Scot McCloughan’s To Do List: Part 5 – Defensive Backs

8 of 9

Dec 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) stiff arms Washington Redskins strong safety Phillip Thomas (41) during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Phillip Thomas

Phillip Thomas got his opportunity to start at the end of the season when Brandon Meriweather was injured. He failed to distinguish himself significantly with 0 statement plays. No INTs, PDs, sacks or forced fumbles.

Thomas did play well versus the run in 3 of the 4 starts that he had. He had a 1.18 rating versus the run against the Giants and a 1.22 rating against the Eagles. His 0.68 rating versus Dallas was not very good.

Thomas will be given a shot to win the starting job

Thomas earned a 0.95 rating versus the pass against the Giants. He followed that up with a 0.94 versus the Eagles and a 0.88 rating in the Cowboy game.

Thomas will be given a shot to win the starting job at SS in training camp. He will compete with Duke Ihenacho, who the Redskins re-signed this week. Ihenacho started 14 games for the Broncos in 2013 but only played sparingly in the first 3 games for the Redskins in 2014 before being lost for the season to injury.

Next: The Final Synopsis