Carroll won’t elaborate on decision to trade Harvin

AP

The media got its first opportunity to question Seahawks coach Pete Carroll regarding the out-of-the-blue decision to trade receiver Percy Harvin after Sunday’s 28-26 loss to the Rams.

Carroll, whose organization said nothing about any issues with Harvin before he was traded, said nothing in his post-game press conference about the events and incidents that culminated in the Seahawks unloading Harvin onto the Jets.

“Everything that goes on, we’re keeping to ourselves,” Carroll said.

“It really was just a move we made for our team.  We’re always trying to get better.”

In this case, they got better in the short term by getting rid of Harvin.  They’ll get better otherwise in 2015 at the earliest with the sixth-round pick that was acquired from the Jets.  (It’ll be a fourth-round pick if Harvin remains a Jet next year, which is unlikely.)

It’s clear it has nothing to do with Harvin’s abilities.   “I don’t know if you ever replace a special player like that,” Carroll said.

But it was the baggage — baggage that dates back to Harvin’s days at Gainesville and continued through his years in Minnesota that prompted the Seahawks to conclude fairly quickly that it was time to move on.

52 responses to “Carroll won’t elaborate on decision to trade Harvin

  1. Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman are next
    The SheHawk Empire is Imploding !!
    At least get rid of the Malcontents and Bozos

  2. USC crumbled after they won the championship, Seattle is crumbling now. Too much hot air, can’t sustain excellence. Still have a good roster but not the same team from last year. Got fat and lost the DVD so quickly.

  3. The season may be lost, but at least the Seahawks got rid of Harvin. If that guy so important to the Seahawks, how did Russell Wilson throw for 313 yards and run for 106 yards today?

  4. 26 1/2… Thats the over/under on how many more games cheatin’ Pete coaches before bolting leaving another team in disarray.

  5. acehawk55 says:
    Oct 19, 2014 4:59 PM
    The season may be lost, but at least the Seahawks got rid of Harvin. If that guy so important to the Seahawks, how did Russell Wilson throw for 313 yards and run for 106 yards today?

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    Only a bandwagoneer would say the season “may be lost” after only three losses.

  6. acehawk55 says:
    Oct 19, 2014 4:59 PM
    The season may be lost, but at least the Seahawks got rid of Harvin. If that guy so important to the Seahawks, how did Russell Wilson throw for 313 yards and run for 106 yards today?

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    Dude they lost.

  7. The Rams won because of a punt return TD, another long return that set them up for a TD, a fake punt with 2 minutes left and a fumble they wouldn’t review. How is any of thay Carroll’s fault or Harvin’s departure’s fault? Know your stuff beforeyou comment….idiots

  8. What’s he going to say?
    “He’s a really talented player but I tried everything I could think of and couldn’t get through to him at all. Guess you have to call it failure on my part.”
    Yeah, you’ll hear that from a lot of bosses.

  9. The reason I said the season is lost is because the schedule is down right impossible. They can’t afford losses to bad teams when it’s likely going to take 11 wins to make the playoffs. There’s no way the Seahawks can win 8 of there final 10 games.

  10. Hey whiners troll, little Russ just threw for 313 yards and ran for 106 yards. Enjoy watching Krap throw another game losing interception in the playoffs.

  11. I am enjoying these last couple days of news for the north team, mostly to hear the excuses of some of the more annoying of your fan base. That said as much as I’d love for them to tank out the rest of the season I believe they are truthfully to good to let that happen so none of you need to go postal or jumping off bridges. They will likely still be fine and right there at the end.

  12. where is the GO HAWKS from all the fairweather seahawks fans? Where is all the bravado and ego like you’re better than everyone else? Funny how that works when you lose..

  13. Most teams go through peaks and valleys during the season. Seattle’s a good team who’s just hit a rough patch.
    .

  14. It’s so nice to have the good old Seahawks back. I missed those under achievers. They can go back to their irrelevance up in the Pacific Northwest. People have already forgot they won the SB last year and Im pretty sure there is no money being made off the title ” Legion of Boom”

  15. vancouversportsbro says: Oct 19, 2014 5:15 PM

    They are done this year. Done. I’m waiting for next year as a fan, I don’t even think they get into the playoffs this year.

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    acehawk55 says: Oct 19, 2014 5:22 PM

    The reason I said the season is lost is because the schedule is down right impossible. They can’t afford losses to bad teams when it’s likely going to take 11 wins to make the playoffs. There’s no way the Seahawks can win 8 of there final 10 games.

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    Prima Facie evidence as to why you are regarded as THE MOST bandwagon fans in the League.

  16. braceyourselffor12 says:
    Oct 19, 2014 5:36 PM

    vancouversportsbro says: Oct 19, 2014 5:15 PM

    They are done this year. Done. I’m waiting for next year as a fan, I don’t even think they get into the playoffs this year.

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    acehawk55 says: Oct 19, 2014 5:22 PM

    The reason I said the season is lost is because the schedule is down right impossible. They can’t afford losses to bad teams when it’s likely going to take 11 wins to make the playoffs. There’s no way the Seahawks can win 8 of there final 10 games.

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    Prima Facie evidence as to why you are regarded as THE MOST bandwagon fans in the League
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    You should look up the big words before you use them.

    LOL

  17. acehawk55 says:
    Oct 19, 2014 5:25 PM
    Hey whiners troll, little Russ just threw for 313 yards and ran for 106 yards. Enjoy watching Krap throw another game losing interception in the playoffs.
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    Two things:

    — You say that the Niners’ fans live in the past. Now that’s what you’ve been reduced to.
    — You did see that the Seahawks lost the game, right?
    — Obviously you’re very angry right now. I’m sorry.

    Oh, that’s three things.

  18. This one may come back to bite them as its a division loss.

    Seattle is not done yet, but the magic of last season may be. Everyone is gunning for them now, pulling out everything from their bag of tricks. Seattle would have won this game last year. In fact, they did. In a close Monday night game at St. Louis, they probably should have lost, but they pulled it out…

  19. pftpoetneedstogetsome says: Oct 19, 2014 5:15 PM

    The Rams won because of a punt return TD, another long return that set them up for a TD, a fake punt with 2 minutes left and a fumble they wouldn’t review. How is any of thay Carroll’s fault or Harvin’s departure’s fault? Know your stuff beforeyou comment….idiots

    Sounds like Pete Carrol got OUT COACHED. Know your stuff before you comment….idiot

  20. Prima Facie evidence as to why you are regarded as THE MOST bandwagon fans in the League.

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    It’s called being a realist, something niners fans aren’t when it comes to Kaepernick.

  21. Anyone who thinks the Hawks are done after that game just don’t watch football, they just stare at the TV and grunt between pulls of lite beer. Russel and those receivers played great. Sherman played tough as well. The Rams made some gray special teams plays and it paid off. If you actually watched the game the hawks were robbed of a final possession of the game after the fumble. Could have just as easily been a last second field goal FTW. Plenty of football left to play and the Hawks are close to done.

  22. i guess this is what you get these days when you win a SB, and aren’t deemed to be part of the NFL royalty that is supposed to be winning. all this crap about bandwagon fans, or arrogant fans, etc., come on . . the Hawks have been selling out their games in good and bad years forever, and everyone knows it. seattle’s fans, on average, are no better or worse than those of any other team in the league.

    i’ll still take the SB win, can’t ever take that away. just a little surprised at the volume of all the negativity coming our way.

    as for this season? who know, plenty of games still left to play. AZ and SF don’t look invincible either.

  23. Beware the Home Dog.
    Especially when that Dog is in your Division.

    Fisher tried a little fakeroo on MNF this past week.
    Got sniffed out and foiled.

    Kudos to St-Loo for taking the chances to steal a W.

    Seattle Coaches should have known better.

  24. Russell Wilson is too good of a quarterback to let the Seahawks fade away. The problem is that the offensive line and defensive line are among the worst in the NFL. Last year, the defensive line rotation kept players fresh. That luxury isn’t there any longer. How can the Seahawks be anymore than a 8-8 team when the talent in the trenches is subpar? It’s still amazing they won the Super Bowl last year with that atrocious offensive line.

  25. Russel Wilson now has the least selling jersey in the NFL

    Those wheels are falling off my friends, and I for one just love watching this train wreck.

  26. acehawk55 it’s very possible that the poor decision to absorb the Harvin Contract cost you the ability to retain some productive FAs on both Lines.

    Tough task to control continuity in this game, especially when high priced FAs like Harvin don’t contribute.

    All is not lost at this point.
    Unless you’re JAX or other teams dealing with multiple missing pieces.

    All that matters is, being on a roll and, in the mix, when December comes around.

  27. Bottom line were 3-3 and may have just punched our ticket to the sofa this post season. Team looks broken to me.

  28. Niners fans are calling he Seahawks a train wreck. Does that mean I can call the Niners chokers for not winning it all the last three years? Look, the Seahawks are no different than previous Super Bowl champions. It’s hard to replace key starters lost in free agency. You also need a lot of luck. Last year, they had very few major injuries. The breaks just aren’t happening like they did last year.

  29. This controversy won’t go away soon. Pete should do a presser like belichick … On to Carolina… Huh… On to Carolina… Blah… Blah… On to Carolina…

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