Joe Thomas took out a full-page ad in the Plain Dealer thanking fans in Cleveland because that's the kind of guy Joe Thomas is. The ad appeared in the Thursday paper, and in it Thomas called the occasion of his retirement a time for celebration and said he will always be proud of being a Brown.
"I remember walking into the Browns facility for the first time. To see the pictures of Jim Brown, Otto Graham, Ozzie Newsome, Lou Groza, Paul Warfield, Leroy Kelly hanging on the walls filled me with excitement and pride. My pride and excitement to be a Cleveland Brown never wavered, no matter what."
In the ad he thanks everyone who played a major role in his NFL career all the way down to the video department.
Maybe he'll take out another when he makes the Hall of Fame.