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No practice again for Harvin

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm with 12 Comments »
January 16, 2014 2:27 pm

Percy Harvin will meet with doctors again today and will not practice. That leaves one full practice for him to have a shot to participate in before Sunday’s NFC title game.

“There’s a deadline from the doctors, it’s whenever they call it,” Carroll said.

K.J. Wright, meanwhile, sounds like he’s on a good path to play. “Today will be a big day for him.”

Quick hits:

> If Harvin doesn’t play, Doug Baldwin will again return kicks.

> Pete Carroll on his relationship with Jim Harbaugh:

“We have not been friends over the years because we don’t know each other very well.  Just know each other through the games. Used to coach against him back when he was playing, and coached against each other. It’s a very confined relationship that way. For whatever reason, you guys have had a field day with making that into something other than it is. I have great respect for what Jim does. He’s a tremendous football coach. I don’t know him very well personally.”

> Carroll said he found a comfort level with Derrick Coleman’s hearing problem before the first day with him was over. Now, “You don’t even know it’s happening. I don’t know how he does it.” Carroll said there are no communication problems with Coleman and that he brings a “really powerful” message to the hearing-impaired kids he talks with. It’s one of the benefits of a run like this. Even backup players have their platforms pushed out there.

> Carroll was asked about how Yoga and such things fold into what he’s doing, a query prompted by the ESPN the Magazine cover story from earlier this year. He dismissed the general notion, insinuating the article was a bit off-base. “I’m not leading meditation,” Carroll said.

> Carroll again pointed out that they emphasized run-defense fundamentals in a meeting at about the midway point of the season.

> Carroll was asked about not being the typical — or at least perceived as typical — style of football coach.

“How other people do it, I can’t do anything about that,” Carroll said. “We’re trying find guys that have unique ways about them and demonstrate that in the way we perform. We’ll got to no end to figure that out.”

Carroll said when he was a 24-year-old assistant being yelled at often, that he thought he was coaching wrong. Then he figured out it was the right way, or at least his way, and stuck with it.

> Carroll said the 49ers are “so consistent across the board” when asked to specify what makes them such a tough opponent.

> Asked why James Carpeneter was demoted, Carroll said it was just “a competitive situation.” He said it had more to do with what Michael Bowie did as opposed to what Carpenter has not.

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  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Even Carrol joins the Cult of Bowie…

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Baldwin return kicks against his old coach.

  3. sluggo42 says:

    Whuh whoh

  4. sluggo42 says:

    One last chance for the one who’s name we don’t speak…

  5. Yes! Michael Bowie in the topic, FIRE AWAY!

    If Breno hadn’t gotten hurt, I wonder if Bowie would have ended up starting a guard earlier? By playing RT for all those weeks (and not overly well on the outside), while our guard situation was rather pathetic, I would tend to think that he would have gotten a shot there had he not been needed elsewhere. Either way, it looks like it’s going to work out for the best.

    Getting more and more excited for the game by the minute! Can’t tell if it’s me or the Mountain Dew I’m drinking!

  6. WiscCory says:

    Jimmy Graham talks about Michael Bowie in the third person….

  7. Michael Bowie ordered a Big Mac at Burger King and got one.

  8. Glad to hear its looking like KJ is going to play.

    I still hold out hope that the cobwebs clear from Harvin’s head so he can play. Maybe he should take Bowie with him to the doctor’s office…

    Huard’s chalk talk this past week showed Lynch’s first TD run. It starts out looking like a bubble screen to PH. NO safety crashes hard to get to Harvin leaving Lynch with only the other safety to beat. Other safety makes a “business decision” and whiffs on the tackle and Lynch is in the end zone. Even if the PH doesn’t get the ball, he demands attention.

    If Harvin doesn’t go, that formula got the Hawks to 14-3 (and hopefully 15-3 come Monday).

    Living in the bay area, I so want to wear my Seahawks gear when I walk my daughter to school next week.

  9. sluggo42 says:

    I wonder if they have a certain percentage of cognizant answers or something, like he needs to be at 90%, but he is at 85% now…

    So all men will now have to deal with their significant other screamin ” oh Bowie, oh Bowie,” right at THAT moment…

  10. Isn’t it awesome to have a front office that can consistently hit on late rounders like the Hawks seem to do at will?

  11. From what we all thought we had at the start of the season – I think the only two significant players we’ll be without are Rice and potentially Harvin. Am I missing someone?

    I don’t count Okung even though he missed significant time because he’s back at full strength. I don’t count Browner because that’s not an injury related thing.

    I remember that one play earlier in the season when Michael Bennett went out on a stretcher and I thought he was done for sure (then even with Willson against the Rams).

    Nevertheless, we’ve been relatively healthy this season (Wagner here, Wright there, early DE problems first few weeks, etc.). I don’t think that’s a coincidence when you have one of the youngest rosters.

    Ruskell would give us old rosters and then we would all cry about how unlucky we are/were with injuries without really realizing at the time that you sometimes create your own luck by going young instead of old with respect to injuries.

    Thankful to have Mr. Happy and the Duke Boy.

  12. Not good new so far on Harvin. Hopefully things change tommorow.

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