack was flush with veterans at B-back, A-back and receiver.Georgia Tech beat Georgia, advanced to the ACC title game, won the Orange Bowl and finished 11-5.Thomas was a driving force in the teams success two years ago, but he grew despondent as the bottom fell out last season.I think he got frustrated real easily, coach Paul Johnson said Saturday at the Jackets media day. I think any time youve played at a high level like he had the year before -- and he had a plethora of weapons around him. Im not sure people realize that some of those kids were pretty good.He could kind of sit back and he didnt really have to be a leader.Now three days into the start of fall camp, Thomas is focused on what he can control. Regardless of the personnel or situations around him, Thomas is concentrating hardest on ball security.The Jackets fumbled 36 times last year, losing possession 14 times. They lost four of Thomas 10 fumbles. Thomas threw eight interceptions.I made a lot of, I guess, boneheaded plays, throwing picks that I dont (normally) do, even fumbling the ball, Thomas said. I need to make sure Im being more careful with the ball.Johnson saw firsthand how Thomas frustration affected everyone around him. As the Jackets lost nine of their last 10 games, Thomas was hard to console.Its easy to go back and sit on the bench and go, `Man, what am I playing with? Johnson said. At quarterback you cant do that and especially where youre called on as a leader. I think he grew up a lot and learned a lot. Then he got dinged up and wasnt healthy. People dont realize all the time that he played a good part of last year not healthy, not 100 percent.The year before Thomas had DeAndre Smelter, Synjyn Days, Zach Laskey and Darren Waller to make plays. He had an experienced offensive line led by Shaquille Mason.They knew where to go and what to do and how to adjust, Johnson said. Then all of a sudden, after about three games (last year), youre surrounded at every position with guys whove never played. Theyre trying to feel their way through it.Thomas has benefited this offseason from working alongside Marcus Marshall, Clinton Lynch, Dedrick Mills, Marcus Allen, Qua Searcy and Ricky Jeune. They all went through growing pains, too.Thomas has five offensive linemen Freddie Burden, Eason Fromayan, Will Bryan, Shamire Devine and Trey Klock to provide the space and protection he needs to succeed.Getting all those reps in the spring, summer and now were into camp, its the same guys, Thomas said. ?Not somebody new you havent played with. You get to know the person, how they play the game and what they can and cant do. Just having that comfort level is a lot better. Wholesale NBA Jerseys . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. Cheap NBA Jerseys .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. http://www.cheapjerseysnbafromchina.com/ . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. The Cleveland Browns are winless, 0-9 for the first time in this version of the franchises history. They are ranked dead last at No. 32 in the AP Pro32.And now they must play on a short week at their hated rival, the Ravens -- who used to be the Browns before fleeing to Baltimore in 1996.Baltimore was floundering, losing four in a row before beating Pittsburgh, another hated rival for both the Ravens and Browns. A win over Cleveland could give the Ravens sole possession of first place in the AFC North.Its a benefit for John Harbaughs team that it is taking on Hue Jacksons squad Thursday night. And no, not only because the Browns have the leagues worst record.You just have to get right to the next opponent, which we did being Cleveland, Harbaugh said. Fortunately, I think for both teams probably, they are opponents that we both have familiarity with, being a rivalry game and in the division, and we played each other once already this year. So that helps the preparation mentally, but things change, Cleveland has changed scheme and personnel a little bit, so we really have to look at that.More than anything, it is getting back physically. The guys will be emotionally ready to play. It is a big game for both teams. ... It is a national game. Everybody is going to be excited.The Ravens (No. 16 in AP Pro32) are 10-point choices over the beleaguered Browns. Is this the time to go out on a limb -- way out on a limb -- and take Cleveland to finally win? Nah, because Pro Picks is pretty beleaguered these days, too.RAVENS, 20-13KNOCKOUT LEAGUECowboys came through last week, counting on ARIZONA to do the same this week.No. 5 Seattle (plus 7 1-2) at No. 1 New EnglandEverything points to Patriots coming off bye as Seahawks travel cross-country after Monday nighter.BEST BET: PPATRIOTS, 30-13No. Cheap Jerseys. 6 Atlanta (plus 2) at No. 13 PhiladelphiaFalcons get Eagles at the right time.UPSET SPECIAL: FALCONS, 23-20No. 2 Dallas (plus 3) at No. 15 PittsburghSteelers need to turn it around soon. Wont start Sunday.COWBOYS, 27-23No. 31 San Francisco (plus 13) at No. 20 ArizonaCardinals need to turn it around. Might start Sunday.CARDINALS, 31-17No. 4 Kansas City (plus 3) at No. 24 CarolinaPanthers have begun their turnaround. Statement win here.PANTHERS, 26-20No. 9 Minnesota (plus 2) at No. 10 WashingtonVikings are too injured and too unreliable on offense right now.REDSKINS, 20-14No. 7 Denver (plus 1 1-2) at No. 21 New OrleansUntil the Broncos find more balance ...SAINTS, 27-19No. 18 Cincinnati (plus 2) at No. 8 New York Giants, Monday nightCould be a shootout at MetLife Stadium.GIANTS, 30-27No. 14 Green Bay (minus 2) at No. 25 TennesseeIts time for A-Rod and the Packers to wake up.PACKERS, 28-24No. 12 Houston (minus 1 1-2) at No. 30 JacksonvilleAt some point, the Jaguars figure to get it right.JAGUARS, 29-28No. 19 Miami (plus 4) at No. 17 San DiegoBoth teams have come on after weak starts.CHARGERS, 26-17No. 27 Los Angeles (plus 2) at No. 28 New York JetsHard to pick Jets right now. Impossible to pick Rams.JETS, 20-13No. 29 Chicago (OFF) at No. 26 Tampa BayLook and listen for lots of Bears fans at game.BUCCANEERS, 28-27---Last Week: Against spread (6-5-2). Straight up: (8-5)Season Totals: Against spread (60-65-6). Straight up: (75-55-2)Best Bet: 5-4 against spread, 6-3 straight up.Upset special: 5-3-1 against spread, 5-4 straight up---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys' ' '

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