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Percy Harvin, Russell Wilson already have their workouts planned

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New Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin says that as soon as word broke that he was being traded from Minnesota to Seattle, quarterback Russell Wilson contacted him to schedule offseason workouts.

“Russell was texting me from the moment that this thing was put together, Russell was already texting me things that we’re going to do this offseason, we’re set to go to California and work already,” Harvin said at his introductory press conference in Seattle today.

Harvin thanked the Vikings and their fans for the time he spent in Minnesota, and he mentioned multiple times how much he loved playing with Brett Favre. But he acknowledged there were “situations that I won’t get into” that caused problems with the Vikings. Those “situations” may have included Harvin’s frustration with quarterback Christian Ponder, whom Harvin reportedly complained about repeatedly.

Whatever issues came up in Minnesota, there’s little doubt that he’s happy to have his days as a Viking behind him.

“Becoming a Seahawk, it’s a big relief. I’m very grateful for this opportunity I’ve been given,” Harvin said. “This thing is just so awesome on so many levels.”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell have already talked about the role Harvin will have, which will include lining up at wide receiver, lining up at running back, and returning kicks. Bevell previously coached Harvin in Minnesota and told Carroll he believes the Seahawks can make unique use of Harvin’s talents.

“He is such a threat as a wide receiver who can run and catch the football as well as anybody,” Carroll said. “He’s just a gifted ballplayer.”

Carroll said that when he was the coach at USC, he tried hard to recruit Harvin out of high school. Unfortunately for Carroll, Harvin’s mother said she didn’t want Percy that far from her home in Virginia.

“He really was the No. 1 player in America when we were recruiting him, and I think Mom just said, ‘We’re not letting him go that far from home,’” Carroll said.

That recruitment was seven years ago. Now Carroll finally has his man.

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63 Responses to “Percy Harvin, Russell Wilson already have their workouts planned”
  1. overweightman says: Mar 12, 2013 6:39 PM

    Well isn’t that just cute

  2. hendeeze says: Mar 12, 2013 6:39 PM

    Don’t forget your Aspirin Percy.

  3. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    Pete Carroll needs an anvil dropped on him

  4. dukemarc says: Mar 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    “He really was the No. 1 player in America when we were recruiting him, and I think Mom just said, ‘We’re not letting him go that far from home,’” Carroll said.

    ————————

    You sure it wasn’t, “We’re not letting him play for a scumbag liar like you, Pete”?

  5. ravensfan19 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    I think he’ll do well in Seattle. Playing with a Solid Quaterback on a Contender with a lot of those young guys around him can do wonders for his attitude. Seattle Building a Solid Team.

  6. realdealsteel says: Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    Seahawks are putting pressure on the 49ers.

  7. allday296 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    They should traded that crybaby to the jets, what a punk

  8. flakeybiscuits says: Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    NFC west sure is going to be fun to watch this year!!

  9. barroomhero80 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    And you will be injured
    Again buddy

  10. whatjusthapped says: Mar 12, 2013 6:42 PM

    He is looking forward to playing with a real NFL Qb, can you blame the kid?

    Ponder sucks, big time, and it seems the only people who don’t realize that are Spielman, Frazier and all three dozen hard core Viking fans.

  11. hutch119 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:42 PM

    Could anyone say with a straight face that they “like” playing/watching/cheering for Chirsitan Ponder??

  12. joey49er says: Mar 12, 2013 6:42 PM

    Does this mean they will try to win the west??the 49ers own this division!!!! 49ers rule the west..

  13. sippindasyzurp says: Mar 12, 2013 6:43 PM

    After talking like that, bad karma will haunt this guy for his career.. He will never play a full season.

  14. smootysmoot says: Mar 12, 2013 6:43 PM

    Who cares! The only people that care are the delusional Seahawks fans who think Wilson is Superstar and that Harvin will actually play every game. Can’t wait to watch them crash and burn next year when Wilson gets exposed. Ha

  15. blackandblue123 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:44 PM

    He gonna make sure 80 percent of plays come to him, if not it’s just a matter of time before he gets his B!**H on……good luck with that lmao!!

  16. David S. says: Mar 12, 2013 6:45 PM

    What a dynamic duo Wilson and Harvin will make. I think the only people suffering from migraines after this will be D coordinators facing the Hawks.

  17. tkporcel says: Mar 12, 2013 6:45 PM

    That’s Sweet

  18. overweightman says: Mar 12, 2013 6:45 PM

    should of paid him pete…

  19. time4complaints says: Mar 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    Ponder is the anti-recruiting tool in Minnesota

  20. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    Next year everyone will see Wilson for who he is: a loser. Steeler never make a mistake. Jealous of our majestic nature?

  21. bigbaldpapahawk says: Mar 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    Nobody wants to play against the West this year.

  22. onlineinsite says: Mar 12, 2013 6:47 PM

    I think Mom just said, “We’re not letting him play for a coach with so many recruiting violations stacking up.”

  23. hosmachine says: Mar 12, 2013 6:47 PM

    Yeah that always pays off trading and over paying for players you loved 7 yrs ago haha. This guy is a joke! What about matt linhart and mike williams and dont forget reggie bush jeez if he had all 3 they would definetly have a “Dynasty” then. what 4-5 Superbowls.

  24. stevedigre says: Mar 12, 2013 6:48 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I like this deal less and less as time goes on.

  25. mikefromla says: Mar 12, 2013 6:49 PM

    As a Packers fan, I’m glad to learn that Favre helped poison Percy against Ponder.

  26. lordfletcher says: Mar 12, 2013 6:52 PM

    stevedigre says:
    Mar 12, 2013 6:48 PM
    As a Vikings fan, I like this deal less and less as time goes on.

    ——————————

    as another Viking fan. You need to realize that Harvin wasn’t going to play for the Vikings. Getting anything in return is a plus, especially 3 picks and one of them being this years first round.

    Harvin would have only accepted 15 million from the Vikes to stay and shut up. He wanted out from Ponder.

    Personally, I am happy he is gone if he didn’t want to be here. Turn the page.

  27. mattm4444 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:52 PM

    With the Niners taking a year or two to recover from Superbowl depression, the Hawks will swiftly take the #1 seed and land straight into the superbowl this year.

  28. hawkswa says: Mar 12, 2013 6:52 PM

    Haha, listen to all you Seahawks haters. Welcome to Seattle, Percy. Go Hawks!

  29. axespray says: Mar 12, 2013 6:56 PM

    Notice during the pro bowl the amount of fun Adrian Peterson was having hanging out with Russell Wilson ?

    Rick Spielman = Genius! …for drafting Ponder 12th overall – meanwhile, Wilson (3rd round) – Dalton (2nd round) are probably better QBs… fail!

  30. swaggyy says: Mar 12, 2013 7:00 PM

    You 49er fans are so stupid! You own the division? Only in 2011 you did. Last year was as close as it gets. Remember that the hawks owned the division for years this decade while you constantly picked top 10. Just shut up. The Seahawks will get the best out of Harvin. Who in their right mind would be happy playing in Minnesota with Ponder or brad Childress before that?

    You all will your crow

  31. themackstrong says: Mar 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    Such great news! Good time to be a fan of the Seattle Seahawks. Percy Harvin & Wilson are going to be exciting to watch.

  32. purpleguy says: Mar 12, 2013 7:02 PM

    Percy was a pain, but he was an awesome as heck player on the field. The Hawks are going to benefit from his on-field play tremendously. Sorry to see him go, as he was a blast to watch. No sour grapes here — just bummed.

  33. ketch20too says: Mar 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    Wilson again shows he is a true leader. Always working to improve himself and his team. Attitude of a winner.

  34. swaggyy says: Mar 12, 2013 7:06 PM

    Also, the Carroll and Harvin jokes are completely irrelevant. Harvin fixed his migraine issue over two years ago. And Carroll so called problems at USC are pure speculation. Every single college coach does the same things, you just don’t know it. Carroll and us hawk fans will be laughing at you when we win back to back to back super bowls

  35. iluvbears says: Mar 12, 2013 7:06 PM

    All I have to say to Percy is EFFU.

  36. audient says: Mar 12, 2013 7:06 PM

    >NFC west sure is going to be fun to watch this year!!

    Half of it, for sure. The other half?

    (Said the guy whose team is in the AFC North….never mind.)

  37. rickrock6661982 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:08 PM

    Harvin had no problems with Tebow

    Says a lot about Ponder, eh?

  38. TheWizard says: Mar 12, 2013 7:08 PM

    If he was a whiny punk with the Vikings, he’ll be a whiny punk at his next stop, too.

    Given it some time.

  39. seals1 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:11 PM

    Percy- as a team leader and a star player you are suppose to help your young QB get better not act like spoiled kid.

    Get Bent Percy

  40. pappavike says: Mar 12, 2013 7:11 PM

    Say, I will say this to the Seahawks no bitchi g or moaning when this does’ nt work just like the Rice pickup Besides one season does not a carrer make. Wilson Better be great. For he has no excuses The one thing I was taught as a youngster was don’t count your chickens before they hatch not only do you get the player, you get his baggage!!

  41. screechdaddy says: Mar 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    The jealousy meter on these Seahawks haters is off the charts! Some of you throw the word “karma” around liberally, yet know nothing about what it actually means. It’s Law of Attraction, dimwads. Means you get back in spades whatever energy you put out into the universe.

    So, by all means, keep on hating my Hawks because LoA will just keep right on giving you dopes even more Seahawks success to feed your insatiable hatred. Meanwhile, “Sneaky” Pete Carroll and John Schneider are putting the final pieces into place that will launch the first-ever Seattle Seahawks DYNASTY in the NFL.

    This is what makes Russ Wilson the best QB in the NFL. Maybe not quite yet in stats, but definitely in preparation, effort, and enthusiasm. Texting his new WR the very second the trade is announced to schedule some workouts in effing MARCH!! Are you freaking kidding me?! Eat Hawk droppings, haters. BWAA-HA-HA-HAAA!!

  42. trippymane says: Mar 12, 2013 7:15 PM

    Just listened to the press conference. You could tell this guy wants to win. I’m so jacked for the season!!!! #GOHAWKS

  43. 49ersfanest1987 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:15 PM

    Between Harvin, Sherman, and Carroll, how can you not hate this team.

  44. billbrasky72 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:15 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I think Harvin is right about Ponder. The only way he could get the ball to Harvin was behind the line of scrimmage. The Vikings probably didn’t pursue Wallace because he can run faster than Ponder’s “fastball”. No such thing as a downfield threat when you can’t get the ball downfield in the first place.

  45. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 7:17 PM

    Their entire workout routine is based on how to beat the Eagles in this years NFC championship game. Plan early fellas.

  46. freyj3773 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    NFC West for the win! Just gotta get Arizona a QB and this could be the strongest division in the league for the next few seasons!

  47. K says: Mar 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    Harvin just upgraded from a 1st round QB that should have been a 3rd rounder to a QB that was a 3rd rounder and should have been a 1st. I’d be stoked too.

  48. allidoiswin55 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    RW is a winner and didn’t use a gimmick offense or throw every play to get his experience.

    He reads coverages and defenses better than any other rookie this season. He relies on his cerebral gifts over pure athletic ability.

    Kid has always won and wins everyday. Dude is going to win only the injury can prevent that.

    Why isn’t this trade good for both teams. Their is no real argument welly thought out as to why.

    Niners don’t ” own ” the division they’ve won 2 in a row. THE SEAHAWKS OWN the division and have ever since joining it. Most divisional wins, playoff births and playoff wins. Where are your facts. Niners were god awful for a decade. Didn’t sniff the playoffs.

    And this season your team won the division by a HALF GAME. Not own by any means sir.

  49. lawyerbot says: Mar 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    Ponder tried to set up workouts with Harvin during the strike but Harvin skipped them — lost his cell phone. Better make sure he keeps his cell phone on him this summer.

  50. tjh9985 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:32 PM

    I find the amount of haters Seattle has to be amusing. You know they’re doing things right when everyone is jealous. I’m not even a Seattle fan.

  51. weetsld says: Mar 12, 2013 7:34 PM

    Percy Harvin will be my fantasy swing for the fences for the fourth year in a row.

  52. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:35 PM

    Harvin can teach the young rookie how to “pout and get paid”.

  53. thegrey7 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:36 PM

    Further evidence it was time to get rid of Percy.

    He couldn’t even hang around the Vikings as they were making a play-off run, but he’s already planning workouts on his first day as a Seahawk?

  54. pacific123ocean says: Mar 12, 2013 7:37 PM

    Percy is a playmaker that can do it all. But seahawks should be cautious about overusing him. That will certainly lead to an injury.

  55. kenstabler says: Mar 12, 2013 7:44 PM

    Sounds like he just does not want to catch passes from a white dude. They should have traded him to the Eagles.

  56. dorkwood says: Mar 12, 2013 7:54 PM

    Hahahaha… NOW he’s a great teammate. It’s only a matter of time Seattle fans. It won’t be anything big or unlawful but his attitude will soon wear down that locker room. A spade is a spade. A punk is a punk. There is good reason no Viking stood up for him after this trade(AP spoke of his talent, not his character). Good riddance from the TC Viking faithful.

  57. chaypin says: Mar 12, 2013 8:12 PM

    Vikings fans are looking bitter. 49er fans are looking delusional. That one Steeler fan is looking downright insane. And the Seahawks fans are drooling about how awesome the Seahawks offense is going to be this coming season. So glad that I’m one of those droolers right now haha. GO HAWKS!

  58. ctp603 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:49 PM

    Florida is right down the road from Virginia.

  59. dorkwood says: Mar 13, 2013 7:12 AM

    Vikes fans delusional??? Try honest my friend. As a Vikes fan I think Seattle is a fun team to watch and definitely on the upswing. Delusion is thinking those smiles at Percy’s presser were anything but leftover gleam from big, shiny dollar signs in his eyes that we were too smart to give him. Enjoy him until that gleam in his eyes is gone and he realizes that there are other players around him that want the ball too.

  60. horses721 says: Mar 13, 2013 9:37 AM

    Hey Pete, he didn’t go to Florida to be close to home. He went there because they offered more money than USC did!

  61. 49erteabagger says: Mar 13, 2013 3:44 PM

    49ers wish they had a WR threat. They had to settle for aging Boldin

  62. 49erteabagger says: Mar 13, 2013 3:47 PM

    In plus, who was a SF fan before last year? …Anybody? … thats what I thought.

  63. fluffy19 says: Jul 31, 2013 12:34 PM

    How’s that working out for you seahawks?

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