The Seahawks got a little better for Sunday with the team activating Earl Thomas for week one against Denver.
Thomas obviously makes Seattle a better team. And he would make any team better by playing with them. And the All Pro should also not be held out simply as a punishment for him holding out with a contract dispute.
Possibly Thomas will not be in perfect game shape as he hasn’t tackled anyone in quite some time. Not a real tackle anyway, maybe just someone in practice. But if Thomas had been injured and came back from injury several days before a game, would the Seahawks keep him out? Of course not.
And Thomas is needed more than he ever has been for week one. Corner Shaquill Griffin will be on a new side of the field. The other corner will be played by Tre Flowers who has never played a real NFL game. Seattle needs Thomas to play midfield to help cover up mistakes.
Thomas may have to learn a few communication calls and that could be something to watch for. Seattle has changed its calls a bit under new defensive coordinator Ken Norton. Communication errors have been an issue for Seattle in the past.
Still, there is no doubt the Seahawks will be a better team when they step on the field Sunday than they were just a few days ago. At this point, Seattle can use all the hope it can get.