Joe Thomas is sounding more and more like a great player who realizes that he might be toiling in obscurity for the rest of an incredible career.
"I was disappointed that Kyle left because I thought he did a good job, and obviously I'd like to have continuity on the offensive side of the ball," Thomas said via Ohio.com. "It's not something we've had for a while."
Thomas also admitted that Shanahan's scheme was the biggest departure from a typical NFL-style offense, which means the next coordinator could bring another radical adjustment for the players to learn.
It has become typical of the organization, which is something Mike Pettine's regime was hoping to change. Every year a significant alteration takes the team one step off course.