The first time Adalius Thomas went to a Super Bowl, he was a rookie special teamer with the Baltimore Ravens. He enjoyed media day, and everything that surrounds the big game, but was inactive for the Ravens Super Bowl XXXV victory over the New York Giants.
This time around, Thomas will take it all in as a member of the so-far perfect New England Patriots, as they will take on the New York Giants this Sunday in Super Bowl XLII.
You hate to give yet another story line to the Patriots, who come into the game with perfection and dynasty at the top of all the media story boards. On the other hand, you do have to feel good for Thomas, who styled himself into a formidable defender, got a big payday from a great franchise, and could be a two-time Super Bowl champion.