Just have to get the rest of the secondary on the same wavelength.
- Earl Thomas. After missing the entire Seahawks offseason program, training camp and preseason due to a holdout, Thomas looked to be in midseason form at free safety in his first game since last season's Pro Bowl.
"It's terrific having him back", Carroll said. Thomas had four days of practice after ending his holdout Wednesday.
"I felt good", Thomas said, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and ProFootballTalk. "The only thing right now is my big toe hurt and my feet hurt, but that's about it". "With that being said, the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten".
By reporting last week, Thomas assured he won't miss out on his roughly $500,000 weekly paychecks.
Thomas' return to the Seahawks facility was a welcome moment for the team and ended a long offseason of drama centered on whether he would play out the final season of his contract, receive the contract extension he hoped for, or possibly be traded.
"Defensively we played in spurts really well, " Carroll said. "When I get asked about it, it definitely runs across my mind".
Miller, whose best play came when he simply snatched the ball from running back Chris Carsons arms, said recently that he hates facing Wilson, whom he considers the best quarterback in the game today. He has missed just seven regular-season games in his career.
On Denver's next possession, Thomas intercepted Keenum, returning the ball to the 15-yard line to set up a one-play touchdown drive for the offense.
Dickson's debut follows Geelong-raised punter Cameron Johnston's impressive first game for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
Im glad Im on the sidelines when hes on the field, thats for sure.. Those first three plays were kind of tough, kind of tough. We're not anxious, they said. Hes going to get out of the pocket, but we kept some of the great plays to a minimum.. "I expect him to play way better". "I'm going to keep slinging him the ball".
The tight ends are a bit of a wash.
Although Miller collected 23½ sacks in that time, too many deficiencies on the roster and deficits on the scoreboard kept him from being the difference maker he was Sunday.
Demaryius Thomas atoned for early hiccups with several key catches and a touchdown and Royce Freeman, the first rookie to start an opener for Denver since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995, helped the Broncos all but salt it away.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, disappointed by the loss, beamed when asked in the post game press conference to describe Dickson's first National Football League regular season game. "He was like Mike Ditka out there".
It appeared it was his right knee that was injured Sunday, however. It's another chapter in the remarkable story of Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child. Shaquill had six tackles and Shaquem two.