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Carroll says decision on Harvin will be made Monday

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The Seahawks have listed receiver Percy Harvin as doubtful.  But even with the “doubtful” label, there’s still a chance he’ll play.

Coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Saturday that a decision won’t be made until the day of the game between Seattle and New Orleans.  Even though it sounds like the decision sort of already has been made.

“We’ll go all the way out to Monday with this to see what happens,” Carroll said regarding Harvin.  “But unfortunately, he didn’t make it back like we thought he would.  So it’s more important for us to get him back for the longer haul.  So if we wait another couple of days here and get through the week. . . .  I thought with the days off, it’ll all work together.  But it didn’t work out quite right for us.  So unfortunately, he didn’t make it.”

The problem, as Carroll explained it, is that Harvin emerged from the Week 11 game with a sore hip, and that it hasn’t recovered the way Carroll had hoped.

“[I]t’s just responding from the load of the game and he only had 19 plays and 16 active plays in there,” Carroll said.  “So it wasn’t very much.  But he’s just sore and so we don’t want to push beyond that right now.  It’s not worth it.”

And so the Seahawks will wait for the soreness to subside, as they also will hope that the soreness doesn’t eventually morph into a structural issue.

“That’s the only way we can go right now and we don’t see any big issue, structurally,” Carroll said.  “There’s nothing, we’ve looked at everything.”

Everything is riding on Monday night’s game, which will go a long way toward deciding the top playoff seed in the NFC.  The Seahawks then travel to San Francisco next Sunday.

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7 Responses to “Carroll says decision on Harvin will be made Monday”
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 1, 2013 8:11 AM

    Tell him to go see the team doctor who’ll hit him up, Pete.

    If he doesn’t get on board with the cheating, cut his arse.

    SMH.

  2. tincansailor981 says: Dec 1, 2013 8:14 AM

    He’s going to play. Pete the cheat is just doing some pre-game posturing.

  3. bcajun says: Dec 1, 2013 9:02 AM

    DR. PETE

  4. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:28 AM

    Seattle fans following this team know if a guy isn’t 100 % he likely isn’t playing. Bobby Wagner, Max Unger & Chris Clemons all could have played games where they were held out of because Pete stands by his “always compete” philosophy and this team trusts its depth.

    Its frustrating when you want the best players out there but big picture we all know guys are needed in the long term. 10-1 and with Kearse, Tate and Baldwin Seattle has been putting up points. Besides Saints have a excellent pass rush but low rated run defense, I think its 2 TE sets and Mike Rob leading the way for Beast Mode. Go Hawks!

  5. genericuser8888 says: Dec 1, 2013 5:25 PM

    Smokescreen.

    A few years back the Cowboys were gonna hold DeMarcus Ware out of a Cowboys/Saints game. Ware played and the Saints had not planned on him being in the game. They didn’t put a double team on him. We lost the game and Ware kicked our butts.

    In the Saints/Colts Superbowl, Freeny was doubtful. We learned out lesson and planned on him playing.

    Here, we still remember that lesson, and we will be prepared in case Harvin decides to play.

  6. fwbrodie says: Dec 1, 2013 10:19 PM

    Pete Carroll has never played a “doubtful” player in his Seahawks career. He’s not playing.

  7. rublestiltzkin says: Dec 2, 2013 2:37 AM

    HEY JOE TORONTO: real quick, detail out for me Pete Carroll’s role in any cheating that has taken place. Btw, “he knew about…..”, “he was aware…….”, “….let his players take…..” Ya, those don’t count obviously cuz they aren’t examples of cheating

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