Pete Carroll Surprisingly Defends Earl Thomas for Flipping Off the Seahawks Sideline

The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly stuck on receiving a 2019 second-round pick in a trade deal for Earl Thomas. More

The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly stuck on receiving a 2019 second-round pick in a trade deal for Earl Thomas. More

Thomas suffered a lower body injury, and as he was carted off the field, he directed a one-fingered bit of invective in the direction of his own sideline. Seahawks reporter Terry Blount says the salute was directed toward the Seattle sideline (you can see it here).

Earl Thomas was one piece of the legendary Legion of Boom, but it looks like his time with the Seahawks has come to an end. It would not be a surprise if he was letting his team know how he felt now that he appears to have sustained a significant injury.

Much like Le'Veon Bell in Pittsburgh, Thomas wanted either a long-term deal to give him some long-term security or he wanted a trade out of Seattle. This is a very, very hard moment that most people would never understand what it's about, " Carroll said.

On Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, though, Thomas hurt his leg during the third quarter on a play where the Cardinals scored a touchdown to tie the game.

While Carroll is in no way defending the contract standoff; he is defending Thomas for being angry. That plan broke down late against the Cardinals, as Thomas fractured the same leg he injured in 2016. For what just occurred to be so clear and so resolved to - he knew what happened.

Thomas was not available to the media after the game. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Seahawks had still been open to trading Thomas, but that they had refused to budge on their asking price of a 2019 second-round pick.

"I think that's the insane part of our business". "Team owners such as Jerry Jones, who recently said of the National Football League players he employs, "[they're] paid a lot of money to go out and incur those type [of] situations that have more risks in them". "I've never let [my] teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and don't plan on starting this weekend", Thomas wrote. The Seahawks have not yet received word on whether Mychal Kendricks, who has replaced Wright at weakside linebacker for the past three games, will again be eligible to play this week as he appeals his suspension for his connection to insider trading.

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