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Devin Thomas progresses in 'Drama City'

In his second season in the NFL, wide receiver Devin Thomas took a major step forward on the field and learned much off of it as well.

Thomas blocked out the organizational turmoil and focused on doing his job, and this season's difficult experiences have made him stronger. Of course, Thomas would rather not go through similar trying circumstances again, he said.

"It's been dramatic. It's been very dramatic," Thomas said. "I can say that."

And numerous off-field distractions didn't help during an awful 4-11 season in which the Redskins missed the playoffs for the eighth time in Daniel Snyder 11 years as owner. "Due to fact that we're not going [to the playoffs] and the crazy things that been going on around here, it's good to finally come to a close," Thomas said. "To close this chapter of the madness and start anew."

Thomas sat out the Redskins' 17-0 loss in Week 16 to the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field and also might miss the season finale Sunday afternoon against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. He is sixth on the team with 25 receptions for 325 yards and three touchdowns.

"There's so many different [negative] events here" this season, Thomas said. "Just from coaches to players getting ... I don't know. Just drama. Drama city. D.C. Drama City."

By Jason Reid  |  December 31, 2009; 2:30 PM ET
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Comments

Drama City... wow, that's so much better than, say, "City of Champions."

What a decade...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I actually thought Malcolm Kelly would be the better receiver by this point.
Thanks for a good year Devin, you were one of the few players who made the skins watchable.

Posted by: Predator48 | December 31, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"This cat is a jerk."

OK, who's channeling Sammy Davis Jr. now?

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 31, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Cindy,
So where is the hit count as 2009 comes to a close?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

5th!

Posted by: delfranklin4 | December 31, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Ltes go "WILD CAT" the last game...

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 31, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Hail to the Redskins
Hail to the ThRedskins (that's RI!)

Have a happy new year, everybody. You've suffered through a lot. Let's hope for better in 2010!

Rok Rok AUN!!

The AMAZING Dik Shuttle
of the FABULOUS ShuttleLOUNGE

Posted by: DikShuttle | December 31, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

BEEP

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 31, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Right on!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Drama City Beeps

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 31, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"In his second season in the NFL, wide receiver Devin Thomas took a major step forward on the field and learned much off of it as well."

Let's not get carried away w/ Devin Thomas...He's still closer to being a bust than an emerging star.

2009 "breakout year"
25 rec 325 yds 13.0 avg 23.2 yds/game 40 long 3 tds
20 KO ret 439 yds 22.0 avg 39 long

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 31, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

THIS OWNERSHIP HAS EMBARASSED THIS FRANCHISE AND ITS NAME , THE SKINS ARE OAKLAND RAIDERS EAST COAST ITS A DISGRACE!!!!

NOW THAT THE SEASON IS OVER I TRIED TO GIVE ZEN ZORN BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT BUT BOTTOM LINE HE WAS NOT READY TO BE A HEAD COACH ...I BLAME SNYDER FOR AGREEING TO MAKE HIM COACH ...MY THING IS BASED ON WHAT, WHAT DID ZORN POSSESS THAT BLEW SNYDER AND CERRATO AWAY, AND WHY WOULD VINNY GO TO A WEST COAST OFFENSE WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE THE PERSONNEL....

DYSFUNCTIONAL OWNERSHIP, AND SOME OF YOU LOYAL IDIOT FANS BLAST PEOPLE LIKE HAYNESWORTH AND PORTIS FOR NOT ONLY SPEAKING THEIR MIND BUT THEY SPEAK THE TRUTH ....BLATCH NEEDS TO GO RIGHT ALONG WITH ZORN WITH HIS STUBBORN ARROGANT *#@

Posted by: TheBeatDontStop | December 31, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

if this bone head is what we have to look forward to,the next coach is gonna have a hard job.at best all 3 of the 2nd round picks are career backups.thomas=clayton davis=mcmichael kelly=gage

Posted by: DLESMonday | December 31, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

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