Seahawks want to expand Percy Harvin’s role

AP

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has made 22 catches this season, half of which saw him receiving the ball behind the line of scrimmage.

That’s unusual for most receivers, but not one who has made a career out of turning short passes into big plays. Those big plays didn’t come against the Cowboys last week as Harvin’s three catches netted the team zero yards and this week finds Seattle talking about using Harvin as receiver deeper down the field in the coming weeks.

“He’s too fast not to use deep,” coach Pete Carroll said, via the Seattle Times.

Harvin had a long touchdown pass wiped out by penalty against Washington, but that’s an exception to his regular role in the team’s offense. As with any promises from coaches about different roles for players, the proof will come on the field. After the Cowboys shut down the Seahawks passing game last week, though, it’s no surprise to see the team considering new ways of getting the ball into Harvin’s hands.

52 responses to “Seahawks want to expand Percy Harvin’s role

  1. The offensive coordinator needs to fall out of love with this guy and fast. Their attack is dangerously close to predictable, and if he goes down with an injury again, then what?

  2. First, I’d like to request that the peanut gallery try some new material, asking for something original would probably be too much. Second this dude should be lighting up the league…while he’s healthy.

  3. Pftpoet/Logicalvoicesays talking to himself as usual. Teddy Bridgewater has already missed as many games as Harvin did in his first season – FACT. Cordarelle Patterson has gone from “bust out” candidate to just plain “bust” since week 1 – FACT. Seahawks have 1 more championship than the Vikings have in their entire pathetic history – FACT. Vikings fans would rather “win” a trade with the Seahawks than win a championship.

  4. Seahawks need to decrease the number of jet sweeps and other trick plays, opposing teams are expecting it now. Save those plays for special occasions.

    Wilson *can* throw a decent long ball, and Percy has some serious speed. ‘hawks should be taking a lot more advantage of this pair.

  5. “Seahawks want to expand Percy Harvin’s role”

    they should make him into a QB..
    they need one!

  6. What the Seahawks really need is an offensive line. Everyone points the finger at Wilson or Harvin or Bevell, but they’re not the problem. Wilson should NOT have the second highest QB rushing yards in the league. The only reason he does is because his O-line isn’t building him a decent pocket. He’s running because he HAS to…not by design and certainly not by choice. I’m glad he has the ability to scramble, but he shouldn’t have to use that ability on every other play.

  7. I think they should try to get him the ball at least in the mid range route area and even deep. He’s fast and has good enough hands. Wilson can get him the ball, and these short things didn’t look good against Dallas.

  8. “Seahawks want to expand Percy Harvin’s role”
    But it’s difficult because he’s just so dumb.

  9. As Rams fan who is playing the Hawks on Sunday…we tend to be the perfect cure for opposing teams with questions on offense.

  10. Wilson, Cam, Kap are all good, mobile QBs. The problem with good, mobile QBs is when their OLs suck, they resort to carrying the ball themselves–instead of getting their OLs to be better at their craft. (See Brady, Rivers)

  11. Fast doesn’t mean he can run a route. The scuttlebutt in MN was that Harvin’s coaches and quarterbacks couldn’t depend on him to be where he was supposed to be.

  12. Fast doesn’t mean he can run a route. The scuttlebutt in MN was that Harvin’s coaches and quarterbacks couldn’t depend on him to be where he was supposed to be.

  13. They need to run the ball plain and simple. Let Lynch do his thing, and complement it with playaction and bootlegs. Hawks need to get back to the basics.
    Love all the Hawks hate on here. Everybody just mad their team isn’t on top.

    Other teams fans envy our teams players. Other teams players envy our teams fans.
    #12thmanisheretostay #dynastybeforeyoureyes #kissthering

  14. Bevell needs to get him out of the back field and down the field. Show the deep threat and force the safties back a few yards opening up more room for Lynch which will make th esafties want to cheat up which will open the up the deep routes for Harvin, Kearse, Lockette

  15. hauts81 says:
    Fast doesn’t mean he can run a route. The scuttlebutt in MN was that Harvin’s coaches and quarterbacks couldn’t depend on him to be where he was supposed to be.

    So they went right out and traded up to get Flashy Patterson, who is fast but can’t run routes. That’s how they reload in the Heidi dynasty.

  16. Pete Carroll was the head coach at USC= school got popped for cheating. Pete Carroll is head coach of Seahawks = multiple players get popped for using PED’s. Those are facts and have nothing to do with being a so-called hater. You don’t have to like something for it to be true. As far as Harvin goes, Seattle should use him while they can because he WILL get hurt at some point. Besides, the Seahawks need to change things up because their offense has become stale and predictable.

  17. This is sooooooooooo simple. Send Percy Harvin AND equally fast WR Paul Richardson both out on fly patterns and SOMEONE will be open…………..Book it!

  18. It’s fascinating how so many offensive coordinators and head coaches don’t know how to utilize key players.
    Reid – Jamal Charles
    Carroll – Harvin
    Doug Marrone – Spiller, Bryce Brown, Mike Williams
    Zimmer – Patterson
    Fisher – Tavon Austin
    These are just off the top. I know there are more.

  19. I’m not a Seattle fan but all of you, that are talking about the demise of Seattle, are crazy.

    Seattle will do just fine. They lost two games and are a bit out of sync, but look for that to change when they play the Lambs.

    It’s going to be a dogfight between Arizona, Seattle, and San Francisco all season.

  20. Please more harvin! The only hype he’s living up to is being injured…and being the reason why they are third in the division..

  21. The Hawks are using him the way his old team had to use him. While incredibly athletic, he needs to develop as a route runner — and until he does, its dink and dunk city. They’d best keep him engaged, or soon he will either check-out or start throwing weights at his coaches’ noggins.

  22. This isn’t new……..Just like using Lynch more than last week……..It just needs to be part of the plan and then followed up on as the game unfolds.

    The season is just getting going, folks……..Lots of games and drama left for all to enjoy.

    Go Hawks!

  23. He’s injury prone and couldn’t handle an expanded role. That smoke and mirror offense has been decoded – just loop the ends and keep Wilson in the pocket… Hawks need a receiver upgrade…

  24. One trick pony. Speed doesn’t equate into the ability to get open downfield. Ask the Raiders how judging players solely on speed works out.

  25. looks like Pete The cheat is grasping for straws….I guess when you closer to last place than first place you will try anything…….
    Class Dismissed!!!!!!!

  26. Wow. They wanted to expand his role so much they traded him to the Jets. They must really dislike this kid. Jets are and will continue to be the laughing stock of the NFL. How’s those rings taste Rex? I’m sure next season you will be with another joke of a team like Oakland.

  27. Pete Carroll was the head coach at USC= school got popped for cheating. Pete Carroll is head coach of Seahawks = multiple players get popped for using PED’s. Those are facts and have nothing to do with being a so-called hater. You don’t have to like something for it to be true. As far as Harvin goes, Seattle should use him while they can because he WILL get hurt at some point. Besides, the Seahawks need to change things up because their offense has become stale and predictable.
    ***************
    Only problem with trying to call this not hating is that Pete Carroll has never been connected with either incident. So yes deny it all you want, but anybody that brings up cheathawk, pete the cheat, pedhawks are just haters.

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