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Continued: Jim Souhan: In four touches, Harvin shows he has the touch for Seahawks

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 3, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Asked whether he wanted a trade because he thought he had a better chance to win a title in Seattle than in Minnesota, Harvin, who dealt with hip and head injuries all season, said: “I’m just glad I’m here. These teammates are great. I leaned on them so much. The coaching staff, the support staff, they’re all first class. Everybody from the coaches to the cooks to the people upstairs kept my spirits up when I wasn’t playing. It was people coming to me through different parts of the day. It was really amazing.’’

What makes Harvin unique makes him vulnerable. Few players have ever packed so much speed and ferocity into 184 pounds.

Few NFL teams could afford to invest so much in such a player only to use him more like Mariano Rivera than Greg Maddux. The Seahawks did, and now they have Harvin in his prime and happy, playing with a young quarterback while surrounded by fast, ferocious players who should remind him of himself.

“We talk about it all the time,’’ Harvin said. “This is just the start. We have a young team. We’re still hungry. We don’t like to lose at all, whether it’s in practice, or in the locker room, or at home, or playing videos.’’

Harvin won it all when he barely played, prompting him to muse about the future. With confetti still stuck to his uniform, he said, “I don’t see us stopping, at all.’’

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. jsouhan@startribune.com

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