The James Gang Circa 2008

Clarence Hill over at the Star-Telegram wrote a nice piece here about the complimentary styles between Bradie James and Zach Thomas.  The reports out of camp about Zach Thomas have been off the scale.   Clarence has one thing to say :

But let’s be clear about one thing. Linebacker Bradie James remains the vocal and emotional leader on defense.

As every good captain should be.  It has been facinating for me to watch Bradie's development over the past few years.  The respect he gets from his teammates and coaches is well deserved.  Bradie isn't shy about promoting himself either:

"I changed the game," James said. "I am the most productive Mike linebacker he has ever had. I am going to keep doing what I am doing. I led the team in tackles the last three years in a row. It’s going to be four years in a row."

When you can back it up with stats like those, a little chest thumping is O.K. by me.

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