The Seahawks’ game against the Browns on Sunday will be a Longhorn reunions of sorts, as Earl Thomas and the team’s other young defensive backs try to corral Colt McCoy.
Call them fast. Call them athletic. Call them physical. Because they are. Just don’t call the Seahawks’ defensive backs young, even though they’re that, too. Not in front of Earl Thomas anyway. “I don’t think we play as young as we are,” Thomas, the Seahawks’ second-year free safety, said on Wednesday. “I think we play with a lot of fire out there. Everybody is hungry and we all get to the ball. “And good things always happen when you’re around the ball.” With veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant being placed on injured reserve Monday because of disc problem in his back, Thomas is the senior member of the secondary – at least in terms of NFL games started. Right cornerback Brandon Browner is older (27), but he has started all of five NFL games after playing the past four seasons in the CFL. Thomas is only 22, but he has been a starter since the Seahawks selected him with the 14th pick in last year’s NFL Draft – which makes for a grand total of 21 starts. Kam Chancellor, the second-year strong safety, has made four starts. Walter Thurmond, who steps in for Trufant%
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