Truth & Rumors > NCAA

De'Anthony Thomas could play Ducks cornerback

Views
2243
Comments
16

07:59 AM ET 11.13 | When the No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks take on the Stanford Cardinals this weekend, the team will be without starting safety Avery Patterson, who went down with a season-ending knee injury. The Ducks secondary was already plagued with injuries and the loss of Patterson became the latest blow. As a result, Oregon could turn to running back De'Anthony Thomas for some help on the defensive side of the ball, The Oregonian reports. With Oregon's defense depleted by injuries, a UO source said Monday that it's possible Thomas will play defensive back when the No. 1 Ducks play host to No. 14 Stanford on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. "I wouldn't be surprised," the UO source said. "We're getting thinner but we'll find a way to make this work." Thomas would play cornerback, where he has some experience. As a college recruit two years ago, Thomas was the No. 1 cornerback prospect at Los Angeles' Crenshaw High School. He was also considered the top athlete in the nation. He is one of the most versatile and dynamic players in the nation, so the Ducks can take advantage of his athletic ability.

FanSided.com

De'Anthony Thomas, Robert Laberge/Getty Images De'Anthony Thomas, Robert Laberge/Getty Images
November 13, 2012  02:12 PM ET

OK.

November 13, 2012  02:17 PM ET

Isn't this what folks are discussing here<<<<<?

November 13, 2012  04:44 PM ET

Feels kinda like d??j?? vu for some reason.

November 13, 2012  04:44 PM ET

Oregon should have there offense and defense wear different uniforms.

November 13, 2012  04:49 PM ET

Good teammate if he's willing to switch sides to help out.

November 13, 2012  05:02 PM ET

Being the #1 recruit 2 years ago is not the same as having played that position for 2 years in college. jus' sayin'....

November 13, 2012  05:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Being the #1 recruit 2 years ago is not the same as having played that position for 2 years in college. jus' sayin'....

Very true. Don't expect the kid to just pick up where he left off. With his speed though??? Can mask his rust on that side of the ball. Besides, would not expect them to have him out there unless its absolutely necessary.

November 13, 2012  05:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Very true. Don't expect the kid to just pick up where he left off. With his speed though??? Can mask his rust on that side of the ball. Besides, would not expect them to have him out there unless its absolutely necessary.

Oregon needs to concern themselves with Stanford's O line and rb, not so much Hogan in his second start throwing the ball..Ducks had 3 Freshman and a RS Freshman on the D line last wk, that may have worked with Cal but Stanford more physical.

November 13, 2012  05:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good teammate if he's willing to switch sides to help out.

+1. The rumors regarding DAT coming to Oregon were LK wanted him at CB, and he wanted to tote the rock.

November 13, 2012  05:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

+1. The rumors regarding DAT coming to Oregon were LK wanted him at CB, and he wanted to tote the rock.

Yep. Huge loss for us. He actually fits better in Kelly's system. Wish he would have stayed home.

November 13, 2012  06:14 PM ET

yo, fansided.com, its Stanford Cardinal...no S...

November 13, 2012  10:45 PM ET

If he plays both ways Kelly should double his pay. Oh Phil, paging Phil Knight .....

November 14, 2012  07:55 AM ET

Video game.

Comment #14 has been removed
November 14, 2012  11:09 AM ET

West Virginia has a similar player to Thomas in Tavon Austin.
They should consider the same because our defensive secondary is #120 in pass defense.
They SUCK.

 
November 14, 2012  01:49 PM ET

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Dux lose.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    1714
    Comments
    865
  2. 2
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    1645
    Comments
    527
  3. 3
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    1729
    Comments
    136
  4. 4
    Cup drought weighing on Sid
    Views
    1611
    Comments
    106
  5. 5
    Smith won't play for San Fran in 2014
    Views
    3314
    Comments
    63

SI.com

SI Photos