Don’t expect to see Harvin before the playoffs

AP

On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that an update regarding receiver Percy Harvin will be coming on Wednesday.  Whatever the update is, don’t expect to see him before the postseason.

Harvin, who has played in one game this year and has missed three since then due to an ongoing hip problem, hasn’t practiced in recent weeks.  Carroll has said that Harvin will be week-to-week until he can practice, at which point he’ll become day-to-day.

Regardless, the Seahawks regard Harvin as a long-term, year-to-year asset.  While he hasn’t paid dividends yet, the Seahawks have been better than fine without him.  If he can contribute in the postseason, it’ll be an added benefit.

With the Seahawks likely to handle their business at home in the postseason, the ultimate goal should be to have a full package of plays for Harvin ready to go for Super Bowl XLVIII, the next time they’ll have to leave CenturyLink Field after closing out the season with back-to-back home games against the Cardinals and Rams.

71 responses to “Don’t expect to see Harvin before the playoffs

  1. It would be a little bit funny if he got healthy right in time for the Super Bowl and then sat out due to migraines…

  2. Obviously as a Viking fan I’m in no place to talk smack to ANY team’s fanbase, much less the Seahawks, but it’s looking more and more like the Vikes were easy winners here. The guy just can’t stay on the field.

  3. Please haters we are gonna be even more dominant when hes back. No wonder hes hurt, the vikings used him every single play… Im surprised he wasnt in as a linebacker. In seattle hes apart if the team, not the WHOLE team

  4. Wow Seattle has set two records in back to back seasons.! This makes him the second highest paid player ” per game” Matt Flynn at his 9 mil or whatever for never playing and Harvin @ 3 or 4 million per game. Pretty impressive.

  5. Harvin is the secret weapon. Saving him for nfc championship and the big game. All the haters should realize were 12-2 without harvin. Go hawks

  6. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 17, 2013 8:01 PM
    I wonder if the delusional Seahawks fans still think they won that trade with the Vikings.
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    Nah. We moved on. We delusional Seahawks fans still think we can win games without him.

  7. Ahhh, here come the vikes fans. They are proud of that 4-9-1 and full of envy. How jealous can they be? Bragging about getting Rhodes with that pick. Lol
    You really wanna compare? Ok….
    Hawks have
    Thurmond 4th round
    Sherman 5th round
    Maxwell 6th round
    Lane 6th round
    Simon 5th round

    All of which is take ahead of your so called shut down cb rhodes. -(pick given to Minnesota for harvin trade)
    Seattle is the best in the nfl currently. We’re gonna take shots from all sides. Haters form a line.

  8. Fun inside info: That trade was 100% backed by the Vikings medical staff. Not for the physical reasons, it was because Percy is not mentally tough at all. He won’t play through pain when physically cleared and he has a tremendous temper.

  9. They don’t automatically go to the Super Bowl just because their fans are loud you know. They still have to do a little thing called play the game against two quality opponents in the playoffs.

  10. The really sad part is, it was so important for Harvin to come back and play against Minnesota that he may have set himself even further back. I hope that Viking game was worth it. Good Luck enjoying that postseason.

  11. Of course you won’t! He’s been paid and the others on the Club have already done the heavy lifting. He isn’t going to show up until the lights are on. I hope you fans are ready when he puts it on the ground just when you think you’re in.

  12. Yeah the Seahawks look really good, but come on PFT, tamp down the Super Bowl talk already. Anything can happen in the playoffs and being a favorite is far from being guaranteed. Step it back, boys.

  13. mortyglickstein says:Dec 17, 2013 8:12 PM

    Wow Seattle has set two records in back to back seasons.! This makes him the second highest paid player ” per game” Matt Flynn at his 9 mil or whatever for never playing and Harvin @ 3 or 4 million per game. Pretty impressive
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    The Seahawks have the best record in the NFL at 12-2, so I don’t think that those moves really hurt them much, do you?

    Best Regards

  14. minnesotablizzard says:Dec 17, 2013 8:24 PM

    Fun inside info: That trade was 100% backed by the Vikings medical staff. Not for the physical reasons, it was because Percy is not mentally tough at all. He won’t play through pain when physically cleared and he has a tremendous temper
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    Fun inside info: The Hawks are 12-2 with the best record in the NFL, and the Vikings are a dumpster fire……..

  15. The Seahawks are not going to win with just crowd noise alone but the noise will sure help that’s for sure and the Seahawks are a really good football team with the best defence in the NFL and best special teams and a good offence with a beast at tailback and a great young quarterback who is not only a great player but a great person as well so although they have to play the hames to get to the Superbowl I really like their chances of not only getting there but winning it as well.

  16. Seattle is awesome. They are also fortunate. Great young players at bargain salaries. When all their young talent starts holding out for big deals is when the party ends. The Seahawks need to win in the next couple years or it’s over. They may have overpaid for Flynn and Harvin but price per win from their QB has to be the cheapest in the NFL in the modern era. I hate the Seahawks but they are a well put together team.

  17. What’s really too bad about this is IF Harvin gets activated, somebody else on the 53 man roster, somebody who has really been practicing, playing & contributing, is gonna have to be let go…

  18. Its great that the PEDHawk’s didn’t need Harvin to be competitive.

    Its great that Patterson has done everything Harvin did in Minny, except way better and not injured or throwing weighs at the head coach.

    So, win/win trade.

  19. Seahawks are already the best team in football. These stories of Harvin keep coming out but 12-2 already says Seattle can win and dominate without Percy in the line up. If he comes back in playoffs, great – he creates an X factor that hasn’t been shown in the season.

    Number one defense, top rated run game, homefield advantage and a QB that is a flat out play maker. Hawks are fine either way, Viking fans can keep claiming victory even though we pounded you into the dirt the last 2 years and your team can’t sniff the playoffs even though every other starting QB in your division is on the sideline. Yaaaaaayyyy!!

  20. slugbaitspace says: Dec 17, 2013 8:17 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Dec 17, 2013 8:01 PM
    I wonder if the delusional Seahawks fans still think they won that trade with the Vikings.
    ——————
    Nah. We moved on. We delusional Seahawks fans still think we can win games without him.

    _______________

    Yeah, I don’t think that’s how trades are supposed to work.

  21. Remember in August when Harvin had hip surgery the furious haters here said the Seahawks were doomed? And the Seahawks fans correctly told you plebs that Harvin was just a luxury for an elite team that was already emasculating defenses before him? LMFAO!

  22. kkalama1 says:
    Dec 17, 2013 8:12 PM
    Please haters we are gonna be even more dominant when hes back. No wonder hes hurt, the vikings used him every single play… Im surprised he wasnt in as a linebacker. In seattle hes apart if the team, not the WHOLE team

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    Normally don’t respond to 3rd graders, but your comment is so wrong as to make me obliged. Not only did the Vikings not overuse Percy, they actually under utilized him. It’s what I said about his game when he was traded. Not only does he miss games due to his style of play, but he also misses a lot of PLAYS within games that he dresses for. Many, many instances of him taking on a guy for the big hit instead of going out of bounds or at least protecting himself. And then he’s gassed or shaken up and comes out for 2 or 3 plays…often key plays. Many 3rd downs spent w/o the 2 most explosive offensive weapons on the field. It’s a double edged sword, because I loved Percy’s aggressiveness, but you aren’t very tough on the bench every other play. The hit against Sherman last year was an excellent point in case.

    So, not a hater here. Just a resident of reality. You should visit. It’s nice.

    Also, to those talking about the trade not mattering because you have a secondary full of late round studs, you are confusing issues. No doubt you have the better team and better secondary. Also, no doubt that we won that trade. Give us that at least.

    It does make you wonder what Seattle would look like if they had added a dynamic 1st round talent instead a oft injured miscreant.

  23. They’ll need him if they want any chance of beating Peyton manning.

    That will be the Super Bowl. It’s an absolute certainty.

    Seattle doesn’t lose at home, and New England doesn’t have an offense that can score touchdowns to beat manning.

    I think the Seahawks get crushed by manning because I think their defense is arrogant enough to do man coverage against Manning. Manning will torch single coverage every time.

  24. mortyglickstein says:Dec 17, 2013 8:12 PM

    Wow Seattle has set two records in back to back seasons.! This makes him the second highest paid player ” per game” Matt Flynn at his 9 mil or whatever for never playing and Harvin @ 3 or 4 million per game. Pretty impressive
    ***********
    With Russell Wilson at QB, do you think any of the Seahawk fans regret that move?

  25. Harvin is a 6 yr- $67 Million reach for talent and waste of TEAM money based on his injury history alone both past and current. Nice stats this YEAR 1 catch 17 yards. Note to Carroll, SF LB crew is praying you put him in at playoff time with no regular season playing time so he can fumble. Defense/Turnovers win championships!

  26. This has become a joke and as good as the Seattle team is the joke is on them. Also, Seattle has won a lot of regular season games but nothing else to date.

  27. Harvin will play 2 more seasons tops, but a total of about 8 games (out of 32). He’ll then retire with a bale of weed.

    Not that I wouldn’t do the same if I had the opportunity.

  28. As a life long Viking fan, I’m glad he went to Seattle, along with Farwell, Rice and Bevell. I was really hoping you would Jared Allen at the trade deadline. Vikings got cheated out of the Super Bowl in 09 and those players were part of it. I’m behind Seattle 100 percent! Loved them destroying the Asterisk Saints!! Hope they get to do it one more time. Good luck Seattle!!!!

  29. Harvin isn’t playing again this season…put a fork in him already…he only played a few snaps and has been on the shelf for a month since and he’s out for the next three weeks to boot…doesn’t one think the Hawks would want to see him in a regular season game as something of a pre-season? how in the world are we to trust him playing an entire game…too dicey…he’s done…

  30. anyone expecting to see much from him in the playoffs is going to be disappointed. he is not going to pick it up right away and be a stud in the playoffs against what will be a great team

  31. This is not unlike the year Indy won their Super Bowl. They sat Bob Sanders for most of the season, including a blowout loss to Jacksonville just before the playoffs. Magically, Sanders returned for the playoffs, fully “recovered,” the Colts’ defense played lights out, and won it all. Harvin and Sanders, both playmakers, both “fragile.” Play them when it counts. I like it.

  32. Seattle makes a questionable trade, we don’t get the luxury of having a particular dynamic playmaker on the field for nearly all of our eventual super bowl winning run.
    Most other teams, including Minnesota, have a trade backfire on them, better restart the rebuilding process, cuz your team just got set back 3-5 years. Lol.
    It works this way because our organization its just stronger, top to bottom, than yours is. And it doesn’t even matter what YOURS I’m talking about, cuz we are the best.

  33. Don’t feel bad Vikings fans. Falcons, Texans and Redskins…all playoff teams last year and bottom feeders this year, just like you guys. At least you can find solace in attempting to say that the Harvin trade worked in your favor.

    Hows John Carlson working out? Steve Hutchinson says hello.

    Your team is not good. Thats too bad, bro.

  34. As a Viking fan I hated the Harvin trade. I still do now. Harvin one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, you do not trade players like that. That being said I want to make 2 points.

    1. To compare who got the better end of the trade do not compare Harvin vs. Rhodes. If the Vikings did not trade Harvin they would have most likely drafted Floyd and then traded up for Rhodes. The Seahawks chose to get Harvin at WR and pay him the $$$. The Vikings chose to pay Jennings the $$$ and draft Patterson at WR. Compare Harvin vs. Jennings and Patterson.
    2. You can not say who got the better of the trade after 1 year. 4 years from now see who got the better of the trade. Would it be better to of had Harvin for those 4 years or would it better to have had Jennings and Patterson over those 4 years. Nobody knows this answer today.

  35. Countin chickins! Why don’t they just forget about the playoffs and send them to the Super Bowl . It won’t be the first time a top seed missed it.

  36. If you have the cap space, then don’t be a miser, spend it, especially when Russell accounts for 700K, Sherman 500K, Tate 850K, the entire starting LBers- 2.1M, not to mention JLane & BMaxwell 500K each and both could be starting CB on virtually any other team.

    So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, I think Schneider & Carroll have done a pretty good job of evaluating talent.

  37. Not many folks are counting on Harvin anymore. If we could get him back. If not, we will move on like we have been.

    As far as Minny “stealing” that #1 pick, congrats. At 4-9-1 it is really paying off for them.

  38. @ydusuck

    FYI – there have been teams with better records (16 – 0 and 15 – 1) that have failed to win the Super Bowl.

    Relatively recently the 15 and 1 Packers didn’t even win a playoff game.

    I’m happy for your 12 and 2…. 🙄

  39. seatownballers says:

    Harvin is the secret weapon. Saving him for nfc championship and the big game. All the haters should realize were 12-2 without harvin. Go hawks
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    Earth to seatownballers….

    Actually, Pete Carroll must have thought that you needed Percy Harvin to beat Minnesota. You did beat the Vikings, and I’ll even agree that you probably didn’t need Harvin to do it.

    But the braintrust in Seattle thought it was worth it to play him in that game.

    And as I stated in my post above – I’m happy for your 12 and 2. That doesn’t guarantee you anything.

    What did going 15 – 1 and having home field advantage throughout the playoffs do for the Packers in the 2011 season?

    Let me remind that they got thumped 37 – 20 in their first playoff game…. 😀

  40. Percy Harvin was never the same player after the arrival of Randy Moss to the Vikings, a short 3 game rental for a draft pick, one of Brad Childress’s brilliant moves.

    Moss taught Harvin how to be a WR diva; temper tantrums, public outbursts and Me-first lessons were all included.

    The fact that BrINT Favre’s lasting legacy includes a deadly INT in a NFC Championship game largely obscures his role in demanding the trade for Moss which lead to the departure of Harvin which resulted in the drafting of yet another CB that can’t cover. The gift that keeps on giving.

  41. Harvin will play when he WANTS to play. IIRC his only game played was against his former team. His attitude and history suggest he has no problem cashing checks for no work. In the military we call that malingering but it is very difficult to prove unless you’re as stupid as the guy for Dallas/Chicago (Ratliff?)

  42. kkalama1 says: Dec 17, 2013 8:12 PM

    Please haters we are gonna be even more dominant when hes back. No wonder hes hurt, the vikings used him every single play… Im surprised he wasnt in as a linebacker. In seattle hes apart if the team, not the WHOLE team

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    Got Grammar?

  43. As a Viking fan, after reading these posts, I can’t help but chuckle.

    Yeah, there’s no question that the Seahawks are the odds-on favorites to win it all this year, at least in the NFC. However, there is also no question that the Harvin trade has been, to this point, not in Seattle’s favor.

    Would I like the Vikings to be headed to the playoffs? Absolutely.

    Do I think the Viking front office does a better job than Seattle scouting players? No.

    Would I trade Percy Harvin for three draft picks, and draft Cordarelle Patterson again? Yes.

    The reality on Harvin is that he is a headache to deal with, and wasn’t worth the trouble in Minnesota. Now in Seattle, he’s not worth the money, and the Seahawks really don’t need him to win. If Percy keeps this up, he may find himself in a much less favorable position than he is in now, or even in Minnesota.

    Free agency has a way of leveling the playing field, and if the Seahawks are going to stay on top, they’re going to need that money to keep players who actually play. Another year like this one for Harvin will be his last in Seattle.

  44. FLUFFY 19

    Please boy, thats how every player should run. He tries hard to get as much yards every chance he gets, which was like 1000% of the time with Minnesota which is why hes hurt. I could swore I seen him at running back, wr, te kick & punt return etc. Yeah at times he looks wreck less but that’s because Minnesota is horrible. He wont be put in them situation s in Seattle, there’s just to many weapons here. Save the excuses son, we won the trade

  45. Game plan;
    To start harvin in the nfc championship as our number 4 reciever. No films how we plan to use him. Media will call it a sneaky genius move by pete.
    Meanwhile….
    Vikings fans will be posting on pft how they got a corner back with the 27th pick, that now starts on the 29th ranked passing defense. Seriously vikes fans, how can you brag? Minnesota gave up 3 draft picks to move back into the first round to draft a Patterson. Who got fleeced?
    So they got a 1st, 3rd, 7th for an athletic stud that has health issues. Traded a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, to the patriots to draft a new reciever that doesn’t have a qb to throw to him. That’s a win? That’s good management? To be clear, Vikings received 3 draft picks for harvin. Then traded 3 draft picks to get Patterson. Go haunt patriot posts with your alleged fleece.

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    Thats not all of you but this list will do.

    First of all I dont “grammer” What i do is try to be repectful at least a bit (not always) a work in progress, this post will qualify as the not always. Here goes, many if not all Seattle Seahawks fans dont give two dumps what you all think on the matter of the team we love to root for. Not a single fan made the trade for Harvin, had anything to do with players stupid choices, and we certainly dont write dumb stories anointing the Hawks as SB champs without having to put in the work and win the playoff games to get there. Additionally most fans realize its only a matter of time till the Hawks lose at home (its going to happen) Fluffy, doesnt usually respond to grade school kids and is the mayor of “reality” and the bestower ot the title “Miscreant” this is just one example, Miscreant really fluffy! its goes on and on. Fans make sometimes unreasonable excuses for the team they root for and then jerks like you pounce on the post like the defender of all thats not absolutly correct. My rambling post wont change anything but i just had to say ” if you cant appreciate the fact that many decent Sea fans are just happy their team is finally a squad to be recknoned with, and we are for the first time in a long while really enjoying the ride” well then stick it in your backside!

    Oh yea and “GO HAWKS”

  47. Everyone knows the seahawks are a very good team and Harvin is a very good player. The thing about it is you gave a player a big contract without any proof he can stay healthy and willingness to play through pain like a lot of the seahawks players are dedicated to doing. Now when sherman, wilson, tate, chancellor, wagner, thomas, and their very good O line are up for new contracts you wont be able to sign them because of the big numbers you gave to a guy who isnt about the team. They need to cut their loses and make sure they re sign sherman cause their D wont be anything without him.

  48. Carrol with wilson first 21 games together-16-5 take out that horrible officiated game against GB and they are 15-6.

    Harbaugh first 21 games with Kap 16-5.

    Conclusion Wilson is a very good QB and makes Carrol look good.

    Harbaugh is a very good Coach and makes any Qb look good.

    With a few more years with Harbaugh Kap will one of the greatest, with a few more years with Carrol Wilson will have hit his ceiling and will maintain a Flacco type career, can be very good but not a brady, brees career.

  49. Harvin may cost the Seattle in the future. They spent draft picks and salary cap space for this guy, and he has been good for 1 catch for 17 yards all season. Jermaine Kearse made a longer catch in their first game.

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