Found June 18, 2013 on 60 Max Power O:
At the time, Earl Thomas was the next great safety to come out of the University of Texas and he didn’t disappoint. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and is arguably their best player on a roster loaded with talent. He is the shortest member (5’10, 202) of the tallest secondary in the NFL, but his play is far from short. A Pro-Bowl selection in 2011 and 2012, Thomas is quickly entering the conversation as the best safety in the NFL. His ability to play the single high position and effectively cover the deep end of the field with his speed gives the Seahawks may options in playing multiple coverage packages. Going into his fourth year, coach Pete Carroll feel Thomas is on the verge of greatness. “There’s no end to the potential Earl has because he’s so fast and he’s so tough, but more than that, he’s just so driven to be great. He’s just driven to be a great player,” Carroll said, via Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN. “He’s really just kind of hitting it now. He’s just getting going.” "Earl is as good as any of the guys I've ever coached," Carroll said. O’Neil writes: ‘Thomas was the second player drafted by general manager John Schneider, someone Seattle didn't think it would ever get the chance to choose with the 14th overall pick in 2010. Not after the Philadelphia Eagles vaulted up the draft order, trading into the 13th spot. Schneider was so certain the Eagles were selecting Thomas to replace the departing Brian Dawkins that Schneider had a trade worked out to move back from No. 14 if Thomas were gone. But after the Eagles chose pass rusher Brandon Graham out of Michigan, the Seahawks picked Thomas, one of the youngest players in the draft and someone who had played just two seasons at Texas.’
1 Comment:
  • ET is phenomenal. He is so lightning fast.

Antoine Winfield ready to show Vikings what they’re missing

Antoine Winfield, now of the Seattle Seahawks, might not have much time left. 15 years have passed on a stellar NFL career. Much like the Buffalo Bills who passed on resigning Winfield in 2003, the Minnesota Vikings also decided they would be better off without his services. While rehabbing his knee after surgery it was at the Vikings’ facility when he was called into Rick Spielman’s...

Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas: “There’s no end to the potential Earl has”

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is very excited about safety Earl Thomas as he enters his fourth season in the NFL. ,” coach Pete Carroll said, via, “because he’s so fast and he’s so tough, but more than that, he’s just so driven to be great. He’s just driven to be a great player.” Carroll says Thomas is now entering the prime of his career. “He...

Tarvaris Jackson considered the favorite to back up Russell Wilson

According to The Seatte Times, Tarvaris Jackson is the considered to be the favorite to back up Russell Wilson, which means Brady Quinn will likely be the third-string quarterback. Wilson appears an emerging superstar and the Seahawks took a big step toward easing concerns over his backup with this week’s signing of 2011 starter Tarvaris Jackson, who will be considered the favorite...

Seattle Seahawks Grabbing Attention. Is It Good Though?

The 2013 Seattle Seahawks are getting something from the national media that until this point has been nonexistent: Attention … and a lot of it.  Playing professional sports in the Northwest has a media disadvantage where more often than not they forget about the teams up here and when they pick winners, they usually stay on the East Coast or California. And heaven forbid...

Seahawks’ John Moffitt pled guilty to a misdemeanor

According to, Seahawks guard John Moffitt pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct last Friday, paid a fine of $1,407 and received a suspended sentence of 24 months in jail. Moffitt originally faced two misdemeanor charges, one for criminal trespassing and another for obstruction of a law enforcement officer after a series of three different incidents...

PEDs undermine the integrity of sports

Bruce Irvin suspended.   Seattle’s Secondary Professional athletes across all sports have been using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) for many years now. It’s an issue that has yet to be dealt with properly and it has been a source of drama and negative attention for the Seattle Seahawks. Most recently, Seattle Seahawks’ defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended for the reported...

Seattle Seahawks Welcome Back Quarterback Tavaris Jackson

He’s ba-aaack. We should have seen this coming. The unusually low number of QBs on the Seahawks’ offseason roster hinted strongly that a veteran pick up was likely before training camp opens on July 25. With only starter Russell Wilson, recently acquired backup Brady Quinn and (now departed) street FA Jerrod Johnson on the roster, clearly, there weren’t enough NFL-caliber...

Seahawks championship offseason living up to the hype

Go big or go home Wrapping up a team’s season is never a reality. Teams work around the clock all year long to make moves in order to bolster their chances at that elusive championship. As each team enters the offseason, though, they know it’s their time to make the biggest impact possible. Through free agency, trades, and the NFL Draft, all 32 teams look to make a splash. In...

Welcome Back, Tarvaris Jackson

          He’s ba-aaack. We should have seen this coming. The unusually low number of QBs on the Seahawks’ offseason roster hinted strongly that a veteran pick up was likely before training camp opens on July 25. With only starter Russell Wilson, recently acquired backup Brady Quinn and (now departed) street FA Jerrod Johnson on the roster, clearly...

Chad Johnson on GMA is hard-hitting news

Call this one of those “What is wrong with America,” moments. Tuesday morning, Chad Johnson started making the rounds after his short incarceration after he smacked his attorney in the butt in front of a judge during a probation hearing. What do we mean by making the rounds? By being one of the segments this morning for housewives to watch on Good Morning America. Host Robin...
Seahawks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.