Percy Harvin Feels “Wanted” In Seattle


May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) participates in organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin hasn’t been in Seattle long enough to create a headache for coaches, teammates and the media. Give him awhile and he’ll get there. For now though everything is roses and kittens and unicorns with rainbows coming out of their butts.

Harvin is in the honeymoon phase right now. And he knows that, if he wants that phase to last, he needs to say and do all the right things. So he is saying and doing the right things. Like showing up for OTAs. And kissing fan butt. And taking implied shots at the Vikings along the way.

One statement in particular seems like a dig against the Vikes. Harvin was asked how he felt about being in Seattle. He said, “It’s neat to know that you are wanted.” Implying that the Vikings made him feel unwanted?

Well maybe Percy had good reason to feel that way. For weeks you heard nothing but stories about how rotten a teammate Harvin was and how he was a headache and the team was looking to trade him. That’s liable to make a guy feel unwanted. And I still suspect most of that stuff was put out there by the team deliberately to smear Harvin in the eyes of the fans and make it easier for the fans to swallow the inevitable trade.

Harvin probably suspects that too. So he has reason to feel bitter toward the Vikings. He said all the right things after his departure but deep down you know he hates Rick Spielman and the whole gang at Winter Park. If he felt free to really speak his mind, I suspect his statements would be a lot stronger.

Anyway that doesn’t matter now. The Vikings have moved on. Spielman made a pretty good deal under the circumstances. The Vikes have a young, talented guy in Cordarrelle Patterson who could make fans forget all about Percy. And Percy is happy in Seattle. For now. Give it a few weeks though.

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