Thanks To Voters That Saved Themselves From A Social Media Skewering, Michael Thomas Is A 1st Team All-Pro
I say that not because it's a big deal to me that Michael Thomas was recognized for his undeniably elite efforts as the only consistent (and a historically efficient) option that the Saints routinely utilized outside the numbers in the passing game, but because anyone with WiFi knows it's a big deal to him. I suppose heading into the playoffs with a scorned Michael Thomas wouldn't have been the worst thing in the world, but try telling that to an online timeline that would have been inundated with #13's animosity.
The truth is that Mike lived up to his handle in proving himself unguardable and earned every ounce of his first All-Pro honor, but if the voters didn't view it that way then the only thing less guardable than his hands would have been his keypad...
We're talking about a guy who yearns to sleep on the wrong side of the bed and wakes up feeling underrated before there's even any ratings to go by. You can tell by him crafting only two original tweets on the matter that the concept of taking a little time during a bye week to take a deep breath and appreciate his accomplishments is one that's foreign to him. It would have felt far more natural for him to unleash fingers of fury on every voter with a slightly different viewpoint, and - considering his importance and trustworthiness in one of the league's best offenses - I wouldn't even have blamed him for doing so. He's as good at seeking out disrespect as he is at attacking both his primary defender and the ball, so I'm sure that smile will have been subsided come next Sunday. For now, however, he should take a minute and follow the NFL's lead in acknowledging his record setting season. Though I'm certain he's already made himself irritable by checking his odds to win Super Bowl MVP.