Brady Henderson ESPN
Here's some of what Pete Carroll said about Earl Thomas on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday, starting with his response when asked if he can allow a player to not practice just because he doesn't want to: "Well, there's always consequences now." Thomas, who picked off two more passes Sunday, said he sat out two practices last week because he wants to protect his health as he seeks a new contract. Said Carroll: "It's a unique situation with a guy with really sincere concerns about his future and all that, and I totally respect that and will continue to respect that and work it what is best and how things can come together for all of the right reasons. We love the way he plays, the person that he is and the contributor that he's been over the years. There's no slighting of that. He's awesome and he's showing it, which I think is so comical that he's being so effective and he's having a freaking blast playing. There's two sides here and we're just working it out. There's the business side and the ball side and we're trying to figure out what's best. It's ongoing and really sincerely ongoing. I want what's best for Earl. We're trying to figure that out how to work this out and of course we want what's best for the club, so we're managing it."