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Carroll says he doesn’t think expecting Harvin for Arizona game is ‘realistic’

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm with 15 Comments »
October 9, 2013 1:31 pm

Pete Carroll said today they will be patient with Percy Harvin, who is coming off hip surgery. The soonest Harvin would be eligible to play is Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Here’s what he said about Harvin:

“He’s movin’. He’s excited and he’s running. We’re hoping for the very best that there’s not setbacks along the way and we keep progressing with him.

Will he be back for the Arizona game?) “I don’t think that’s realistic. I think that’s too soon to expect that to happen. It will happen. When it’s ready and he’s ready to go and we get a chance to prepare so he’s physcially capable of being safe and he’s a full-on, full-speed football player; he’s got to be ready to go. Really when he comes back we want him to be able to endure the rigors of the end of the season. It’s not important to rush him back, it’s important to wait it out and get him out there when he’s ready to go.”

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  1. yankinta says:

    Well, of course that’s not realistic. That’s a Thursday night game, meaning he only gets to practice 3 days at max. That’s okay, we can wait until Monday night game at RAMS. :)

  2. rramstad says:

    Hadn’t seen this here, thought some would be interested.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seattle-seahawks-consider-adding-2000-to-3000-more-seats-to-centurylink-field-100313

    “The Seattle Seahawks are considering adding 2,000 to 3,000 seats to CenturyLink Field before next season to bring the capacity of the “12th Man” to roughly 70,000 fans, a source told FOX Sports.”

  3. HawkfaninMT says:

    I saw that last week rramstad…

    My thoughts on it are that it would be much cooler for the Sounders than the Hawks. Obviously the extra fans will help, but the extra seats could put the Sounders over the top for Attendance records, and give them some extra publicity and in consequence, money. Capacity of the stadium is the only thing holding them back.

  4. RDPoulsbo says:

    I wouldn’t even worry about the Rams game. They have a long stretch of soft opponents coming up. He can take all the time he needs to get healthy.

    This just slammed shut any possibility that Aldon Smith returns this season. Talk about one distraction after another.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9798105/aldon-smith-san-francisco-49ers-hit-felony-gun-charges

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Harvin come back in limited duty for the Rams game if he is ready.
    Then work him in slowly until The Saints come marching in. And then let him loose.
    With Okunger, Miller and Harvin,(healthy and playing down the stretch) this team will make us forget about the slow offensive start this year imo.

  6. yankinta says:

    HawkfaninMT,,, lol it’s obvious you’ve never been to Sounders game. They don’t fill up the Seahawk Stadium. They don’t even try to fill the upper deck, it’s all closed off. :)

    RDPoulsbo, No, he’s gotta get into game playing shape so it’d be perfect to give him 10 to 15 reps in that game…..

  7. rramstad says:

    The Sounders seating map is here

    http://www.soundersfc.com/tickets/seating-chart.aspx

    You’ll notice if you compare vs the Seahawks seating map that they aren’t using any of the 300 level seats except for the first four or five rows (below the aisle) so they’re using probably 70% of the building capacity right now.

    Super Bowl requires 72,000 capacity. If the Seahawks add a few thousand seats, they will get in that neighborhood, but not quite there. I therefore suspect if they add seats they’ll do whatever necessary to get to the magic 72,000 number…

  8. RDPoulsbo says:

    Harvin has plenty of time to get healthy and be part of destroying Tampa at home. Schiano might even be fired after they lose to the Panthers in week 8. With Atlanta and Minny after that, that’s plenty of time to get into game shape against those train wrecks.

    New Orleans at home will be for all the marbles. They win that one and it should be HFA from there. Hopefully, they have Okung back by then.

  9. RDPoulsbo says:

    It might be blasphemy, but I think they should expand the seating around the Hawk Nest. It can still be bleacher seating but just filling in the open space. That would easily get them to the 72k seating they need for a Superbowl.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    The last Sounders / Timbers game at Century Link was sold out. The *whole* stadium.

  11. I dont think Harvin plays before week 9, and it wouldnt surprise me one bit to see him practice for 3-4 weeks before playing.

    And really, the main focus should be on utilizing the studs we have–namely Tate and Baldwin–and finding a way to shore up the offensive line. We cant run bubble screens all damn day anyway.

  12. rramstad says:

    Duke, I stand corrected. I looked at the seating chart and did not realize that they had in fact opened up additional seats for certain games.

    http://www.soundersfc.com/news/articles/2013/08-august/attendance-notes.aspx

    “Tonight’s attendance is 67,385. This is the largest-ever for a soccer game in Seattle. It also marks the second-largest attendance in MLS history for a standalone match, and the third-largest worldwide this weekend.”

  13. HawkfaninMT says:

    I drove out for the Sounders – Timbers game… Deuces first home game, 2nd place for largest soccer crowd in North American history…

    It was electric I guarantee the place, including 300s where I was, was packed!

    Go Sounders!

  14. HawkfaninMT says:

    Oh forgot to add… smh @ yakinta

  15. yankinta says:

    lol,, sorry… I guess I’ve never been to enough Sounders game then… :)

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