Positive projection: Seahawks will win at least 10

Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson plan to be clapping about their offense a lot this season (Getty Images)The season is upon us. And now we’ll find out who is right about the Seahawks.

Are they a four-win team? (Guffaw)

A seven-win club? (Chuckle)

Or, are they headed back to double-digit wins and a playoff spot for the sixth time in Russell Wilson’s seven seasons as the franchise quarterback? (Grin)

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Thomas begrudgingly returns; expect him to play his quiet best

Earl Thomas and Pete Carroll (The Seattle Times via Twitter)Earl Thomas’ message has been sent and he is begrudgingly coming back for his final year in Seattle — unless a trade comes together at some point. And you can expect him to quietly play lights out.

The Seahawks reportedly rebuffed a second-round offer from Dallas this week, holding firm on better compensation for the five-time All-Pro. And that left Thomas with the choice of continuing to hold out — and lose money — or report and play for a new contract elsewhere.

He announced his return Wednesday on Instagram: “I worked my whole life for this. I’ve never let (my) teammates, city or fans down as long as I’ve lived and don’t plan on starting this weekend. With that being said, the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten. Father Time may have an undefeated record, but best believe I plan on taking him into triple overtime when it comes to my career.”

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