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Percy Harvin is full go for Saturday

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm with 45 Comments »
January 9, 2014 5:19 pm

When asked if he plans to play Saturday, Percy Harvin nodded firmly, “Absolutely.”

Pete Carroll seconded that when he met with the media Thursday. Carroll said Harvin will play Saturday with no restrictions, which means he will be returning kickoffs.

“I’m feeling great,” Harvin said. “I had a good two weeks. I feel good. Had no setbacks. I was finally able to do all my cutting and breaks.”

Harvin said Richard Sherman came to him every day to tell him, “We got it, we just need you to finish.” Harvin also said numerous other teammates encouraged him.

“Thought about maybe shutting it down, but the guys kept giving it to me,” Harvin said. “Giving me that positive energy I needed.”

He was asked what changed the past couple weeks.

“I just kept rehabbing,” Harvin said. “At times, it didn’t feel right, it didn’t feel good. Just kept rehabbing, kept rehabbing. Coach came to me last Monday with the whole IR thing. I just looked at him and said coach, ‘I’m ready to play ball.’ We talked to the doctors, kept rehabbing.”

Harvin said he knew during the game against Minnesota that something was not right, but kept playing. He was on the stationary bike at times during the game trying to keep loose. He had soreness, fluid drained and stiffness afterward.

Harvin said he had days that he thought he might not make it back this season.

“It kind of went up and down, especially from week to week,” Harvin said. “Especially after being out there a couple days, going to sleep not knowing if I was going to wake up the next morning with it swelled up. It got very frustrating. I know for the organization, it was frustrating too, knowing that I could practice one day and maybe not practice the next day. It was frustrating for a lot of people. My hat’s off to this organization for staying patient with me. I’m just ready to make it all pay off.”

Beyond Harvin, Carroll said tight end Luke Willson (ankle) and strong safety Kam Chancellor (hip), who practice today, will be ready to go Saturday. So, only K.J. Wright will be out.

Leave a comment Comments → 45
  1. patmcfar8 says:

    Dear rest of the NFL… be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ha ha ha! Try spying Wilson now!

  3. Southendzone says:

    Harvin coming back this week reminds me of a line from Pulp Fiction

    “The night of the fight, you may feel a sting, that’s pride ****ing with you”

    Maybe Harvin just got better, or maybe he felt that sting of pride. Of hearing the whispers all year about him not playing.

    I hope it’s the former, but either way great news for this weekend.

    Thanks Percy!

  4. SnakeDoctor says:

    Great news! Percy is really fun to watch and can’t wait until Saturday.

  5. Audible says:

    “The night of the fight, you may feel a sting, that’s pride ****ing with you”

    Great quote, great movie!

  6. I don’t always play football, but when I do I prefer the playoffs.

    Stay healthy my friends…

  7. montanamike2 says:

    Good one!

  8. Audible says:

    Does anyone know Harvin’s 40 time? That dude is blazing fast. He must be one of the fastest guys in the NFL.

    Look at the separation on some of his returns and on deep balls…insane.

  9. mystireeman says:

    uh todd, i dunno if that was your voice at the 50sec mark, but you could hear yourself say “sh##” after being interrupted for the 2d time :)

  10. Harvin saying he’s playing is one thing, but now that PC confirmed it, game on!

  11. gives our offense a boost just when they could use it. got to think he’ll make some plays for us on Saturday.

  12. Audible I believe that time is .7 seconds, unofficially.

    Pulp Fiction doesn’t seem like an old movie to me. But today’s High School graduates weren’t born when it was released… Frightening! They probably think that the Oregon Ducks are a good team too. No, no, no!

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “Ha ha ha”
    “Ho ho ho”
    “And a couple of tra la las”
    “That’s how we blog the day away”
    “In the merry old land of Hawks”

    “Bzz, bzz, bzz”
    “Chirp, chirp, chirp”
    “And a couple of La di das”
    “That’s how us bloggers blog all day”
    “In the merry old land of Hawks”

    “We get up at twelve and start to work at one”
    “Take an hour for lunch and then at two we’re done”
    “Jolly good fun”

    “Ha ha ha”
    “Ho ho ho”
    “And a couple of tra la las”
    “we’re glad that Harvins back to play”
    “In the merry old land of Hawks”

    “Happy hour is here to stay”
    “In the merry old land of Hawks”

  14. If the weather is going to be bad on Saturday, throwing short passes to Tate and Percy is going to be huge, IMO. I will say this – no pair of WRs in the NFL have the potential to make DBs miss like Tate and Percy do. A healthy Percy is also the best kick returner in the NFL and Tate is one of the better on punt returns, too. This could be huge on Saturday.

    I hope Percy plays and stays healthy. I also hope he proves, in these next three games, that trading for him was the right decision.

    I’m sure this won’t get answered for a long time… but we traded a 1st and 7th for Percy last year with a conditional 3rd rounder in a few months. I assume Percy did NOT meet whatever he had to meet (since he’s never hardly played) for the Vikings to get that 3rd rounder from the Seahawks in the upcoming draft. If the Vikes don’t get the 3rd rounder, do they get no pick or a later pick than a 3rd round? I’m sure it’ll come out on a Shefter tweet in March or something, but just out of curiosity, it’d be nice to know now.

  15. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Can we just skip Friday and go straight to Saturday?

  16. Thought it was odd nobody mentioned Jurevicius on the last thread.

  17. twillis says:

    I think the Vikings get nothing if PH doesn’t meet the conditions. I don’t think the condition was ever reported though—was it more like “is on the roster” or “has more than 10 TDs and 500 total yards”—so it is possible he could trigger the condition only playing in the next two games and Super Bowl (please, please, please…)?

  18. WiscCory says:

    Wow, I honestly feel like a kid on Christmas.

    Also, I like the Pulp Fiction and Dos Equis references above. I think this is my favorite thread ever!

  19. twillis says:

    To clarify, “please, please, please” on the SB, not triggering the condition. I’d rather get a healthy Harvin back and keep our 3rd in the next draft…

  20. Vegas56 says:

    Our own riddle wrapped in an enigma has been replaced with straight talk.

    Just right in time for New Orleans to digest the news and wonder what it means for their game plan.

    He’s tricksy, that Pete Carroll.

  21. chuck_easton says:

    BobbyK and twillis,

    The 2014 pick isn’t a conditional pick. They get the 3rd rounder this year regardless.

    Now, let’s see if Harvin can show some magic over the course of the next several games and even I, the biggest Harvin skeptic here, may be willing to forgive, forget, and move on…

  22. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Chuck- You need to forgive yourself first. Lol.

  23. DreadHawks says:

    Great news I hope he shines on Saturday but more importantly gets thru the game 100% healthy and ready to finish this thing in NY as World champs!!!!!!

  24. I am still a firm believer that PC has been hiding Percy for the entire season. Yes, he played minimal against the Vikings. But we have not seen him since…then word gets out he could be heading to the IR…all of a sudden, he is good to go. Know, it doesn’t take a scholar to say something sounds a little fishy! My opinion is that PC was hiding him so nobody would be able to plan a scheme against him! Just a thought.

    I will say I am thrilled to see Percy playing Sat. Just his presence alone will open things up for this offense! Sat is going to be fun and we will be rooting from Alaska! GO HAWKS!

  25. chuck_easton says:

    No Georgia, I don’t! I’m giving myself props. Evidently I’m one of those ‘haters’ that ‘fueled Percy’s fire’ and motivated him to come back.

    I did it all for you Georgia.

  26. SlickToxic21 says:

    For anyone that hasn’t watched one of the Harvin highlight reels… is absolutely must see tv!!! I don’t recall ever seeing anyone move like this.
    Lynch, Tate, Russell and now Harvin….how do you catch/tackle/stop these guys?

  27. SlickToxic21 says:

    Fish, I gotta say that’s what my thought has been all along…until he wasn’t active for the St. Louis game. The game that was so important to win to ensure home field. That’s the only reason that I have my doubts. Still seems “fishy” that he’s now supposedly 100%

  28. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Nice spin chuck. Lol.

  29. In the video Harvin says Pete came to him and mentioned putting him on IR, and that’s when Harvin said he was ready to go.

    It’s probably that simple. He wasn’t feeling ready until he was told he was about to go on IR. He has been taking his sweet time, and when he found out time was up, he decided to play.

    I hope he plays well, and helps the Seahawks become Champions of the NFL. Not world champions, since it isn’t a world league of course.

  30. Southendzone says:

    Conversation after Harvin’s practice Tuesday:

    RW: “How did you do that?”

    PH: “What?”

    RW: “You move like they do”

    muffled whispers from the coaching staff “he IS the one!”

  31. Will someone explain how you can go from being on the verge of IR, to starting without limitation, in a matter of a week? Sounds to me like the real problem with PH was mental, which he got over. Because of chuck. lol. At any rate, I don’t have an entirely confident feeling about all of this.

  32. edstang45 says:

    awesome news baby!!!! been waiting to hear this news I’m with Boling I want to see this guy bring us something we don’t have, a game breaking son of Biscuit baker, Tater will be awesome with this guy playing, sorry Saints Game on!! This could make Big Mr. Jones wish he was on this team!! O5 was great but this could be our time baby!! The wait could be over. Let it rain Sat is gonna be spectacular,

  33. The Titans wouldn’t be looking for a new coach if Locker hadn’t gotten hurt.

  34. RDPoulsbo says:

    Seriously, why is Quinn being considered for a HC position when he’s barely has coordinator experience? Maybe he’ll be one in the future, but I can easily see him overwhelmed right now.

  35. seahawksteven777 says:

    The question I have is Seattle ever going to have a defensive coordinator that doesn’t become a head coach the next season? If a coach wants to be a head coach, be the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks.

  36. raymaines says:

    Essentially, PC is the DC. We can hire any middleman we care to, but as long as PC is the head coach the DC position isn’t a problem. Go ‘Hawks.

  37. raymaines says:

    And to add to that, PC goes out of his way to hire the best person available and doesn’t have any worry about hiring a person that might be better than he is. PC’s assistants will always be highly sought after. No worries. The next really bright guy (that is seen a threat by most coaches) will gladly sign with the Seahawks.

  38. Macabrevity says:

    Chuck, I totally disagree with you…

    I (that’s ‘me’ with a capital ‘I’) am the biggest Percy doubter here…

    Every single WR in our stable can do everything Percy can do and more…
    1) Ride an exercise bike
    2) Collect 10 million for riding an exer… well, okay, guess they can’t do everything he can.

    I for one don’t give a hoot if he plays or not and don’t think we win or lose based on his performance/presence (hoping to be proven wrong.)

  39. Macabrevity says:

    rbuzby – let’s go ahead and call the NFL champs ‘world champs.’ I’ve had the opportunity to see the best American football teams Europe has to offer, and honestly I don’t think they could handle my high school team.

    One particular team I was rooting for recently had a big American guy with a cannon for an arm at QB. First drive of the game he drops back and throws a Flacco-type bomb that lands right in the bread-basket of the WR who didn’t have to break stride at all for it…. in, then out… It was a loooong day for that guy, one of countless drops that game.

  40. Macabrevity says:

    I’d hate to lose Quinn…

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