The drama between the Seattle Seahawks and their All-Pro safety Earl Thomas has been well documented. Thomas, who demands a new contract, first skipped the team’s OTAs, then told the team: “pay me or trade me,” and finally missed decided not to show up on the practice last week.
But according to Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll, there is no need to worry about this since they are “in a good place” with the 29-year-old.
“Really, we’re way beyond all that stuff,” – Carroll told reporters on Wednesday. “We’ve been working through stuff. We’re going. We’re ready. It’s not even a concern of mine right now. … No, I’m not concerned about it. I think we’re in a good place and we’ve talked through the things we needed to talk through, and we’re moving“
“I’ve tried to convey to you that we have a longtime relationship and we have a good understanding and we communicate really well, and banking on that, we have gotten to the point where I think we’re moving forward in a really positive way,” – he added. “I’m trying to say as little about it as possible.”
While this might just be Carroll trying to put out the fire, Earl Thomas also hinted that the problems between him and the team are a thing of the past. He recently posted a workout video on Instagram alongside the caption: “Getting back to the fundamentals while putting everything that happened in the past behind me.”
Despite all the issues off the field, Thomas opened the 2018 season in a great fashion. After recording an interception in the season opener against the Denver Broncos, he added two more in Seahawks’ win over Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. He added 18 tackles, and four passes defended.