Earl Thomas loved the feeling of beating the Seahawks

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There was no point in hiding his feelings.

After his bitter departure from Seattle this offseason, Ravens safety Earl Thomas said “it’s the best feeling in the world” after his new team beat the Seahawks Sunday.

I definitely came in here with a purpose, and we got it done,” Thomas said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

Thomas spent his first nine years with the Seahawks, but it ended poorly, with him flipping off coach Pete Carroll as he was being hauled off with a broken leg last year. While they didn’t have much interaction, Thomas did greet old teammates before and after the game, swapping jerseys with quarterback Russell Wilson as a show of respect.

“I hold Earl in high regard, man,” Wilson said. “I really love him. Just how much he’s meant to my family, his family and everything else, and what that means and then also just to the Seahawks organization and what he’s meant . . . he played really good today, he played great, he was battling out there, back-and-forth . . . Earl’s one of the best to ever do it.”

Thomas didn’t make a lot of signature plays, but was part of a Ravens defense that kept the clamps on Wilson, and scored a pair of defensive touchdowns.

“Earl had a great game,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “And it meant a lot to Earl. Earl didn’t have much to say. He just wanted to go ‘do.’ I think he played great. No big plays. Nothing over the top, Earl and Chuck both. Earl was back there, patrolling the back end. A couple of critical tackles. I mean, sometimes you forget about the safety when he’s doing his job so well.”

And Thomas did that in Seattle for so long, they won’t forget him now.

7 responses to “Earl Thomas loved the feeling of beating the Seahawks

  1. “I hold Earl in high regard, man,” Wilson said. “I really love him. Just how much he’s meant to my family, his family and everything else, and what that means and then also just to the Seahawks organization and what he’s meant . . . he played really good today, he played great, he was battling out there, back-and-forth . . . Earl’s one of the best to ever do it.”
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    Thomas spent his first nine years with the Seahawks, but it ended poorly, with him flipping off coach Pete Carroll as he was being hauled off with a broken leg last year

    Russell Wilson is a man. Earl Thomas is a whiny child (that plays extremely well).

    Wilson>Thomas

  2. Earl Thomas is not much different than T.O. and others in that he’s a spoiled brat with no class. I thought flipping off the Seahawks when he was injured was childish–and I’m not a Seahawks fan. I just think some of these guys need to learn how not to act like a tool.

  3. ET thinks the same way as Petey. Petey said last week that “There is nothing better than beating guys we love.” Petey was assuming that Seattle would beat the Ravens.

  4. Last year, Earl Thomas made a politically incorrect expression. Why should we expect a guy playing a brutal game to also be a politician? We do not know what Seahawks management and coaching did to motivate that. Everything else is just part of fantasy football gossip.

    As this season has demonstrated, the Legion Of Whom? is an emasculated backfield.

  5. Earl would have been the first into the Locker room had the Ravens lost. He’s an immature emotional guy who wears his team’s score on his sleeve. He acts a little like Cam as far as being a sore loser, front runner while winning.

    That’s great that Baltimore treated this game like the Super Bowl. Lamar had a brilliant game. If his TE hadn’t dropped everything thrown to him, Jackson would have had 200+ passing and a little less rushing.

    Russell Wilson stinks in bad weather.

  6. All the best Earl, keep doing what you are doing

    Good chance he see’s the HOF when its all said and done

    Wilson was right, he is one of the best to ever do it

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