Carroll: Seahawks in 'good place' with Thomas
6:54 PM ET
RENTON, Wash. — Coach Pete Carroll said he thinks the Seattle Seahawks and Earl Thomas are in “a good place” and that he’s not concerned about lingering drama after the All-Pro free safety said he sat out of practice last week in order to protect himself as he seeks a new contract.
“Really, we’re way beyond all that stuff,” Carroll said 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.”
Carroll said he based that impression on their history and their current standing.
“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,” Carroll said. “I’m trying to say as little about it as possible.”
Two no-shows at practice. Two interceptions vs. Dallas. It was a bizarre week