Just five days after the Jacksonville Jaguars traded him away, new Detroit Lions wide receiver Mike Thomas wants to make an immediate impact in his return to EverBank Field in Jacksonville and has a touchdown dance in mind if he's able to find the end zone. Speaking with Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, Thomas talked about his dream scenario of scoring against his former team:
"It would feel great. It would feel awesome," Thomas said. "I got a few dances in mind. It'll be good. I'm just happy to be here. Looking forward to anything I might do to help improve this football team."
As a member of the Jaguars, Thomas had to adhere to the rules of head coach Mike Mularkey, and one of those rules was that no touchdown dances are allowed. Through seven games, though, Thomas didn't find the end zone. He tallied 13 receptions and 80 yards receiving.
Thomas, 25, led the Jaguars in receiving in 2010 with 66 receptions for 820 yards and four touchdowns, including a 50-yard Hail Mary from David Garrard that he hauled in to defeat the Houston Texans as time as regulation expired.