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January 1, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Earl Thomas: Forced fumble against Rams “just another play”

The play made by Seattle safety Earl Thomas in the fourth quarter Sunday to prevent a St. Louis touchdown has gotten a lot of attention since (here’s a good recap of the play from Jayson Jenks).

But Thomas today said he considers it just par for the course.

“Yep, just another play,” Thomas said. “If y0u watch, the tackles will look similar.”

Thomas point is that he’s made similar plays often, if not necessarily ones that saved touchdowns in the fourth quarter of games.

So while the circumstance made the play stand out, he says it’s the type of play he’s made routine.

“I think that play just represents all the tackles that I make,” he said. “They kind of look like that but people don’t see it. But I guess that was something that everybody had to pay attention to. But I knew it was coming, I had a good idea. I was in a rhythm and was just mirroring the quarterback and once I get in a mirror like that, I’m in sync, it’s hard to stop what I’m trying to do.”

Asked how he makes plays like that, Thomas said simply “instincts” before then elaborating.

“Everything is slow,” he said. “That’s just how I see the same. So I saw the play all the way through. Most guys don’t see the world the way I see it. So that’s my uniqueness.”

 

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