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Harvin says, “When it’s time to explode I will”


The Seattle Seahawks have amassed a 6-1 record without the centerpiece of their offseason acquisition efforts.  Now, receiver Percy Harvin has returned to practice.  He could play as soon as Monday.

“It’s been a long ride,” Harvin told reporters on Tuesday.  “I haven’t played football since Week Seven of last season, and just dealing with the trades, dealing with the injury that ended the season, and then coming here and having another injury.  So it’s been tough man, I have a lot of things built up in me that I’m just ready to unleash on the field.

“I’m going to take my time with it, but when it’s time to explode I will.”

It’s unclear how much time it will take.

“For me, it’s just conditioning and just getting back out here getting the reps with the guys,” Harvin said.  “I’m familiar with the offense, my condition is pretty good, and weight lifting and everything is good.  So just getting the repetition and being back out there with the guys and just getting back in the flow.”

He said his role will be similar to what it was in Minnesota during the first two years of his career, when Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell served as offensive coordinator with the Vikings.

Harvin also talked for the first time about the injury that resulted in hip surgery.

“I had a bone that was blocking me from getting my full range of motion,” Harvin said.  “Just like any labrum in your shoulder there was just a lot of pain, certain movements would hurt real bad, and it just got to the point where it was getting real tough to pick up my leg.  I just had to get it done, I’m glad I got it done. . . .  It was bothering me sleeping, running, just relaxing; it was getting real tough so we knew we had to get something done.  It just came at a funny time, but it all worked out.”

If Harvin stays healthy, it could work out with the Seahawks nailing down the No. 1 seed in the NFC postseason field — and then parlaying a pair of home games into a berth in the Super Bowl.

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73 Responses to “Harvin says, “When it’s time to explode I will””
  1. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 22, 2013 9:51 PM

    He stole that from Peter North.

  2. skoobyfl says: Oct 22, 2013 9:52 PM

    Lots of games between now & then.

  3. gonzo7 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:52 PM

    That’s what she said.

  4. td30 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:53 PM


  5. bearsnoah says: Oct 22, 2013 9:54 PM

    that’s what she said

  6. phillyinknoxville says: Oct 22, 2013 9:56 PM

    That’s what she s……nevermind, that’s too easy.

  7. skins1976 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:56 PM

    “I have a lot of things built up in me that I’m ready to unleash…”…”when it’s time to explode I will.” Um, is it just me or is he telling us he’s sexually frustrated?

  8. joey49er says: Oct 22, 2013 9:56 PM

    Percy says take the money and run lol!!!!id say this guy does not play 2 yrs….And why did they just not draft a good wr?? why give the vikes so much for so less??Wow

  9. raiderapologist says: Oct 22, 2013 9:57 PM

    And then Percy gets a headache….

  10. russell4mvp says: Oct 22, 2013 9:58 PM

    Harvin is going to take this offense to the next level. Niners can’t stop Seattle without Percy imagine them with him.

  11. slbasegame257 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:58 PM

    That’s what she said.

  12. multiplemiggs says: Oct 22, 2013 9:58 PM

    He tells that to all the ladies.

  13. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 22, 2013 10:01 PM

    Steelers talk on the field.


  14. theadeeps says: Oct 22, 2013 10:02 PM

    explode like Migraine wise?

  15. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Oct 22, 2013 10:06 PM

    “I had a bone that was blocking me from getting my full range of motion”

    Um, er … never mind. Good luck Percy.

  16. gohawks89 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:06 PM


  17. beastmode5150 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:11 PM

    Man, hawk fans are like kids on Christmas morning. 🙂

  18. bsreed says: Oct 22, 2013 10:15 PM

    thats what she said

  19. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 22, 2013 10:15 PM

    I sure hope it doesn’t come down to players timing their explosions around strategic Fantex option periods. Those things look like they could become inevitably linked in some way. But that’s just business stuff, no reason to make it a football concern.

  20. jshawaii22 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:20 PM

    The 12th man is waiting and will wait. Do what you gotta do Percy to be healthy and ready to run. New Orleans and SFO… those are the ‘real’ games coming up.


  21. pacificnw7722 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:21 PM

    UNLEASH the Kracken!

    GO HAWKS!!!

  22. burm61 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:24 PM

    That’s what he said

  23. mrwalterisgod says: Oct 22, 2013 10:27 PM

    Viking fans before season: HAHAHAHA, WE WON THAT TRADE!

    Seahawk fans, WITHOUT A FULLY HEALTHY TEAM, : Lol.

    Minne: 1-5. Sea: 6-1.

    Minne: Christian Ponder. Seattle: Russell Wilson.


  24. trevor123698 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:29 PM

    and you blew that bone out because you don’t take in the nutrition required to maintain a close to 100% strength bone structure. this contract will haunt this team regardless of whether they unload him after injury plagued years. Sidney Rice 2.0. Look for Kearse or Baldwin to be the man in a few years. DEAD ATHLETES DON’T LIE

  25. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 10:33 PM

    He’s got more ego than talent. Fits right in on that team, which will–again–lose to a much better team before sniffing the Super Bowl.


  26. joemontanaflaccid says: Oct 22, 2013 10:42 PM

    He meant to say implode

  27. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 22, 2013 10:52 PM

    Exploding migraine or exploding knee?

  28. thebumontelegraphave says: Oct 22, 2013 10:57 PM

    so all these injuries are just leading up to an epic self-explosion? CAN’T WAIT.

  29. knicksmets says: Oct 22, 2013 10:59 PM

    If Harvin can come back healthy and as good as last year the Seahawks will be pretty scary. A healthy Harvin may make a difference for them in the playoffs and getting to the Super Bowl

  30. toonloonboon says: Oct 22, 2013 11:00 PM

    ive heard ron jeremy say the exact same thing.

  31. dannyreneau says: Oct 22, 2013 11:01 PM

    It must be holloween time, cause the Seahawks are about to get scary

  32. blackhawks2010 says: Oct 22, 2013 11:04 PM

    Be afraid NFL, be very afraid…

  33. cassrangers says: Oct 22, 2013 11:06 PM

    That’s EXACTLY what I told her! 😀

  34. bigearl61 says: Oct 22, 2013 11:21 PM

    That`s what she said…

  35. braceyourselffor12 says: Oct 22, 2013 11:21 PM


  36. seatownballers says: Oct 22, 2013 11:26 PM

    Go hawks!
    We’re looking good and almost at full health. We must secure they one seed to secure a Superbowl run. Activating Robinson and Harvin=ten more points a game

  37. Vim says: Oct 22, 2013 11:35 PM

    I can’t wait for this guy to get going and crank it up. Imagine a 6-1 Seahawks team getting a healthy Percy Harvin . Should be a lot of fun.

  38. chawk12thman says: Oct 22, 2013 11:44 PM

    We are ready to see the explosion……

  39. snoqualmieterry says: Oct 22, 2013 11:51 PM

    I wish him well, but he has been very injury prone.

  40. timaug says: Oct 22, 2013 11:57 PM


  41. barneyrumble says: Oct 22, 2013 11:59 PM

    Serious question. What is up with the migraine headaches he suffered from? Is that under control or is that still a struggle for him?

  42. orivar says: Oct 23, 2013 12:21 AM

    Harvin was then taken away for suspicion of terrorism.

  43. beardinals says: Oct 23, 2013 12:32 AM

    He should get a few good weeks in until he’s hurt again.

  44. dennisatunity says: Oct 23, 2013 12:35 AM

    We have done exceptionally well without Harvin. Now that he’s just about ready, I think most people are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on his injuries (and that generosity of spirit comes from how well we have done up to this point). Now it’s time to go prove yourself Harvin. I want you to be spectacular! Every Seahawks fan does. Help us nail down that home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

  45. elwaysagenius says: Oct 23, 2013 12:52 AM

    Is he talking about his limbs exploding, or his game?

  46. deejayehn says: Oct 23, 2013 1:13 AM

    Isn’t that why you were injured for so long before (“when it’s time to explode I will”)?


    Maybe he is talking about his head and the migraine thing?

  47. capn0bvious says: Oct 23, 2013 1:37 AM

    Take your time, no rush. The next game that is even a little concerning is the Nov 10 game in Atlanta.

  48. bert1913 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:41 AM

    at 6-1 the seahawks will be getting stronger and stronger

  49. vikes89allday says: Oct 23, 2013 1:52 AM

    “When its time to explode I will”… Get a migraine

  50. unkrautsalat says: Oct 23, 2013 3:45 AM

    PFT commenters are like “Man, that innuendo basically writes itself!”

  51. backdapack4evr says: Oct 23, 2013 4:25 AM

    Of course he will!!
    Unless of course he has a headache!!

  52. abty7 says: Oct 23, 2013 4:40 AM

    Congrats on the most Porn sounding headline in PFT history…

  53. joetoronto says: Oct 23, 2013 4:43 AM

    Harvin says, “When it’s time to explode I will”

    Spontaneous combustion?

  54. iluvbears says: Oct 23, 2013 5:44 AM

    Percy Harvin? Oh yeah, I remember him. I thought he was out of the league. Just a matter of time until his next injury or manufactured incident keeps him out of more games.

  55. green41563 says: Oct 23, 2013 5:48 AM

    He means his hip.

  56. glynners says: Oct 23, 2013 7:33 AM

    More likely to explode his knee

  57. bleedgreen says: Oct 23, 2013 8:01 AM

    Did he get his ‘migraines’ taken care of too?

  58. thatswhatimsayin says: Oct 23, 2013 8:12 AM

    TRANSLATION…. When coach says something I don’t like, i will “explode” and choke him out…. or possibly throw a dumbell at him.

  59. leo133074 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:28 AM

    Peter North.

  60. theytukrjobs says: Oct 23, 2013 8:46 AM

    Seattle is in a great spot in that they don’t really “need” Harvin to get the playoffs. Bring him along slow and make sure he’s ready when the games really count.

  61. jda129 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    I know there’s a joke with the Jim Harbaugh bird watching quote in here somewhere, but I don’t know if it’ll get past the censors.

  62. ickky says: Oct 23, 2013 9:04 AM

    Yup..only a matter of time before Percy Poo “explodes” at the coaching staff

  63. serkeljerks says: Oct 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    Gross. Just gross. Nobody wants anybody exploding anywhere and especially on a football field. Gross.

  64. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 23, 2013 9:55 AM

    Lots of hate for Harvin…the jealousy is obvious. Seattle is about to be unbeatable. 18-1!

  65. ejmstr says: Oct 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    More likely to Implode.

  66. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:41 AM

    Yup when people hate on a person with ignorant information is stinks of jealousy. Before Harvin got hurt against Seattle last year, he missed 3 games total in the NFL. The migraines he suffered were because of sleep apnea which he has been treated for and headache free.

    I remember watching Harvin play as a Viking and thought the man was fearless and tough as nails because he would take the biggest hits and keep rolling. Even when he went down he was back up again ready to go. Defensive coordinator’s will have to scheme for Percy Harvin, anyone who understand football gets that. They also have try scheme for Lynch and Wilson. Tate, Rice and Baldwin are going to all have more opportunities.

  67. trollhammer20 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    To all making migraine comments or asking about them:

    Harvin underwent therapy at the Mayo Clinic (which is a very famous medical center located in Minneapolis, and not a sandwich shop) for sleep apnea about two years ago.

    He has not had a migraine since.

    So keep hopin’ and wishin’ for other kinds of injuries. It’s not like your team has a defense capable of stopping him, so, hope he gets hurt…AM I RIGHT???

  68. mnomalley says: Oct 23, 2013 10:53 AM

    Hey trollhammer20 the Mayo clinic is in Rochester Minnesota. Just sayin

  69. bordner says: Oct 23, 2013 11:05 AM

    I think now that he no longer has to suit up as a viking, those migraines will be a thing of the past.

    Throbbing headaches and feeling sick to your stomach are well-known side effects from having to wear purple for any extended period of time.

  70. liddogg33 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    Let’s see here, no Percy, missing 3 o line starters (2 PROBOWLERS), smash the niners (AGAIN), best record in the NFC, and your Viking trolls (probably WORSE TEAM IN LEAGUE) and the niner fans (got your lunch handed to you TWICE NOW!!!) are still talking trash!! Truth be told seattle can run, they can throw, and they can DEFEND!!!! Seattle will only get better!!! Homefield=SUPERBOWL!!!!! All the hatin only makes it FUNNER!!!! Nothing you can do to stop it!!! RUSSELL>KAEP!!!!

    GO HAWKS!!!!

  71. adderal says: Oct 23, 2013 10:52 PM

    alot of excitement on here for a guy who’s never had a 1000 yard season, no more then six TDs in a year and not more then 2 kick returns either. Ave yards per game 67 and two of those years are with a hall of fame QB. I dont get it but you all clearly really love this team which I think is cool. Good times for you all up in the north west.

  72. fwbrodie says: Oct 23, 2013 11:24 PM


  73. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 26, 2013 11:32 AM

    adderal says: Oct 23, 2013 10:52 PM

    alot of excitement on here for a guy who’s never had a 1000 yard season, no more then six TDs in a year and not more then 2 kick returns either. Ave yards per game 67 and two of those years are with a hall of fame QB. I dont get it but you all clearly really love this team which I think is cool. Good times for you all up in the north west.


    With Christan Ponder as his QB, Jerry Rice and Calvin Johnson couldn’t produce 1000 yards. That 1st round reach is slinging a limp noodle. That’s why Vikes picked up Josh Freeman off the streets and threw him as starter less than a week later.

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