When Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin made his second game appearance with his current team, some thought the Saints were trying to knock Harvin out of the game. Regardless of whether that was the goal, it was the outcome.
But Harvin doesn’t believe that the Saints were targeting him.
“No,” Harvin told reporters on Thursday, his first press conference since suffering a concussion against the Saints. “Like I said it was just us playing football, it was unfortunate, some of the hits that were caused in the game, but I didn’t think they were targeting me. I just thought they were playing football.”
Harvin hasn’t been cleared to play, but he has received clearance to practice — and practice he has for the last two days.
“I feel good,” Harvin said. “It was good to get back out there with my guys. I don’t think anybody is not feeling good going up to the most prized possession in our profession, the Super Bowl. Everybody is feeling good, we had a good first couple of days of practice and we’re looking forward to competing.”
Harvin said he has no regrets about a season that has seen him appear in only a pair of games, due mainly to a hip injury that required surgery in early August.
“I wouldn’t take anything back that has happened this year,” Harvin said. “It’s made me a stronger person. Like I said it’s definitely been frustrating for a lot of people, not only myself, but for my teammates Doug Baldwin and some of the guys that play my position coming in and out, not knowing when I’m going to be at practice. So it was definitely frustrating, but like I said it’s all over with now and we get a chance to play for the Super Bowl, so that’s all in the past.”
Harvin’s migraines appear to be in the past, too. He said that his past issues had no impact on the recovery from his concussion.
“There were no complications; we just had to go through the protocol,” Harvin said. “We had to go through all of the steps, we went through them and they got me back on the field.”
If Harvin can get back on the field for the Super Bowl — and stay there — he could play a big part in the franchise’s first-ever NFL title.