Thomas prepares for more attention from defenses

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow seemed like a fit made in heaven.

The two first-round draft picks schooled in the option offense helped the Denver Broncos end their playoff drought last season, then connected for one of the most electrifying endings ever: an 80-yard TD toss on the first play of overtime to beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs.

Their coming out party soon became a farewell bash, however.

Three months after Thomas and Tebow starred in the longest game-winning play in NFL playoff history, the bond was broken when Peyton Manning arrived and Tebow was sent packing.

Now, Thomas couldn't be happier to be on the other end of Manning's passes, even though he knows he's going to face plenty of double teams in 2012.