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He was excellent last season and if the preseason was any indication, there is still room for improvement.
His 75-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Chiefs was simply jaw dropping and Thomas is still getting better. He is entering only his third season and with a secondary that is coming into its own, Thomas will be the stalwart of the unit.
Along with Brandon Browner, Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman, Thomas will be counted on to lead the group. The Seahawks intercepted six passes during the preseason and two of them went for touchdowns.
Thomas will be counted on to adjust the corners and safeties, all while being a ball hawk himself.
However, if the preseason was any indication, there is room to keep improving. Thomas is quietly becoming one of the best safeties in the league and this season will be crucial to his development.
Thomas told the Seattle Times, "We set our standards high. We want to be the best, and we know we've got to get the ball and score."
It’s that kind of mindset that takes a good defense and makes it great, hopefully the rest of Seattle has the same outlook moving forward.
Thomas may be the most significant player on the Seahawks’ defense and this season he will show just how decisive his performance is.