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Pete Carroll: Earl Thomas “doing very well”

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The Seahawks closed out the 2016 season without the services of safety Earl Thomas as a result of a broken leg he suffered in Week 13 and it briefly looked like they would be spending even more time without Thomas in their secondary.

Thomas said he was thinking about retiring in the immediate aftermath of the injury before announcing his intention to return to the team next season. On Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the injury was a “big shock” to Thomas, but that the safety is now on track to return for the start of next season.

“I think so,” Carroll said, via ESPN.com. “All indications are that he will make it back. He’s doing very well. … He’s feeling very competitive about it, and he’s going for it, and his mentality is strong. He’s looking forward to getting right.”

A healthy return for Thomas would be a positive development for a Seahawks defense that didn’t reach the same level without him in the back end.

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21 Responses to “Pete Carroll: Earl Thomas “doing very well””
  1. nhpats says: Mar 2, 2017 2:30 PM

    Great news for Richard Sherman. When Thomas went down Sherman was exposed as average.

  2. weepingjebus says: Mar 2, 2017 2:35 PM

    The Democrats have already opened a $50 million investigation into his ties with the Russian fans that gave him that hat.

  3. Della Street says: Mar 2, 2017 2:42 PM

    You mean he’s not retiring?

  4. seabrawk12 says: Mar 2, 2017 2:53 PM

    ET III has a lot of boom left to give.

    Go HAWKS

  5. hawkstradamus says: Mar 2, 2017 2:55 PM

    Consider this a warning. Just forfeit no save your team some humiliation, this is the Seahawks year. Dynasty resumed.

  6. maust1013 says: Mar 2, 2017 2:55 PM

    Great player and any team would be lucky to have him but the tough guy image took a hit with the retirement talk. It was one thing for him to throw his body around and sometimes injure others but another when he got injured doing it. It will be interesting to see if he plays with the same abandon when he comes back.

  7. minson15 says: Mar 2, 2017 2:58 PM

    He spoke to Ed Werder of Espn and said he was going to be on a mission to prove he’s still the top Safety in the league, and wants to win a championship for his team.

  8. shoutin' get off my lawn says: Mar 2, 2017 3:07 PM

    Then again, didn’t Pete say Richard Sherman was “doing well” during the season?

  9. kcflake says: Mar 2, 2017 3:10 PM

    With that hat, is that Earl Thomas or Rick james.

  10. navyvandal says: Mar 2, 2017 3:20 PM

    Has he sent out an official tweet yet?

  11. pau49ers says: Mar 2, 2017 4:24 PM

    Earl Thomas can’t stop them from throwing the ball on 1st and goal from the 1 yard line in the superbowl.

  12. gohawks7 says: Mar 2, 2017 5:07 PM

    Earl Thomas is not the difference. Unless the overall defense can get back to 2013/2014 levels, this team will not win really big games as long as Darrel Bevell is calling the plays.

  13. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 2, 2017 5:23 PM

    nhpats says:

    Great news for Richard Sherman. When Thomas went down Sherman was exposed as average.
    ——————————————————————
    Richard Sherman’s stats since he came into the league:

    Receptions against: 228 (#1)
    Completion percentage: 47.70% (#1)
    Yards: 3,129 (2nd by 27 yards)
    TDs against: 13 (#2 by 1 TD)
    Interceptions: 32 (#1 by 9 ints)
    Passes Defensed: 58 (Tied for 1st)
    Coverage passer rating: 50.28 (1st by 20 points)

    Richard Sherman is the best corner in the NFL, and has been since 2011. He’s going to the Hall of Fame.

  14. mbara33 says: Mar 2, 2017 5:27 PM

    nhpats says:

    Great news for Richard Sherman. When Thomas went down Sherman was exposed as average.
    ———————————————————
    Richard Sherman’s stats since he came into the league:

    Receptions against: 228 (#1)
    Completion percentage: 47.70% (#1)
    Yards: 3,129 (2nd by 27 yards)
    TDs against: 13 (#2 by 1 TD)
    Interceptions: 32 (#1 by 9 ints)
    Passes Defensed: 58 (Tied for 1st)
    Coverage passer rating: 50.28 (1st by 20 points)

    Richard Sherman is the best corner in the NFL, and has been since 2011. He’s going to the Hall of Fame.

  15. seatownballers says: Mar 2, 2017 5:52 PM

    Go hawks

    Fix the offensive line

  16. jackedupboonie says: Mar 2, 2017 8:16 PM

    Seahawks have played underwhelming football last 2 years. If this really is a defense with multiple HOFers and an offense with Baldwin, Graham, and Russell Wilson….winning one playoff game in Wild Card round isn’t at all impressive.

  17. maust1013 says: Mar 2, 2017 9:02 PM

    So, oursis33 or mbara33, which one is the sock puppet? lol

  18. carloswlassiter says: Mar 2, 2017 9:55 PM

    The guy is a missile. Should be good for one more year before he knocks himself out of action for good.

  19. RegisHawk says: Mar 3, 2017 10:36 AM

    pau49ers says:

    Earl Thomas can’t stop them from throwing the ball on 1st and goal from the 1 yard line in the superbowl.
    ————–

    Yeah…then again, it was no trouble for him to keep the 49ers from making it back. Funny how you Claranettes need to use another team to troll the Seahawks…well, funny in a pitiful way…

  20. omeimontis says: Mar 5, 2017 2:28 AM

    They still need another CB across the field from Richard Charmin because Deshawn Crap won’t be ready for the start of the season.

  21. shoutin' get off my lawn says: Mar 5, 2017 3:01 PM

    maust1013 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 9:02 PM
    So, oursis33 or mbara33, which one is the sock puppet? lol

    He’s been multiaccounting for some time now. I think I first noticed it in September when he was trolling Cardinals articles.

    He’ll have to change his screen name after Seattle goes 7-9 in 2017. Oh, and he’s always said that Seattle’s offensive line is just fine, which is why Lil Russ led the league in yards lost to sacks in 2016, and led the league in sacks in 2015. Facts, schmacts!

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