Seattle Seahawks training camp diary: Percy Harvin is too fly


For the second day in a row the Seattle Seahawks may have suffered a major injury. On Tuesday tight end Anthony McCoy tore his achilles tendon and will likely miss the entire 2014 season. Yesterday defensive tackle Jesse Williams also went down with a leg injury and was carted off the field. At this time we do not know how serious it is.

The strangest thing about these injuries is that both players missed all of the 2013 season due to similar injuries: McCoy due to an achilles tear on his other foot, and Williams with knee issues. We will have more as it develops.

Here’s how the rest of practice went down:

Wide Receivers:

Percy MF Harvin was at it again today. He scored a touchdown on a fly sweep, which is quickly becoming one of the deadlier options in the playbook. You might recall that Seattle used it on Denver in the Super bowl twice in the first half with some success. Harvin had an explosive gain both times and if he had managed to avoid stepping out of bounds on one he would have scored another touchdown and likely won the Super bowl MVP and my 12 to 1 bet would have paid off but it’s ok I can’t even remember and I don’t even care. Anyway…

Thus far Harvin has had the most impressive training camp of any receiver, which makes perfect sense as he’s the most athletic guy out there. He’s also been making some tough catches. This one on Tuesday came with Earl Thomas covering him:



They’re still taking a cautious approach with Harvin and making sure he gets plenty of rest, which is more than alright with me.


Russell Wilson and Terrelle Pryor both threw touchdowns to Doug Baldwin on slant routes. The Seahawks very rarely used the pass last season and it sounds like adding it to the repertoire is something on Darrell Bevell’s checklist. It’s an important weapon for any offense, particularly against the blitz. It helps to have bigger receivers to absorb those hard slant hits but just now they’re dropping like flies. If Baldwin can get it done I’m all for it.

Running Backs:

Marshawn Lynch’s hold out continues. I am too depressed to go any further with details.

Offensive Line:

New guy Eric Winston took second team reps at right tackle behind rookie Justin Britt. Winston’s player grades aren’t all that impressive but he is the head of the player’s union so at the very least we know he carries respect in the locker room.


Brock Coyle is continuing to look solid out there and so far his teammates have had nothing but great things to say about him.


Steven Hauschka hit a 57 yard field goal, which I believe would be his career high in a game situation. He’s been very accurate thus far in his career and if he can extend his range Hauschka will have no equal at his position.


Jermaine Kearse, Bobby Wagner, James Carpenter, and Paul Richardson were held out of action today. None of it sounds serious, just some nagging pains. Kevin Norwood was back on the field for walk-throughs after missing a few days with a sore foot but he did not participate in active drills.


No new moves yesterday.

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