On Sunday he did the exact opposite. And unlike his punch of the Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman, this time his actions cost him a penalty.
In the first quarter of his team's tilt against the New Orleans Saints, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril busted a fumble from the hands of Saints back Mark Ingram. Thomas found the pigskin and delivered it to the end zone.
And he was so excited about it, he celebrated by hugging an official.
LEGION OF BOOM.
— NFL (@NFL) October 30, 2016
His warm embrace resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty enforced between downs.
Despite playing five quarters of football to a tie a week ago, Thomas and the Seattle defense have proven capable against Drew Brees and the Saints' potent passing attack. Through two quarters, the 4-1-1 Seahawks lead the 2-4 Saints 14-13.