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Pete Carroll heaps praise upon the play of Tedric Thompson at free safety


Posted 10:21 pm, 11/08/2018

The Seattle Seahawks have an ongoing war with Earl Thomas [url= http://www.authenticsseattl...rsey]Youth Michael D***on Jersey[/url] , but Tedric Thompson is doing his best to win the battle.With Thomas continuing to holdout for a new contract or a trade, and Maurice Alexander missing most of training camp due to injuries, Thompson has done enough to earn first-team snaps at free safety over teammate Delano Hill, who would be slotted as a strong safety with Bradley McDougald moving over to free. While Pete Carroll has seemed a little more blunt than usual in his criticisms of players like Germain Ifedi and Alex McGough, he was unrestrained in his compliments for Thompson during an appearance on 710 ESPN on Tuesday morning:Carroll did not call Thompson, “a standout” but “the standout” at a time when Chris Carson is just lighting it up. If Carroll is to be believed " and I’m sure conspiracy theorists would argue he’s just building a stronger case against the need for Earl to return " then perhaps the Seahawks actually have found their free safety of the future. And maybe they don’t feel a need for Thomas to return soon.That being said, I still do expect Earl Thomas to be Seattle’s starting free safety in 2018.No apparent bad blood between the two, Thompson has been saying that Earl is still giving him guidance and advice while away from the team. He may be grooming him now to not replace him somewhere down the line, but immediately. And while nobody could reasonably argue that the Seahawks will be better off with Thompson and McDougald than they were with Thomas and Kam Chancellor [url= http://www.seahawksauthoriz...y]Shaquill Griffin Jersey[/url] , it seems that they’re at least starting to get comfortable with the idea. That wasn’t something a lot of people were saying even a week ago. Now Thompson just needs to ride it out for another month.Report: Seahawks lowered trade price for Earl Thomas prior to broken leg Earl Thomas’ Seattle Seahawks career likely came to a sad end on Sunday, when the future hall-of-fame safety fractured his leg defending what proved to be a game-tying touchdown pass from Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen to Chad Williams. The aftermath that is being heavily talked about is Thomas’ subsequent middle finger that was seemingly aimed towards the Seahawks sideline.Throughout this entire offseason and into the regular season, we’ve had to endure discussion over whether or not Seattle would trade Thomas, who had held out up until the season opener, hoping for a major contract extension that he obviously never received. The Dallas Cowboys were the primary team in the headlines in Earl Thomas trade talks, and the Kansas City Chiefs soon emerged as a potential suitor. Reports had the Seahawks demanding multiple second-round picks for Thomas prior to the injury, and now in a report that is totally moot at this point, it looks like Seattle had lowered its asking price and the Chiefs were making a real push to land ETIII.Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:“The Seahawks from what I understand were actually moving toward trading Earl Thomas. This injury comes as bad news not just for the Seahawks, but the Kansas City Chiefs as well. We’ve known for sometime that the Cowboys were in the mix [url= http://www.seahawksauthoriz...]Authentic Ethan Pocic Jersey[/url] , that essentially ended before the season. The Kansas City Chiefs though had not stopped the pursuit.“From what I’m told, the Seahawks wanted two second-round picks, actually lowered their price to one second-round pick,” he continued. “The Kansas City Chiefs were then in the process of freeing up some money, creating salary cap space to make room for Thomas’ $8.5 million salary. This is something, from what I understand, that likely would’ve happened and Earl Thomas would’ve been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, he just needed more time. [...] As far as the other parts of this trade, the Chiefs have a lot of really good players doesn’t sound like an extension for Thomas would’ve been in the cards [url= http://www.seahawksauthoriz...rsey]Youth Rashaad Penny Jersey[/url] , but believes the Chiefs would’ve had a really good rental, and the Seahawks would’ve gotten a solid draft pick.”In the end, Thomas obviously won’t be traded, his financial situation is drastically changed regardless of where he plays next year (if he does want to keep playing), and the Seahawks still don’t have a 2019 second-round pick as a result of the Duane Brown trade.