New England Patriots Links - 1/12/10 - Let the analysis begin

Time up for Thomas?

Adalius Thomas figures he will not be a Patriot next season. He hasn’t had any indication about his future aside from the Patriots aside from the events of his season.

"Based on that," Thomas said. "I’ll let you figure that one out."

Thomas arrived here three years ago as a marquee free agent, and his tenure will likely end after a season lacking production and high in turmoil. Thomas was clearly upset when Bill Belichick made him inactive in Week 6. The rift between player and coach grew wider late in the season, when Thomas was sent home after arriving late one morning and then defiantly refused to apologize the next.

So today may have been Thomas’s final game.

"It could be," Thomas said. "I don’t know. It’s something I can't control. I wouldn't be surprised."

Julian Edelman said, ‘Tom Brady told us not to quit’

He caught the only two scores of the day for the Patriots from Tom Brady, a pair of touchdown passes as he filled in for the injured Wes Welker as the team’s slot receiver.

But he’ll also remember how the Patriots fell behind 24-0 after one quarter and never recovered in a 33-14 loss to the Ravens, drawing the curtains on their 2009 season.

As the Patriots headed to the locker room, Edelman, who caught six balls for 44 yards, said the message from Brady was clear through the game - don’t quit.

Afterward Edelman spoke about his day, falling behind 24-0 and what it was like to have Wes Welker on the field as honorary captain.

Boomer Esiason weighs in on Old, slow Pats need for change Here are some highlights from the Q&A and a link to the audio.

The only Patriots player who showed up on Sunday was the one who everyone was worried about: Julian Edelman. It looked like the rest of the team didn’t show up.

Well I agree with you. I couldn’t say it any better than that. It was like a bunch of impostors running around in Patriots uniforms. Tom Brady alluded to that after the game yesterday. The disappointment and dismay that Patriot fans are feeling this morning is just — they’re stunned. Most of us who cover the NFL were stunned. We know that the Ravens come with great intensity, we understand the whole Ray Lewis thing, but to not show up and to play the way they did, especially in the first quarter — it’s like they were sleepwalking — was a major disappointment. And I really can’t put my finger on it. I have no idea why they would put themselves in a situation like that.

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