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Percy Harvin never felt “settled” last season

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The ring is nice.

But Percy Harvin still feels like he has something to prove.

The Seahawks wide receiver said there’s still a sense of unfinished business for him,  after he made cameo appearances in last year’s title run.

“A lot of people were asking me, did that kind of make the season for me? And it did, but not at all,” Harvin told Q13FOX in Seattle. “After the Super Bowl, it was good that I reached one of my dreams and, you know, I got to the pinnacle of football, but I just wasn’t settled last year.

“When I got home I took about two or three weeks off and I was right back to work.”

The fact he took a grand total of 68 snaps last year should motivate him. He made the kind of explosive plays you expect when he turned up in the Super Bowl, but for the Seahawks to get a return on their investment, they need him on the field and doing it more often.

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  1. reesesteel23 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:05 AM

    Patterson > Percy

  2. 700levelvet says: Jul 8, 2014 9:05 AM

    Over/Under for hashtags in the comment section from the newly formed nation is 40…have at it insufferable clowns…

  3. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jul 8, 2014 9:11 AM

    “A lot of people were asking me, did that kind of make the season for me? And it did, but not at all.”
    ________

    I see. Wait, what?

  4. godofwine330 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:11 AM

    To have an injury right after signing a large contract, and that injury held the player to a mere 68 snaps I understand his pain. He doesn’t quite feel like he justified the money, which in the NFL could mean you get cut since the contracts are one-sided.

    However, he did have acouple of big plays in the divisional against the Saints, and then a few big plays in the SB that should ease his worry. His contributions, though sparse, were huge, including the return TD in the big game. He came up big when his team needed it. I believe, as I’m sure the Seahawks and their fans do, that he fulfilled his ROI for the 2013 season. Let’s get it going for ’14

  5. ctiggs says: Jul 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    My Percy hurts #Nobodyhasitbetter

  6. vikes999 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:16 AM

    Good luck when you play a hard hitting 49 er defense twice a year

  7. ariani1985 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:17 AM

    and this guy is one of the many reasons there will be a dumpster fire.

  8. skoldier612 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:23 AM

    Vikings won that trade obviously. Granted Seattle won the Super Bowl regardless of his non-existent play, by pumping up full of PEDs, but Seattle was hustled on that deal – no doubt.

  9. jboard1 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:29 AM

    Bitter Vikings fan @vikes999?

  10. whatjusthapped says: Jul 8, 2014 9:42 AM

    Harvin got a Superbowl ring, something that 53 Viking players have never been able to say in 53 seasons of ineptitude. And 2014 isn’t looking too promising either.

  11. rainponcho87 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:45 AM

    He’s not getting any younger. He will probably battle injury issues each year to varying extents.

  12. misterpositivity says: Jul 8, 2014 9:46 AM

    A motivated Percy is bad news for the NFC West

  13. qdog112 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:49 AM

    10-15 touches a game for Harvin changes the Seahawks identity. He’ll take 3 touches from Marshawn, a couple from Wilson, 2 catches on screens, 5-7 catches on routes and a couple ST touches.

    The team speed has increased, making them a way more dangerous team everywhere on the field. Wilson may see his passes rise to 30 per game with 5 going to Harvin and Christine Michael.

    With no defensive dropoff, Percy and this team will be scary.

  14. palatypus says: Jul 8, 2014 9:50 AM

    That’s a bad, bad boy. Lord have mercy, it’s Percy.

  15. farmmbig says: Jul 8, 2014 9:53 AM

    He took 2 or 3 weeks off after the season?…. Didn’t he take about 12 or 13 off during the season too???

  16. mazenblue says: Jul 8, 2014 9:57 AM

    Percy Harvins toughness is lowest in NFL. Only dude to puke after running a play. Exhautinng, isn’t it Percy?

  17. Hard On For Harden says: Jul 8, 2014 10:00 AM

    Haha that’s the first time I’ve ever seen “motivated” and “Percy” in a sentence together

  18. luvmnsports2012 says: Jul 8, 2014 10:00 AM

    LOL….SKOL!!!

  19. fartweasel says: Jul 8, 2014 10:03 AM

    Watched him in Minnesota. Great player who just can’t seem to find a way to be consistent. It’s always something with him. He will give you 2 quarters of highlights, then be gone for 2 weeks because of some mysterious illness or problem. So it goes with Percy. Get used to it Seattle.

  20. noladat says: Jul 8, 2014 10:05 AM

    The missing piece will be cut after this season. That guy is never healthy. He costs a ton to be on the training table so much.

  21. nosleeptilsb says: Jul 8, 2014 10:13 AM

    The X Factor

  22. fwippel says: Jul 8, 2014 10:22 AM

    Thank God Harvin is Seattle’s headache now. If he has another year in 2014 like last season, it’ll be his last in a Seattle uniform. He’s too expensive to keep around for the amount of time he played last season.

  23. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 8, 2014 10:27 AM

    Wow the bitter queenie fans still whining they got jilted. You would think they are used to it by now.

  24. purpleguy says: Jul 8, 2014 10:30 AM

    If this guy stays healthy, and somehow Seattle keeps him mentally engaged, watch the hell out.

  25. rosstuckershair says: Jul 8, 2014 10:31 AM

    Harvin got a Superbowl ring, something that 53 Viking players have never been able to say in 53 seasons of ineptitude. And 2014 isn’t looking too promising either.

    I can’t wait until the season opener…The Packers have no chance for a SB either..

  26. rrhoe says: Jul 8, 2014 10:32 AM

    For whatever reason Harvin is one of those players hard to get a line on. I don’t like him yet I don’t dislike him. I will admit there where times I questioned his desire to play. I also never considered him to be a great or for that matter even a good receiver. But yet I check the box-scores to see what he does in games,weird….

  27. rrhoe says: Jul 8, 2014 10:32 AM

    For whatever reason Harvin is one of those players hard to get a line on. I don’t like him yet I don’t dislike him. I will admit there where times I questioned his desire to play. I also never considered him to be a great or for that matter even a good receiver. But yet I check the box-scores to see what he does in games,weird….

  28. rrhoe says: Jul 8, 2014 10:35 AM

    Plz excuse the dbl post….

  29. packerenglishmajor says: Jul 8, 2014 10:54 AM

    Harvin was fun to watch when he was a Viking.
    I’m glad he got paid by Seattle.

    But let’s keep it real . . . MN burned Seattle again.
    While he is a great (when healthy) he may be too frail for football.

    Just sayin’

  30. sdo4540 says: Jul 8, 2014 11:08 AM

    I guess I can see why Tate was ticked,he was the best wr on the Seahawks,produced week in week out,and they’d rather pay this clown big bucks to ride the pine.SMH.

  31. ejmat2 says: Jul 8, 2014 11:09 AM

    themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 8, 2014 10:27 AM
    Wow the bitter queenie fans still whining they got jilted. You would think they are used to it by now.
    ———————————
    Viking fans feel jilted??? I don’t think so. The Vikings didn’t pay him millions of dollars to play 68 snaps. Just because Seattle won a superbowl doesn’t mean Percy was a big part of that. In fact he wasn’t. Neither were any of the other former Viking players Seattle has on their roster. Sidney Rice – Always hurt, TJack, backup, Heath Farwell – STs only. Yes, Seattle is a good team and I would say they are a great team. But the Vikings have made out better by not paying the amount of money Seattle has paid if you look at ROI for those individual players.

  32. vikesr4reel says: Jul 8, 2014 11:22 AM

    If your looking for the complete JOKE of a player, Percy is your fella!!
    SKOL!!

  33. schmitty2 says: Jul 8, 2014 11:23 AM

    His health and desire is questionable…his talent is not.

  34. RegisHawk says: Jul 8, 2014 11:31 AM

    Darrell Bevell says hi.

  35. hogrod says: Jul 8, 2014 11:38 AM

    Once Patterson realizes he has spent most of his career on a consistantly losing team, he too will sign with Seattle in hopes for that once in a lifetime chance to score a touchdown and have the most yards from the line in a Superbowl.

    As for Piercy, just watching his SB highlights were enough for me to think the team made a good decision in picking him up.

  36. seahawkboymike says: Jul 8, 2014 11:54 AM

    Yeah, I’m sure Seattle really regrets trading the equivalent of draft picks it takes to move from the 25th pick to the 18th pick for the most explosive player in football. And I’m sure they regretted his explosive runs in the Super Bowl that put the Broncos defense back on their heels and spread them out so Russell Wilson could pick them apart. And I’m sure they regretted his TD return to seal the game at the start of the 2nd half.

    And remind me again who the Vikings got with those supposedly so valuable picks? Oh that’s right– nobody worth mentioning.

    The bottom line is Seattle gave up almost nothing for the most explosive player in football and they won a Super Bowl in return. And this year they’ll do it again and laugh at all the big plays Harvin makes.

    We’ll see who thinks it was a bad deal when he shreds the 49ers soft secondary twice this year. The 49ers don’t have a player who can even come close to his speed.

  37. seahawkboymike says: Jul 8, 2014 11:59 AM

    vikes999 says:
    Good luck when you play a hard hitting 49 er defense twice a year.
    ———————————————————-
    The 49ers hardest hitters are Donte Whitner, Dashon Goldston and Navarro Bowman.

    Oh yeah, that’s right. Whitner and Goldston are gone, and Bowman is on crutches for the next 6 months.

    Remind me again who the “big hitters” are on the 2014 49ers defense…? I can’t seem to think of anybody.

  38. granadafan says: Jul 8, 2014 12:05 PM

    Training camp will be upon us soon. Percy already feels a “migraine” coming up. What other ailments will he claim to have? The hangnail? The hamstring “pull”? The “hurt” shoulder?

  39. ttommytom says: Jul 8, 2014 12:13 PM

    As per the ROI:

    All decisions the Seahawks made last year were correct because they won it all.

    If Percy was in on 500 snaps or not it is moot because 68 was the number that led to the top. So the return on EVERY investment from the first 100 players to the final 53 was a correct investment.

    So, the ROI is already done. Next year it starts anew. It amazes me that this concept is lost on many a writer..

  40. ccc23454 says: Jul 8, 2014 12:20 PM

    over/under he plays 100 snaps this season???
    thumbs up =over, down=under

  41. RegisHawk says: Jul 8, 2014 12:27 PM

    So Percy faked a headache to get off the Vikes squad.

  42. liddogg33 says: Jul 8, 2014 1:12 PM

    GOOD LAAAAAUUUUDYYY its PERCY!!! This dude MAKES our offense.. Everyone saw what a weapon he is on the sweep screens and handoffs and kick returns. This guy is a GAME CHANGER and if he happens to be healthy all of next year your are all in BIG TROUBLE!!! not to say you weren’t already!!!! Just give the hawks the next 3-4 trophies.. MARK IT DOWN CLOWNS!!!!

    #DOMINATEYOUALL
    #DYNASTY
    #BIGGERFASTERSTRONGER

  43. usdcoyotesfan says: Jul 8, 2014 1:20 PM

    Percy Harvin never felt “settled” last season
    ——————————————–
    Adderall is one hell of a drug, folks.

  44. carbonriver says: Jul 8, 2014 1:21 PM

    Wow, for how badly some on here think Seattle keeps getting burned by using the Vikings as their AAA team you’d think the Vikings were building some sort of dynasty. Reality is that the Vikings are building a nice new stadium, but not much else.

    Hawks have gotten an excellent backup in T-Jack and Williams may be a nice 1 year rotational veteran on the D line. Harvin didn’t really play last year but unlike the circus in MN, he didn’t add drama to the Hawks and put up huge plays when he did get the ball. Wasn’t like the Hawks shot themselves in the foot by trading some picks and taking a gamble on him, I seem to recall last season going OK for them.

  45. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 8, 2014 1:33 PM

    Before the trade viking followers said Harvin was MVP material and bragged on him despite his never having a 1000 yard receiving season.

    Harvin wanted out of Minnesota and away from the vikings.

    After the trade suddenly they said wasn’t good any more.

    Yet Harvin won a World Championship with the Seahawks.

    The Seahawks have been in the league a third less time than the vikings, and have been to the Super Bowl twice winning one of them. Seahawks 3 Trophies, vikings zero.

    If the Seahawks don’t repeat, the viking followers will scoff, even if the Seahawks have 10 more wins than the vikings.

  46. hawkforlife says: Jul 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    Real Vikings would be ashamed of the pretenders in the North country. Likely couldn’t lift an axe in real battle. Sad little minions.

  47. coreyn23 says: Jul 8, 2014 2:12 PM

    ttommytom says:
    Jul 8, 2014 12:13 PM

    As per the ROI:

    All decisions the Seahawks made last year were correct because they won it all.

    If Percy was in on 500 snaps or not it is moot because 68 was the number that led to the top. So the return on EVERY investment from the first 100 players to the final 53 was a correct investment.

    So, the ROI is already done. Next year it starts anew. It amazes me that this concept is lost on many a writer..
    ——————————————————
    So when you win the Superbowl that means that the season was perfect and every decision was the correct one? Sure that makes complete sense. SMH

  48. skolnolombardilovers says: Jul 8, 2014 2:45 PM

    Off course Percy never felt settled last year
    He was on a team that actually had a chance to win the Super Bowl. You know an actual champ not just a preseason paper one

  49. tedandderby says: Jul 8, 2014 2:56 PM

    Once a player is signed, the coaches take over. What he is paid does not factor into their decisions. In the case of Percy Harvin, they know his history. They will limit his exposure, and keep him at maximum strength. We can possibly repeat and win the Superbowl without him. We will repeat and win the Superbowl with him.

  50. moneylawyerguy says: Jul 8, 2014 3:05 PM

    @ttommytom

    While I understand what you are trying to get at, the sole understanding of ROI is not just the sum of the parts, i.e. (Harvin + Wilson + Lynch + … = Super Bowl). You must also look at the total cost and ask “Did they spend too much?” Could they have achieved that sum/goal while spending less? To most people, the answer is “yes.” Avid Seahawks fan here, and Huskies and Mariners/Sounders/Eventual Sonics/etc., but the truth is they could have won last year without Percy Harvin. That’s not to say that what Harvin contributed was not fantastic when he did touch the field. His stretch plays against New Orleans were great, and obviously he showed up in the Super Bowl. But was the total amount paid to Harvin last year worthy of those 68 snaps? Was the contractual obligation, and the production that Percy provided (and let’s even add in “constructive production” given that whenever he is on the field, defenses must account for his presence regardless if he touches the ball) equivalent to the amount of production others teams received from similar players with similar contracts? Again, most people would argue “no” because of the lack of snaps played.

    This is why the ROI argument is valid and why it continues to be talked about. They could have kept the draft picks, kept the signing bonus and salary paid to Harvin, and probably would have “won it all.” The macro-ROI argument will not be finished, however, until Harvin and the Hawks have played out the entirety of the contract and the full production and dollars paid have culminated. The explanation above only accounts for ROI for one year of the contract’s existence.

    I’M A LAWYER! (Disclaimer: Actually, I’m a financial advisor and do not provide legal or tax advice despite my law degree)

  51. floydsknobbin says: Jul 8, 2014 3:15 PM

    Packers and Vikings fans are the greatest fan bases in NFL football.
    No matter what the article is about, you can always count on the insightful contributions of both fan bases to further the rivalry of these two institutions of football. One considered the greatest franchise is all of sports, GB, and the other, Minisculota, the never was, never will be, halfwit wannabe who can never live up to the expectations in the greatest region of sports when adding Chicago to the conversation.
    Minnesotans, always trying to claim something for themselves that is not theirs to claim…. 10,000 lakes? Wisconsin has more. Best brews in the nation, Wisconsin has it. Best tailgating experience in the NFL, Wisconsin has it (those who think otherwise have never been to lambeau field). More Championship rings? Again Wisconsin has it.
    The list goes on and on, it never ends.
    Get used to it Minnesota, get used to it.

  52. unleashtheharvin says: Jul 8, 2014 3:29 PM

    Unleash the Harvin

  53. winninaintsinnin says: Jul 8, 2014 4:00 PM

    Actually, you would more like a lawyer trying to pretend you understand ROI – you don’t.

    In a business, ROI can be measured objectively – ie – profits from that unit.

    On a football team, ROI is all about winning the SB.

    You may claim that he didn’t contribute and had a low ROI, yet you weren’t at a single practice or in a single meeting (or do these not count towards winning a SB)? What’s the ROI on these activities?

    We “might have won” without them.

    In fact you don’t even understand the impact of simply having him on the field against a Denver D that had shut down Brady and a NE running game that until the AFC Champ game had been dominant in the playoffs.

    Tell you what, ask the team before the season if they trade for Harvin, he only plays 68 snaps but leads the teams in yards from scrimmage with a kickoff for a TD in a SB win, would they consider that a good ROI because they “might have won” without him….

    The answer would be YES, a great ROI.

    And of course, this doesn’t even venture into opportunity cost – would he ever be available again, what will he do this year, etc.

    The only measurable is the size of Percy’s ring finger – and it had to be measured.

  54. radar8 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:53 PM

    Harvin has a lot to prove. His return TD in the Super Bowl, while fun to see for Seahawk fans, proved nothing. The game was already out of hand.

    I think that Harvin can be a big contributor this year IF he can stay healthy. And that’s a HUGE IF.

  55. radar8 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:56 PM

    winninaintsinnin: ROI, for a player, isn’t whether a team reaches or wins a Super Bowl. ROI for a player is stats.

    The Seahawks would have reached, and won, the Superbowl without Harvin. He played very little and definitely did not live up to the pre-season hopes for the franchise.

    The ROI for Harvin, last year, was not very good.

  56. capn0bvious says: Jul 8, 2014 9:42 PM

    Percy Harvin plays football for the Seattle Seahawks.

  57. sayly75 says: Jul 9, 2014 4:20 AM

    @reesesteel23, Percy ring> Peterson NONE

  58. higheriqthanyou says: Jul 9, 2014 9:53 AM

    Reading through these posts bring up a few thoughts.

    First, Seattle used Harvin wide early in the game to loosen up Denver’s defense – he had the most yards from scrimmage – you might “guess” that wasn’t necessary for Seattle’s offense, but it is just that, a guess.

    Second, Harvin’s success early in that game changed Denver’s defense. They switched from attack to more of a read defense. How that ultimately impacted the game is again anyone’s guess.

    Third, if Harvin was the difference between winning the SB or just getting there and losing, by any measure he was worth every penny. Was he the difference? He was certainly mentioned as a possible MVP for the game. Anyone’s guess.

    Fourth, helping Seattle to a sizeable lead changed Denver’s game plan – no doubt about that.

    Finally, let me see if I understand the argument…
    “Harvin didn’t contribute and Seattle would have won without him so a busted trade.”

    Ok

    So now he’s healthy – healthiest he’s been since college according to him. Seattle having Harvin isn’t something you all should be laughing about if you really think they win without him.

  59. moneylawyerguy says: Jul 9, 2014 12:43 PM

    @winninaintsinnin

    I’ll be brief: While I understand what you are trying to get at, here are my thoughts and affirmative defenses (maybe I am more legally minded than business minded):

    1) I’m not sure that most people would agree that there is a discernable difference between ROI in the NFL and ROI in business. After all, isn’t the NFL a business? That’s why we keep hearing ramblings from players and owners about contracts and trades right?

    2) While I understand your argument regarding the impact Percy might have in practice or in meetings, I find this to be somewhat negligible when it comes to ROI as a whole. You don’t pay someone $65M to practice and give a few speeches throughout the season. I agree it does count, but minimally at best.

    3) As for having him on the field, I did say “(and let’s even add in “constructive production” given that whenever he is on the field, defenses must account for his presence regardless if he touches the ball)” in my previous post. In case you are more simple-minded than I give you credit, “constructive” applies to the impact that his presence has on the defense by having to commit one or more players to defending him, allowing other players opportunities they would not otherwise have had.

    4) Finally, your argument regarding “opportunity cost” is a moot point. Opportunity cost would suggest any forgone production that the Hawks miss out on this season, or subsequent season’s because of an injury. I believe I qualified my argument by saying “The macro-ROI argument will not be finished, however, until Harvin and the Hawks have played out the entirety of the contract and the full production and dollars paid have culminated. The explanation above only accounts for ROI for one year of the contract’s existence.” Therefore, I preemptively avoided your “opportunity cost” ploy by limiting my statements to the production and impact for only last season, and nothing further.

  60. hawkthunder says: Jul 9, 2014 3:35 PM

    What sour grapes. B/4 you judge the Seahawks and, more importantly, why, since you’re so glad Percy’s gone.

    A better question you should be asking yourselves is why are all of your players leaving the Vikings in droves.

    Kevin Williams, when asked, said the Vikings was like a nursing home.

  61. buttersdr says: Jul 16, 2014 4:52 PM

    137 Net Yards in the SB. Worth every penny.

  62. briwas101 says: Jul 17, 2014 1:28 AM

    Percy is garbage

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