I think people put to much emphasis on his past struggles. In Arizona, it doesn't matter whose playing around you...Arizona is a talent sucking desert.
When Thomas Jones by default became the man in tampa....heading into the last month of the season, he showed me alot....he showed me he could be an everydown productive back...durable...take a beating, come in smashmouth situations, tough out short yards....and have that ability for a HR on any given reception or attempt.
in 5 games at the end of the season:
591 Total YDS 3TDS 91Rushing attempts... a 4.5AVG per carry...and 13 Receptions.
heading into this season, he's gonna be the 'focal' point of the offense... a west coast offense that highlights all his ability...speed, quickness...good hands...etc (thats why there's been so much comparison to preist holmes, and faulk)
he was a 6th overral pick, and has a chance to show off why this year.