The magnitude and details of the reports emerging since the Seahawks decided to trade receiver Percy Harvin point squarely to Harvin not being a fit with the Seahawks. Two of the team’s most prominent defensive players disputed that notion after Sunday’s loss to the Rams.
Safety Earl Thomas, asked whether he saw any proof that Harvin was a bad fit, said (via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune), “No. I thought he was a great guy.”
Cornerback Richard Sherman, on the same topic, was even more concise: “I did not.”
Given the weight and clarity of the reports — and the absence of any denials from the team or Harvin — it’s hard to regard the comments from Thomas and Sherman as anything other than a couple of former teammates trying to avoid a potential minefield. Indeed, quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t say he hasn’t seen proof that Harvin was a bad fit.
“That’s nobody’s business,” Wilson said.
And all that that implies.