His goal is to beat teammate Richard Sherman for Defensive Player of the Year honors this season and in the future.
"I want to be the best -- not just safety or corner -- but defensive player," Thomas said Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day.
With a top-end cornerback's speed, Thomas' freakish range allows the rest of the Seahawks' defensive backs to take more chances. He is the fulcrum on which coach Pete Carroll's pressuring defense rests.
Carroll believes Thomas is as good as any safety he's ever coached. It's high praise coming from a legend who has worked with a Hall of Famer (Ronnie Lott), Defensive Player of the Year (Troy Polamalu) and several All-Pros (Joey Browner, Tim McDonald, Lawyer Milloy) at the position.
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