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Everything’s coming up Earl Thomas

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It’s been a good few months for safety Earl Thomas.

Thomas won a Super Bowl ring in February and has now signed a four-year, $40 million extension with the Seahawks that makes him the highest-paid safety in the league, a double whammy that would be enough to make anyone’s year. Thomas’ good fortune isn’t running out, either.

There was a press conference to formally announce Thomas’ new deal on Tuesday and Thomas told reporters that he was pulled over by a police officer in the “whirlwind” to get to the event on time. The traffic stop took place just down the road from the Seahawks’ facility and Thomas said he tried to talk his way out of a ticket. Whatever approach Thomas used, it was a lot more successful than Kellen Winslow’s request for help finding the closest Boston Market.

“I didn’t try to bulldog him and say ‘My name is Earl Thomas,’ because then he’d be like, ‘Man, this dude is cocky,’ and give me a ticket,” Thomas said. “He let me off. That’s the moral of the story.”

We’re not sure if Thomas has a pick for the Kentucky Derby, but it might be a good idea to follow his lead if he is playing the ponies this weekend.

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22 Responses to “Everything’s coming up Earl Thomas”
  1. thepftpoet says: Apr 29, 2014 5:09 PM

    Top 5 Free Safeties in the NFL :

    1. Harrison Smith
    2. Earl Thomas
    3. Jairus Byrd
    4. Eric Reid
    5. Tyrann Mathieu

  2. thepftpoet says: Apr 29, 2014 5:11 PM

    Earl Thomas is the only real play maker on the Seahawks.

    The rest of the players are a product of the system while Earl Thomas does all the clean-up work and puts the players in those positions by always being near the ball.

    Harrison Smith is still overall better.

    But I do respect Earl Thomas.

  3. blackandbluedivision says: Apr 29, 2014 5:13 PM

    and you all may have just reversed that good fortune and possibly gotten that cop in trouble or gotten Thomas that ticket.

  4. kamthechancellor says: Apr 29, 2014 5:14 PM

    Best defender in the NFL last season.

  5. slugbaitspace says: Apr 29, 2014 5:16 PM

    Earl, were you driving the Range Rover, the Camaro or the Ferrari?

    Considering it’s a semi-lovely day in Seattle, I’m guessing it was the Ferrari, with the top down. And Renton cops LOVE pulling over the Ferraris.

  6. allidoiswin55 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:23 PM

    Cops have the right to use their own discretion regarding tickets they are not required to give them out if they feel a good talking to was enough and that the person committing said infraction were
    Sincerely apologetic and made a mistake .

  7. frotoon2 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    Wow, it’s the trifecta!
    — Winning the Super Bowl
    — Signing a $40 million deal
    — Getting out of a speeding ticket
    I wonder which one he liked the best? Hard to choose.

  8. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Apr 29, 2014 5:58 PM

    He doesn’t need a Kentucky Derby pick. Favored California Chrome boat races the field as heavy chaulk. Use Dance with Fate, Wicked Strong and Constitution underneath for your exacta and trifecta wagers. You’re welcome

  9. keepongronking says: Apr 29, 2014 6:00 PM

    Devin McCourty was rated as the best safety in the NFL by PFF. Earl thomas was rated ninth. Jus saying

  10. thevikesarebest says: Apr 29, 2014 6:08 PM

    The shehawks are still laughable and classless.

  11. trollhammer20 says: Apr 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    Nothing can stop the Duke of Earl…

  12. seatownballers says: Apr 29, 2014 6:16 PM

    Biggest shock of the year. .. every hawk thread haunted by Vikings fans. There team stinks, while we take their best guys and win. .

    Jealousy makes you ugly

  13. russell4mvp says: Apr 29, 2014 6:57 PM

    If you think Harrison Smith is a better FS than Earl Thomas, you have no business being on this website or watching pro football in general.

  14. jermainewiggins says: Apr 29, 2014 7:06 PM

    Seatown ballers…. why is every viking thread haunted by classless hawk fans? Goes both ways for every franchise.

  15. jermainewiggins says: Apr 29, 2014 7:07 PM

    Moral of the story is when youre overrated you get over paid.

  16. dans761 says: Apr 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    Jermaine. Please do the world a favor and sterilize yourself. Please PLEASE don’t have children. For the sake of this countries future!

  17. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Apr 29, 2014 8:14 PM

    Wicked Strong will be by 2 lengths and yes the Eagles should have taken Earl Thomas …we are still searching for Dawkin’s replacement

  18. seaeagle707 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:24 PM

    The ultimate key to player success in the NFL has been found!

    Practice with the Vikings.

    Win with the Seahawks!

  19. jermainewiggins says: Apr 29, 2014 8:51 PM

    Ohh dans does the truth hurt?

  20. thebirdofprey2 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:58 PM

    Really did someone try say that the Patriots S is better than Earl Thomas. Matter of fact 8 safeties are better than Earl Thomas. I think just like any other football fan with a brain, its time to start considering if Profootballfocus knows what they are talking about.

    Look at their offensive line rankings over the last 3 years and tell me those guys have a clue what they are talking about. They don’t. Earl Thomas should have been named DPOY the year last year. Dude is the player making on the number 1 ranked defense two years running.

  21. pacificnw7722 says: Apr 29, 2014 10:00 PM

    What people tend to forget is that these are very young guys on this defense. Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Jeremy lane and Bryon Maxwell are still learning together and haven’t peaked by any means.

    This Seattle defense has the potential to be ELITE for many many years…….

  22. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 30, 2014 9:39 AM

    SUPERBOWL CHAMPS

    For Minnesota fans, Google it.

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