I've been reading this blog for about 2 years now and haven't really decided to say anything but these long summer days are eating away at me. Anyways one thing thats been eating at me are the many citizens of this blog giving up on Al Thornton. The man had a very respectable rookie year, finishing in the top 3 or 4 i believe for the ROY voting in a very deep draft class. I don't quite understand the disappointment of his sophmore season. Sure he made some mistakes but I still considered him a bright spot in the past season. All i'm trying to say is Al is a big part of this team's future and I believe he can improve upon his defense to become a more complete player. I understand a glue guy would be nice to have coming off the bench or filling the starting line-up if certain match-ups present themselves, but Al Thornton is a flat out player. All i'm saying is Al is a big part of this team's future and he's still young enough to improve upon some of the short comings he experienced last season. Don't give up on the guy my friends.