Joe Thomas will play in 100th career game on Sunday
Offensive tackle Joe Thomas has played every single offensive down for the Cleveland Browns since he joined the team in 2007 -- 6,054 snaps in a row.
Quick reminder about what Thomas does for a living: He collides with huge men. I don’t know how many of those 6,054 snaps involved Thomas hitting someone, but I reason more than 95 percent had contact.
Joe Thomas will be appearing in his 100th career game on Sunday.He has played in all 6,054 offensive snaps since joining the @Browns in 2007— Dan Murphy (@DMurph_BrownsPR) September 24, 2013
He probably understands the offense as well as the quarterback, or maybe better since we're talking about the Browns.
The job requirements include being one of the biggest and strongest guy on the team, but also being light enough on his feet to shuffle in front of defensive ends and linebackers that look like muscled-up basketball players and run 4.7 40-yard dashes.
He is equal parts ballerina, snow plow and honor student.