RENTON -- For reasons having nothing to do with health maintenance and everything to do with maintaining a hold on the football, FS Earl Thomas is being relieved of punt return duties by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. For a good reason -- Thomas is way too amped.
"After the long experiment and time that we spent doing it, he’s not doing it," Carroll, smiling, told reporters at his weekly presser. "He wants to do so well that his focus is challenged. I’d rather have his focus playing at safety."