Earl Thomas may have been an integral part of the “Legion of Boom,” but he simply did not fit in Baltimore.
Thomas had a disappointing first season with the team, especially in the Divisional Playoffs, when Derrick Henry ran right over him — multiple times. It was one of the most embarrassing performances of his career, and sparked some concern about his future with the team.
He didn’t respond well this summer, either. Thomas showed up to training camp with a bit of a toxic attitude, and even got into a fight with teammate Chuck Clark over a blown coverage, resulting in him getting sent home from practice. There was even a rumor about him being late to a practice because he was getting his car washed.
Well, the Ravens released Thomas in response to all the issues with him, making him a free agent. And while it doesn’t look like the Seahawks are interested in a potential reunion, his former head coach, Pete Carroll did “feel bad” for Thomas.
This reminds us of the situation with Colin Kaepernick, when Carroll gushed over the former quarterback, yet clearly had no interest in bringing him in for a workout.